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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 5:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mary asked Dave a question. Dave answered, then left the room only to return shortly and apologise
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WAHOO!

Mary: Female, Adult, Human?
Dave:H?A?M?
Dave was the one to apologize, right?
Was there some sort of paper out of the room contradicting his answer?
Was his answer really correct, or incorrect?
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WAHOO! this is now an REM free zone

Mary: Female, Adult, Human? yes to all
Dave:H?A?M? yes to all
Dave was the one to apologize, right? yes
Was there some sort of paper out of the room contradicting his answer? no
Was his answer really correct, or incorrect? yope
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Was Dave's reply a direct answer to Mary's question? or did he answer along the lines of "I don't know, but I'll find out..."?
Were there others in the room? Relevant?
Did Dave apologize to Mary?
Is the content of Mary's question relevant to the puzzle?
Is Mary's relationship to Dave relevant?
Jobs relevant?
Location relevant?
Era relevant?
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Was Dave's reply a direct answer to Mary's question? no or did he answer along the lines of "I don't know, but I'll find out..."? not this either
Were there others in the room? yes Relevant? somewhat
Did Dave apologize to Mary? yes
Is the content of Mary's question relevant to the puzzle? very much so
Is Mary's relationship to Dave relevant? yesish
Jobs relevant? yes
Location relevant? yes
Era relevant? no it happened about 10 years ago.
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Were they in an office? home? a social gathering place? an institution?
Did Mary's question contain How? Who? What? When? Where? Why?
Did Dave leave the room due to Mary asking him this question?
Did Dave and Mary know each other before being in this room together? acquaintances? co-workers? schoolmates? spouses? relatives?
Did Dave apologize to Mary for his stepping out of the room? for the reply he gave to her?
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Were they in an office? this one is closest home? a social gathering place? an institution?
Did Mary's question contain How? Who? What? When? Where? Why? none of these i'm afraid
Did Dave leave the room due to Mary asking him this question? yes
Did Dave and Mary know each other before being in this room together? noacquaintances? co-workers? schoolmates? spouses? relatives?
Did Dave apologize to Mary for his stepping out of the room? for the reply he gave to her? both
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Did Mary ask Dave to go and fetch something? Did she ask his opinion on something? Did she ask him for factual information? If so, could she have found out this information via, say, Google or Wikipedia? Did he answer truthfully? Or did he lie? Or did he answer in error?

Does he apologise:

for misleading her?
for hurting her emotionally?
for being rude?

Is the room about the same size as a normal double bedroom? Larger? Smaller? Is it an office? Are they co-workers?
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Did Mary ask Dave to perform a task for her? Did she ask him a yes/no question? was it a lateral puzzle? Did Mary ask "can", "may", "could", "should", or other similar type of question?

Is knowing that there are other people in the room relevant to the puzzle because it provides clue to where they are and what they are doing there?

Are they waiting for their turn for someone in the office to attend to them?
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Did Mary ask Dave to perform a task for her? no Did she ask him a yes/no question? yesishwas it a lateral puzzle? no Did Mary ask "can", "may", "could", "should", or other similar type of question? no

Is knowing that there are other people in the room relevant to the puzzle because it provides clue to where they are and what they are doing there? yope . It will help you set the scene but unlikely to aid you in solving

Are they waiting for their turn for someone in the office to attend to them? yes
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I think you missed Woodworm's questions
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Ok then...more on setting the scene..Were most people in the room waiting for someone in the office to attend to them? Were they waiting for a service? Was it a job center, or a company recruiting? Or a physician's office?

Should Dave not have stepped out of the room? Did he need to step out of the room? Was his reply to Mary relevant to his stepping out of the room? Was the content of Mary's question relevant to his stepping out of the room?

Continent relevant? Country? City? Neighbourhood?

What is his and her job...
IT Support?
artistic/musical/writer?
Banking/financial/real estate?
Clerical/Administrative?
Computer related / Hardware?
Construction / Craftsman?
Education / Academic Research?
Entertainment / Media?
Executive / Management?
Hospitality / Travel?
Legal Services?
Manufacturing / Distributions?
Medical / Health Services?
Politics / Government / Military?
Sales / Marketing?
Technical / Science / Engineering?
Teaching / Child care?
Transportation?
Food Service?
Sports? Fitness?
Jailbird / Criminal?
Religion?
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Did Mary ask Dave to go and fetch something? no Did she ask his opinion on something? no Did she ask him for factual information? yesishIf so, could she have found out this information via, say, Google or Wikipedia? no Did he answer truthfully? his response wasn't a direct answer to her question Or did he lie? no Or did he answer in error? not this either

