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Potato (Potato)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 9:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In the light of recent events:

Because of her constitution, she had to pay.

And yes, she = me, Potato.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 10:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Pay: money? Item? Time? Punishment? Work?
Constitution: health? Law?
Did anyone else have to pay? If so, because of their constitution?
Is her health good? Bad? Good in a specific area? Bad in a specific area?
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Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 4:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Pay:
money? Mainly this
Item?
Time? Also this
Punishment?
Work? Some of this, too

Constitution:
health? Neither, but this is the closer of the two
Law?

Did anyone else have to pay? No
If so, because of their constitution?

Is her health good?
Bad?
Good in a specific area?
Bad in a specific area? Hm, in this context, this would be closest
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Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 8:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By constitution, do you mean physical strength / weakness? Were you asked to perform some physical activity? (Long shot: cleaning the street from snow?) Moving heavy objects?

I discovered these days that my "constitution" was not strong enough to work at removing snow more than two hours in a row :-)
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Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 11:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Have anything to do with a gym membership?
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Posted on Friday, February 17, 2012 - 1:27 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Rbruma

By constitution, do you mean physical strength / weakness? No
Were you asked to perform some physical activity? No
(Long shot: cleaning the street from snow?) No
Moving heavy objects? No

I discovered these days that my "constitution" was not strong enough to work at removing snow more than two hours in a row :-) Heh, I probably wouldn't be able to do that, either :-)


Wildcard

Have anything to do with a gym membership? No
Potato (Potato)
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Posted on Friday, February 17, 2012 - 1:30 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

POSSIBLE NON NATIVE SPEAKER FAIL ALERT:

Given the questions posed so far, I take it that "constitution" is more associated with health and physical strength, so I guess that "physique" would be a more appropiate term here. Sorry for that.
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Posted on Friday, February 17, 2012 - 5:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Body changed size overall? Changed shape?
Change to a specific body part(s) relevant?
Involve buying new clothes? Special clothes?
Involve paying for a second seat on an airplane or in a movie theater? Seatbelt extension?
Needed to buy special equiment like a wheelchair or walker?
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Posted on Friday, February 17, 2012 - 9:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Body changed size overall? Changed shape? Well, yes, but irr
Change to a specific body part(s) relevant? No, FA
Involve buying new clothes? Special clothes? No, but...
Involve paying for a second seat on an airplane or in a movie theater? Seatbelt extension? No to both
Needed to buy special equiment like a wheelchair or walker? No
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Posted on Friday, February 17, 2012 - 9:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmmm..perhaps alterations needed to be made to existing clothes?
tattoos relevant?
Paying in the sense of money? time? effort? Something else?
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Posted on Friday, February 17, 2012 - 11:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmmm..perhaps alterations needed to be made to existing clothes? Yes, but...
tattoos relevant? Yes
Paying in the sense of money? Mainly this time? Also this effort? A little of this I guess Something else? And also nerves
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Posted on Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 3:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

having a tatto removed?
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Posted on Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 7:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

BLOOPER:

tattoos relevant? No


Therefore...

having a tatto removed? No
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Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 - 10:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

She have to pay someone to make alterations to her clothing. Some of her clothing? Pregnancy relevant?
Are there specific articles of clothing that are relevant? If so, do they have sentimental value?
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Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 12:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

losing weight relevant?
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Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 4:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wildcard

She have to pay someone to make alterations to her clothing. FA - But if she had had the alteration made, she wouldn't have had to pay for what she paid for in this puzzle...
Some of her clothing? Yes
Pregnancy relevant? No
Are there specific articles of clothing that are relevant? Yes
If so, do they have sentimental value? No


Shez

losing weight relevant? No
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Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 4:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The relevant clothing article(s) are shoes? socks? hose? slacks? skirt? blouse? shirt? gloves? scarf? hat? undergarments?
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Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 6:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The relevant clothing article(s) are shoes?
socks?
hose? A pair of jeans
slacks?
skirt?
blouse?
shirt?
gloves?
scarf?
hat?
undergarments?
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Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 7:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Any medical issues relevant? Wearing jeans that were too tight cause these medical issues? Have have the jeans removed by someone else? Cut off? Did the jeans split while being worn?
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Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 11:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Any medical issues relevant? No
Wearing jeans that were too tight cause these medical issues? No
Have have the jeans removed by someone else? No
Cut off? No...
Did the jeans split Yope while being worn? No
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Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 11:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So she had to replace the pants? Buy new pants? Buy some kind of replacement for the pants?
Did the jeans get ripped? Damaged in some other way? Are they now shorts instead of pants? Something similar? They are capris now?
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 12:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So she had to replace the pants? No
Buy new pants? No
Buy some kind of replacement for the pants? No
Did the jeans get ripped? Yes
Damaged in some other way?
Are they now shorts instead of pants? No, it's not that bad
Something similar? Well, yes, as a matter of fact, one leg is somewhat shorter now
They are capris now? No
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 12:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

