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Paul Sloane (Admin)
Posted on Saturday, July 02, 2005 - 8:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Why did Jill always take a potato with her when she went to work?
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Saturday, July 02, 2005 - 9:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It's her favorite lunch?

It's her job to unscrew/replace broken lightbulbs?
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Saturday, July 02, 2005 - 11:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

could she have taken another type of vegetable for the same result? another type of food? another object with organic origins?

did she do it to gain some sort of benefit? for herself? for someone else?
did she do it to prevent something bad happening? to herself? to someone else?

did she have a rational reason for doing so?

is the nature of her work relevant? is it an unusual job? do other people take things to work for the same reason?

does she believe it is necessary to take it? desirable?

do others know that she takes it? is it relevant whether they do?

does she show it to others? keep it secret?

does she use it to achieve some sort of task? is its purpose functional? decorative?

does she eat it? cook it? use it to weight something down? does she pretend it is something else? or does she hope someone will think it is something else?

relevant which country she works in? UK? US?
Paul Sloane (Admin)
Posted on Saturday, July 02, 2005 - 11:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Lisa

***** SPOILER *****

It's her favorite lunch?
NO

It's her job to unscrew/replace broken lightbulbs?
YES - VERY GOOD AND VERY QUICK. SHE IS AN ELECTRICIAN AND IS OFTEN ASKED TO REPLACE BROKEN LIGHT BULBS. THEY ARE NORMALLY DIFFICULT TO EXTRACT. SHE PUSHES THE POTATO ONTO THE BROKEN BULB AND CAN THEN TWIST AND REMOVE IT.

YOU ARE TOO GOOD!

PAUL
Einar Berg (Grainbeer)
Posted on Monday, July 04, 2005 - 4:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Amazingly good, Lisa! And a funny puzzle too, Paul :)
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Monday, July 04, 2005 - 6:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wow. Now I KNOW I've been watching too many home improvement shows. I need an intervention.

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