Does he apologise:

for misleading her?
for hurting her emotionally?
for being rude? this one

Is the room about the same size as a normal double bedroom? Larger? yes Smaller? Is it an office? yes Are they co-workers? no
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Ok then...more on setting the scene..Were most people in the room waiting for someone in the office to attend to them? yes Were they waiting for a service? yes Was it a job center, or a company recruiting? Or a physician's office? none of these

Should Dave not have stepped out of the room? probably not Did he need to step out of the room? no Was his reply to Mary relevant to his stepping out of the room? yesish Was the content of Mary's question relevant to his stepping out of the room? yes

Continent relevant? Country? City? Neighbourhood?
all irrev
What is his and her job...
IT Support?
artistic/musical/writer?
Banking/financial/real estate? Mary's
Clerical/Administrative?
Computer related / Hardware?
Construction / Craftsman?
Education / Academic Research?
Entertainment / Media?
Executive / Management?
Hospitality / Travel?
Legal Services?
Manufacturing / Distributions?
Medical / Health Services?
Politics / Government / Military?
Sales / Marketing?
Technical / Science / Engineering?
Teaching / Child care?
Transportation?
Food Service?
Sports? Fitness?
Jailbird / Criminal?
Religion?

Dave's job is not relevant
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Is Dave a client or customer or some sort? Is Mary a banker? A financial adviser? A clerk? Does she ask him about his financial circumstances? Does he misunderstand the question? Is he initially offended by the question?
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More on Mary...Is Mary a real estate agent? an accountant?

Was Dave seeking Mary's service?

If Mary worked for a bank, was Dave opening up an account? applying for a loan? making a deposit? withdrawal? other services?

Did anyone get angry? Dave? Mary? Is Mary's question a routine question that she would ask anyone requiring her service?

Was Dave's reaction and reply to Mary inappropriate? Would Dave's reply be considered rude by most people?

Did he find out from someone/something that his reaction is inappropriate? Did he realize it himself?

Is Dave's financial situation poor? average? well-to-do? filthy rich? relevant?
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More on Mary...Is Mary a real estate agent? an accountant? neither

Was Dave seeking Mary's service? yes

If Mary worked for a bank, was Dave opening up an account? applying for a loan? making a deposit? withdrawal? other services? she does work in a bank. The nature of Dave's transaction is not relevant

Did anyone get angry? yes Dave? yes Mary? no Is Mary's question a routine question that she would ask anyone requiring her service? no

Was Dave's reaction and reply to Mary inappropriate? would describe it as an overreaction Would Dave's reply be considered rude by most people? yesish

Did he find out from someone/something that his reaction is inappropriate? Did he realize it himself? this one

Is Dave's financial situation poor? average? well-to-do? filthy rich? relevant? irrev
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does she ask him a question about his finances? about his personal life? if he had an account? did she ask him something for which most people would not get upset? did he get upset because of something to do with his personal situation? ie was he bankrupt? or had he lost his home? or didn't have a bank account?
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does she ask him a question about his finances? no about his personal life? yesish if he had an account? no did she ask him something for which most people would not get upset? yes did he get upset because of something to do with his personal situation? yes ie was he bankrupt? or had he lost his home? or didn't have a bank account? his personal circumstances yes but remember his financial status is irrelevant
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did she ask him what his name was? his age? his address? post code?
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did she ask him what his name was? his age? his address? post code? none of these i'm afraid
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Marital status? How many affairs he had had? How many children?
Does Dave know Mary? Are they married?
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Did Mary think that Dave is not a client/customer?
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Marital status? How many affairs he had had? How many children? none of these
Does Dave know Mary? no Are they married? no

Did Mary think that Dave is not a client/customer? no
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ok did she ask him a question about his family? his hobby? his work? something he would do? or something he is? something about his race? anything to do with disabilities?
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ok did she ask him a question about his family? his hobby? his work? something he would do? or something he is? something about his race? anything to do with disabilities? this one
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did she ask if he had a disibility? does he? is he physically impaired? blind? in a wheelchair?
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did she ask if he had a disibility? noish does he? yes he does is he physically impaired? yes blind? no in a wheelchair? no
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Did she ask..."Do you need a hand?"
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Did she ask..."Do you need a hand?" No, darn that's funnier than the actual solution :-)
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does that mean he is missing a hand? arm?
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does that mean he is missing a hand? arm? no
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if I knew how to do a smiley, I'd put one right here...guess I'll have to look that up later

I guess Dave was insulted by the question? About his impairment...hearing? missing limb? functional impairment (such as cerebral palsy,...)?

