Social Math — UK

Felicity and her friend Nigella depart Felicity’s family’s thirty-two-room summer house in order to meet Giles and Trevor for high tea at the Chancery Buttery near Vauxhall Mews. Their chauffeured Bentley will traverse the twenty-seven kilometres at an average rate of 47.3 kilometres per hour. At kilometre two the following exchange takes place:

Felicity: “That hat is so last season. Did your mum fob it off on you?”

Nigella: “No, dear, it’s Harrod’s Fourth Floor, actually. You won’t find this design at that dreary milliner’s on the mezzanine. Oh, I’m sorry! You shop there, do you not?”

Question: What distance does the Bentley travel during the 18 minutes of silence that ensue?

(Copyright 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.)

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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