Nothing Gold

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay. -Robert Frost

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I am a white American middle class suburban housewife trying desperately to tell herself that that is not who she is. One time I was a glowing young ruffian. Oh my God it was a million years ago.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

A Brain Tester

Maybe you've already seen this, but I think it's fun.

So, a deaf, mute man walks into a general store to buy a toothbrush. Through pointing and pantomiming teeth brushing, he gets his point across and the transaction is completed.

If a blind man were to walk into the store next, how would he convey to the clerk that he wants to buy a pair of sunglasses?

I'll put the answer in a comment, come up with your answer before you check.


Blogger Maggie said...

He says, "Hello, I would like to buy a pair of sunglasses, please."

Did you get it? Be honest, now.

3:27 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

yep, got it. Honest.

Also, I used a bunch of math on a job today, and enjoyed it immensely.

5:49 PM  
Blogger Israel said...

haha... yup, I got it too! :) keep teasing!

10:18 AM  
Blogger kate said...

Geeminey. My thought was, "Why would he want sunglasses? He's blind!" I didn't bother to think further than that. Arghh.
Painful! Good one, Maggie.

10:37 AM  

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