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Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 11:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A young woman was riding home on the bus. Although the bus stopped only a few yards from her front door, she didn't get off there. In fact, she kept riding for several miles past her home, and then walked back. Why did she do that?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 11:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was she height-challenged and couldn't reach the bell?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 11:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was she height-challenged and couldn't reach the bell? no
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 11:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was she pretending to be working somewhere else?
Was she ashamed of not having a car?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 11:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she qualify for a free travel if she lived a certain distance from where she worked but this was several miles from her home?
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 11:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she fall asleep on the bus?
Did she walk back immediately after getting off the bus?
Was she trying to deceive someone? avoid someone?
Tricia Harvey (Trixie)
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 11:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she fall asleep on the bus and have to wait until it stopped elsewhere?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 11:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was she the bus driver?
Ian (Image)
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 2:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does she often ride home on this bus? Does she always ride past her home? Does/did she do that intentionally?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 8:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lynne (Lynne) on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 11:37 pm:

Was she pretending to be working somewhere else? no
Was she ashamed of not having a car? no

By Lynne (Lynne) on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 11:40 pm:

Did she qualify for a free travel if she lived a certain distance from where she worked but this was several miles from her home? no

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 11:40 pm:

Did she fall asleep on the bus? no
Did she walk back immediately after getting off the bus? yes
Was she trying to deceive someone? no avoid someone? no

By Tricia Harvey (Trixie) on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 11:40 pm:

Did she fall asleep on the bus and have to wait until it stopped elsewhere? no

By Lynne (Lynne) on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 11:41 pm:

Was she the bus driver? no

By Ian (Image) on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 02:22 am:

Does she often ride home on this bus? no Does she always ride past her home? no Does/did she do that intentionally? yope
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 8:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was there something she wanted to view between her house and where she got off? someone she liked to see?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 9:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was there something she wanted to view between her house and where she got off? no someone she liked to see? noish
Birgitta Ericsson (Brid)
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 9:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does she like walking? If so, is the way beyond her house nicer or safer than the way before it?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 9:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does she like walking? no, or irrel If so, is the way beyond her house nicer or safer than the way before it? no, or irrel
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 11:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was this is the last bus of the day ?
was she drunk ?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 12:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was this is the last bus of the day ? no, or irrel
was she drunk ? no
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 12:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was she under 31?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 12:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was she under 31? probably
Ian (Image)
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 1:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)


Quote:

someone she liked to see? noish



Was it then, something she wanted to see?
Something/someone she needed to see?

Did she walk directly home?
Does she normally drive to work? Bike? Walk? Telecomune from home? Swim? Boat? Fly? Other? Relevant?
Was she taking the bus so that she could see this thing/person? Was this thing/person only there that day?
Was she stalking someone, and had to see where they got off the bus?
Did she get off at the first stop after her home? The second? The first stop after some other point?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 2:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it then, something she wanted to see? no
Something/someone she needed to see? no

Did she walk directly home? yes
Does she normally drive to work? Bike? Walk? Telecomune from home? Swim? Boat? Fly? Other? irrel Relevant? no
Was she taking the bus so that she could see this thing/person? what thing/person? Was this thing/person only there that day?
Was she stalking someone, and had to see where they got off the bus? no
Did she get off at the first stop after her home? The second? The first stop after some other point? irrel
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 2:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is there someone else relevant to this puzzle? a group of people? a couple? a non-himan animal? if yes to any of these was it someone/people? she hoped to see?
Did she live with someone relevant?
Benjamin Moore (Zenith)
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 3:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the noish that was the subject of contention previously a matter of wording the particular question?
Is anyone else relevent to this puzzle?
If so, does she meet someone at this bus stop?