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Nccwarp9 (Nccwarp9)
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Posted on Thursday, February 01, 2007 - 2:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hello, this is my first post here. First lateral puzzle I heard was some 10 years ago in a park from a friend and ever since I wished to know more of them. Couple of days ago I asked one of the puzzles to my coworkers and ever since they are demanding more and more puzzles. And then after couple of years of search I found this site in matter of minutes.

Ok, here it goes, my first puzzle:

One day a man comes in to the office, buttons up his suit and smiles. Why did he smile?
Martinfg (Martinfg)
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Posted on Thursday, February 01, 2007 - 2:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good Day to you and welcome!!

the man adult? human? male?
Is he happy?
~damia~ (~damia~)
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Posted on Thursday, February 01, 2007 - 3:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

suit = business suit? jacket and tie kinda thing? or more of an overall type suit?

was it the start of his work day? or the end?
Nccwarp9 (Nccwarp9)
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Posted on Thursday, February 01, 2007 - 10:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Adult male
He is happy
Suit=Business suit
But could be any type of suit
Start or end of the working day is irrelevant
Zephyr14 (Zephyr14)
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Posted on Friday, February 02, 2007 - 12:30 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Office = the place where he works?
Is the office a regular business room with a desk and such? A cubicle?
Is his job relevant, in more than that he works in an office?
Nccwarp9 (Nccwarp9)
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Posted on Friday, February 02, 2007 - 8:19 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Office = the place where he works? Yes
Job not relevant
~damia~ (~damia~)
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Posted on Friday, February 02, 2007 - 11:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is the reason his suit was unbuttoned relevant? had he taken his jacket off to do something? if so was he happy that he done that thing?
Nccwarp9 (Nccwarp9)
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Posted on Friday, February 02, 2007 - 11:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is the reason his suit was unbuttoned relevant? No, he just forgot to button it before
had he taken his jacket off to do something?No
if so was he happy that he done that thing?No
~damia~ (~damia~)
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Posted on Friday, February 02, 2007 - 12:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is the reason he forgot to button it up relevant? any other relevant people? any crimes?
Sunshine (Sunshine)
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Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 8:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

To button it did he use his right hand? left? both? relevant?
Is he wearing a normal business type shirt & tie under the suit? are there any stains or marks on either? holes?
Snoozer (Snoozer)
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Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 8:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he come directly from home? Some place else? Does it matter where?
Does it happen in the morning? Noon? Afternoon? Later? Relevant?
Does he arrive alone? Does he bring anything?
Does he usually wear a suit at the office? Has he ever been there before?
Does he work at this office? First day? First day in his position?
Nccwarp9 (Nccwarp9)
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Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 8:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

To button it did he use his right hand? left? both? relevant? not relevant
Is he wearing a normal business type shirt & tie under the suit? are there any stains or marks on either? holes? not relevant
Did he come directly from home? Some place else? Does it matter where? it doesn't not matter
Does it happen in the morning? Noon? Afternoon? Later? Relevant? not relevant
Does he arrive alone? Does he bring anything? he came alone and brought nothing
Does he usually wear a suit at the office? Has he ever been there before? Yes, Yes
Does he work at this office? First day? First day in his position? Yes, No, No
Zephyr14 (Zephyr14)
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Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 8:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would he have smiled if he wouldn't have buttoned his shirt?
Would he have smiled if he weren't at the office?
Nccwarp9 (Nccwarp9)
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Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 5:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would he have smiled if he wouldn't have buttoned his shirt? No
Would he have smiled if he weren't at the office? No
Zephyr14 (Zephyr14)
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Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 5:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he see something?
Did he remember something?
Did he realise something?
Snoozer (Snoozer)
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Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 9:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a signal for someone?
Is it his suit?
Does he smile because he wants to, he is happy, content, thrilled, told to smile, he is supposed to in his position?
Is there anyone else seeing him smile? Someone from the office? Someone else? Does it matter?
Did the reason for smiling happen before he went to the office?
Did he go straight from home?
Nccwarp9 (Nccwarp9)
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Posted on Monday, February 05, 2007 - 7:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he see something? No
Did he remember something? No
Did he realise something? YES
Is it a signal for someone? No
Is it his suit? It has something to do with his suit
Does he smile because he wants to, he is happy, content, thrilled, told to smile, he is supposed to in his position? He is happy, everything else, No
Is there anyone else seeing him smile? Someone from the office? Someone else? Does it matter? No, does not matter
Did the reason for smiling happen before he went to the office? No
Did he go straight from home? irrelevant
Zephyr14 (Zephyr14)
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Posted on Monday, February 05, 2007 - 8:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he realise that his wife, who hasn't spoken to him in a week, decided to barry the hatchet and finally sew his buttons?

If not... so he realised something about the suit? Which he hasn't thought about until he buttoned it quite out of reflex, right?
Did he realise it was UNbuttoned?
Snoozer (Snoozer)
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Posted on Monday, February 05, 2007 - 4:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he able to button the suit before? Has he lost weight? Stopped shaking? Improved his vision? Got a prosthetic hand?
Nccwarp9 (Nccwarp9)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 07, 2007 - 9:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he able to button the suit before? Has he lost weight? Stopped shaking? Improved his vision? Got a prosthetic hand?

Well this was kinda easy Snoozer bot it

***************** SPOILER *************

A man came into the office and has lost a lot of weight lately. On one occasion he realized that he finally can button up his suit and that realization made him smile.

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