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Huntinggirl (Huntinggirl)
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She didn't understand the joke. She was just too rich.

This is my first effort for quite a while. Bear with me while I try to remember exactly what it is we do here :-)
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does the first she = same person as the second she? she = adult human female?

does it matter how much money she had? million? more?

is there 1 other individual? 2? 3? 4? 5? more?
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Rich - As having loads of money?
Joke - As a small tale to make somebody laugh?
Is there a second person telling the joke?
Was that person trying to poke fun on her? Her riches?
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Damia:
does the first she = same person as the second she? she = adult human female? yes

does it matter how much money she had? million? more? no, not really, suffice it to say she lives well and has no monetary problems at all. She is not, for example, one of the richest people in the country, just well-to-do

is there 1 other individual? 2? 3? 4? 5? more? there is one other individual involved. I'll save you some house keeping - it is me
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Emptyhead:
Rich - As having loads of money? see my answer to Damia - the important thing is that she has never had to - for example - buy things cheap or scrimp to make ends meet
Joke - As a small tale to make somebody laugh? correct
Is there a second person telling the joke? yes, it is I
Was that person trying to poke fun on her? not at all Her riches?nothing like this
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did she not understand the meaning of a word you used? or not understand why what you said should be funny? did the joke involve people who wouldn't have much money?
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It was spoken in lingo she didn't understand because she didn't live in a poorer neighborhood?
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Damia:
did she not understand the meaning of a word you used? not this
or not understand why what you said should be funny? she did not have the context that was needed to understand what was funny
did the joke involve people who wouldn't have much money? no, not exactly
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Does the puzzle statement mean:
She did not understand the joke BECAUSE she was too rich?
-- or --
You would think that she understood the joke, but instead, this appeared because she was too rich.

or neither?:D
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Was the joke based upon a real life story? Concerning money? cost of buying necessities like food? clothing? heating fuel? travel? Brand names? Saving money? like with a piggy bank? Holidays? entertainment? employment?
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Zephyr
Does the puzzle statement mean:
She did not understand the joke BECAUSE she was too rich? this one
-- or --
You would think that she understood the joke, but instead, this appeared because she was too rich.

or neither?:D

Sunshine
Was the joke based upon a real life story? yes Concerning money? yes, but FA cost of buying necessities like food? yes, but FA clothing? heating fuel? travel? slightly this, but the FA is so hugely lurking in the background that I feel compelled to, out of human kindness, just say no
Brand names? Saving money? like with a piggy bank? Holidays? entertainment? employment? none of these
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Ooops!
Sunshine's question
Concerning money? should probably have been answered in this way:
yes, although in a very round-about way, actually, money was concerned in the story only in the way that it was not used, and also, beware of the FA
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was there a crime in your joke? did the person in your joke buy anything? go somewhere? if so is it relevant where?
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So - the reason why she did not understand the joke was that, being well off, she did not have a particular experience a person not-so-well-off would have, correct?

Would it help to find out what the joke was?

Would the joke work in any country? Or is it based on a particular product/shop which is to be found only in a particular country?
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Is the story about sparing money? Or a special kind of store? I once saw a rich woman in a supermarket and it was easy to tell that it was her first time she did shopping in a supermarket.
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Damia
was there a crime in your joke? no did the person in your joke buy anything? yes, but go somewhere? yes if so is it relevant where? yes, not specifically where, but generally - that is to say, geography is not important, all that is important is to find out the situation, which involves going somewhere

Alizon
So - the reason why she did not understand the joke was that, being well off, she did not have a particular experience a person not-so-well-off would have, correct? correct, but "experience" is probably not the correct expression - she could not have been in the particular situation wich a not-so-well-off person could be in

Would it help to find out what the joke was? yes

Would the joke work in any country? I certainly hope so! Definitely not in the poorest countries in the world, but in most other countries I should think that this is possible Or is it based on a particular product/shop which is to be found only in a particular country? there is a slight risk that this is the case, but I really doubt it

Cookie

Is the story about sparing money? no Or a special kind of store? no, but... I once saw a rich woman in a supermarket and it was easy to tell that it was her first time she did shopping in a supermarket. :-) the person in the story is not that rich - but your remark is relevant anyway
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So the joke is about a person who goes shopping? Is the person male/female? Relevant?