Does the question actually mentions the function/part of his physical impairment? or would it have an implicit reference (albeit unintended) to his impairment?
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Is he in a wheelchair?
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if I knew how to do a smiley, I'd put one right here...guess I'll have to look that up later Just type colon & right parenthesis

I guess Dave was insulted by the question? yes About his impairment...hearing? missing limb? this one functional impairment (such as cerebral palsy,...)?

Does the question actually mentions the function/part of his physical impairment? in light of my above answer could you rephrase this or would it have an implicit reference (albeit unintended) to his impairment? unintentionally yes

Is he in a wheelchair? no
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:-) Ah, there we go...thanks!
Missing arm? Missing arms? Missing leg? Missing legs?
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Ah, there we go...thanks! you;re welcome
Missing arm? Missing arms? Missing leg? this one Missing legs?
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Did she say, "Could you hop on over so I can help you please?" That would work, no?
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or how about something like Could you step over here? or walk a bit closer?
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Or "one could almost peg you for a pirate", "you never put your foot down!" or "don't put the foot in your mouth"
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Did she say, "Could you hop on over so I can help you please?" That would work, no? LOL but no

or how about something like Could you step over here? or walk a bit closer? not this either

Or "one could almost peg you for a pirate", "you never put your foot down!" or "don't put the foot in your mouth" nor any of these

stick at it guys these answers are very entertaining and are going to put the puzzle to shame
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Does she ask him to remove his leg through a security check point?
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Does she ask him to remove his leg through a security check point? no i'm afraid not- the question she asks is quite reasonable
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did she think he was drunk?
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did what she asked contain the words: leg? foot? step? walk? hop? could? you?
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did she think he was drunk? no - nothing to do with being legless!

did what she asked contain the words: leg? yes foot? step? walk? hop? could? you? yes no to rest
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She can out with the phrase 'You haven't got a leg to stand on!'
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how about something like can we give you a leg up?
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"Does your business proposal have legs?"
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Did she ask if he was able to do something?
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Was "leg" meant as something else other than a limb in Mary's question? Such as stages of a journey, or some financial term?
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She can out with the phrase 'You haven't got a leg to stand on!' no

how about something like can we give you a leg up? not this either

Does your business proposal have legs? no

"Did she ask if he was able to do something? no
Was "leg" meant as something else other than a limb in Mary's question? Such as stages of a journey, or some financial term? no it referred to the part of the body
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Was the question to do with movement? eg run, running, walk etc?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Friday, March 16, 2007 - 11:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the question to do with movement? eg run, running, walk etc? none of these

HINT: Mary was unaware that Dave had only one leg
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was it something about amputating the leg? hurting it? about pulling his leg?
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Is "leg" part of a common-day phrase or an idiom, which Dave mistook for an insult directed at him? I think you already said that Mary's question is NOT a routine question that she would ask of people needing her service, so is there any specific reason she would ask this question to Dave? Did her question pertain at all to the service that she provides?
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was it something about amputating the leg? nohurting it? yes about pulling his leg? no
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Is "leg" part of a common-day phrase or an idiom, which Dave mistook for an insult directed at him? no I think you already said that Mary's question is NOT a routine question that she would ask of people needing her service, so is there any specific reason she would ask this question to Dave? yes Did her question pertain at all to the service that she provides? no
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Did any event happen prompt Mary to ask the question? Did Dave stumble or trip, or bump into something? Was he wearing any prosthesis so that it wasn't apparent that he is missing a leg?
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did she ask if he had hurt his leg? or had a bad leg? or a dead leg?
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did she ask if he had hurt his leg? that will do for... or had a bad leg? or a dead leg?

***************Spoiler*************

I did warn you that your answers were far funnier than the actual event but here goes. This situation happened when I was a young Bank Teller (excuse the awful pun in the puzzle title) Mary had just finished serving a customer at her Teller station when Dave without being asked approached the counter (which was about 3 feet high and therefore only afforded a waist up view of the customer). Mary looked up just in time to see Dave leaning a pair of crutches against the counter. Mary being a very caring soul politely said "you poor thing did you hurt your leg?" . You can imagine her horror when Dave stepped back from the counter to reveal the missing limb. The printable version of his response would have been "Are you having a laugh?" afterwhich he stormed (well as close to storming as a one legged man can) out of the bank. Dave obviously realised what had happened and that he had overreacted and returned a little while later to apologise to Mary. A funny little PS to this tale is that when Mary had composed herself enough to call her next customer forward a guy with only one arm approached the counter. Needless to say Mary declined to comment!

Thanks to all for playing and for your witty answers . I'm putting my best foot forward and will set a new puzzle today
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Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 - 3:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice work
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lol nice one
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Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - 10:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

thanks lads

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