Household Task

The Puzzler

RAY: Ha, we're back. You're listening to Car Talk with us, Click and Clack, the Tappet brothers. And we're here to discuss cars, car repair and the -- the new puzzler.

TOM: I can hardly wait, Olly.

RAY: Well, this is very brief. And I'll try to obfuscate as much as possible.

TOM: Right. Go ahead.

RAY: My son was performing a common household task. OK. Are you satisfied with that?

TOM: I like that, yeah.

RAY: He asked me, is 50 enough? No, I said, I don't think so. He said, what about 125? I said, no, I don't think that's enough either. I'd try 90.

TOM: What?

RAY: There you go. This is a common household task which most of us I would say --

TOM: Have performed --

RAY: Have engaged in many times.

TOM: 50, not enough?

RAY: He said, is 50 enough? I said, I don't think so.

TOM: How about 125? No, I don't think so. Try 90.

RAY: And he says, okie doke.

TOM: Did it work?

RAY: Well, no. 90 wasn't enough either, actually.

TOM: So, that's it, and the question is what was he doing?

RAY: What was he doing? What household task --

TOM: Could he possibly have been doing for this little conversation --

RAY: To have taken place and to be correct.

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