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Nimue (Nimue)
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I have a bad habit that I sometimes caution other people against. I'm not being intrusive, since the habit is not something anyone engages in for pleasure (like overeating), but is simply a matter of overlooking an easily avoidable danger. But whenever I say to people, "By the way, beware of X-ing," they look at me as if I were nuts to think that anyone would be inclined to X in the first place. What is X-ing??
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Is X-ing illegal? Does it involve food?
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Crossing the street, amirite? No? Okay then...

Would males be more likely to X then females? Children more than adults?

Can animals X?

The danger: Physical? Emotional? Financial?
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Is X-ing illegal?no Does it involve food? no
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Crossing the street, amirite? No? nothing to do with crossing the street Okay then...

Would males be more likely to X then females? no Children more than adults? no

Can animals X? only human animals can x

The danger: Physical? yes Emotional? possiblyFinancial? less likely
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Do the people who you warn do X, but don't realise it? Do some people do it, so you consider it worthwhile to continue to warn people even though most of them will think you're mad? Is your advice 'don't X?' Or more like 'be careful when you are Xing'?

Does gender affect how likely a person is to X? Age? Could a baby do it? A person in a wheelchair? A blind person? A deaf person?

Do people who X consciously choose to do it? Is it a side effect of doing something else?
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Do the people who you warn do X, but don't realise it? noDo some people do it, so you consider it worthwhile to continue to warn people even though most of them will think you're mad? yesIs your advice 'don't X?' yesOr more like 'be careful when you are Xing'? no

Does gender affect how likely a person is to X? yes. Women are much more likelyAge? yes Teenagers?yes Could a baby do it? no A person in a wheelchair? possibly, but she would be lerss likely to A blind person? yesA deaf person? yes

Do people who X consciously choose to do it? yes Is it a side effect of doing something else? yesish but it's still a choice to x while doing the other thing
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Is X automatically bad? Or is there a risk that it will have negative consequences?

Do people choose to X because they don't realise it is bad? Because it is an effort not to? Because it brings them some benefit? Because they think they have to?

Could a person reasonably ignore your advice and say 'no, I want to consider Xing despite the danger'?

By this:
Age? yes Teenagers?yes
did you mean that teenagers are more likely to do it? The only ones who do it?

Could a person die from Xing? If so, from doing it once? Or only if done repeatedly?

Can one X for an extended period of time? Is it a one-off action?

Does Xing involve movement? Use of the arms? Legs? Voice? Hands?
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Is X automatically bad?no Or is there a risk that it will have negative consequences? yes

Do people choose to X because they don't realise it is bad? yes Because it is an effort not to? noish Because it brings them some benefit yope

Could a person reasonably ignore your advice and say 'no, I want to consider Xing despite the danger'? sure

By this:
Age? yes Teenagers?yes
did you mean that teenagers are more likely to do it? no The only ones who do it? no

Could a person die from Xing?no (barring some bizarre & incredible freak accudent, but in that sense, a person can die from everything) If so, from doing it once? Or only if done repeatedly?

Can one X for an extended period of time? see next answerIs it a one-off action? you can do it repeatedly but each instance is short (a few minutes at most)

Does Xing involve movement? yes Use of the arms? yes Legs? no Voice? no Hands? yes
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Does one X alone? Is another person needed? An object? Can it be done anywhere? At any time of day?

Could one perform whatever the action is of which X is a side effect perfectly well without Xing?

Is Xing touching something? Picking something up? Moving something? Making some kind of gesture? Communicating something with the hands?
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Does one X alone? It can be done alone or with other people presentIs another person needed? no An object? yesCan it be done anywhere? noAt any time of day? yes

Could one perform whatever the action is of which X is a side effect perfectly well without Xing? yes

Is Xing touching something? yope Picking something up? see next answer Moving something? yesMaking some kind of gesture? see previous answerCommunicating something with the hands? no
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Is the thing moved always the same? Is it something that can be held in one hand? Both hands? Is it moved upwards? Downwards? To the side? Less than 10cm? Less than a metre? More than 10 metres?

Is the main danger of Xing that one might get physically hurt? Is the danger to the person who is Xing? Or to others?

