Manny the Miracle Worker

The Puzzler

RAY: Well, the hint was that the gear shift thing was off.

TOM: That's a weird thing, it's weird!

RAY: It was weird, but it's a true story.

TOM: I bet. I never doubt that you would tell us something that wasn't true?

RAY: Every week! Whilst she was driving on that dirt road, because of the age of her car, something broke. And that something that broke, caused her gearshift indicator to be off, also caused her drop in mileage and her drop in performance. And what broke was the mount that holds the transmission up. And when the transmission broke, the transmission cross-member broke, it sat down on the emergency brake cable.

TOM: Oh, my --

RAY: The emergency brake was on --

TOM: -- God!

RAY: -- enough to make her mileage drop off, the power drop off, and of course because the transmission now was closer to the ground, the shift indicator was off. So fixing this one thing, and Manny figured it out all by himself.

TOM: And you, of course, you gave him a raise.

RAY: No.

TOM: A pat on the back? No.

RAY: No.

TOM: You said, Good job!

RAY: He got a lunch hour that day! Who's outwitted Tommy?

TOM: Wow, that is, that was a, one of the world's great puzzlers!

RAY: Well, the length: how was it for length?

TOM: It was very long! It was like, John Wayne's very tall!

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