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Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 9:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Because Astrid had a shortage of money, she ordered a cheese sandwich instead of a hot dog, even though the two meals cost the same amount. How come??
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 9:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does she find that a cheese sandwich keeps her feeling full for longer, so she won't have to buy more food later?

Does she dislike the greasiness of many hotdogs and would always have to buy a drink to wash the residue from her mouth?
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 9:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she buy the cheese sandwich in a supermarket rather than the hot dog in a fast food restaurant, so that she wouldn't have to leave a tip?
Was she under the mistaken impression that the cheese sandwich would cost less?
Would she have had to buy something else along with the hot dog? eg sauce?
Would she have been unable to get change if she ordered the hot dog?
Did she order a more healthy meal to avoid incurring medical costs later?
Ian (Image)
Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 9:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was she also buying a meal for someone else? Who was a vegitarian? And she wouldn't have been able to split a hot dog evenly?

Or was someone else trying to mooch food off her? Who was lactose intolerant?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 10:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lynne (Lynne) on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 09:09 pm:

Does she find that a cheese sandwich keeps her feeling full for longer, so she won't have to buy more food later? no

Does she dislike the greasiness of many hotdogs and would always have to buy a drink to wash the residue from her mouth? no
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 10:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 09:17 pm:

Did she buy the cheese sandwich in a supermarket rather than the hot dog in a fast food restaurant, so that she wouldn't have to leave a tip?no
Was she under the mistaken impression that the cheese sandwich would cost less? no
Would she have had to buy something else along with the hot dog? no eg sauce? no
Would she have been unable to get change if she ordered the hot dog? no
Did she order a more healthy meal to avoid incurring medical costs later? no. Many cheeses have a higher fat contect than hot dogs

By Ian (Image) on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 09:35 pm:

Was she also buying a meal for someone else? no Who was a vegitarian? no And she wouldn't have been able to split a hot dog evenly? no

Or was someone else trying to mooch food off her? no Who was lactose intolerant? no
Kristoffer Dominique Albeus (Kristoffer)
Posted on Monday, February 06, 2006 - 3:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

does it have something to do with money? or her state of being? (e.g. she would be hungry sooner if she ate hotdog?)

would it work if she doesn't have shortage of money?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Monday, February 06, 2006 - 3:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would she have bought the hot dog in the same place she bought the cheese sandwich?

Did she somehow save money by buying the sandwich vs. the hot dog? Did she make more money because she bought the cheese sandwich (than she would've buying the hot dog)? Preparation times relevant? Did she do (or plan to do) anything with the sandwich other than consume it?
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Monday, February 06, 2006 - 9:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

food stamps relevant?
John Faben (Bentarm)
Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 2:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she have the shortage of money at the time she bought the cheese sandwich?
Does she hope to save money by her choice of meal? By not spending some more later? By gaining some more later?
If she were not short of money, would it still be financially advantageous for her to buy the cheese sandwich instead of the hotdog?

Was the cheese sandwich for herself? Did she eat it in a restaurant? take it out? relevant?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Wednesday, February 08, 2006 - 10:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Kristoffer Dominique Albeus (Kristoffer) on Monday, February 06, 2006 - 03:28 am:

does it have something to do with money? yes or her state of being? yesish (e.g. she would be hungry sooner if she ate hotdog? no)

would it work if she doesn't have shortage of money? no

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Monday, February 06, 2006 - 03:44 pm:

Would she have bought the hot dog in the same place she bought the cheese sandwich? irrel

Did she somehow save money by buying the sandwich vs. the hot dog? no Did she make more money because she bought the cheese sandwich (than she would've buying the hot dog)? no Preparation times relevant? no Did she do (or plan to do) anything with the sandwich other than consume it? no
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Wednesday, February 08, 2006 - 11:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

y Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters) on Monday, February 06, 2006 - 09:14 pm:

food stamps relevant? no

By John Faben (Bentarm) on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 02:14 am:

Did she have the shortage of money at the time she bought the cheese sandwich? yes
Does she hope to save money by her choice of meal?yes By not spending some more later?yes By gaining some more later? no
If she were not short of money, would it still be financially advantageous for her to buy the cheese sandwich instead of the hotdog? no

Was the cheese sandwich for herself? yes Did she eat it in a restaurant? irrel take it out? irrel relevant? no
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Wednesday, February 08, 2006 - 11:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

BLOOOPERRRRRALERTTT!!!Did she somehow save money by buying the sandwich vs. the hot dog? The answer should be yes
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Thursday, February 09, 2006 - 4:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is the cheese sandwich larger than the hot dog, and therefore could be split into more than one meal, while the hot dog couldn't be split as easily?

any health conditions relevant?

