When 7 + 7 = 11

Submitted by IN SEINE

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

A blonde went to the market one day to buy penny candy for her kids.

She selected an assortment of hard candy and one of taffeys and asked the storekeeper, "How much is it?"

"14 cents," answered the storekeeper, after quickly counting up the pieces.

"14 cents! For what?" asked the blonde.

The storekeeper explained, "The 7 pieces of hard candy cost 7 cents, while the 14 taffeys, which are on special, 'Buy one, Get one Free' are another 7 cents. So together it comes to 14 cents."

"I know different!" replied the blonde, indignantly. "7 + 7 is 11."

"What?" said the storekeeper.

"7 + 7 is 11!" replied the blonde emphatically.

"How do you come to that?" asked the storekeeper

"I had 4 children by my first husband, before he died. Then I married a second time, and my second husband also had 4 children, from his first wife. Then, after we were married, we had 3 children together."

"So, each of us had 7 children, and together we had 11 children. So, obviously, 7 + 7 is 11."

The shopkeeper gave her the candy for 11 cents.


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