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Fly in the Ointment

Gertrude Mills was horrified to find a fly in her tea. The waiter took her cup and went into the kitchen and returned with a fresh cup of tea. She shouted, “You brought me the same tea!” How did she know?

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4 guesses to Fly in the Ointment


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  • Roolstar

    1- The fly was still in it.
    2- It was the same type of tea. (brand, flavour)
    3- She could see inside the kitchen.
    4- It was colder than usual.
    5- He took it and came back really fast.
    6- The cup still had her lipstick mark on it. (assuming she had drank a bit before she discovered the fly or it fell in it)

  • Dude

    What a plethora of outstanding answers!!!
    Allow me to address them one at a time:

    1. NO!
    2. NO!
    3. NO!
    4. NO!
    5. NO!
    6. Close. Also, a very good answer, but … NO!

    Keep trying.

  • sportsaim

    She had already sweetened it.

  • dude

    Correct Sport!
    She had already put sugar in before spotting the fly!
    You’re today’s winner!

    Kudos to Roolstar for the lipstick answer, that was a good one, too!