Date of Performance/Collection: 4/22/20
Primary Language: English
O: You’re in a room with no escapes. There’s a mirror and a table… What do you do?
A: You use the table to break the window.
O: But there is no window.
A: Then what do you do?
O: You look in the mirror, you see what you saw, you take the saw, cut the table in half, two halves make a whole. You can escape through the hole.
This is definitely one of those riddles where if you know it, you know it. But if you don’t, you’d never guess the right answer even if you tried. You have to have heard the full riddle before to answer it correctly. The solution is not logical at all. It’s filled with double entendres to confuse the other. Which, in turn, determines who “the other” is. Unlike most riddles, this is one that simply cannot be answered. It leaves the audience forever puzzled.