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Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 10:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There's something I want but never get. Many people get it & most of them don't want it. What is it???????
Ian (Image)
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 10:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Er... Is it an animal? Mineral? Vegetable? Is it bigger than a deck of cards? Bigger than a toaster? Bigger than a monitor? Bigger than a car? Bigger than a house?

Is it a product? Or a service? Like a haircut?

Is it something you buy? How much would it cost? (I could list several different amounts in several different currincies, but I figure it's easier just to ask...)

Do you never get it because of the price? Because its difficult to find? Some other reason?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 11:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Ian (Image) on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 10:39 pm:

Er... Is it an animal? Mineral? Vegetable? Is it bigger than a deck of cards? Bigger than a toaster? Bigger than a monitor? Bigger than a car? Bigger than a house? it's not a physical object

Is it a product? no Or a service? yesish Like a haircut? not a haircut

Is it something you buy? no How much would it cost? (I could list several different amounts in several different currincies, but I figure it's easier just to ask...)

Do you never get it because of the price? no Because its difficult to find? no Some other reason? yes
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 11:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

do you want a certain event to occur?
is it an action? performed by you or someone else?
is it an opportunity of some kind?

anything to do with Malory?? :)
Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382)
Posted on Saturday, October 01, 2005 - 12:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

jury duty?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Saturday, October 01, 2005 - 12:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ooo...nice guess, Tigger.
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Saturday, October 01, 2005 - 12:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

...even if that isn't it.
Larry Troxler (Quackscience)
Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 12:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ahh, I know the answer.

You're a medical researcher investigating treatments for the common cold. By an odd twist of fate, however, you never seem to get colds yourself. Lately you find yourself wishing you would actually come down with a cold so that you can try your experimental treatment on yourself.

So what do I win? :)
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 10:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By dryman (Dryman) on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 11:08 pm:

do you want a certain event to occur?yes
is it an action? yesish performed by you or someone else? both
is it an opportunity of some kind? yes

anything to do with Malory?? no

By Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382) on Saturday, October 01, 2005 - 12:34 am:

jury duty? yes--ooh, how humiliating!!~

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Saturday, October 01, 2005 - 12:54 am:

Ooo...nice guess, Tigger.

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Saturday, October 01, 2005 - 12:54 am:

...even if that isn't it.
Ian (Image)
Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 10:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So now we need to figure out why you want jury duty? Or why you never get it? Or both?

Do you want jury duty in some specific trial? Or would any old trial do?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 10:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Larry Troxler (Quackscience) on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 12:42 am:

Ahh, I know the answer.

You're a medical researcher investigating treatments for the common cold. By an odd twist of fate, however, you never seem to get colds yourself. Lately you find yourself wishing you would actually come down with a cold so that you can try your experimental treatment on yourself.

So what do I win?nothing--except that you're right, not about the puzzle but about a background fact--I almost never do get colds. About 3 years ago I got one for the first time in over a decade, & I was amazed at how horrible I felt. Do most people actually endure this several times a year??
************* SPOILER **************
Most people hate jury duty, but, as a devotee of "Law & Order" (the TV show, I mean), I would welcome the opportunity. But I've never even gotten called. Sorry it was so easy but please check out my much harder one at the bottom of the page
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 10:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is that it, then, or do you want us to guess the reason that you want it? or that you don't get it? Do you not get it because jurors are chosen from among driver's licence holders and you don't drive? From voters' rolls and you don't vote? Because you are a resident alien?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 11:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Mosquito (Mosquito) on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 10:55 pm:

Is that it, then, or do you want us to guess the reason that you want it? that's it. In fact, I have no idea why I've never been called, but ity's not any of the possibilities you suggest or that you don't get it? Do you not get it because jurors are chosen from among driver's licence holders and you don't drive? From voters' rolls and you don't vote? Because you are a resident alien?

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