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A Ride on the Subway


Puzzle ID:#229
Fun:*** (2.11)
Difficulty:** (1.84)
Submitted By:trojan5x***
Corrected By:boodler




A woman visiting a big city is getting ready to board the subway. She is unfamiliar with the city and the subway system, but decides to jump on and go for a ride anyway. She takes the subway for a 15-minute ride to the next stop. As she goes to get off, the subway operator asks her if she needs directions. The woman replies, "No, I know exactly where I am." How?


It is a circular track with only one stop.

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Feb 05, 2002

What is the point of a circular track with only one stop? Who would pay to go on this train?
Apr 24, 2003

If you hadn't used the term subway it would make more sense. A tourist train might go around in a circle for people to view the scenery or a ride at a carnival, but "subway"?
Jan 27, 2005

Feb 09, 2005

I would think it more logical that she heard the stop announced over a speaker system, or she recognised the stop as the one where she got on.
Cooler still, would be that she had left her bag behind and saw it by the platform out the window
May 26, 2005

who ever heard of a 1 stop subway
Oct 22, 2005

i don't get it.
Dec 30, 2005

Huh? I'm confused. I would not ride that train!! Good one tho!
Dec 30, 2005

I meant subway.
Jan 12, 2006

I thought she rode to the final stop on the line, so she would know where she was (e.g. at the airport, or at the terminal, etc.)

It doesn't make sense to have a circular, one stop subway.

Jan 22, 2006

OK... uh... or not. These teasers are supposed to make sense in real life, and this one doesn't. A circular subway with one stop would never be built in the first place. Sorry.
Jan 25, 2006

LOL that was a good one
Jan 29, 2006

This is silly, who would have got that correct. Why would you board a subway that has only one stop??Surprised this one got accepted.
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Feb 02, 2006

This makes absolutely no sense. Why would there be a subway with a circular track and only one stop.
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Feb 22, 2006

i'm gla we're all in agreement !
come on there is NO SUCH THING
Mar 12, 2006

Dun't make much sence
Mar 28, 2006

Best teaser yet!
I'm going to get in the elevator of my one story building now.....
Mar 29, 2006

i knew it, iv also heard of that before\
Apr 07, 2006

i said that she took the subway out of the city back to her home town and then she knew where she was. . . i dont know how that makes sense
i like your answer better (even though a subway with just one stop is kind of pointless )
May 05, 2006

ya, I thought that she got off at her home town, thusfore knowing exactly where she was...

I really don't think that it makes sense to have a subway that goes around in circles...
May 12, 2006

good one... didnt make much sence you should add to it
Jun 09, 2006

I think a better reply could be "She was back where she started."

You dont have to have a "one stop subway", it's pointless.
Jun 25, 2006

But she only rode one stop. If she was back where she started, then there'd only be one stop...

To continue nitpicking all of the logical and real life mistakes, why would the operator ask the woman if she needs directions if there's only one stop?
Jul 20, 2006

Well, Unraveled, anyone who bothers to get on a one-stop subway is obviously lost, LOL!
Sep 03, 2006

You said she just decided to go for a ride, and since she got off at the first stop she knew all she had to do was get on the reverse train and do the same. It never said she had any destination in mind and found that explanation much more plausible than a circular track with one stop in a big city. Too off the wall an answer for me.
Oct 01, 2006

Who ever heard of a circular subway system?
Oct 07, 2006

The people who built the subway made a terrible mistake.
Dec 17, 2006

I figured she knew she was on the platform.
But, I agree.
The point of a subway with one stop is..?
Jan 05, 2007

Feb 04, 2007

Feb 13, 2007

This question is ridiculous! I live in a big city, and I take the subway to work every day. First of all, unless you're on the commuter (which takes you FAR out of the city), there is no train that takes 15 minutes between stops. And to reiterate, a CIRCULAR ONE-STOP SUBWAY LINE??? please...
Feb 26, 2007

ok... but they also announce where they stop before they get off. But I've never heard of a subway with one stop.
Nov 12, 2008

Heheh, I thought maybe she took the subway home. A circle with only one stop? Don't know of any such subways, myself.
Jul 28, 2009

What kind of a subway is this? You pay money, spend fifteen minutes of your time to get into a crowded underground train with nothing to do, just to get off to a subway operator that offers directions from the place you started in.
Jan 13, 2011

Don't subways tell you what stop is coming up on a speaker system?

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