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Posted on Friday, August 27, 2010 - 8:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It made his day
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His = HAM? Did something completely awesome happen? Something lucky? Something sweet/tender? Did it include a pop-culture reference?
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His = HAM? yes Did something completely awesome happen? yesish, depending on your definition of awesome Something lucky? Something sweet/tender? Did it include a pop-culture reference? but no to the rest
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Is another person involved? More than one? HAM? HAF? Is food involved? Sports? Any injuries relevant?
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Is another person involved? one More than one? only indirectly HAM? HAF? HA, gender irrelevant Is food involved? yessish Sports? Any injuries relevant? no to rest
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Is there a specific food relevant? A type of cuisine? A restaurant? Or other eatery?
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Is there a specific food relevant? a specific type of food-ish A type of cuisine? A restaurant? Or other eatery? no to rest
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Food-ish...is a type of drink relevant? Something ingested that is not food? Like medicine?
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Food-ish...is a type of drink relevant? yes, good Something ingested that is not food? so yes Like medicine? but not this
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Is the drink alcoholic? Is it a type of soda? Juice? Iced tea? Is the drink hot? Cold? Coffee?
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Is the drink alcoholic? yes, no more details need to be found about the actual drink Is it a type of soda? Juice? Iced tea? Is the drink hot? Cold? Coffee?
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Was the drink given to him? Did he drink it? Did anyone drink it? Did he make the drink? Create it? Is there more than one of this drink relevant? Is a party involved? Is the drink in a glass? More than one glass? A vat? A keg?
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Was the drink given to him? yes but beware FA Did he drink it? no, FA Did anyone drink it? yes but irrelevant Did he make the drink? Create it? Is there more than one of this drink relevant? Is a party involved? Is the drink in a glass? More than one glass? A vat? A keg? no to rest
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Did he buy it? Sell it? Give it away? Alter it? Laugh at it?
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Did he buy it? yes Sell it? Give it away? Alter it? Laugh at it? no to rest
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Is the cost of the drink relevant?
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Is the cost of the drink relevant? no
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Did he buy the drink for himself? For someone else? Relevant who he bought it from?
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Did he buy the drink for himself? yes For someone else? yes Relevant who he bought it from? yes, to a certain extent
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Can we call him Alexander? Can we call the other person Pat? Is Alexander's gender relevant? Did he buy it for him and Pat? Is Pat a friend? Relative? Enemy? Someone from work?

Did he buy it from a store?
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Can we call him Alexander? OK Can we call the other person Pat? OK Is Alexander's gender relevant? no Did he buy it for him and Pat? yes but not really relevantIs Pat a friend? no Relative? yesEnemy? no Someone from work? no

Did he buy it from a store? yes
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Is Pat Alexander's: parent? grandparent? uncle/aunt? cousin? sibling? offspring? relevant?

Did Pat drink it? Did Pat expect the drink? Was Pat with Alexander when they bought the drink?

Do we need to know anything more about the store? Did Alexander plan on drinking the drink? Did Pat? Did Alexander plan on Pat drinking it? Had Alexander consumed alcohol before? Had Pat? Did someone get drunk? Are negative effects of alcohol relevant? Positive effects?

Is the law relevant? Religion? Politics? Location? Time period?
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Is Pat Alexander's: parent? grandparent? uncle/aunt? cousin? sibling? offspring? wife relevant? not particularly

Did Pat drink it? irrelevant Did Pat expect the drink? irrelevant Was Pat with Alexander when they bought the drink? no

Do we need to know anything more about the store? yes Did Alexander plan on drinking the drink? yes Did Pat? irrelevant Did Alexander plan on Pat drinking it? irrelevant Had Alexander consumed alcohol before? yes Had Pat? yes but irrelevant Did someone get drunk? no Are negative effects of alcohol relevant? only indirectly Positive effects? no