Does the person want to buy something tangible? Food? Something of daily use?
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Alizon
So the joke is about a person who goes shopping? yes Is the person male/female? Relevant? irrelevant, but since it is I let's just stick with female

Does the person want to buy something tangible? Food? Something of daily use? yes, this sort of thing. Irrelevant what exactly, relevant is the amount of stuff bought
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did they buy too much stuff to carry? was the joke about how they got it home? any bus travel? taxi? lots of walking trips with various bags?
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Is the policy "buy-two-and-get-one-for-free?" or anything similar concerned?
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Or, too much month at the end of the money?
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Sorry, I thought I answered these. I tried to post an answer...here we go again then

Damia

did they buy too much stuff to carry? this is certainly relevant was the joke about how they got it home? yes, in a (rather specific) way
any bus travel? taxi? lots of walking trips with various bags? none of these though

Alizon

Is the policy "buy-two-and-get-one-for-free?" or anything similar concerned? no, sorry, nothing like this

Snoozer

Or, too much month at the end of the money? often the case :-) bur irrelevant for this puzzle
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the answer to Snoozer should of course contain the word "but" instead of the word "bur"
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Something without an engine? such as a bike, a shopping cart?
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Snoozer
Something without an engine? such as a bike, a shopping cart? a shopping cart is certainly relevant, yes
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Is it about how many shopping carts you need to buy your things? comparing the shopping cart with something else, such as the size of your car? Stealing it and taking it all the way home? how many shopping carts you have parked outside your house? the amount of money you will get for returning the shopping carts you have at home?
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Hi there, Snoozer
Is it about how many shopping carts you need to buy your things? not this, only one shopping cart relevant for this topic comparing the shopping cart with something else, such as the size of your car? no. However... Stealing it and taking it all the way home? no how many shopping carts you have parked outside your house? no, although that would be an interesting sight to behold the amount of money you will get for returning the shopping carts you have at home? no - because...
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Hi Hunting girl!
So, could it be fitting everything you own in a shopping cart?
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or, that the family is so poor they cannot even afford to check out a shopping cart at the super discount store?
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Credit cards relevant?
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Does the store sell their shopping carts? rent them? Did you buy so many bargains you had to buy a cart? rent one? to get them home? costing more than the shopping? more than the money you saved on the bargains?
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Snoozer
So, could it be fitting everything you own in a shopping cart? no, nothing like this level of poverty at all
or, that the family is so poor they cannot even afford to check out a shopping cart at the super discount store? not this, however...

Wunderland

Credit cards relevant? no

Sunshine

Does the store sell their shopping carts? no rent them? well you have to insert a coin or token to get one of them loose and available, if that's what you mean Did you buy so many bargains you had to buy a cart? rent one? to get them home? costing more than the shopping? more than the money you saved on the bargains? none of these
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Saving for weeks to afford checking out a shopping cart?
Returning the shopping cart so you can afford the rent?
People with a shopping cart are by definition richer than you?
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Getting back problems for carrying all the coins to the shopping cart point?
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When all the shopping carts are checked out, there is no money left for the things you need to buy?
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Searching the lot for a cart not returned by another patron, just to save the coin?
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Do you have a car? if so, was it parked at the store? is it a small car like a Smart car?
Do you normally travel to the store in your own car? on foot? by bus? with a friend in their car?
On this occasion did you actually take your shopping through the check out and pay for it?
Did you realise before that stage that you couldn't possibly get all that home so you abandoned the full trolley and crept out?
Do you normally use a trolley/cart? or a basket?
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Sorry for not being quicker with these.

