I got the following riddle from facebook:
"I was challenged, and I failed. Calling all my intelligent FB friends... try to answer this 🙂 I challenge you. Pm me your answer. I failed! As I've promised, I'm posting this photo of myself chosen by NAME Your turn! Read the riddle. If your answer is incorrect, I can choose any of your photos and you have to post it along with the riddle. If you answer correctly, I'll write your name in the comments (with a trophy emoji) Riddle: It's 7:00 AM. You are asleep and there is a sudden knock on the door. Behind the door are your parents who came to have breakfast. In your fridge are bread, milk (pasteurised), juice, and a jar of jam. To answer, what will you open first? Answer direclty thru PM only, answers in the comment section will be deleted. Thanks!"
At first I thought the question was a reference to the riddle, so I answered "open my eyes". But it seems the right answer is "messenger" because for someone to answer the riddle one needs to open the messenger app first.
A friend of mine says that the question is also a reference to the riddle therefore he thinks his answer is also right. The point I made to him is that the question would only be a reference to the riddle if the conjugation "would" was used, because the riddle is a hypothetical situation. He says that the verb in the present is also fine and there's no reference to a hypothetical situation so according to him this makes the question refer to the riddle too.
Does the verb in the present 'will' instead of 'would' removes all the reference to the riddle? Is that enough argument to rule out "open your eyes" as the right answer?