Does it involve moving something to get to something else? To move it out the way? After Xing, does the object finish in a different position to where it started?
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Is the thing moved always the same? one sort of thing is most common, but others are possibleIs it something that can be held in one hand? yesBoth hands? yesIs it moved upwards? yes Downwards? not usually To the side? possiblyLess than 10cm? probably about 12-18 inches. (We Americans don't do metric!! Less than a metre? More than 10 metres?

Is the main danger of Xing that one might get physically hurt? noIs the danger to the person who is Xing? yes Or to others? no

Does it involve moving something to get to something else? noTo move it out the way? noAfter Xing, does the object finish in a different position to where it started? no
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Is the danger of Xing emotional? Financial?

Is the item moved usually smaller than: a golf ball? A tennis ball? A basketball? A backpack? A recliner chair?
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Is the danger of Xing emotional? yope Financial? unlikely

Is the item moved usually smaller than: a golf ball? noA tennis ball? noA basketball? possiblyA backpack? probably A recliner chair? yes
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Is the item used to alter personal appearance?
Does it involve hair?
Is there a possibility of being ellectrically shocked? physically burned?
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Is the item used to alter personal appearance? yope
Does it involve hair? yope
Is there a possibility of being ellectrically shocked? nophysically burned? no
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Does Xing involve changing one's appearance? Hair removal? Hair dyeing? Curling? Straightening? Is it a cosmetic procedure?

Is the danger that one could end up looking ridiculous? Could end up damaging the hair?
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Does Xing involve changing one's appearance? Hair removal? Hair dyeing? Curling? Straightening? Is it a cosmetic procedure? no to all

Is the danger that one could end up looking ridiculous? yopeCould end up damaging the hair? no
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Is personal grooming involved at all? Is the item moved electrical? Would the danger involve ending up looking different to how you did before? Or not looking how you wanted to?
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Is personal grooming involved at all? possibly but not necessarily Is the item moved electrical? no Would the danger involve ending up looking different to how you did before? possibly but not necessarily Or not looking how you wanted to? ditto
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does it involve the head rather than the hair? is the object some kind of headgear?

is the thing these people are doing some kind of sport? sky-diving? work?

when you tell them this are you their instructor?
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does it involve the head rather than the hair? nois the object some kind of headgear? no

is the thing these people are doing some kind of sport? no sky-diving? no work? no

when you tell them this are you their instructor? no
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HINT: FIND OUT WHERE X-ING TAKES PLACE.
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Does X-ing involve your posture while carrying something?
Does it involve bending your back when lifting something while it is actually more back-friendly to squat down and keep your back straight?
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Oh, and following your hint, is X-ing done indoors?
Outdoors?
In your home?
In anyone else's home?
In public places?
In the city?
In the country?
On the beach?
In the woods?
In water?
Could it be done in a restaurant?
In a library?
In a school?

In a specific room?
If so, in the kitchen?
Bathroom?
Living room?
Dining room?
Bedroom?
Study?
Kid's room?
Attic?
Basement?
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Does X-ing involve your posture while carrying something? no
Does it involve bending your back when lifting something while it is actually more back-friendly to squat down and keep your back straight? irrel
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Oh, and following your hint, is X-ing done indoors? yes
Outdoors? no
In your home? no
In anyone else's home? no
In public places? yes
In the city? yes
In the country? yes
On the beach? no
In the woods? no
In water? no
Could it be done in a restaurant? yes
In a library? yes
In a school? yes

In a specific room? yes
If so, in the kitchen? no
Bathroom? Yes --in a bathroom that is not in someone's private home
Living room? no
Dining room? no
Bedroom? no
Study? no
Kid's room? no
Attic? no
Basement? Only if a public bathroom is in the basement of a building
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is it to do with locking or unlocking the door?

is it something that can only be done in a cubicle? and that's why women are more likely to do it than men?

is it to do with water temperature?
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is it to do with locking or unlocking the door? no

is it something that can only be done in a cubicle? no and that's why women are more likely to do it than men? no

is it to do with water temperature? no
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Does X-ing involve not lifting the toilet seat before doing your business?
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Does it involve not sitting on the toilet, but sort of squatting over it while doing your business?
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does it involve washing your hands? drying your hands?

entering the loo? leaving the loo?

