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Nov. 27th, 2006

05:12 pm - A riddle

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A man walks with a limp across a parking lot. The moment he enters the store, he stops limping and walks normally. After leaving the store, he continues to walk normally across the parking lot.

What did he buy?

Questions are welcome.

Edit: DING DING DING! peddles got it! Peddles, your prize is: a new pair of shoes!

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 27th, 2006 08:21 pm (UTC)

This is rikchik

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I'm posting anonymously to allow you to screen my response. I'm pretty sure I've got the answer - a pair of shoes - but I didn't want to immediately ruin it for anyone else.
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From:nefaria
Date:November 27th, 2006 08:27 pm (UTC)
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Did he park in a handicapped parking space?
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:November 27th, 2006 09:12 pm (UTC)
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No.
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From:nefaria
Date:November 27th, 2006 08:39 pm (UTC)
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Hmm, did he buy a cane, one which happened to be in an umbrella stand at the entrance? :)
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:November 27th, 2006 09:13 pm (UTC)
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No. I don't think canes really let you walk without a limp anyway, do they? They just make it easier to balance.
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From:nevermint
Date:November 27th, 2006 08:40 pm (UTC)
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Be bought some Vigara!
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:November 27th, 2006 09:16 pm (UTC)
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No! Bad bunny! Into the penalty box with you!

Er... riddles do have penalty boxes, like in hockeyball, don't they?
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:November 27th, 2006 09:14 pm (UTC)
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Nope, that wouldn't explain why he walks normally the moment he enters the store.
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From:kamberlane
Date:November 27th, 2006 09:21 pm (UTC)
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Is the man actually injured or is he faking the limp?
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:November 27th, 2006 10:03 pm (UTC)
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Well, he's not injured, but he is limping for a reason.
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From:shelbystripes
Date:November 27th, 2006 09:22 pm (UTC)
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A pack of cigarettes and a gold lighter?
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:November 27th, 2006 10:04 pm (UTC)
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No.

Um... if that's a reference, I don't get it.
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From:wolflahti
Date:November 27th, 2006 09:33 pm (UTC)
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Consumer goods (or good)
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:November 27th, 2006 10:05 pm (UTC)
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Consumer good! Thief bad! :}
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From:just_the_ash
Date:November 27th, 2006 09:34 pm (UTC)
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He's barefoot; it hurt to walk across the hard parking lot; and he bought shoes.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:November 27th, 2006 10:04 pm (UTC)
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Your answer "shoes" is correct, but he wasn't barefoot.

Hint: ask me about the weather.
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From:frameacloud
Date:November 27th, 2006 10:08 pm (UTC)
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He walked up to the store wearing bad shoes, took them off when he entered, bought a new pair of shoes, and walked out in good shoes.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:November 27th, 2006 10:21 pm (UTC)
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Close. He did buy new shoes, but he didn't take off the old ones right away. He was limping for a different reason.
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From:dv_girl
Date:November 27th, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC)
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It was a Wal-Mart, which hires scary old people as door greeters. The one at this store happened to be a master Lich. As for the guy... He bought the farm.
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From:chakawolf
Date:November 27th, 2006 10:23 pm (UTC)
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Shoes. It was hot outside, and he was missing one. It was cool in the store, so he did not have to favor the bare foot.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:November 27th, 2006 10:39 pm (UTC)
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Nope, he had two shoes.
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:November 27th, 2006 10:39 pm (UTC)
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He bought a hamburger. He was hungry.

The limping thing is completely unrelated and meant as a red herring.

And you can't say that my answer can't make sense in the confines of the solution, whatever that may be ..
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From:normanrafferty
Date:November 27th, 2006 10:45 pm (UTC)
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He didn't BUY anything -- he came back to RETURN that lousy pair of shoes.
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From:electronin
Date:November 27th, 2006 10:52 pm (UTC)
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the Limp Fairy was following him around. The limp fairy's powers don't work indoors, so it left the poor guy alone and went off to bother someone else.
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