Here’s another brain teaser: If I’d left for work ten minutes later this morning, I would have arrived ten minutes earlier. How can this be?
Answer: It was raining, so I decided to walk with an umbrella instead of ride my bike. Walking takes 30 minutes, the bike takes ten. But about ten minutes after I’d left home, the rain stopped. So, if I’d waited ten minutes, I could have ridden my bike and gotten to work quicker — and a bit drier.
Meanwhile, nola.com is providing live updates from City Hall, where the council contemplates a truly vexing brain teaser with regard to the future of public housing in New Orleans. Tempers appear to be running high. Video is live on the WWLTV website. I guess a SWAT team is on the way.