When I met Megan the other day in Starpounds, she was not her usual calm self.
"Goodness, what a shake-up! Everyone shifted from one job to another..."
"The Cabinet reshuffle?"
"Blithering ramblers!" she replied, a bit annoyed.
"Yes, those politicians can go on a bit, sometimes."
"No, no. The Rambling Club. In Blithering." Blithering's a village just outside the city. "They had their AGM last week. Andy's taken over from Phil as chairman, but not only that -- nobody's got the same post as before."
"Nice to have some new blood on the committee."
"It would have been, perhaps, but the only people nominated for committee posts were the old committee, so all eight of them just moved from one post to another, everyone getting replaced by a second person in their old post and taking over from a third person in their new one."
"So who's who now, then?"
"Hang on, I made some notes..." Megan grabbed her large floppy shoulder-bag, and rummaged around in it for a while. "Oh, bummocks -- must've left 'em in my rucksack. Anyway...... Thingummy who was the Social Secretary has replaced thingy who's now the Event Organizer."
With a memory for names like this, piecing the information together would prove tricky.
"Trevor's replaced thingy, who's replaced wossname, who's got Elaine's old post. Jean's got replaced by... who was it now? Not Graham... he got some other job. And thingy who was the IT Secretary is now... the Programme Co-ordinator? No, that was someone else. The ex-Footpath Officer's replaced Christine, who's replaced the new General Secretary. And the ex-Treasurer's replaced Val, who's replaced the new Treasurer."
So who's replaced whom in which job? And if you're going to post your answer, please could you also show your deductions you used, to find it? For the sake of clarity: the eight committee posts are the same as they were before; none were vacant; none are now vacant; nobody had and nobody now has more than one post at the same time.