Last week’s Macro Monday puzzle proved to be so easy that … well, I thought I’d let you ride the wave for a while, as it were.┬á So here’s another one you shouldn’t find completely impossible – I hesitate to suggest that you might all find it a doddle because when I’ve done that before, I’ve been completely wrong.┬á Hopefully though, some of you will find it difficult, because it’s no good if it’s too easy is it?┬á Dunno about you, but I do like a challenge!
So, what is that thing up there?┬á Well, I’ve seen these in every country I’ve been to, in some form or another.┬á People all over the world use them, and once you know what they are, I suppose that would seem to be obvious – but still, in some places the use of these is considered extremely rude.
So hard, isn’t it?┬á International travel, with all the little quirks and social mores of each country to remember?
Anyway.┬á These things are usually disposable, but I’ve seen several types which are not; some very pretty ones, made of silver with their own tiny carrying case, too.┬á Tempting it is, but no, I don’t have one of those.┬á And, you know, in days gone by, nothing was disposable, including these.
Expensive?┬á No, not unless you go for the sterling silver or 18 carat gold variety.┬á Easily available?┬á I’m afraid not, not here in the UK, not anymore.┬á They definitely are available, if you know where to look, but it seems they’re falling out of fashion or something.
Now, that’s all I can tell you without giving too much away, so off you all go and jot down your guesses in the comments, and I’ll be back tomorrow evening (UK time) to add the answer in the form of the picture link you’ve all come to know and love.
Yoo hoo!┬á I’m back!!
And it looks like nearly three-quarters of you got this one right!┬á Yay!┬á The statistics are improving!┬á I’m kind of glad a number of you didn’t get it, because as I’ve always said, I do like to challenge you, and it’s no fun if it’s too easy, is it?┬á Where would the sense of achievement be?
So this week, I’m congratulating One as the first person to correctly guess the answer – well done, One!┬á And the rest of the ‘winners’ are: Jama, Greyhounds CAN Sit, Herman Turnip, Jientje, Patty, Lauri, Babs, Carol, Angel, Ruth West, Sistertex, Jenny the Pirate, Kala, and Shooting Parrots.
And yes, Kala, you did finally get one right!┬á Congratulations!┬á I hope you – and everyone else – will be back next week for another go!
UPDATE:┬á Apologies!┬á I forgot to add the link.┬á┬á Go and see the answer here!