religion relevant? dietary guidelines of such relevant?
John Faben (Bentarm)
Posted on Thursday, February 09, 2006 - 4:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she eat the cheese sandwich immediately after buying it? relevant?
Is it relevant that cheese sandwiches are (for some reason I can't quite fathom) usually considered to be vegetarian? Is it relevant that hot dogs are hot?
Could she have saved money in the same way by buying a ham sandwich instead of a hot dog? by buying cheese on toast?
Is it relevant how she paid for the cheese sandwich? cash?
The money that she avoided spending later - would she have spent it on food? on some product? a service? transport?
was it a lot of money? more than the cost of a cheese sandwich? less?
Is it relevant what type of cheese was in the sandwich?
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Thursday, February 09, 2006 - 6:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

were the cheese sandwich and the hot dog the two cheapest items on the menu, and since her religion makes the hot dog off-limits, she purchased the cheese sandwich instead of something else altogether?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, February 10, 2006 - 10:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters) on Thursday, February 09, 2006 - 04:13 pm:

is the cheese sandwich larger than the hot dog, and therefore could be split into more than one meal, while the hot dog couldn't be split as easily? no

any health conditions relevant? no

religion relevant? yes dietary guidelines of such relevant? yes
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, February 10, 2006 - 11:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Faben (Bentarm) on Thursday, February 09, 2006 - 04:35 pm:

Did she eat the cheese sandwich immediately after buying it? irrel relevant? no
Is it relevant that cheese sandwiches are (for some reason I can't quite fathom) presumsbly because animals aren't killed to make cheese. But it doesmake it odd to say a vegetarian diet is especially healthful, since most cheeses are higher ion saturated fat, calories, & sodium than most meats usually considered to be vegetarian? yope Is it relevant that hot dogs are hot? no
Could she have saved money in the same way by buying a ham sandwich instead of a hot dog? yes by buying cheese on toast? yes
Is it relevant how she paid for the cheese sandwich?no cash? irrel
The money that she avoided spending later - would she have spent it on food? possibly on some product ditto a service? yesishtransport? no
was it a lot of money? no more than the cost of a cheese sandwich? irrel less? ditto
Is it relevant what type of cheese was in the sandwich? no

By Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters) on Thursday, February 09, 2006 - 06:14 pm:

were the cheese sandwich and the hot dog the two cheapest items on the menu, and since her religion makes the hot dog off-limits, she purchased the cheese sandwich instead of something else altogether? no

By Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue) on Friday, February 10, 2006 - 10:59 pm:

By Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters) on Thursday, February 09, 2006 - 04:13 pm:
John Faben (Bentarm)
Posted on Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 12:39 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You missed Lewis' last question last time round...

So is Astrid's religion relevant? is she jewish? hindun? moslem? taoist? christian? zoroastrian?
If she had bought a hot dog, would she have been able to eat it? If not - for religious reasons?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 4:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters) on Thursday, February 09, 2006 - 06:14 pm:

were the cheese sandwich and the hot dog the two cheapest items on the menu, and since her religion makes the hot dog off-limits, she purchased the cheese sandwich instead of something else altogether? no
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 4:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So is Astrid's religion relevant? yes is she jewish? no hindun? no moslem? no taoist? nochristian? yes zoroastrian? no
If she had bought a hot dog, would she have been able to eat it? yope If not - for religious reasons? yope
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 5:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

But it does make it odd to say a vegetarian diet is especially healthful, since most cheeses are higher in saturated fat, calories, & sodium than most meats This seems a strange comment to make. Why would an ovo-lacto vegetarian diet imply more consumption of cheese than a meat-eating diet? "ovo-lacto" does not indicate that these items comprise the bulk of the person's diet; just that these foods are not excluded.
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 7:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Day of the week relevant?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 11:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 07:41 pm:

Day of the week relevant? yes

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Ostap Bender (Ostap)
Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 - 11:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would she have bought a hot dog if she had have more money? some other (more expensive) dish)?
Is she orthodox christian? does she observe the traditional "no meat on Wednesday and Friday"?
Is it for Astrid already past Ash Wednesday?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 - 7:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Ostap Bender (Ostap) on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 - 11:20 am:

Would she have bought a hot dog if she had have more money? yes some other (more expensive) dish)? possibly
Is she orthodox christian?Do you mean, as in Greek Orthodox, Ukranian Orthodox, etc.? Then, no. does she observe the traditional "no meat on Wednesday and Friday"? no
Is it for Astrid already past Ash Wednesday? irrel
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 - 8:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would she have felt obliged to do something which would've cost her money if she'd eaten the hot dog (e. g. some sort of penance/confession/service attendance)?

Is she Catholic? Is it Friday when she buys the sammich?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 - 9:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 - 08:54 pm:

Would she have felt obliged to do something which would've cost her money if she'd eaten the hot dog yes{ (e. g. some sort of penance/confession/service attendance)? see below

Is she Catholic? yes Is it Friday when she buys the sammich? yes

Alas, this is close enough for me to declare a
**** SPOILER ***
Many people, formerly including me, think that Catholics are no longer obliged to forgo meat on Fridays. But apparently the situation is more complicated. Strictly speaking. A catholic who eats meat on Friday is supposed to do something to compensate, such as give to charity. Astrid, a meat-loving Catholic, normally eats meat & gives money to a homeless person on Friday. But this week she has little extra money; so she's having cheese insatead of meat. N.B., Astrid must be quite a stickler, as a friend who's a practicing Catholic (regularly attends Mass, etc.) says that she & most of the Catholics she knows disregard this rule.Sorry it was so easy, but check out my new one...

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