Everyday Einstein – 7.29.2010

This past week saw the 3rd anniversary of yours truly’s employment at Eureka. We’ve come a long way! Here’s an anniversary puzzle for you:

“A fancy restaurant in Boston was offering a promotional deal. A married couple could eat at the restaurant for half-price on their anniversary. To prevent scams, the couple would need proof of their wedding date.

One Thursday evening, a couple claimed it was their anniversary, but didn’t bring any proof. The restaurant manager was called to speak with the couple. When the manager asked to hear about the wedding day, the wife replied with the following: “Oh, it was a wonderful Sunday afternoon, birds were chirping, and flowers were in full bloom.” After nearly 10 minutes of ranting, she comes to tell him that today was their 28th wedding anniversary.

“How lovely”, the manager said, “However, you do not qualify for the discount. Today is not your anniversary, you are a liar”.

How did the manager know that it wasn’t their anniversary?

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