Is the law relevant? yes Religion? no Politics? only as far as the law is concerned Location? no Time period? present day
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Is Alexander your husband? Are you Pat? Did Alex drink the drink?
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Is Alexander your husband? yes Are you Pat? yep Did Alex drink the drink? yes
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Relevant the speed he drank it? The size of the drink?
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Relevant the speed he drank it? no The size of the drink? no
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Did he drink the drink at home? In the store? Somewhere else? Relevant?
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Did he drink the drink at home? In the store? Somewhere else? Relevant? all irrelevant
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Did he buy the drink from a grocery store? Convenience store? Liquor store? Size of the store relevant? Relevant anyone who works at the store? Owns the store?
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Did he buy the drink from a grocery store? Convenience store? Liquor store? Size of the store relevant? Relevant anyone who works at the store? Owns the store? supermarket, nothing else relevant about the store itself this could have happened in any store - in theory
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Was it a specific type of drink? That he really liked? But couldn't find anywhere else?
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Was it a specific type of drink? That he really liked? But couldn't find anywhere else? no, any alcoholic drink will do
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Any promotions relevant? Did he pick a drink that contained a winning ticket in a contest or similar?
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Any promotions relevant? Did he pick a drink that contained a winning ticket in a contest or similar? no to both
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Had he not had alcohol in a while? Would a non-alcoholic drink have worked for this puzzle?
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Had he not had alcohol in a while? incorrect Would a non-alcoholic drink have worked for this puzzle? no
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Is the story related to driving? Prohibition of alcohol consumption in some places? I didn't understand from the above if he really did drink it -- is it relevant? Did the acquisition of that beverage helped him avoid some legal penalties? Is the wife relevant? It would've been the same if he was single?
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Was he celebrating something? Did buying the drink made his day? Opening it? Making a toast? He didn't drink it right?
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Was he celebrating something? Did buying the drink made his day? Opening it? Making a toast? He didn't drink it right? none of these in themselves are relevant
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Is the story related to driving? Prohibition of alcohol consumption in some places? I didn't understand from the above if he really did drink it -- is it relevant? no to all these Did the acquisition of that beverage helped him avoid some legal penalties? no Is the wife relevant? no It would've been the same if he was single? yes
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just saying that the key to the puzzle has been touched on but not questioned further
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You said law is relevant. If so: Criminal law? Civil law? Administrative law? Constitutional law? Other branch of law? Was it related to law enforcing procedures? The same would have happened with whiskey, as well as with beer? Did he discover that it made his day (or is likely to) in the store before buying the drink? After he bought it? Upon exiting the store? On the street? Did he use the drink for some other purpose (other than drinking it)? Or the container that stored the beverage (bottle, can)?
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You said law is relevant. yes If so: Criminal law? this one I would have thought Civil law? Administrative law? Constitutional law? Other branch of law? Was it related to law enforcing procedures? yes The same would have happened with whiskey, as well as with beer? yes Did he discover that it made his day (or is likely to) in the store before buying the drink? yes After he bought it? no, apart from the mild sense of euphoria and general feeling of well-being Upon exiting the store? ditto On the street? ditto Did he use the drink for some other purpose (other than drinking it)? no Or the container that stored the beverage (bottle, can)? no
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Did he think it was illegal to buy the drink? But it really was not? Had it formerly been illegal? But that law was overturned? Or a new law was passed overruling the original?
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Was he aware before going to the store that going there and purchasing an alcoholic beverage will make its day? If so, was he aware: a few minutes before? hours? days? Or did he realized that after entering the store? The connection with criminal law: did the acquisition of the drink help him in some way: to avoid something? to accomplish something? Wild guess: is he a professor in a law school and used this to demonstrate something at the school? Was he happy because some previous assumption that he made proved correct? The same would have happened even if he did't buy the beverage? Just look at the label? Talk with people in the store? Is the act of buying essential for his satisfaction?
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Did he think it was illegal to buy the drink? no But it really was not? it wasn't Had it formerly been illegal? no But that law was overturned? no Or a new law was passed overruling the original? no

