Mike and Nick came into a bar, whooping and hollering, and shouted, “Bartender, drinks for everyone. We’re buying!”
“Have they won a lottery, or a big win in the horse race?”, wondered the bartender, and asked, “What’s the occasion?” Nick replied that they had just finished a jigsaw puzzle, and that it had taken them only seven months to finish it.
Puzzled, the bartender asked what they were bragging about. It appeared that the question spoiled the joy Mike and Nick had been entertaining. In their view, it appeared, what they had done was a glorious achievement. As an explanation why they should be praised, Mike said, referring to the instructions on the box, “On the box, it said ‘two to four years.'”
The bartender could finally figure out the situation. The “two to four years” written on the box meant that the puzzle was for infants between two and four years of age. Mike and Nick had misinterpreted it that the puzzle takes two to four years to finish for an average person. They struggled to do the puzzle every day, and when they had finally finished it in seven months, they came to the bar to brag about their speedy solution.