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Latteral Thinking.

Latteral Thinking.

Latteral Thinking.

(OP)
This was told to me yesterday and I was the only one that got it winky smile

A man lives on the 20th floor of his apartment building and every morning he gets in the lift, presses the button for the ground floor and goes to work.

In the evening, he gets in the lift and gets off at the 10th floor and walks to his 20th floor apartment. If however someone who lived on the 14th floor was already in the lift, he would alight the lift and walk from the 14th floor to his apartment.

Why does he do this?

Feel free to ask questions and hide your answer if you know it smile

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RE: Latteral Thinking.

Hidden:

He is only tall enough to reach the 10th floor button

Aspiring to mediocrity since 1957

RE: Latteral Thinking.

Cancel that. If that was the case he couls ask the 14th floor person to press 20.

I'll think again.

Aspiring to mediocrity since 1957

RE: Latteral Thinking.

(OP)
no need to think again.

ACSS - SME
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RE: Latteral Thinking.

I ask that we please keep posts topical for this forum. The STC forum is far more suitable for this type of riddle. Thanks.

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RE: Latteral Thinking.

(OP)
sorry sad

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RE: Latteral Thinking.

Besides, the subject is incorrect. Shouldn't it be "Vertical Thinking"? winky smile

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RE: Latteral Thinking.

@Annihilannic - Short answer... Yes

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RE: Latteral Thinking.

The way I originally heard this one, on rainy days he would take the elevator all the way to the 20th floor.

Spoiler:

Because he was carrying an umbrella and could reach all of the buttons.

RE: Latteral Thinking.

The last time I heard the joke it was a school kid not a man. On Fridays she would be able to go up 6 more floors by standing on the extra book she brought home to study out of.

RE: Latteral Thinking.

Quote (Hairless)

A man lives on the 20th floor...

Quote (Roamer)

On Fridays she would be able to go up 6 more floors by standing on the extra book she brought home to study out of.

So on which floor did s/he get the sex change?

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RE: Latteral Thinking.

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Besides, the subject is incorrect. Shouldn't it be "Vertical Thinking"?

That's better than latteral (anyone care to define this?) which seems to be a common misspelling of lateral.

RE: Latteral Thinking.

Maybe it should be "Literal Thinking", since puzzles like this are often based on people making assumptions beyond the actual description.

RE: Latteral Thinking.

(OP)
Damn, how did that extra 't' get in there! It's a conspiracy!


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RE: Latteral Thinking.

My under standing on latteral is that it was slang for later all.

RE: Latteral Thinking.

@hairlesssupportmonkey,

So it turns out that this puzzle was appropriate for this forum all along. You missed your chance to say the spelling mistake was the real puzzle all along.

You may have set a record for the longest unchallenged mistake.

(I didn't notice)

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RE: Latteral Thinking.

(OP)
conehead

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RE: Latteral Thinking.

I've spent a lot of time on the beach, mulling over things. I'd call that littoral thinking.

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