Somebody emailed me this riddle today. Read it and see if you can get the right answer.
A woman was attending her mother’s funeral and met a man she didn’t know. She thought he was amazing and she fell in love with him immediately. When the funeral was over he disappeared, and the woman did not get his phone number. Nobody knew who he was and she couldn’t contact him. A couple of days later she killed her sister.
Question: What was her motive for killing her sister?
The email says that you should think long and hard about your answer but as it turns out, I had it right even before I read that instruction which is weird because generally I suck at these things and hardly ever get them right. Half the time they don’t even make sense to me after I know the answer. Yeah, I’m retarded, shut up.
The email also says that the situation we’re dealing with here was created by a psychologist and that a lot of people tend to get it wrong, a fact that will become important in a minute when I give you the answer.
Ok, now that you’ve had some time to think about this, here it comes.
ANSWER: She was hoping the man would turn up at the funeral again.
So for a second I’m thinking hey cool, I nailed that one. But then I read on and saw this:
If you got the right answer, you think like a psychopath. This was a test from a famous American psychologist which was used to see if you were thinking like a murderer.
Many serial killers who participated in the test got the right answer.
Sure, this thing probably isn’t legit, but still, the one time I feel like I’ve won the game, I still lose. It makes me so mad that I could just…oh never mind.