arranging your clothing afterwards?

yodelling?
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Does X-ing involve not lifting the toilet seat before doing your business?
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Does it involve not sitting on the toilet, but sort of squatting over it while doing your business? no
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does it involve washing your hands?possibly drying your hands?less likely

entering the loo? noleaving the loo? no

arranging your clothing afterwards? no

yodelling? Believe it or not, the answer is NO
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RECAP & HINT: Add the following to the puzzle statement: X-ing is done in public bathrooms but does not involve the toilet.
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Does it involve the toilet paper? A lack of it relevant? The stall itself?
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does it involve doing something in front of the mirror?
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Does it involve the toilet paper? noA lack of it relevant? no The stall itself? no
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does it involve doing something in front of the mirror? yes or yesish
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The sinks?
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The sinks? yes
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Could you X with:
A sink with no running water?
A motion-activated sink? One of those sinks where you push down a button and it stays on for a set amount of time?
A sink with no soap next to it?
A sink missing the cold water handle? A sink missing the hot water handle?
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Could you X with:
A sink with no running water? yes
A motion-activated sink? yes, but. . . .One of those sinks where you push down a button and it stays on for a set amount of time? yes
A sink with no soap next to it? yes
A sink missing the cold water handle? yes A sink missing the hot water handle? yes
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any old sink?
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any old sink?You could x with any old sick, but you would have no reason to do so in your own home
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cleaning it before using it?
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cleaning it before using it? no
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RECAP: Add the following to the puzzle statement: X-ing is done in a public bathroom & involves a sink.
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Is the sink actually used for it's original purpose (washing something) while X-ing?
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is it putting your handbag on the edge of the sink?

is there water in the sink when you X? before? after?
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Washing hands relevant? The point at which you wash your hands (eg if you wash them then touch the door handle to leave, that has germs on it)? Washing the face? Body? Brushing teeth? Looking in the mirror? Putting on makeup? Drinking from the sink?
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Is the sink actually used for it's original purpose (washing something) while X-ing?noish
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is it putting your handbag on the edge of the sink? no but you're ORT (on the right track)

is there water in the sink when you X? no before? no after? possibly
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Washing hands relevant? possiblyThe point at which you wash your hands (eg if you wash them then touch the door handle to leave, that has germs on it)? noWashing the face? possiblyBody? unlikely Brushing teeth? possiblyLooking in the mirror? ditto Putting on makeup? dittoDrinking from the sink? ditto
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Is it putting something by the sink? In the sink? On the floor? Is the danger that something might get wet? Might get stolen? Is it a hygiene issue?
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Is it putting something by the sink? no In the sink? yes On the floor? no Is the danger that something might get wet? yesMight get stolen? no Is it a hygiene issue? no
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A bag? A personal possession? A body part? An item of clothing? Is it to do with not wanting something to touch the floor? Is it putting something in the sink to act as a plug?
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A bag? Yes, in the sense of a pocketbook A personal possession?yes -- see previous answer A body part? noAn item of clothing? no Is it to do with not wanting something to touch the floor? probably but not necessarilyIs it putting something in the sink to act as a plug? no
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is the danger that it will get stolen?

that it will get wet?
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So does Xing mean putting a handbag in the sink of a public bathroom? Or does it involve this but has more to it? Have you done this on occasion then realised that the sink was wet? Or accidentally left it in there when the water was turned on? Do you put it there while looking in the mirror? While doing something else? Is the reason why you wouldn't do it in a house because you wouldn't need to take your bag into the bathroom in the first place?
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is the danger that it will get stolen? no

that it will get wet? yes
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So does Xing mean putting a handbag in the sink of a public bathroom? yes Or does it involve this but has more to it? noishHave you done this on occasion then realised that the sink was wet? yope Or accidentally left it in there when the water was turned on? no Do you put it there while looking in the mirror? sometimes While doing something else? ditto Is the reason why you wouldn't do it in a house because you wouldn't need to take your bag into the bathroom in the first place? yes, but this danger would also not arise in any private house that I know of
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Is the danger that the taps will be automatic ones, that turn on when they sense movement, thus soaking your bag?
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Is the danger that the taps will be automatic ones, that turn on when they sense movement, thus soaking your bag? Yes!!!

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