So my creative writing teacher gave me this riddle…i am not sure what the answer is…can you help me?
Adults are holding children, waiting their turn. The children are handed (one at a time, usually) to a man, who holds them while a woman shoots them. If the child is crying, the man tries to stop the crying before the child is shot. Why is this happening?
I thought it was pretty obvious, too…and I first thought photographer. Who uses the word “shoot” for a vaccine? Shooting up, maybe, but not for giving a kid a vaccine. Santa makes sense–that’s probably why it’s specified as being a man, and not just a person.
Shoot is a derived from the word shot but with different meaning so it would be a play on words associated with a riddle. I thought of the vaccine thing right away but the part where it says the children are usually handed one at a time implies that 2 or more could be handed over. Santa usually gets 1 child but sometimes gets 2. It makes more sense than getting shots because either 1 person is giving shots or more than 1 person is giving shots.
I remember standing in line when I was a kid to get vaccinated and I still have the scar after 45 years.
Also that someone is trying to make them stop crying. Doctors don’t give a crap whether babies are crying during shots or not, only if they hold still long enough to get the job done. Different story for pics.