The Lawnmower Mystery

The Puzzler

RAY: At age 65, Max, seeing the loss of mileage with his lawn mower, has to do with one thing and one thing only. The only answer is one thing. Max is walking slower.

TOM: Oh, man. I bet you no one got this thing right.

RAY: All the geezers did. That's why you got it right away.

TOM: And I've noticed the same thing. It takes me more gas to mow my lawn now, because I walk slower than I did 10 years ago.

RAY: Of course. If you walk slower, of course it's going to take longer, because it's running doing nothing most of the time. At the worst case, it would take an infinite amount of gas.

TOM: If you couldn't walk at all, you'd start the baby up, and you'd stand there and say --

RAY: Well, that's what I do now. I look at it, and I say, go. Do we have a winner?

TOM: Yeah. We've got a winner, actually. Faith Hayes. Nice name. From Reno, Nevada.

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