Was he aware before going to the store that going there and purchasing an alcoholic beverage will make its day? no If so, was he aware: a few minutes before? hours? days? Or did he realized that after entering the store? no The connection with criminal law: did the acquisition of the drink help him in some way: to avoid something? to accomplish something? no to all Wild guess: is he a professor in a law school and used this to demonstrate something at the school? no Was he happy because some previous assumption that he made proved correct? no The same would have happened even if he did't buy the beverage? no Just look at the label? no Talk with people in the store? no Is the act of buying essential for his satisfaction? in this instance, yes
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Just a short recap, please confirm if correct: Alex, with no previous information, enters a supermarket. He decides to buy some alcoholic drink and in the process of doing this discovers that something good will happen. This "discovery" happens before he exits the store. He couldn't enjoy it without buying the drink and also couldn't enjoy it if buying a non-alcoholic drink or something else than a drink. His enjoyment is related to criminal law, specifically to law enforcement procedures. Correct?
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Just a short recap, please confirm if correct: Alex, with no previous information, enters a supermarket.yes He decides to buy some alcoholic drink and in the process of doing this discovers that something good will happen.not exactly This "discovery" happens before he exits the store.yes He couldn't enjoy it without buying the drink yes and also couldn't enjoy it if buying a non-alcoholic drink or something else than a drink.correct His enjoyment is related to criminal law, specifically to law enforcement procedures.to one particular law Correct?
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Was something that he read on the receipt that made his day? On the bottle? On the shelf? Did he realized it while talking to someone? Did he know that the act of buying will make his day before deciding to buy the beverage? Realized this at the cash register?
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Was something that he read on the receipt that made his day? On the bottle? On the shelf? Did he realized it while talking to someone?this is closest Did he know that the act of buying will make his day before deciding to buy the beverage?no Realized this at the cash register?this did happen at the cash register
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Did he talk with anyone at the cash register? With the sir / lady processing the order? (Some other thing than "That will be xxx $ ... Here you are, thank you") With another customer? With the janitor? With someone in charge of the shop's security? Did he not talk but exchange some kind of gestures? Was he informed by somebody of a fact that made his day? Was he reading an announcement of some sort? (Posted on a wall, for example)
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Did he talk with anyone at the cash register? With the sir / lady processing the order? (Some other thing than "That will be xxx $ ... Here you are, thank you")yes to all With another customer? With the janitor? With someone in charge of the shop's security?no to all Did he not talk but exchange some kind of gestures? no Was he informed by somebody of a fact that made his day? he wasn't informed of anything as such Was he reading an announcement of some sort? (Posted on a wall, for example)no
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Was it something spoken that made his day? Something read? Seen? Heard? Tasted? Smelled? Did he receive the drink free?
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Was it something spoken that made his day? yesSomething read? Seen? Heard? Tasted? Smelled? Did he receive the drink free? no
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Was the speaker who spoke the spoken speech (try saying that three times fast) the cashier? Another worker at the store? Is the thing spoken about the drink? About Alex? About another person? Another thing? More than one?
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Was the speaker who spoke the spoken speech (try saying that three times fast) the cashier? yes Another worker at the store? Is the thing spoken about the drink? About Alex? this one About another person? Another thing? More than one?
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Did the cashier compliment Alex?
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Did the cashier compliment Alex? yes, but that wasn't the intention shall we say
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Did the cashier say something about the drink? Like "you have good taste in drinks"? And Alex took it as a compliment? Did the cashier say it sarcastically?
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Did the cashier say something about the drink? Like "you have good taste in drinks"? And Alex took it as a compliment? Did the cashier say it sarcastically? no to all
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Did Alex take a noncomplimentary statement to be a compliment? Did the cashier say somethhing about Alex? About the cost? His method of payment?
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Did Alex take a noncomplimentary statement to be a compliment? yes Did the cashier say somethhing about Alex? in a manner of speaking About the cost? His method of payment? no to both
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Did the cashier say something about Alex's purchase? His clothing? Something not about Alex which he took to be about him? About his purchase? About the drink?
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Did the cashier say something about Alex's purchase? His clothing? Something not about Alex which he took to be about him? About his purchase? About the drink? it was something to do with him and his purchase of drink
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Did she intend the statement as a put-down? Was there an unintended double meaning? A pun?
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Did she intend the statement as a put-down? Was there an unintended double meaning? A pun?

no to all
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So to clarify, was the statement actually about him and the purchase? Or did he just think it was about him and the purchase?
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So to clarify, was the statement actually about him and the purchase? Or did he just think it was about him and the purchase? It was very clear that it was about him and the purchase
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Did the cashier say Alex's name?
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Did the cashier say Alex's name? no, he/she didn't know Alex from Adam
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Did she mention the specific drink? Did he only buy one of the drink? More than one? A case? Six-pack?
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Did the cashier mention the specific law involved or its connection with alcohol, or Alex inferred this connection?
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Did she mention the specific drink? no Did he only buy one of the drink? More than one? A case? Six-pack? totally irrelevant what alcoholic drink he bought

Did the cashier mention the specific law involved or its connection with alcohol, yes or Alex inferred this connection? no inference, it was quite clear
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Did s/he say that buying alcohol will: affect a tax reduction or other monetary advantage? help him avoid a potential risk?

