Tuesday, January 29, 2013

What Is Greater than God?


     They say the real difference between the serious traveler and a mere tourist is that the tourist just wants to be entertained, while the traveler learns something from his journey.

     Here's something I learned from the kid who works in the kitchen at the none-too-fancy hotel where we're staying in Orlando, Fla. Somehow my sister kind of made friends with him. He seems like a bright kid, with a good attitude. This is the question he posed to us:

     What is greater than God, but worse than the devil?

     The rich don't need it, but the poor have plenty of it.

     And if you eat it, you die.

     It's an old-fashioned riddle. Know the answer? The wise-beyond-his-years answer will be in the Comments box.
    

9 comments:

Stephen Hayes said...

I look forward to learning the answer to this riddle.

Dick Klade said...

Lots of clues, but I don't have one. Waiting . . . waiting . . . waiting. . .

Olga said...

I don't know...what a tease!

June said...

Oh!
I've seen this before, but I've forgotten the oh-so-obvious answer.
It'll drive me crazy until I remember it or you tell me.

Tom Sightings said...

The answer didn't seem obvious to us -- we didn't get it. Anyway, the answer is: Nothing.

schmidleysscribblins,wordpress.com said...

Brilliant. Dianne

Anonymous said...

How about "Nothing"?

Douglas said...

"anonymous" beat me to it.

Snowbrush said...

I wouldn't have gotten it.