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- Riddle of the Unwanted Present 1 answer
The man who made it didn't want it.
The man who bought it didn't need it.
The man who got it didn't know it.
What is it?
Explain your reasoning.
This is an old one.
The answer is :
It's a well known riddle :-)
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That fits and is semi-macabre. The man who made it didn't want it - as in built the coffin and sold it but didn't want it for himself; The man who bought it didn't want it - as in bought it for his deceased loved one but didn't want it for himself, and hopefully not for his dead loved one; The man who got it didn't know it - as in that man is dead and couldn't know it.
Just a stab in the dark. The atom bomb reply earlier made me consider something more, uh, unfortunate an item.
I also think it could be an atom bomb.
They're seen as a necessary evil rather than something wanted
When sold to warring countries its to those who don't actually need it.
There's no real early warning system that works practically, so they'd have no warning