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A car parks in front of a hotel…

Here’s a riddle my informant learned at Camp Allen, a camp her Montessori School would attend for three days.

A car parks in front of a hotel, and two people exchange money. Why?


Hint: There’s also a dog.


In spite of how long ago my informant learned this riddle, it continues to be her favorite because nobody has ever been able to guess the answer.

Answer: It’s Monopoly!


In our society, children use riddles as a means of empowerment. This question should be easy to answer, since it is centered on a game that most people are familiar with from their childhood. In all of the years of my informant asking this riddle, however, not a single person has gotten this right. For a child to essentially outwit an adult is for them to contradict societal norms and defy expectations.