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**topsquark** Isn't that rather like "What do I have in my pocket?" I mean, how are we to know what her profession is or that she's blind? Another puzzle with a similar problem:

A man lives at the top of a tall apartment building. Every morning he takes the elevator downstairs 80 floors, but when he comes home he only takes the elevator up to the 40th floor, then must use the stairs for the remaining 40 floors. The only exception is on rainy days; on these days he can ride the elevator all the way up. Why is this?

The answer is that the man is a midget. (Or "little person" or whatever the PC phrase is now-a-days.) He can't reach up to the button for the 80th floor. However on rainy days he has his umbrella, which he can use to hit the 80th floor button.)

-Dan