Jeremy had soccer practice at a park the other night, and Miriam and I went with him to play on the playground.
This particular park has three or four soccer fields, and they are encompassed by a paved exercise path. I pushed Miriam in the stroller for a loop in a tentative attempt at exercise since having my tonsils removed. Along the way, there was a large, official sign posted that said this:
E O R M S O P A T H
Obviously, some of the letters were missing. But the spacing of the letters was such that it was difficult to tell exactly where those missing letters were supposed to go. As I walked, I came up with a couple of ideas of what the sign was supposed to say:
KEEP WORMS OFF PATH
THREE FORMS OF PATH
WATER STORMS OVER PATH
Halfway through the loop, we came across another sign that said the same thing. But this time, no letters were missing. The answer to the puzzle? (Highlight below to reveal.)
ICE FORMS ON PATH.
I never would have guessed it.