Monday, October 13, 2008

I'm No Riddler

Yes, I am afraid it is true. Although my blog is called Riddle Me This and sometimes there are Ramblings of a Riddler.  I am, in fact, no riddler.  This was proven the other day when I was unable to solve a riddle on demand.  All I wanted was my lunch.

I arrived at Potbelly's, excited that I had found one close to work, and even more excited about their dreamy oatmeal chocolate chip cookie.  As I was waiting for my sandwich to come out, the overly excited and irrationally happy counter guy announces:

OEIHCG: We've been waiting ALL day for you to arrive!
Me: [blank stare]
OEIHCG:  In fact, we cooked up this riddle just for you!
Me: [wondering if he knows I have a blog called Riddle Me This]
OEIHCG:  Do you think you can answer the riddle?
Me: No.
OEIHCG: Oh, come on, give it a try! I promise it is easy.
Me: It doesn't look easy - look there is math in it! I don't do math.
OEIHCG: You don't have to do math, that is the trick.
Me: I don't know...
OEIHCG: It is really simple - try not to think too hard.
Me: Um, I don't even think this hard at work.
OEIHCG: hahaha
Me: [no, really that is true]

Taking pity on me, and probably due to my total lack of participation, he gave me the answer.  All I could think at the time was - I am no Riddler.  Of course I never claimed to be a Riddler exactly. I do not post riddles and all the people doing google searches for riddles regarding ants in the carpet and elevators were probably disappointed to end up here and here.

So, it is really no surprise that I could not solve the riddle.  B, however, insisted that it ruined the whole effect of my blog. I think he has read it once. And he could not solve the riddle either. We are a riddleless couple I suppose.

Can you solve it?

How many bricks does it take to complete a 4' x 4' x 2' wall?

Remember - no math and don't think so hard.   It would also help if you were good at solving riddles.  And if you are, or better yet, if you are good at making up riddles, let me know. I have a few google searches I need to address.

The Riddler*





*yes, I still get to keep the title. It is my blog after all.


6 important things being said:

annette said...

Hey Danielle
Jon called me and boasted about this!! He's so cute:) But of course it caused my competitiveness to come out and then I was very disappointed when I was wrong.
I hate when I feel smart and then I am proven wrong...
Makes me want to just not try anymore, the risk of looking stupid is too great! Just kidding :)
But in all honesty, I think this is a trick question. Kudos to Jon for being smarter than me though:)
Annette

*~Dani~* said...

Don't worry. I could not get it either. Nor could B. I suspect, however, if B could have read it he may have gotten it. It is a trick question. All riddles are. We just thinking too logicially and too much!

Jennifer said...

I have no idea what the answer to the riddle is. The accountant in me does not let me think outside the box.

As for Potbelly's, I have always found their ordering system very confusing. I never know if they are talking to me or not. I order online to avoid the mess.

Princess Extraordinaire said...

Depends on the size of the brick...thast all my little brain can think up...

fingers said...

One.
It takes one brick (the last one) to COMPLETE the wall, no matter how big it is.
Got any other probems you need solved...

*~Dani~* said...

Yes, fingers. Please solve the riddle of the quick receipt and remailing of my movie by Netflix when there was no mail running those days? Then, I will call you a god.

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