Occupation: Business Student
Residence: South Bend, Indiana
Date of Performance/Collection: 4/20/20
Primary Language: English
The following is transcribed from a conversation between myself, GK, and the informant, CZ.
CZ: Can you name three consecutive days without using the words: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
GK: I don’t know. How?
CZ: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.
Background: The informant had heard this riddle from a camp counselor when he was 10 years old. He says it is his go-to riddle because the answer is so simple, yet so difficult to come to when proposed with the question for the first time.
Context: The informant and I discussed this riddle over Face Time
My Thoughts: This riddle is very interesting, but its the way the informant came across it that catches my attention. I feel like it validates the fact that riddles are extremely popular within camp culture. This is the case because lots of camps do not allow kids to bring technology with them, and thus riddles serve as one of the best forms of entertainment during that time. This news was refreshing for me to hear, as it reminded me of my time at camp, and how much fun it was to be without technology for that portion of time. I also sometimes think about how riddles would be a lot more popular if technology wasn’t such a major part of our lives.