Could we solve the puzzle without being aware of the particular law involved (i.e., never heard that such a law exists)? I don't remeber if this has been asked already: is the location (country, county, town) relevant?
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Did s/he say that buying alcohol will: affect a tax reduction or other monetary advantage? help him avoid a potential risk? no to both

Could we solve the puzzle without being aware of the particular law involved (i.e., never heard that such a law exists)? I am 100% sure that you know the law here - don't overcomplicate things and remember to think laterally.:-) I don't remeber if this has been asked already: is the location (country, county, town) relevant? it was local to us in the UK, but this law is relevant everywhere at least in the western world
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ah, I see that you are in Hungary - this law doesn't seem to apply there. Sorry about that
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Sorry, misread the data - this law DOES apply in Hungary
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I am not in Hungary. Where did you get that idea? :=)

Let me get this straight: there's a law whose provisions can make "one's day" if one buys alcohol in a store? Every store will work? Some specific stores? That have a certain particularity? Time of day relevant for the act of buying? Day of the week? Month? Season? Did Alex know about the law (since you say it's pretty well known)?
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I am not in Hungary. Where did you get that idea? :=) LOL because I get my Budapest and Bucharest mixed up. My apologies. I shall go off and see if Romania has the same law
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it would appear that Romania has the same law
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Let me get this straight: there's a law whose provisions can make "one's day" if one buys alcohol in a store? no, it made HIS day. It doesn't make everybody's day Every store will work? any store selling alcohol Some specific stores? That have a certain particularity? Time of day relevant for the act of buying? there are sometimes time restraints, but don't worry about that Day of the week? occasionally one day may be precluded totally Month? Season? no to these Did Alex know about the law (since you say it's pretty well known)? yes
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Is there anything more we need to find out about Alex that has not yet been revealed? Would it have made his day in another day? Something happened before that triggered his enjoyment when being informed by the cashier about the law and alcohol connection? (Although I understand he already knew about the connection)? Was he surprised about something in the law he was unaware of?
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Is there anything more we need to find out about Alex that has not yet been revealed? there is one thing to be found out, although that could actually cause confusion - but that's why this is a puzzle Would it have made his day in another day? yes Something happened before that triggered his enjoyment when being informed by the cashier about the law and alcohol connection? no, it was restricted to what the cashier said, nothing happened beforehand (Although I understand he already knew about the connection)? he knew about the law, that's all Was he surprised about something in the law he was unaware of? he was not surprised about the law itself, but the exchange referenced here caused the most surprise
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HINT Rbruma - it would make your day too, but maybe to a lesser extent than Alex here.
Balin - it wouldn't make your day at all
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Asking for ID involved? To ckeck age?
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Asking for ID involved? YES!! To ckeck age? yes

Just as I was dropping a huge hint

Any guess as to how old Alex is?
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I don't know the legal drinking age there -- here is 18. So assuming the same is true there, I would say in his early twenties. But then again that wouldn't have been much of a compliment, so I guess he is older... I will put my age: 32 Though nobody mistaken me for under 18 since I was 20 :=)
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************* SPOILER ************

My husband was asked for ID when he bought some alcohol recently. The legal age for buying alcohol here is 18 which means they were checking that he wasn't 17. He was 17 in 1966. Yes, Nineteen Sixty Six. And yes, they were quite serious. It did make his day!
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Excellent lateral puzzle, thank you. Being mistaken for 17 when you are around 60 really can make your day
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I know that nowadays they are extra cautious and ask anyone who looks under 25, but even so....

Well done Rbruma for finally cracking it and also Balin for all your groundwork. Have a drink on me - if you're old enough in your country.
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I've got three (well, closer to two) more years before I can drink, but...does a water bottle with raspberry lemonade powder work? And yes, I can see how that would make his day! I heard one incident where they carded an 81-year-old.

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