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David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 1:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

And they don't even provide champagne
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 3:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

They -- business? government? other organisation? group of people otherwise involved in an ecterprise or activity together?

Are they a group of people? 2? 3? ... 5,000,000,000?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 3:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Mosquito (Mosquito) on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 03:18 pm:

They -- business? this one government? other organisation? group of people otherwise involved in an ecterprise or activity together?

Are they a group of people? 2? 3? ... 5,000,000,000? see above
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 3:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is a celebration involved? A wine-tasting activity? New Years?
Would the business have provided champagne to--their workers? Customers? Prospective customers? The world in general?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 3:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Eliot (Eliot) on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 03:51 pm:

Is a celebration involved? no A wine-tasting activity? no New Years? no
Would the business have provided champagne to--their workers? Customers? this one Prospective customers? The world in general?
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 4:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is a grand opening involved? a grand re-opening?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 4:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab) on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 04:07 pm:

Is a grand opening involved? no a grand re-opening? nor this, but good thinking :)
Tony (E20)
Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 5:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the business a department store?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 5:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tony (E20) on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 05:41 pm:

Is the business a department store? no
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 8:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the reason you might think they would provide champagne...that the product? service? event? is so expensive? Are congratulations in order? to the customers? to the business?

Is anything at all being provided besides the prod/ser/ev/ the customers are paying for?

Is the business a restaurant? Are they serving oysters or caviare, neither of which can, to my knowledge, be washed down with anything other than champagne?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 8:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Mosquito (Mosquito) on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 08:02 pm:

Is the reason you might think they would provide champagne...that the product? service? this one event? is so expensive? yes, more or less... Are congratulations in order? no to the customers? commiserations would be rather more appropriate to the business? vilification would not come amiss

Is anything at all being provided besides the prod/ser/ev/ the customers are paying for? no

Is the business a restaurant? no Are they serving oysters or caviare, neither of which can, to my knowledge, be washed down with anything other than champagne? I believe that Lucozade might be equally effective
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 10:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the business London Transport, which is raising the price for a single in Zone 1 to £3?

Is the service one that a typical customer would have need of every day or most days? A few times a month? a few times a year? a few times in a lifetime?

Is the service provided by a monopoly? An oligopoly?

I believe that Lucozade might be equally effective somehow I doubt it, but I am not going to test the hypothesis.
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 11:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Mosquito (Mosquito) on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 10:46 pm:

Is the business London Transport, which is raising the price for a single in Zone 1 to £3? indeed it is - an inspired guess which renders the rest of your questions redundant :)

Is the service one that a typical customer would have need of every day or most days? A few times a month? a few times a year? a few times in a lifetime?

Is the service provided by a monopoly? An oligopoly?

No matter - the rest is mere detail, so here is the

***** SPOILER *****

As Mosquito says, London Underground will next year raise the price of a single journey in the centre of the city to £3.

The shortest journey it is possible to take on the Underground is between Leicester Square and Covent Garden. Many tourists do in fact make this journey, not knowing that the two stations are just 300 yards apart.

A fare of £3 for a 300-yard journey works out at £17.60 per mile. By comparison, a first-class plane ticket from London to New York works out at roughly 92 pence per mile. Even a round-the-world cruise in the dearest stateroom of a luxury liner comes to only £2.54 per mile. The only form of transport more expensive than the London Undergound is NASA's projected manned mission to Mars, which will cost an estimated £6,600 per mile. And they, like London Underground, won't even provide champagne.

Well done Mosquito, less well done Transport for London.
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 12:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sorry to spoil so early, woubit...I guess those of us here in London are all becoming a little obsessed with the way TfL are ripping us off.

There was a time when I believed that the now £8/day congestion charge was meant as an encouragement for people to use public transport,and that the money raised thereby would be used to help fund the latter. I realise now that it was just the beginning of a campaign to extract as much money as possible from us...:(
Haenlomal (Haenlomal)
Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 3:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ouch...and I thought public transit prices in Toronto were outrageous! All you Londoners here have my sympathies.
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 4:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Three pounds for subway fare??? A subway that runs on electricity and not gasoline? You're kidding... I can ride the express bus to Seattle (30-45 miles) for 2.50 dollars. That might go up soon with the rising cost of gas, but not much.
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, October 14, 2005 - 1:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 04:24 pm:


Three pounds for subway fare??? A subway that runs on electricity and not gasoline? You're kidding.

Would it were so :( But, since this puzzle has been spoiled so quickly, I guess I may be forgiven some weightless poetry:

Higgledy piggledy
Mayor Ken Livingstone
Subjects his people to
Various blows.
"Now that they've captured you
Incontrovertibly,
I guess you'll just have to
Pay through the nose."
eyk9qko@mail.com
Posted on Sunday, July 09, 2006 - 8:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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