Snoozer:
Saving for weeks to afford checking out a shopping cart? no, this is way too poor for the poorness level of this puzzle
Returning the shopping cart so you can afford the rent? no, yet...
Getting back problems for carrying all the coins to the shopping cart point? no, you only need one coin to get a cart - coin or token, that is
People with a shopping cart are by definition richer than you? no
When all the shopping carts are checked out, there is no money left for the things you need to buy? not really getting this, but I think it qualifies as a "no"

Beccaann:

Searching the lot for a cart not returned by another patron, just to save the coin? no, but good thinking

Sunshine

Do you have a car? YES if so, was it parked at the store? YES is it a small car like a Smart car? no
Do you normally travel to the store in your own car? yes, no to rest on foot? by bus? with a friend in their car?
On this occasion did you actually take your shopping through the check out and pay for it? yes
Did you realise before that stage that you couldn't possibly get all that home so you abandoned the full trolley and crept out? no
Do you normally use a trolley/cart? this one or a basket?
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Is it a big parking lot? Is the car parked far far away from where you exit the store?
Does it take a lot of time to get to (or find) the car, pack in your stuff and return the cart?
Do you need to take a bus to get to your car?
Do you have a big car? Is it filled anyways?
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Did you drive home in your car with the shopping? In one trip? Did you walk home with the cart? because that was easier than transferring everything to the car? Did you bring the cart back, get your coin back and collect your car? Were you so overcome by the amount of your shopping you just forgot you had a car?! Was your car already full of other things? Do you have to pay to park at the store? Is there a barrier that needs a coin to release it? Did you have any money left after you had paid for your shopping? Were you out of petrol? Do you have to show your receipt to get out of the car park? Was it at the bottom of the boot?
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Snoozer
Is it a big parking lot? yes but irrelevant Is the car parked far far away from where you exit the store? somewhat, but irrelevant
Does it take a lot of time to get to (or find) the car, pack in your stuff and return the cart? YES
Do you need to take a bus to get to your car? no
Do you have a big car? normal I suppose Is it filled anyways? there was plenty of room for the groceries and whatnot.

Sunshine

Did you drive home in your car with the shopping? yes In one trip? yes Did you walk home with the cart? no because that was easier than transferring everything to the car? no, but at one time it felt like that. But I live rather far from the store, so... Did you bring the cart back, get your coin back and collect your car? FA Were you so overcome by the amount of your shopping you just forgot you had a car?! :-) no Was your car already full of other things? no Do you have to pay to park at the store? no Is there a barrier that needs a coin to release it? ? Did you have any money left after you had paid for your shopping? yes Were you out of petrol? no Do you have to show your receipt to get out of the car park? no Was it at the bottom of the boot? no, but good thinking
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Oooops! I'd like to change the answer to this question from Snoozer
Does it take a lot of time to get to (or find) the car, no pack in your stuff and return the cart? YES
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After putting the stuff in the car, are you debating if it is really worth returning the cart for the coin, or to just leave the cart there and go home?
When you are done packing your car, is it still possible to return the cart? to get the coin back? Is it already evening when you are done?
Kids involved?
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By the time you brought your cart back to the store had they reduced prices further?
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Snoozer
After putting the stuff in the car, are you debating if it is really worth returning the cart for the coin, or to just leave the cart there and go home? I do this more often than I like to admit. However this is not the case here. Oh - and FA
When you are done packing your car, is it still possible to return the cart? yes to get the coin back? FA Is it already evening when you are done? no

Sunshine

By the time you brought your cart back to the store had they reduced prices further? no, but interesting idea
Kids involved?
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Sunshine
Kids involved? no, this was BK (before kids)
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did you put a coin/token in the cart to get it in the first place? or did you manage to find one on its own? with the coin/token in already?

did you return the cart afterwards? get the coin/token back?
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Damia
did you put a coin/token in the cart to get it in the first place? yopishly yes or did you manage to find one on its own? no with the coin/token in already? yopishly NO

did you return the cart afterwards? yes get the coin/token back? yopishly YES
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The cart you are using, does it belong to the shop?
Have you found a way to get a cart without inserting a coin or token?
Are you asking people on the way out if you should return their cart, but then you use that cart for your shopping and make some money by returning it?
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Snoozer
The cart you are using, does it belong to the shop? yes, or the parking lot or something. Irrelevant
Have you found a way to get a cart without inserting a coin or token? NO
Are you asking people on the way out if you should return their cart, but then you use that cart for your shopping and make some money by returning it? no
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Do you know a way to trick the cart, so you can get the coin out after releasing the cart and use it for shopping?
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Did you use a coin? a token? If the latter, was it a recognised token or something you had that worked instead? Did you have a scruple about abandoning the cart with this token? was it something you needed to regain? Did you have to spend ages lining up to get your token back?
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whats FA mean?
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FA=False Assumption

