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Judgedeadd (Judgedeadd)
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Posted on Friday, October 13, 2006 - 8:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A man visits many consecutive hotels during his trip. In each hotel, the staff is less and less polite and treats him more and more coldly.

I guess this will be solved quickly.
Rubberduck (Rubberduck)
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Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2006 - 6:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Cold in terms of the staff attitude? Temperature? Was he traveling to a colder environment (e.g. towards Siberia, the North Pole, South pole?
Judgedeadd (Judgedeadd)
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Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2006 - 8:55 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Cold in terms of the staff attitude? Yes Temperature? So no Was he traveling to a colder environment (e.g. towards Siberia, the North Pole, South pole? No
Jumpingjack (Jumpingjack)
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Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2006 - 9:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hotel: those buildings where people stay in when they are on holiday? Anything unique about them? Were they budget hotels? average ones? luxury ones?
Is he human? adult? male? Is he alone?
Are they justified in treating him thus? Is there something about his behaviour? His physical appearance? The way he smells? Something he is carrying? or has with him? Is he drunk?
Does he go to a new hotel every month? every week? every day? every few hours? every hour? less than that? Are all the hotels in the same country?
Judgedeadd (Judgedeadd)
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Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2006 - 10:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hotel: those buildings where people stay in when they are on holiday? Yes Anything unique about them? No Were they budget hotels? average ones? luxury ones? Irr
Is he human? Yes adult? Yes male? Yes Is he alone? Yes
Are they justified in treating him thus? Well, from their point of view, yes Is there something about his behaviour? Yope His physical appearance? Noish The way he smells? No Something he is carrying? Yes or has with him? So yes Is he drunk? No
Does he go to a new hotel every month? every week? every day? every few hours? every hour? less than that? About every few days, I think Are all the hotels in the same country? Yes
Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2006 - 10:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were they trying to dissuade him from staying there? Did they think he was a hotel inspector and for some perverse reason they would benefit from a bad report from him?
Did they know that he had stayed in a hotel before their own?
Did they all know about each other?
Did what he was carrying appear worse to the later hotels than the earlier ones which is why they were even more impolite?
Judgedeadd (Judgedeadd)
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Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2006 - 11:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were they trying to dissuade him from staying there? No Did they think he was a hotel inspector and for some perverse reason they would benefit from a bad report from him? No
Did they know that he had stayed in a hotel before their own? Yes
Did they all know about each other? Yope
Did what he was carrying appear worse to the later hotels than the earlier ones which is why they were even more impolite? Yes
Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2006 - 12:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he carrying something that's alive?
Something that you normally take to a hotel?
Could they have refused him entry?
Was it just politeness, cold as it was, that made the staff accept him?
Were they being politcally correct by not rejecting him totally?
Was he testing them?
Judgedeadd (Judgedeadd)
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Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2006 - 12:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he carrying something that's alive? No
Something that you normally take to a hotel? Yes
Could they have refused him entry? What exactly do you mean? Were they allowed to do so, or were they capable of thinking about this?
Was it just politeness, cold as it was, that made the staff accept him? I don't understand...
Were they being politcally correct by not rejecting him totally? Huh?
Was he testing them?No
Jumpingjack (Jumpingjack)
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Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2006 - 2:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Something to do with his suitcase? other luggage? His coat? Hat? Did this thing look exactly the same (physically) at every hotel he went to?
Did this object make him seem dangerous? make him seem rude? disrespectful? Did they think he would mess up the hotel room? thrash it? Did they think he was poor? and so look down on him?
Jumpingjack (Jumpingjack)
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Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2006 - 2:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If one of the later hotels did not that he had been to other hotels previously, would they be impolite to him? Did he leave the other hotels because he had been kicked out? did he cause any trouble at the previous hotels?
Jumpingjack (Jumpingjack)
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Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2006 - 2:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sorry, that first sentence should read:
If one of the later hotels did not know that...
Judgedeadd (Judgedeadd)
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Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2006 - 5:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Something to do with his suitcase? Yes other luggage? His coat? Hat? No to rest Did this thing look exactly the same (physically) at every hotel he went to? No
Did this object make him seem dangerous? No make him seem rude? Yes disrespectful? YesDid they think he would mess up the hotel room? No thrash it? No Did they think he was poor? Noish and so look down on him?No
If one of the later hotels did not know that he had been to other hotels previously, would they be impolite to him? No Did he leave the other hotels because he had been kicked out? No did he cause any trouble at the previous hotels?No
Rubberduck (Rubberduck)
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Posted on Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 6:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the suitcase have some type of tag? that would indicate that he was rude? indicate he did not tip the staff?
Judgedeadd (Judgedeadd)
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Posted on Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 7:09 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the suitcase have some type of tag? YES that would indicate that he was rude? Yesish indicate he did not tip the staff? YES

See? I told you it will be quick :-)

Ivan was travelling through Russia and he didn't tip the staff in any hotels. The staff exacted revenge on him by painting an X with chalk on his suitcase. At the time, it was a global symbol through most of the hotels in the country that the guy doesn't tip anyone.
Judgedeadd (Judgedeadd)
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Posted on Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 7:09 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oops!

SPOILER
Rubberduck (Rubberduck)
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Posted on Monday, October 16, 2006 - 7:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I finally solved one!

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