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    Shopping on holiday

    As most of you know I was travelling through Italy the other week and was nearing the end of my holiday and therefore had to do the obligitory gift shopping. I was having real difficulty trying to choose a present for my father ( you know the problem, I am sure).

    In the end I decided to buy him a pet ( as one does) so I popped into the the local pet shop and thought I would buy a toad (Dad has a pond in his garden in case you are wondering). Now the problem was I only had 2 Euro's on me (the owner didn't accept TC's or cards). I therefore asked the shopkeeper if I could give him a down payment of 1 Euro and I would come back later with the rest, he agreed. I left the shop with one Euro in my pocket and a toad, I was a happy man.

    How much did the toad cost?
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    Re: Shopping on holiday

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">At the time of leaving the shop, it had cost you 1 Euro </span hide>?
    <font color=blue><font face="Script MT Bold"><big>Rob</big></font face=script></font color=blue>

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    Re: Shopping on holiday

    Rob

    I totally agree, but how much did the toad cost in all?
    Jerry

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    Re: Shopping on holiday

    OK Guys

    This one has been sitting in the queue to be solved for a little while now. I'll give you a clue

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">....I left the shop with one Euro in my pocket and a toad...

    Look at this sentence very carefully, the answer maybe revealed!!!!!</span hide>

    Good luck
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    Re: Shopping on holiday

    Taking a wild guess... The toad costed <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">0 Euro's</span hide>! <img src=/S/question.gif border=0 alt=question width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Shopping on holiday

    Rudi

    Sadly not

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> Keep saying "A toad" over and over again, after a time you will be aware of something and look back at my first clue</span hide>
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    Re: Shopping on holiday

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">The shopkeeper was a prince in disguise. You kissed him, and lo and behold, he turned into a toad.</span hide>

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    Re: Shopping on holiday

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> but only on the cheek <img src=/S/kiss.gif border=0 alt=kiss width=34 height=15> </span hide>
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    Re: Shopping on holiday

    I have to admit I found the answer by Googling. However, I would suspect you may have said something along the lines of <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Euro'd so many Euros</span hide> to the shopkeeper...
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    Re: Shopping on holiday

    OK I think I will give the answer for this. You will kick yourselves, as I did when I found it. (I changed the story around so that it would be more difficult to Google the answer but it appears Leif should be called the GoogleMeister from now on) <img src=/S/bow.gif border=0 alt=bow width=15 height=15>

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> I left the shop with one Euro in my pocket and a toad

    could be read as "I left the shop with one Euro in my pocket and eight owed (a toad)"

    therefore the Toad cost me 9 euros</span hide>
    Jerry

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    Re: Shopping on holiday

    AAAaaarrrgghhhhh!!!!!

    <img src=/S/igiveup.gif border=0 alt=igiveup width=31 height=23>
    <font color=448800><font face="Comic Sans MS"><big>Lyra J </font color=448800></font face=comic></big>
    <img src=/S/flags/UK.gif border=0 alt=UK width=30 height=18> Ducking the arrows in Robin Hood country <IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/w3tuserpics/Lyra_J_sig.gif ALT="No, Admins, no! I'm sorry, okay!" title="No, Admins, no! I'm sorry, okay!">

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    Re: Shopping on holiday

    Toad-ally unexpected!

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