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If he would have been more cooperative, I wouldn't end up being the icon of the city
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I = you? Someone else? HAM? HAF? True story? FYOI? FSEI? He = HAM? HCM? Icon: a good thing? Bad? Embarrassing?
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I = you? This Someone else? HAM? AFAIK :=) HAF? True story? Yes FYOI? FSEI? He = HAM? Yes HCM? Icon: a good thing? Bad? Embarrassing?Nope to the latter, hopefully no but anyway irrel to rest
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Do you know him? Is he your friend? Relative? Acquaintance? Co-worker? Complete stranger? Someone you see daily? Is anyone else relevant? If so, HAM? HAF? More than one person? If so, [LTPF list of integers]?
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Do you know him? Is he your friend? Relative? Acquaintance? Co-worker? Complete stranger? This Someone you see daily? Is anyone else relevant? Yes If so, HAM? HAF? Mixed More than one person? Yes If so, [LTPF list of integers]? I don't know the number exactly, I assume more than 40 to less that 100. In this range.. number not really relevant
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Are these HA-Mixed people coworkers? Classmates? People you know? Or have heard of? People who live in the city?
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Are these HA-Mixed people coworkers? Classmates? People you know? Or have heard of? People who live in the city? No to all with a NO to the latter
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Do you live in the city? Do you live in the same place as all the people? Do they all live in the same place?
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Do you live in the city? FA Do you live in the same place as all the people? Involved in puzzle? No! Do they all live in the same place? I don't think so, but irrel
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The city in the puzzle statement - is it a literal city?
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The city in the puzzle statement - is it a literal city? Yes
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Does anyone live in the city? Do you? Does the unknown "he"? Do any of the people?
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Does anyone live in the city? Yes Do you? No Does the unknown "he"? Yes Do any of the people? No - good q.
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Did you want to be the "icon of the city"? Does being "the icon of the city" involve an image of you? Rumors about you? A story about you? Something you did? Are the "other people" involved in your becoming the "icon"?
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Did you want to be the "icon of the city"? No Does being "the icon of the city" involve an image of you? Yes, possibly more than one Rumors about you? A story about you? Something you did? This was one of the reasons I have become the "icon of the city" Are the "other people" involved in your becoming the "icon"? Yes
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Is the something you did newsworthy? Astounding? Heroic? Amazing? Incredibly dumb? Ordinary? Did you do the something in the city? Were any of the people around when you did this thing? Was the unknown "he"? Image of you - a photograph? Poster? Drawing? Engraving?
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Is the something you did newsworthy? Astounding? Heroic? Amazing? Incredibly dumb? Ordinary? It was unusual in some way, but none of the above Did you do the something in the city? Yes Were any of the people around when you did this thing? Yes, at some point Was the unknown "he"? Yes Image of you - a photograph? This. Probably more than onePoster? Drawing? Engraving?
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Is a monument involve? Did you do something ordinary in an unusual location? Is the specific location relevant? Did you request not to be the "icon"? Is that how "he" (can we give him a name - how about "Barney"?) was uncooperative?
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Is a monument involve? Noish Did you do something ordinary in an unusual location? No Is the specific location relevant? No, just that it was happening in a city Did you request not to be the "icon"? No Is that how "he" (can we give him a name - how about "Barney"?) was uncooperative? Is his lack of cooperation that made me do that unusual thing and thus ended up in me becoming an icon of the city. Hint: Another person -- other than Barney and the 40-100 people is relevant, though I don't know if discovering who this person is or has done will lead us to the solution quicker. Your call!
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Were the 40-100 people in the same place? At the same time? Did you do the thing alone? With Barney? With the other person? Other person - HAM? HAF? HCM? HCF? HTM? HTF?
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Were the 40-100 people in the same place? Yes At the same time? Assume yes Did you do the thing alone? With Barney? This With the other person? So, no Other person - HAM? HAF? This HCM? HCF? HTM? HTF?
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Is the other person related to you? To Barney? Can we call her Cassandra? Is the "same place" a private residence? A public place? A building? Park? Stadium? Auditorium? Shop or store?
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Is the other person related to you? Yes To Barney? No Can we call her Cassandra? Sure Is the "same place" a private residence? A public place? This. No to the rest A building? Park? Stadium? Auditorium? Shop or store?
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Is the other person your wife? Daughter? Sister? Mother? Aunt? Cousin? Grandmother? Granddaughter? Niece? Is the public place outdoors? A street? A place used for athletics?
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Is the other person your wife? This. To not lead you astray too much, I should add here that she is involved only in the larger story and knowing what she did is not directly necessary for the puzzle to be solved. Enquiring more about Barney and "the people" might be more rewardingDaughter? Sister? Mother? Aunt? Cousin? Grandmother? Granddaughter? Niece? Is the public place outdoors? Yes A street? This A place used for athletics?
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When you did the thing, were you being watched? By Barney? By the people?
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When you did the thing, were you being watched? By Barney? Yesish, but irr By the people? Yes
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So you were on the street, correct? And the people also were? Were you performing? Is music relevant?
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So you were on the street, correct? CorrectAnd the people also were? Yes Were you performing? No, it is simpler than that Is music relevant? No
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Were you just walking? Did you do a good deed? Be a "Good Samaritan"?
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Were you just walking? No, I was sitting Did you do a good deed? Be a "Good Samaritan"? None of these, but good deeds are a hint, while not performed by me or towards me. Maybe it will help to find more about Barney along these lines
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Did you see something relevant? Were you reading something? Watching something? Listening to something? Did you see Barney do something? Hear him do something? Read something about him?
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Did you see something relevant? Yes ...ish Were you reading something? Watching something? Listening to something? Yes, and talking, too Did you see Barney do something? Yes Hear him do something? Read something about him? No to rest.
Getting closer...
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Were you talking with Barney?
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Were you talking with Barney? Eventually, yes -- good progress.

