Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Time for.....

.......another brain teaser.


We are having a massive Lenten Mass at church tonight. (This isn't the brain teaser, by the way, this is just the explanation of where I'm going). I have spent the entire morning sweeping, mopping and pew polishing, in readiness for the eighteen priests and visitors from five other parishes who will be attending.


All the candles have been replaced, cups and saucers are at the ready, someone has been despatched to Costco for cream cakes and scones and Fr. J has given us his rendition of 'Danny Boy' over the mike to check the sound system is working properly.



The Peacemaker is doing her bit with the Year 6 choir, and apparently, the Father of This Lot will also be in attendance to offer his support. (Clearly, God thinks my life is not stressful enough, and that I need to be sitting in a pew near the front playing Happy Families whilst worrying whether the temperamental urn in the vestry will boil the water in time or whether we'll have to invite them all to the pub up the road when it's over). Even the Football Fanatic has turned down the chance of attending a Reserves match at Old Trafford, so you can see what a big occasion it is.


SO......seeing as I won't be here for a large part of the evening, I am leaving you with this:




Four men were in a boat on the lake.

The boat turned over, and all four men sank to the bottom of the lake,

yet not a single man got wet!

Why?


Comment moderation is on, for THE CHEATERS!

I could name names, but you know who you are!!


Good luck! See you later!


(Oh, and I know there's only two men in the picture, but you try finding a retro graphic with four men in a boat when you're trying to remember whether you moved the crate of Christmas decorations out of the confessional box).


ANSWER: Not a single man got wet because......
THEY WERE ALL MARRIED!!


Comments back on so you can see who all the clever people were who got it right!

30 comments:

the mother of this lot said...
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Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Hmmm... that's a tricky one! I'll have to mull that over for a bit and come back, I don't have an answer right now.

What alot of work you've put into preparing for this Lenten service, it sounds like it will be lovely!

Lizzy

Daryl E said...

because they were all married?

david mcmahon said...

Fr J sings Danny Boy to test the mike? Send him over here!! I like the sound of him.

Maggie May said...

Were they in a submarine? Hope you had a good time!

Em said...

They were all married (and I bet their wives had a laugh).

bella mocha said...

Hmmmn....

Were they divers, wearing wet suits?

I hope you're enjoying the Lenten Service....it does sound lovely. Sometimes I miss taking part in things like that....but I love reading about yours:)

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

I'm useless at these - can't think of an answer. Maggie's submarine is a good one though :) M xx

Misslionheart♥ said...

Wild guess, honest...
Where they all married?

Misslionheart♥ said...

I do a bit of work in the Parish Centre here (voluntarily,of course) and this morning, I was having a chat to Fr. M. and the Secretary about the amount of toys I store in the store room, Spud decides to take 'it' out and pee against the Main Doors....

Do you think 'He' saw it?

the mother of this lot said...

Well, they do say He sees everything!

I'd like to think He had a good laugh!

Renae said...

Well, my guess is that the lake was dry!

And my heart goes out to you in gratitude for all the work you do for your church. As a pastor's wife, I know how hard it is sometimes to find such dedicated, behind-the-scenes workers. Bless you!

And if you ever decide to turn Protestant, there is a place for you in Texas! LOL

--r

Adrienne said...

the "single" men didn't get wet 'cause the four men were married

Amrita said...

Thank you for your cheery comment on my blog.

I tell you the truth the CD you sent lifts me up - when I am feeling low I put it on.

I think the lake was dry or the men were ghosts or aliens.

Hope the tempramental urn did boil. I worry about some of the same things in my church.
I would love to hear Father j 's rendition of Danny Boy

Sandi McBride said...

I say they were all married??? Wish I could go to the Service with you, sounds like it's right up my alley, lol...have fun!
Sandi

Casdok said...

Um, not a single man got wet as they all did?!

Maggie May said...

OK. So the lake had been drained & there was no water in it! Though why they would be sitting in a boat on a drained lake in the first place, I do not know!

Jennie said...

I think I've guessed it. All the men were married!!
Hope everything went well, you are always so busy!!

Kitty said...

I've told you before - these things make my brain ache. HOWEVER, is the answer as simple as the fact that no single man got wet because none of them was 'single' ... ie they were all married?

x

CrazyCath said...

I'm not sure about this one. And I'm not cheating this time. I do not wish to get a reputation as a cheater. Although it may spice up my life a bit...

So, the only thing I can think of is that the boat created a massive air pocket or something when it overturned, keeping them all dry as they all sank, or they were wearing wet suits so technically, they didn't get wet.

Close? Nah? Ah well. I will be patient this time. And then groan when the answer comes...

Iota said...

They weren't single, they were married?

I only came up with this after long tortuous explanations about how "The Lake" was a sports shop, and they were trying out a display boat, etc etc etc

Working mum said...

All the men were married, right? Had to visit your blog three times before I came up with that answer - please say it's right!

Mrs. Fox said...

Darn it, I was struggling with it, until I saw Casdok's answer. If that isn't right, it ought to be.

CrazyCath said...

GRRROOOAAAAAAN!

*Slaps forehead*

Casdok was close enough though...

GoneBackSouth said...

I'm not good at these puzzles. Even when I'd seen the answer I still didn't get it for several minutes!

david mcmahon said...

Thank you, for the wonderful comment on my Sky Watch Friday (rainbow) post.

I'm so glad you liked my tribute `My mum was my Google'. Yes, I honour her memory with everything I (and my children) do.

One day I will tell her story. She was an orphan, brought up by English nuns and walked down the aisle on her wedding day by one of those nuns too.

If you'd care to drop me your email address as a comment on my blog, I'll send you a link to something about her that you, as a Mum, would enjoy ....

Renae said...

Oh, I should have seen that one coming!

--r

Swearing Mother said...

Ha! I guessed that, of course.

Katney said...

groooooooaaaaaaan!

Amrita said...

I did not get the answer to this puzzle.