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Me: Knock, knock!

Friend: You love drawing attention to yourself, don't you?

Me: Can I ask you for a favor?

Friend: Take off your shoes first.

Me: Would you like a beer?

Friend: As if I haven't mentioned that I don't drink over the phone.

Me: Fine, I will type a message.

Friend: You are exhausting me.

Who am I?

HINT 1:

Me: But your shoulder is so tempting.

HINT 2:

Friend: Just go back to Lisbon.

HINT 3:

I am not a person, and I am vaguely a thing.

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    $\begingroup$ You are a psychedelic dream $\endgroup$ – fffred May 28 '16 at 14:48
  • $\begingroup$ @hypeJunction haha I feel this question is good psychology one $\endgroup$ – Adit Kirtani May 29 '16 at 9:15
  • $\begingroup$ It's a linguistic mind-twister ;) $\endgroup$ – hypeJunction May 29 '16 at 9:19
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    $\begingroup$ I love a riddle that leaves me lost on every line. Then I hate it. Then eventually I love it again. $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers May 29 '16 at 11:24
  • $\begingroup$ Please, give us another hint. One question: are you a person, or can you be an object? $\endgroup$ – Jose Lopez Garcia May 30 '16 at 12:04
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I think you are

Tap

Me: Knock, knock!

Who is that tapping on my chamber door?

Friend: You love drawing attention to yourself, don't you?

To tap something means to draw from it.

Me: Can I ask you for a favor?

Tap can mean to obtain money or information from someone.

Friend: Take off your shoes first.

Tap dancing shoes

Me: Would you like a beer?

Beer on tap?

Friend: As if I haven't mentioned that I don't drink over the phone.

To tap a phone means to connect to it so that it can be listened to secretly.

Me: Fine, I will type a message.

Tap typing.

Friend: You are exhausting me.

I'm tapped out!

Hint 1

Tap on the shoulder.

Hint 2

TAP is a Portuguese airline carrier.

Hint 3

A tap can be a thing but, in many contexts, it's not a physical thing.

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  • $\begingroup$ Well done @hexomino, I've been thinking about this for a lot of time. Now that I see the solution, I can conclude I would have never get it right! $\endgroup$ – Jose Lopez Garcia May 31 '16 at 20:28
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You are

Siri. You are constantly annoying your owner, suggesting things he doesn't want or need.

Me: Knock, knock! Friend: You love drawing attention to yourself, don't you?

The phone gets a message and makes a sound with two short pings, the phone owner is interrupted and dismissive

Me: Can I ask you for a favor? Friend: Take off your shoes first.

I don't have an explanation for that one, probably something misheard ("conversation" instead of "off your shoes")?

Me: Would you like a beer? Friend: As if I haven't mentioned that I don't drink over the phone.

Siri suggests a restaurant or a beer garden, the phone owner didn't want to drink.

Me: Fine, I will type a message. Friend: You are exhausting me.

The phone misunderstood the next command as the suggestion to write a new text message, and opened the text message function. The friend is exasperated.

Hint1:

The phone likes being held on the shoulder for a conversation

Hint2:

The friend meant "Just go back to listening", telling the phone to shut up

Hint3:

The AI is certainly too dumb to be mistaken as a person, and being software, it doesn't really qualify as a "thing"

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    $\begingroup$ I am not Siri, but you may meet me on your way to her. $\endgroup$ – hypeJunction May 30 '16 at 19:05
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You are:

A drive assist (system/app)

Me: Knock, knock!

The app interrupted the silence to draw the driver's attention.

Friend: You love drawing attention to yourself, don't you?

What do you want, drive assistant?

Me: Can I ask you for a favor? Friend: Take off your shoes first.

The drive assist wanted to ask if it could do (not ask) a favor (sometimes drive assistants spell things wrongly). The driver asked it to first turn down the music (take off your shoes = turn down the music).

Me: Would you like a beer? Friend: As if I haven't mentioned that I don't drink over the phone.

Tiresome as these assist are, it keeps asking questions untiringly. The driver reminded the app of his/her preferences. He/She doesn't like beer!!

Me: Fine, I will type a message. Friend: You are exhausting me.

The assist app just won't shut up, now it mistakenly understood that the driver wanted to send a message. The assist might have heard "send (a message) over the phone" from the previous conversation, instead of "(...)drink over the phone".

HINT 1:

Me: But your shoulder is so tempting. Maybe the drive assist app was referring to the seat belt?

HINT 2:

Friend: Just go back to Lisbon. Like saying: you just drive me to Lisbon and stop complimenting me!

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  • $\begingroup$ I am too short to be a drive assist app $\endgroup$ – hypeJunction May 30 '16 at 20:00
  • $\begingroup$ Alright but it fits all the conversation and hints! $\endgroup$ – Jose Lopez Garcia May 30 '16 at 20:01
  • $\begingroup$ Never heard of a knocking car horn $\endgroup$ – hypeJunction May 30 '16 at 20:02
  • $\begingroup$ Alright, modified to make more sense $\endgroup$ – Jose Lopez Garcia May 30 '16 at 20:05
  • $\begingroup$ As suggested in the other comments I am not really a thing. And this is a linguistic riddle $\endgroup$ – hypeJunction May 30 '16 at 20:06

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