How did I end up talking with a perfect stranger and how come did I manage to become the 'icon' of the city?
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Did Barney start the conversation with you? Did you start the conversation? Did he mistake you for someone else?
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Did Barney start the conversation with you? Did you start the conversation? This one. No to rest Did he mistake you for someone else?
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Did you mistake him for someone else? Did you notice something unusual about Barney? Something he was wearing? Carrying? Doing?
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Did you mistake him for someone else? Did you notice something unusual about Barney? This, for svv of "unusual" Something he was wearing? Mainly this Carrying? Doing? This was not unusual, but he was looking interesting to me, from a certain point of view
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Point of view - as in, side view? From behind? Front view? Was the something worn on the torso? Legs? Feet? Arms? Hands? Head? Neck?
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Point of view - as in, side view? From behind? Front view? FA. I saw him on the street, but I didn't mean a physical point of view Was the something worn on the torso? Legs? Feet? Arms? Hands? Head? This, but beware FA. This is one of the minor reasons that I approached him. Not to mislead you, his whole appeareance looked interesting from a certain point of view, but I was subjective Neck?
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Point of view - from a distance? From close up? Did he look female? Excessively short? Tall? Excessively slim? Fat?
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Point of view - from a distance? From close up? Did he look female? Excessively short? Tall? Excessively slim? Fat?
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Point of view - from a distance? From close up? Did he look female? Excessively short? Tall? Excessively slim? Fat? FA to all. His appearence as a whole made me think he was appropriate for something I wanted to do. He was uncooperative, though, at least in the beginning
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Did he look strong? Smart? Did you want to do something right at that time? A short time later? A long time later?
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Did he look strong? No and irr Smart? No and irr Did you want to do something right at that time? Something, not necessarily right, nor wrong A short time later? A long time later? No to rest
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Something right at that time...I meant, did you want to do something at that very instant? (My bad on the choice of words)
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Something right at that time...I meant, did you want to do something at that very instant? Ah, I see what you mean now. Then the answer is yes
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Is the something you wanted to do a physical task? Mental? Did it involve paying for something? Selling something? Did it require more than one person? Did you need to move something? Lift something? Is transportation relevant?
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Is the something you wanted to do a physical task? This Mental? Did it involve paying for something? Selling something? Did it require more than one person? No ...ish, maybe FA Did you need to move something? Lift something? Is transportation relevant? No to the rest
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Since we have reached post #50, let me post a short recap:

I was in a city -- where I do not live -- and at some point I wanted to do something -- that being the reason for which I approached a complete stranger who -- I thought -- was in some way fit for what I wanted to do. This stranger -- known to us as Barney, was at first uncooperative and his lack of cooperation eventually led me to become 'the icon of the city' for some 40-100 people. The only other person slightly involved is Cassandra, but to let her out of this puzzle suffices to say that she is only relevant because she determined me to try to do what I did.

