# A Riddle For You

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Courtesy of training firm Robust IT. (Clue: there’s an element of inconsistency in the answer.)

Answer: The cashier deciphered the message as “I owe nothing for I ate nothing.”

## 10 Responses to A Riddle For You

1. Roy says:

No cashier is so clever XD

2. Paul Burton says:

I guess he could also have been an employee at the restaurant and didn’t pay because he wasn’t a customer, just meeting the other guy who was a customer. The number he handed in was the date 10/04 and his takings tips 180… it’s really too open for possibilities to be a good riddle. :D

3. ZeroHero says:

I call shenanigans on this “riddle”. Maybe if it had been “IO04I80″.

There is a difference between one and zero.

• ZeroHero says:

…between one and the letter “i”. If gonna troll, gotta do it right.

• TheTruth says:

“one owes nothing, one ate nothing” zero can be said as naught, zero, oh, nothing, depending on context and speaker’s preference.

4. Cheeseater says:

I owe nothing for I ate nothing

5. Joe B says:

considering most cashiers look at your like you handed them a live grenade when your total is \$9.32 and you hand them \$10.07…I call shenanigans as well.

6. McBride says:

I don’t blame them, if you gave them an extra \$0.07. They would just give it right back, along with \$0.68 more.

But…if you gave them \$10.02 to start with, that’d make more cents. Or fewer cents. Ha.

• Wynd says:

No, the extra 7 cents makes sense because you’d get quarters back as opposed to the nickel. I have no idea what kind of cashiering you do…

7. Phill says:

the 1 is i the 0 is the o for owe, the 3rd 0 is zero, being nothing, the 4 means for then the 2nd 1 means i again, as in the person, 8 means ate, and 0, once again means zero or nothing, thank you.