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Posted on Saturday, April 05, 2008 - 1:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Laura's lateness cost her dearly
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Laura: H/A/M?

Cost her: In money? Lives? Grades? Something else?

Lateness: By seconds? Minutes? Hours? Years? Decades?
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Lateness: Oops. By Days? Weeks? Months?
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Laura: H/A/M? Well female actually, but irrel. Yes to the others.

Cost her: In money? This Lives? Grades? Something else?

Lateness: By seconds? Minutes? This Hours? Could possibly be an hour or so, but not much longer Years? Decades?
Lateness: Oops. By Days? Weeks? Months? None of the others
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Lateness as in death?
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Lateness as in death? No, as in the opposite of earlinesss
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Did she miss a bargain? Got fined? Missed an important exam which meant she didn't qualify in her chosen field? Had to get a taxi rather than a bus?
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Did she miss a bargain? Got fined? Missed an important exam which meant she didn't qualify in her chosen field? Had to get a taxi rather than a bus? None
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Did she lose money that day? Did she physically lose it or just not earn/make it somehow? Did the loss happen later?
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Did she lose money that day? Yes
Did she physically lose it or just not earn/make it somehow? She physically ended up with less money than she started with
Did the loss happen later? No, soon after the lateness
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Was her money in a coin purse? Just in her pocket? Did she go on a fairground ride and her money fell out as she was turned upside down?
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Was she supposed to be somewhere at a certain time and had to rush to get there? if so, did she run? was the money she lost loose in one of her pockets?
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Was her money in a coin purse? Just in her pocket? Irrel, with a FA lurking
Did she go on a fairground ride and her money fell out as she was turned upside down? No

Was she supposed to be somewhere at a certain time Yes
and had to rush to get there? Irrel if so, did she run? was the money she lost loose in one of her pockets? No, with the same FA as before
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Is the FA that the money is not cash, but instead on debit/credit or something similar?
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Is the FA that the money is not cash, but instead on debit/credit or something similar? No, the FA concerns how she lost the money
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The money she lost, was it cash? Did she lose it as in losing? leaving behind? forget? throw away cash? or was it lost because she had to pay a fee? or similar? because she was too late for something?
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The money she lost, was it cash? Yes
Did she lose it as in losing? leaving behind? forget? throw away cash? No to all
or was it lost because she had to pay a fee? or similar? Not a fee, but similar, and that clears up the FA
because she was too late for something? Not directly as a fine for being late, but her lateness did lead to it.
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Was she late for an appointment? so she had to pay even though she never got there in time?
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Was she late for an appointment? Yope
so she had to pay even though she never got there in time? But not this
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Was she meeting some professionals? or friends? If professional(s), their jobs relevant?
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Was she meeting some professionals?
or friends? Yes If professional(s), their jobs relevant?
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Was she late getting there? or did she spend too much time with her friends and was late leaving again?
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Was she late getting there? Yes
or did she spend too much time with her friends and was late leaving again? No
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Did she actually get there at all? Relevant how she got there? Had her friend(s) left when she got there? Relevant where they were going to meet?
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Did she actually get there at all? Yes
Relevant how she got there? No
Had her friend(s) left when she got there? No
Relevant where they were going to meet? Yes
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In a restaurant? cafe? park? someone's home? some other place?
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In a restaurant? cafe? park? someone's home? some other place? This
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This other place, is it somewhere people are served food? or drinks? is it somewhere where you're entertained? is it a public building? someone's office?
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This other place, is it somewhere people are served food? or drinks? No to both
is it somewhere where you're entertained? No
is it a public building? Yesish
someone's office? No
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Is there some sort of service provided in the building?
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Is there some sort of service provided in the building? Yes
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Is it some service provided by the government? county council? a non-profit organisation? a business?
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Is it some service provided by the government? county council? a non-profit organisation? a business? This
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Did her friend(s) care that she was late? Was there a bet involved?
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Did her friend(s) care that she was late? They would probaly have been annoyed, especially when the money was lost, but it's not relevant to this puzzle.
Was there a bet involved? No
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Did she lose her own money? her friends' money? both? is it relevant how much was lost?

Does she? or her friends? work for the business where they were going to meet? was it a shop of some sort?
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Did she lose her own money? Yes her friends' money? both? is it relevant how much was lost? Not really

Does she? or her friends? work for the business where they were going to meet? No
was it a shop of some sort? Yesish
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Do they sell something tangible? or something intangible? if latter, then a gym? a sunbed salon? a travel agent? an estate agent? other?
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Do they sell something tangible? This, usually
or something intangible? Could sometimes also be this
if latter, then a gym? a sunbed salon? a travel agent? an estate agent? other? None
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Are they selling shoes? handbags? clothes? toiletries? medicines? cars? art? furniture? gym/exercise equipment (including outdoor gear)? books/magazines/papers? stationery? computer equipment? safety devices/locks/padlocks? groceries?

Did she, by being late, lose out on an offer in this place?
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Are they selling shoes? handbags? clothes? toiletries? medicines? cars? art? furniture? gym/exercise equipment (including outdoor gear)? books/magazines/papers? stationery? computer equipment? safety devices/locks/padlocks? groceries? Could actually be any of these, except probably not medicine or groceries...it's the kind of shop, rather than the exact items being sold, that matters here.

Did she, by being late, lose out on an offer in this place? No
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Is it a normal shop where you walk in, choose what you need/want, pay at a pay-point and then leave?
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Is it a normal shop where you walk in, choose what you need/want, pay at a pay-point and then leave? No. The place in question would not normally be called a "shop", though that is a perfectly valid name for it.
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A thrift store? An auction house? Unclaimed baggage store?

Was she trying to recover something that used to belong to her or someone she knew?
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A thrift store?
An auction house? This, well done
Unclaimed baggage store?

Was she trying to recover something that used to belong to her or someone she knew? No
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Because she was late, she lost out on a good bargain in the auction? Is it relevant what type of goods they auctioned off? Was she a collector of some sort?
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Because she was late, she lost out on a good bargain in the auction? Not this
Is it relevant what type of goods they auctioned off? No
Was she a collector of some sort? Irrel
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Hmmm, did she signal to her friends as she came in to the room, and the auctioneer thought she bid on an object?
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Hmmm, did she signal to her friends as she came in to the room, and the auctioneer thought she bid on an object? Yes

***** SPOILER *****
Laura arranged to meet her friend at an auction (where they planned to buy furnishings for the house they shared). But Laura was late, and when she arrived the auctioneer mistook her wave of greeting for a bid, meaning she ended up with a very expensive item that she didn't actually want.

It's based on an old short story I once read. Thank you for playing everyone, especially Eli for following it all the way through to the end!

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