this may seem like a trivial matter but i am executing a while loop with a System.out.println(...); command followed by a call to a scanner to recieve input from the user. this executes perfectly the first time but after that the loop will execute once with out calling the scanner's .readLine() method and then going through again and calling it.

very frustrating and i have debugged and watched this happen and am very stumped as to why it only does it every other time...

any help or questions are appreciated