SUMMARY:

The day I started this puzzle, one pair of jeans of mine was ripped in a way that one leg became somewhat shorter. This indirectly was the reason why I had to pay for something. If I had made an alteration on the jeans earlier (which actually would have been necessary due to my stature), none of that would have happened. Hint: another item is highly important here.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 10:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are your legs short? And your pants too long? And you should've sewn up the pants legs? Or cut them off? Or protected the edge of sewn-up legs from wear and tear?
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 10:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is the other item a shoe or boot?

is it the thing you ripped your jeans on?
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 9:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Galfisk

Are your legs short? Yes
And your pants too long? Yes
And you should've sewn up the pants legs? This
Or cut them off? Or this
Or protected the edge of sewn-up legs from wear and tear? No


Shez

is the other item a shoe or boot? This is not what I meant, although, regarding the whole picture, this was also involved

is it the thing you ripped your jeans on? Yes, but a slight FA
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 10:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you trip? Injure yourself? Did you get the cuff caught on something? Do we need to discover what?
Did you tuck the extra pants leg denim into your boots/shoes?
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Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 4:00 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you trip? No, FA
Injure yourself? No, FA
Did you get the cuff caught on something? FA. And here's the thing: I assume that this happened.
Do we need to discover what? Yes
Did you tuck the extra pants leg denim into your boots/shoes? No, FA
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Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 2:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did you simply find a tear in your jeans? which wouldn't have happened if you'd shortened them?

did you think maybe you'd caught your heel in the extra fabric?
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Posted on Friday, February 24, 2012 - 12:05 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did you simply find a tear in your jeans? Yope - but there's something more to it.
which wouldn't have happened if you'd shortened them? Right

did you think maybe you'd caught your heel in the extra fabric? No
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Posted on Friday, February 24, 2012 - 12:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

HINT: I had torn up the jeans due to repeatedly stepping on the extra fabric with my heel when walking around. The extra fabric eventually came off through an object that was not my shoe.
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Posted on Monday, February 27, 2012 - 4:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you rip off the extra fabric on something common, like a rock? fence? raised board on a deck? Or something more uncommon, like a stirrup? boat anchor? coral? or a shark?
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Posted on Saturday, March 03, 2012 - 8:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you rip off the extra fabric on something common, like a rock? fence? raised board on a deck? It was a common object, but none of your examples.
Or something more uncommon, like a stirrup? boat anchor? coral? or a shark?
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2012 - 6:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did someone else stand on it?

did you catch it on some furniture? a chair leg? table leg?

a car door? any old door?
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Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2012 - 11:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did someone else stand on it? No

did you catch it on some furniture? DOYD of furniture
a chair leg? No
table leg? No

a car door? No
any old door? No
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Did you catch the extra fabric while you were walking? running? riding a horse? relevant?
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Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2012 - 11:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you catch the extra fabric while you were walking? running? riding a horse? relevant? No to all, and there is an FA in your as well as Shez' latest questions.
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Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2012 - 11:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So when the extra fabric eventually came off through an object that was not your shoe, were you wearing the pants? if so, were to standing still?
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Posted on Friday, March 09, 2012 - 1:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So when the extra fabric eventually came off through an object that was not your shoe, were you wearing the pants? Right, I wasn't wearing them! FA resolved.
if so, were to standing still? Irr, as I wasn't wearing the jeans
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Posted on Friday, March 09, 2012 - 4:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the extra fabric removed by the washing machine? dryer? Was someone else wearing them when the fabric came off?
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Was the extra fabric removed by the washing machine? YES
dryer? No
Was someone else wearing them when the fabric came off? No
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Posted on Monday, March 12, 2012 - 1:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the paying to repair the washing machine? Just to buy new pants? something else?
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Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 1:39 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the paying to repair the washing machine? This
Just to buy new pants?
something else?
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Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 1:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

***** SPOILER *****

As I'm short, pants from right out of the store are always too long for me. I always need to have them shortened, and if I don't, I have to roll up the pant legs, they tend to unroll themselves as I walk, and I step on the hem with my heel. In the long run, I will create holes and later regular rips by stepping on the same area so often.

The day before I wrote the puzzle, my washing machine stopped working, with laundry still inside. Since I understand washing machines just as well as the average nuclear missile, I called a technician to have a look at it and he found out that a piece of jeans fabric clogged up something inside the machine so that the water could not be pumped out anymore. Turned out that the fabric came from the hem of an unshortened pair of jeans and that it was torn off during the washing process because one of the aforementioned rips became too large.

Well, if I had been taller, I wouldn't have had to shorten the pants, no fabric would've been ripped off, the washing machine wouldn't have been clooged and I wouldn't have had to pay a technician for fixing the mess.
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Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 8:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Someone needs to learn to sew. LOL Thanks!

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