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Markobr (Markobr)
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Posted on Thursday, June 04, 2009 - 10:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

His name sometimes really robs him of his sleep.
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HAM?

Robs him of his sleep:
He is in bed unable to get to sleep?
He has to go to bed late and get up early?
He is asleep but having nightmares or tossing and turning, therefore doesn't have a good night's sleep?

His name:
Full name? First name? Middle name? Surname? Not his actual name?
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Posted on Thursday, June 04, 2009 - 11:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

HAM? Yes, but HAF would work without any relevant differences.

Robs him of his sleep:
He is in bed unable to get to sleep? Maybe, but it's probably somewhat different in most cases.
He has to go to bed late and get up early? No.
He is asleep but having nightmares No. or tossing and turning, Possibly, but sometimes more than that. therefore doesn't have a good night's sleep? This is the result, yes.

His name:
Full name? First name? Middle name? Surname? This. Not his actual name?
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Posted on Thursday, June 04, 2009 - 11:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is his surname Hitler? Stalin? Marx? Mugabe? Something with similar connotations? Is it a clearly "foreign name", and he lives in a street of xenophobes?

Does he not get good sleep because he fears that something will happen to him? People will attack him? Something similarly unwanted will happen? Is this fear justified?

Are any of these factors relevant: where he lives? his country of origin? the time period in which he lives? (Could this just as easily happen, say, in the 18th Century as in the 21st?)
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Is his surname something similar to:
"Wake", "Insomnia"? On the right track?
Does his last name remind him of something?
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Is his surname Hitler? Stalin? Marx? Mugabe? Something with similar connotations? Nothing of this kind. Is it a clearly "foreign name", and he lives in a street of xenophobes? No.

Does he not get good sleep because he fears that something will happen to him? Noish. People will attack him? No. Something similarly unwanted will happen? He sometimes expects something unwanted to happen, yes. But it is probably not the expectation which robs him of his sleep. Is this fear justified? Yes. The unwanted something actually happens. "Fear" is too strong however.

Are any of these factors relevant: where he lives? Yes. his country of origin? Noish. the time period in which he lives? Yes. (Could this just as easily happen, say, in the 18th Century as in the 21st?) No.
Markobr (Markobr)
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Is his surname something similar to:
"Wake", "Insomnia"? No. On the right track? Not really. Finding out his name would help a lot, but I won't answer to an "LTPF list of surnames".
Does his last name remind him of something? Irrelevant.
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Is this a common surname that we all would have probably heard of? Would everyone with this surname be losing sleep because of it? Would anyone other than this particular man?


Does he share his surname with someone relevant to the story? If so, someone he knows? Someone famous?
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Is this a common surname that we all would have probably heard of? Not particularly common, but also not uncommon. Would everyone with this surname be losing sleep because of it? No. Would anyone other than this particular man? Yes.

Does he share his surname with someone relevant to the story? No.
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Posted on Saturday, June 06, 2009 - 6:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does he wake up because he thinks he hears his surname being spoken?
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The other people who might be losing sleep because they have the same surname: is there a connection between them? Would it help to work out the connection?

Have they all got the same surname because they're from the same family? Live in the same house?
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Does he wake up because he thinks he hears his surname being spoken? No.

The other people who might be losing sleep because they have the same surname: is there a connection between them? No. But there is something they have in common besides their surna mes Would it help to work out the connection? It would help to find out what they have in common.

Have they all got the same surname because they're from the same family? No. Live in the same house? No, but...
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Does something wake them up? Keep them busy and awake?

Do they live in the same neighborhood? The same city? Country?
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Does something wake them up? Yes. Keep them busy and awake? No.

Do they live in the same neighborhood? No, but... The same city? No. Country? No.
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So it isn't that he is being arrested for having the same name as a wanted man?

Is his name Chirp? and he wakes up whenever there is a bird outside? How about Brrrngg? Honk? something similar.
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So it isn't that he is being arrested for having the same name as a wanted man? No, this is not the case.

Is his name Chirp? and he wakes up whenever there is a bird outside? How about Brrrngg? Honk? something similar. No to all.
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Posted on Tuesday, June 09, 2009 - 8:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does he wake up because of something he hears? Something he sees? Smells? Tastes? Feels? Because he is thinking about stuff?
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Does he wake up because of something he hears? This. Something he sees? Smells? Tastes? Feels? Because he is thinking about stuff?
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Is it something spoken by a person? an animal - if so pet? wild? machine?
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Is it that other people might hear the noise but it wouldn't cause them to lose sleep because they don't have the same name? Or is it that only people who have this name would hear the noise in the first place?

