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Abc (Abc)
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 3:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A train is just starting to pull out from a station. Suddenly, a man comes running onto the platform, arms flailing, expression desperate as he tries in vain to catch up with the train. What is the cause of the man's behaviour?
Jackie Raymond (Jumpingjack)
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 3:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I assume this is a real-life situation, where the man is a human adult male, and the train is a real one? (ie not a toy or model)
The platform that the man is on is at the station that the train is pulling out of?
Is he supposed to be on this train? Does he want to get on the train? Is there someone in the train whose attention he is trying to catch? Does he think someone is in the train? Did he leave something in the train? Anything caught in the train doors? Anyone?
Paul Sloane (Admin)
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 3:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He wanted to catch the train?

He was frustrated at missing it?

Is there more?
Abc (Abc)
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 4:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Paul Sloane (Admin) on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 3:48 pm: Edit

He wanted to catch the train? Yes

He was frustrated at missing it? Yes

Is there more? No

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

The man was late for the train, and really needed to catch it.
Rick Evans (Lemon_martini2)
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Post Number: 33
Registered: 7-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 29, 2006 - 1:10 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Must be the heat affecting the posters...
Or perhaps these are the new dumbed-down quizzes you can solve in the coffee break ;)

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