By any chance, did you pay for it with a rare coin, or did you pay with a coin and then get a cion of lesser value back? (Ex- you put in a US quarter, then got a Canadian quarter back?)
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Snoozer
Do you know a way to trick the cart, so you can get the coin out after releasing the cart and use it for shopping? no

Sunshine

Did you use a coin? a token? THIS ONE
If the latter, was it a recognised token or something you had that worked instead? it was something that you could get at the store, the shape of a Swedish fivecrown which is the coin that normally works in these carts Did you have a scruple about abandoning the cart with this token? YES! was it something you needed to regain? Yes, OTRT - but beware of FA... Did you have to spend ages lining up to get your token back? no, not this

These are very good questions, Sunshine


Blazingphoenix}
By any chance, did you pay for it with a rare coin, or did you pay with a coin and then get a cion of lesser value back? (Ex- you put in a US quarter, then got a Canadian quarter back?) no to both - and actually I don't know how one would go about to do this last part. In Sweden at least, the coin or token that you put in remains in the slot until you return the cart. There is only the coin or token that you put there in the cart
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Good morning :-)
Was it a chocolate coin?
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I think I have heard of this before....

Were they tokens made of ice?
Were there people around that were swiping the coins out of the "meters" when people had the carts out?
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Did you use a button?
Was the token attached to something? Your trousers?
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Sunshine

And good morning to you

Was it a chocolate coin? no, don't think they would work

Blazingphoenix

I think I have heard of this before.... not unless you know me - or know someone of the same kind :-) this is FMOE

Were they tokens made of ice? no, metal
Were there people around that were swiping the coins out of the "meters" when people had the carts out? no

Snoozer

Did you use a button? no, just an ordinary metal thingy that the store gives out to people to save them from having to have the correct change every time they want to use a cart
Was the toke attached to something? YES, very good Your trousers? not this though
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Was the token attached to something valuable? Eg a set of keys? (I think these tokens sometimes come in the form of a key ring.) Perhaps you joked about leaving the token (plus whatever it was attached to) in the trolley, and your friend took this seriously?
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Was the token attached to something valuable? YES Eg a set of keys? (I think these tokens sometimes come in the form of a key ring.) YES, very good Perhaps you joked about leaving the token (plus whatever it was attached to) in the trolley, and your friend took this seriously? no, not this - time for another kind of lateral leap :-)
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Was it on the same key ring as your car keys? Does it give you a problem opening the car door, because you have an old car that can only be opened with a key, which is now stuck to the cart?
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did you have to take the trolley back to free your keys? then take the shopping back to the car by hand?
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Snoozer
Was it on the same key ring as your car keys? Yes Does it give you a problem opening the car door, because you have an old car that can only be opened with a key, which is now stuck to the cart? Yes

Damia

did you have to take the trolley back to free your keys? Yes then take the shopping back to the car by hand? Yes, exactly. Well done, both of you!

and I think this is enough for a SPOILER

I was telling a friend how I had gone shopping with a full cart and then, when the time came to unload all my bags into the car, I realized that the car was impossible to open, as the car keys were attached to the same key ring that my cart-getting-token was attached to. She looked at me blankly, not realizing that this was a problem, and after all, she was so well-off that she had never had to buy an old car. Thus, all she had to do, was press a button on her key and the car opened obediently and without turning a key.

Some time has passed since then and we have a newer car now, however, whenever I borrow my husband's car to go shopping, the same thing almost happens...

Thank you and well done all. A particular thanks to Snoozer who has kept the puzzle running.
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Here we go, I had no idea there was a new rule
********SPOILER************

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