Saturday was a big day for yard sales – the weather was gorgeous and people from all around town had yard sale signs out before their homes. Many were tempted to stop and many items found new homes that day. Five people in particular were very pleased with their purchases as each got a piece of furniture in good shape and at a very good price...
The local bagel shop is a busy place first thing in the morning as
people get their coffee and bagels on the way to work. For these five
regular customers, the bagel shop stop is a routine part of every
morning. Each gets a medium coffee and a bagel to go. While they do
occasionally change the flavors or toppings of the coffee or bagel,
today each ordered their favorite combination...
Even though she forgot her shopping list, Harriet spent the morning
grocery shopping for her family. Being the forgetful sort, forgetting
her list was not that unusual, just a bit inconvenient. Although she
didn't usually have too much trouble with the grocery shopping because
her four kids accompanied her and were used to reminding her when she
Monday night, Billy's homework included assignments in five major
subjects. He spent all evening before bedtime working on papers,
problems, and labs. He did succeed in finishing all his assignments
before crawling into bed and was pleased to find out that he did
reasonably well in all of them too...
Tonight the teashop in town, Bags with Riches, is having a tea-fest.
Along with tasty snacks and pastries, they’ll have a number of
different teas available for customers to try, free of charge.
Determine the full name of each person working at the teashop, the
favorite flavored tea of each worker, and the snack each worker made
for the event.
Last weekend was the men’s annual bowling tournament, an event of
competition and fun for the local townspeople. This year, excitement
ran high as five contestants bowled neck and neck for the
championship. Each time a bowler won a game, he scored two points and
the bowler with the highest number of points at the end of the
Last weekend was the national Scrabble tournament, held in New York
City. Four finalists played three games against each other to
determine the national Scrabble champion of the year. The finalists
had been playing Scrabble for years and competition was fierce...
Five friends were chatting one night and discovered that each of them
has a favorite TV show that airs one night during the week. By
coincidence, each of them loves a different show; each of which airs
on a different night and channel. Determine the full name of each
friend, the genre their favorite show is in, the night each show airs,
and the channel the show airs on...
The circus is in town! Four families got tickets for a day of fun
under the big top. Each family brought a different number of children
and each family had a different favorite act of the day. Determine the
full name of each couple, how many children each had, and what each
family's favorite act was.
Five couples visited the Alpine Mountain resort on Saturday for a day
of downhill skiing. The weather was perfect, clear and crisp, and the
couples had a wonderful time. Each couple skied down one slope they
were familiar with and down one new slope. The slopes all varied in
Four residents of Park Street all left for vacation on Sunday evening. Each family left behind a pet, whom one of the local teenagers had agreed to take care of for them. Kristin, the local teenager, made a schedule of stops for each day to cover the five different pets she needed to take care of that week...
The local Singles Club had a special Dance Night event last Friday evening. Each person was matched at random with a different dance partner every hour and every hour the style of ballroom dancing changed. By midnight, the event was deemed a total success and each person had danced with five different people. As it happens, five of those random couples actually planned a second date with each other during the following week...
Four friends spent New Year's Eve together, reminiscing over the
happenings in their lives over the year. They discovered that each of
them had experienced something really good and something equally bad
during the year. Determine the full name of each friend, the worst
thing that happened to them, and the best thing that happened to them.
Four couples each have different plans for celebrating New Year's Eve.
Each attended a different event and each couple did one errand on the
way to their event. Determine the full name of each couple, the event
they planned to attend, and the errand they made on the way.
Sara and her husband, along with three other couples, went on a sleigh
ride Friday evening. With light flurries of snowflakes drifting down
and cool crisp air, they snuggled down under the blanket provided
while listening to the muted clip clop of the horses’ hooves and the
silent tinkling of the jingle bells on the harnesses. The sleigh ride
took them to a big barn, where a dance was being held...
Last night it snowed! Harry and his friends woke up early Saturday
morning to a winter wonderland. They met up at the park and joined the
other kids in the park for the first snowball fight of the season.
Since Harry and his friends were on different teams, they only managed
to get one chance to hit their friends with snowballs. Several hours
later, all the boys were very wet, tired and hungry. They headed back
to Harry's home for a drink and a snack, his mom's fresh baked
Monday morning, five people fight their way through commuter traffic
to the subway station on their way to work. Each person needed to get
to a different part of the city for work. Each used a different subway
line, conveniently labeled by color, and each line left at a different
Last summer five couples decided to vacation together. A vacation spot
and a meeting time were decided upon. Each couple drove separately and
each planned their route so they could make a site seeing stop on the
School has started but there is strife in the Drama department. A big
debate has started between the teachers and the drama students about
what they should do for this winter's play. The principle, tired of
weathering complaints from both teachers and student body, has laid
down the law - a decision must be reached by end of day on Friday or
there will be no play this year...
Last week was the Association of Engineers' annual conference.
Attendance was high as they had an outstanding selection of seminars,
lectures, and workshops this year. In addition, it's always an
excellent place to network with peers... Mike was quite pleased with
the event and glad he was able to make it. He was especially glad when
he bumped into several old friends that he'd lost contact with...