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Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 - 4:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

One morning, Bill awakens to see his next door neighbor Sal out on his lawn tossing his lawn furniture into the street. Shortly after going out to investigate, Bill joins Sal in the activity. What's going on?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 - 7:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is is a matter of their safety? Their health? Will they profit materially from this?
Do they specifically want the furniture in the street? Or just out of the lawn?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 - 9:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is is a matter of their safety? No
Their health? No
Will they profit materially from this? This is a possibiity, yes
Do they specifically want the furniture in the street? Or just out of the lawn? Yes to both of these
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 - 9:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"on his lawn" - the "his" refers to Bill? Sal?
"tossing his lawn furniture into the street" - same question

Any third person(s) involved?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 - 10:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is someone going to come by and collect the furniture?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 - 10:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the furniture under threat from something in the garden?

Mutant furniture eating earth worms for example?
borg (Borgrulze)
Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2005 - 9:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does
"Shortly after going out to investigate, Bill joins Sal in the activity." mean Bill is now throwing is own furniture or he join Sal to throw Sal's furniture away?
Peter Johnson (Astraz)
Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2005 - 1:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

From the title of this puzzle "Anger Management" are Sal & Bill both angry about:-
something ?
someone ?
an event ?
which causes them to react this way ?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2005 - 2:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"on his lawn" - the "his" refers to Bill? Sal?
"tossing his lawn furniture into the street" - same question Each reference refers to the owner's own property
Any third person(s) involved? Yes
Is someone going to come by and collect the furniture? No
Is the furniture under threat from something in the garden? No
Mutant furniture eating earth worms? No - by the way, wasn't this the title of a 1960's SciFi flick? If not, it should have been...

Does
"Shortly after going out to investigate, Bill joins Sal in the activity." mean Bill is now throwing is own furniture or he join Sal to throw Sal's furniture away? Don't get too hung up on the use of "his", it doesn't really matter. The way it is intended here is that each man throws his own furniture.

From the title of this puzzle "Anger Management" are Sal & Bill both angry FA about:-
something ?
someone ?
an event ? Still FA

which causes them to react this way? No, they aren't acting this way because of anger
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2005 - 3:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they throwing furniture that they currently use? Have they misunderstood something?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2005 - 3:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Should we be trying to discover more details about the furniture? Or is it enough to assume outdoor chairs/tables/lounges etc.?

Are they labo(u)ring under a misapprehension of some sort? Sharing a misunderstanding? Is there any sort of pun involved?

The trigger for Sal's behavio(u)r--something he heard? Read? Saw? Smelled? Touched? Tasted?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2005 - 4:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they throwing furniture that they currently use? Not relevant
Have they misunderstood something? No

Should we be trying to discover more details about the furniture? There is a minor detail which will assist your journey to the puzzle's solution
Or is it enough to assume outdoor chairs/tables/lounges etc.? Safe assumption, but the minor details will help out

Are they labo(u)ring under a misapprehension of some sort? No

Sharing a misunderstanding? No

Is there any sort of pun involved? No

The trigger for Sal's behavio(u)r--something he heard? Yes
Read? No
Saw? Yes
Smelled? No
Touched? No
Tasted? No
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2005 - 4:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the idea that the furniture should end up in the street? or would the puzzle work if they carried the furniture indoors?
Peter Johnson (Astraz)
Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2005 - 6:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they trying to make a roadblock with the furniture in order to stop:-
someone ?
or
something ?
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2005 - 7:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was an unsightly parade passing by?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2005 - 7:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the idea that the furniture should end up in the street? Yes-ish
or would the puzzle work if they carried the furniture indoors? No, it would not work if this were the case
Are they trying to make a roadblock with the furniture in order to stop someone or something? No
Was an unsightly parade passing by? No
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2005 - 7:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is/are the material(s) used to construct the furniture relevant?

Are they trying to prevent a harmful event? Provoke a benificial one?
Peter Johnson (Astraz)
Posted on Friday, January 14, 2005 - 1:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Sal going to mow his lawn, so he is clearing the furniture to be able do this. Then Sal has also agreed to mow Bills lawn if he moves his own furniture also.
Amol D. (Amol)
Posted on Friday, January 14, 2005 - 1:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anything to do with (American) college football ?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Friday, January 14, 2005 - 2:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is/are the material(s) used to construct the furniture relevant? Yes
Are they trying to prevent a harmful event? No
Provoke a benificial one? Yes-ish

Is Sal going to mow his lawn, so he is clearing the furniture to be able do this. Then Sal has also agreed to mow Bills lawn if he moves his own furniture also. Good idea, but no

Anything to do with (American) college football? No
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Friday, January 14, 2005 - 5:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Which is more important:

To have the furniture in the street?
or
To have the furniture off the lawn?
or
Something else?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Friday, January 14, 2005 - 7:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Which is more important:

To have the furniture in the street? 2nd most important
or
To have the furniture off the lawn? 3rd most important
or
Something else? Most important