Hope that helps
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Did you want to play a game? Do something completely random? Did you think Barney was fit for this action because of his stature? What he was wearing? Was he wearing a uniform of some sort?
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Did you want to play a game? No Do something completely random? No Did you think Barney was fit for this action because of his stature? No What he was wearing? Yope Was he wearing a uniform of some sort? No
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Was Barney carrying something relevant? Holding something? Was he "uncooperative" in that he refused to help you with the task?
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Was Barney carrying something relevant? Holding something? Was he "uncooperative" in that he refused to help you with the task? Yes, but beware FA. No to the rest
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Was Barney doing something relevant? Did you ask him to help you with the task? Did he refuse?
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Was Barney doing something relevant? Noish to Nope Did you ask him to help you with the task? Yes, but again beware FA Did he refuse? Yes, initially
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Did Barney later agree to help you with the task? Does the task require any other object? More than one? Is it related to exercise?
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Did Barney later agree to help you with the task? Yes Does the task require any other object? Yes More than one? No Is it related to exercise? Not at all
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Is the object a vehicle? Is it electronic? Larger than a bookcase? Toaster oven? Is it by chance either of those objects? Is shopping relevant? Travel?
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Is the object a vehicle? No Is it electronic? Yes in my case. Could be non-electronic as well Larger than a bookcase? Toaster oven? Is it by chance either of those objects? Is shopping relevant? Travel? Yesish. No to rest
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Is communication relevant? Is the object typically handheld? Is it an electric toothbrush? Is hygiene relevant?
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Is communication relevant? Is the object typically handheld? Yes. No to rest Is it an electric toothbrush? Is hygiene relevant?
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Is the object used to contain something? Is it a book? A suitcase? Keys?
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Is the object used to contain something? Is it a book? A suitcase? Keys? None of those, I'm afraid
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Is the object food-related?
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Is the object food-related? Not at all. It is an object that most people take while in vacations :=)
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Is the object an article of clothing? Is it beach-related? A suitcase?
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Is the object an article of clothing? Is it beach-related? A suitcase? No to all
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Is it a passport? Another form of ID?
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Is it a passport? Another form of ID? No to both
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Is it an umbrella?
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Is it an umbrella? No. Remember is was electronic -- though non-electronic versions exist
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Is it a PDA? Do you write on it? Is it a tool?
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Is it a PDA? No Do you write on it? No Is it a tool? DOYD of 'tool'. Some consider it like this
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Is it used for cutting something? Writing? Is it a pen? Pencil? Is it a toothbrush?
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Is it used for cutting something? Writing? Is it a pen? Pencil? Is it a toothbrush? No to all, I'm afraid
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Is it a book? An eBook? Could you please recap what we know about the object?
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Is it a book? An eBook? No to bothCould you please recap what we know about the object? Sure. We are talking about a handheld device that can be either electronic -- or have electronic components, for that matter -- or purely mechanical, though mine was electronic -- irrelevant anyway. It is an object that most people take while in vacation. I own about three of them and I am sure you own at least one. That object I used to accomplish a specific task that I needed Barney for. He was at first uncooperative, then he cooperated but incidentally in the process also made me 'the icon of the city'
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A razor? Is it used to tell time? A watch?
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Is it a GPS device? Something like a TomTom/Garmin? Were you trying to navigate within the city? Outside of the city? On your way to the city? On your way from the city?
Were you asking Barney for help finding a specific point in "the city"?
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A razor? Is it used to tell time? A watch? No to all

Is it a GPS device? Something like a TomTom/Garmin? Were you trying to navigate within the city? Outside of the city? On your way to the city? On your way from the city?
Were you asking Barney for help finding a specific point in "the city"? Nothing of these. I know the city pretty well. But I am sure we almost touched everything except ''it''
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Does it include a map? Is it a map?
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A camera?
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A camera? YES. Now we have practically all the pieces -- just put them together
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Did you want Barney to take a picture of you? At a certain monument? Or other location of note? Did he take the picture? Did he keep the picture?
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Did you want Barney to take a picture of you? No, actually was the other way around At a certain monument? Or other location of note? Did he take the picture? Did he keep the picture? No to rest
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So you wanted to take a picture of Barney? Did you take the picture? Did he pose for the picture? Did he have a silly pose?
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So you wanted to take a picture of Barney? YesDid you take the picture? Eventually, yes Did he pose for the picture? Yesish Did he have a silly pose? Not really

I think we have enough for me to declare a

***** SPOILER *****

Some years ago I made a business trip to Rome. I do not like taking pictures, but my wife (Cassandra in our puzzle), who is an avid photographer, "ordered" me to take a camera and make pictures in the city, but not to monuments or such, but to 'real people'. Having a day off, I wandered through the city hoping to find anything interesting to photograph. At last I found a beggar (our Barney) who looked interesting to me, sitting on a street in the touristic center. I asked him for permission to take a picture of him, not being used to people making photos without asking for permission. He at first refused -- so I started arguing about it. We gradually become acquainted, sitting next to one another, telling stories, drinking from his nice bottle of "Castelli" wine. After about an hour, looking around, I realised that we were photographed by a bunch of 40 to 100 tourists, freshly unloaded from two buses. They probably considered very "authentic" what we were doing there and we probably looked funny too - Barney in ragged clothes, wearing a scarf with the Italian flag, I with my business suit not properly arranged. I excused myself and left, not until having taken one photo of Barney, which he finally agreed to, probably being grateful for me spending an hour with him and telling stories. The wine was also over.

Thanks to all for participating and especially Balin for sticking with it to the end.
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Great puzzle, and great story!

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