Say for example, the guy with this name is in bed with his girlfriend (just trying to sleep though lol) and she doesn't have the same name, would she hear the noise? Would it keep her awake? Is this a possible scenario?
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Is it something spoken by a person? No, nothing is spoken. an animal No. - if so pet? wild? machine? Noish.
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Is it that other people might hear the noise but it wouldn't cause them to lose sleep because they don't have the same name? No. Or is it that only people who have this name would hear the noise in the first place? Yope.

Say for example, the guy with this name is in bed with his girlfriend (just trying to sleep though lol) and she doesn't have the same name, would she hear the noise? Yes. Would it keep her awake? Yes. (Or might wake her up if she's sleeping.) Is this a possible scenario? Yes.
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Hint: He lives in a flat. This is important.
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Is his flat in a particularly noisy area? Is their something about his flat that causes him to hear noise that keeps him awake? Is it small? Are the walls around him particularly thin? Are the air conditioners, washing machine, faucet and other machinery in working order?
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Is his flat in a particularly noisy area? Irrelevant. Is their something about his flat that causes him to hear noise that keeps him awake? Yesish or Yope. Is it small? Yes. Are the walls around him particularly thin? Irrelevant. Are the air conditioners, washing machine, faucet and other machinery in working order? Yes for a certain kind of machinery, irrelevant for others including air conditioners, washing machine and faucet.
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Is a piece of machinery what is keeping him awake? Is his name the same as the name of the piece of machinery that keeps him awake?

Is this relevant machine in his own apartment? in a neighboring apartment? somewhere in the building but not in one of the apartments? outside? is it a passing train? Would this machine be something not likely found in a house?

If inside, is this machine generally found in one specific room of an apartment? Would it generally be found in the kitchen? living room? bathroom? bedroom?
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Is a piece of machinery what is keeping him awake? Yes, for svv of "machinery" Is his name the same as the name of the piece of machinery that keeps him awake? No.

Is this relevant machine in his own apartment? Part of it. in a neighboring apartment? somewhere in the building but not in one of the apartments? Part of it. outside? Part of it. is it a passing train? No. Would this machine be something not likely found in a house? It is something you find in most houses.

If inside, is this machine generally found in one specific room of an apartment? No. Would it generally be found in the kitchen? living room? bathroom? bedroom?
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Is any of the following relevant: heating? water pipe? elevator? telephone? answering machine? air conditioner? fan? burglar alarm?
Does he hear the noise because of his surname? is the machine producing the noise because of the surname? would the noise also be there when he is not at home?
Is the machine operated by someone when it is producing this sound?
Does the noise occur only during nights?
Would the same happen when he was living in a different appartment in the same house? on a different floor?
Is something in the vicinity of the house producing the noise? (like a church bell?)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 - 9:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is any of the following relevant: heating? water pipe? elevator? telephone? answering machine? air conditioner? fan? burglar alarm? No. It seems you overlook one simple device present in (almost) every flat.
Does he hear the noise because of his surname? Define "because of". is the machine producing the noise because of the surname? Define "because of". would the noise also be there when he is not at home? Yes.
Is the machine operated by someone when it is producing this sound? YES.
Does the noise occur only during nights? Noish.
Would the same happen when he was living in a different appartment in the same house? on a different floor? Maybe. Probably yes, but the frequency may depend on what particular flat he lives in.
Is something in the vicinity of the house producing the noise? (like a church bell?) No.
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Is it a doorbell?
And his name is Concierge? (just in case)
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Is it a doorbell? YES.
And his name is Concierge? (just in case) Not that, but OTRT.
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Is it one of those flats where each person's doorbell has their name written next to it at the entrance, and people are always pushing his at night because his surname is Foyer (or something similar) and they just want to be let into the building?
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Is it one of those flats where each person's doorbell has their name written next to it at the entrance, Yes. and people are always pushing his at night YES. because his surname is Foyer (or something similar) and they just want to be let into the building? Not exactly that, but very close. They want to do something you do especially at night.
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Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 4:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So is his name the same as the place they want to be (like Foyer)? or something they want to do? turn on? someone they want to speak to (like Concierge)?

Do they want to turn on a light? and his last name is Light? or some variation on "light"?
Or do they want to do something else vaguely security-related?
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So is his name the same as the place they want to be (like Foyer)? or something they want to do? turn on? This. someone they want to speak to (like Concierge)?

Do they want to turn on a light? Yes. and his last name is Light? YES. You solved it. or some variation on "light"?
Or do they want to do something else vaguely security-related?

=========== SPOILER =============

This is the story of Mr. Light who lives in a big block of flats with a lot of doorbells at the entrance. He lives on the top floor, so his doorbell is right on the top of the board of doorbells - and all to often some visitor reads the name and thinks he has found the light switch. *Drrrrrrrinngggg*.

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