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Eli (Eli)
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Posted on Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 3:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sometimes a quick look in the mirror, is not such a bad idea!

I assume this will be a quickie, with all the brilliant minds in this forum.
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A quick look in the mirror...a specific sort of mirror? "Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?"
Full-length looking-glass?
Hand mirror?
Compact mirror?
Bathroom mirror?

Why isn't it a bad idea?
To make sure one is clean and tidy?
To make sure the mirror is clean?
For some other reason?
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A car's rear-mirror?
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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failing that, the side-view mirrors on a car? (how on earth did I leave car mirrors out? Good one, Rbruma!)
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Is stupidity relevant, in that someone didn't have a quick look in the mirror? And there was something they could have fixed?
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Anything to do with your work in IT support?

Random guess: someone called up an IT support desk via live webcam, and they forgot to put any clothes on?
Eli (Eli)
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Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
A quick look in the mirror...a specific sort of mirror? Nope "Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?" Not relevant, Iím afraid
Full-length looking-glass?
Hand mirror?
Compact mirror?
Bathroom mirror? Any of these would have done it, as long as the upper part of the body was visible.

Why isn't it a bad idea?
To make sure one is clean and tidy? Not this
To make sure the mirror is clean? Nope
For some other reason? Yes

Rbruma (Rbruma)
A car's rear-mirror? No

Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
failing that, the side-view mirrors on a car? (how on earth did I leave car mirrors out? Good one, Rbruma!) No car mirrors relevant

Lordofthegeeks1000 (Lordofthegeeks1000)
Is stupidity relevant, in that someone didn't have a quick look in the mirror? Correct And there was something they could have fixed? Yes, and ought to have to avoid what happened later.

Woodworm (Woodworm)
Anything to do with your work in IT support? Nope, this is from a news article I read a while ago in one of the Dublin free-sheets.

Random guess: someone called up an IT support desk via live webcam, and they forgot to put any clothes on? No, but that would have made a brilliant puzzle, lol!
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 11:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The person who looked in the mirror - H? A? M? Is their face relevant? Clothing?
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Posted on Monday, October 11, 2010 - 3:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they missing their glasses, which are on their head?
Eli (Eli)
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The person who looked in the mirror - H? A? M? FA, but the main person is HAM Is their face relevant? This Clothing?

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Are they missing their glasses, which are on their head? Nope
Balin (Balin)
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Did the person not look in the mirror? But if he had, something embarrassing would not have happened? Something related to the eyes? Nose? Mouth?
Eli (Eli)
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Did the person not look in the mirror? Correct, he did not But if he had, something embarrassing would not have happened? Correct again, except the consequences were a bit more serious than being embarrassed Something related to the eyes? Nose? Mouth? Neither if those
Balin (Balin)
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Had he done something illegal? Something which got him arrested? Or, something that ruined his reputation? Like having an affair?
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Facial hair relevant? Bruises? Wounds? Lipstick? Writing? With permanent marker? Tattoos?
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Balin (Balin)
Had he done something illegal? Yope(-ish). If you try to rephrase, maybe?? Something which got him arrested? But he was arrested in the end Or, something that ruined his reputation? Like having an affair? No to both

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Facial hair relevant? Bruises? Wounds? Lipstick? Writing? This, no to rest With permanent marker? Tattoos?
Balin (Balin)
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Was something written on his face? Relevant what the writing read? What it was written in?
Eli (Eli)
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Was something written on his face? Yes. Where? Relevant what the writing read? No, the result would have been the same, but it just made the whole story even more entertaining, lol What it was written in? No
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On his forehead? His nose? His upper lip? His chin? His cheeks?
Eli (Eli)
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On his forehead? This, no to rest His nose? His upper lip? His chin? His cheeks?
Balin (Balin)
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Relevant who wrote it? Was he in college? And he'd been drunk? And the stuff had been written on his face while passed out? Was he busted for underage drinking?
Eli (Eli)
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Relevant who wrote it? Yes-ish, but only as part why it was fun, so I will tell you. It was some of his drinking buddies. Was he in college? No, older than that, I think And he'd been drunk? Yes, they had been drinking heavily. And the stuff had been written on his face while passed out? Yupp Was he busted for underage drinking? No, this was not what happened.
Balin (Balin)
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Was he drinking at home? In a bar? Relevant who saw the writing? His wife? Girlfriend? Other significant other?
Eli (Eli)
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Was he drinking at home? In a bar? He was at home when the the word (it was only one word) was written on to his forehead Relevant who saw the writing? Very much so His wife? Girlfriend? Other significant other? None of these.

I'll do a quick recap/hint before bed.
Our "hero" goes drinking with some mates one evening and they end up back in his house. After a while he falls asleep. While he's asleep the others think it will be a funny prank to write something on his forehead. When he wakes up, all the others have left, and because he doesn't look in the mirror, he doesn't realize that there is a word written on his forehead when he leaves his house.

Someone relevant sees that word and that has serious consequenses for him. So find out what he does after leaving the house and who sees the writing.
Balin (Balin)
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Person who saw the writing? H? A? M? Does the person who sees the word get angry with him? Beat him up?
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Did he go to work?
Lose his job?
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Was the writing racist? Sexual? Did he get in trouble with the law? Was he sued? Did he lose money?
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Was it a threat? Did they right "DIE DIE DIE!" on it and he walked into a bank and they thought he was a robber?
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Balin (Balin)

Person who saw the writing? H? A? M? HA, gender not relevant Does the person who sees the word get angry with him? No, not angry Beat him up? No

It_so_happened (It_so_happened)

Did he go to work?
Lose his job? No to both

Galfisk (Galfisk)

Was the writing racist? Sexual? Did he get in trouble with the law? YES! Was he sued? Did he lose money? No to rest.

Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)

Was it a threat? You mean the word they wrote? No Did they right "DIE DIE DIE!" Nope, it was only one word on it and he walked into a bank and they thought he was a robber? No, it was not a bank. And there was no misunderstanding about his intentions.
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Was the person who saw the writing a cop? Did the writing imply a specific crime? Escaping from prison?
Eli (Eli)
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Was the person who saw the writing a cop? Well, they too saw it eventually, but they are not the relevant person (or persons) that saw the writing Did the writing imply a specific crime? Escaping from prison? No to both
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Person who saw the writing? A relative? His mother?
Eli (Eli)
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Person who saw the writing? A relative? His mother? No to both.

Another hint before bed - he was doing something relevant when the person saw the writing.
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The thing he was doing - was he indoors? Outdoors? Getting the paper? The mail? Performing an ordinary household task?
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The thing he was doing - was he indoors? Yes, no to rest. But remember he left his own house, so where is he? Outdoors? Getting the paper? The mail? Performing an ordinary household task?
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Is he in another house? A public place? Grocery store?
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In his car?
Eli (Eli)
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Is he in another house? No A public place? Well, I guess it was public as everyone could go in there Grocery store? Not a grocery store, but....

In his car? Nope
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Another store? Hardware store? Convenience store? Book store? Supply store? General store? Clothing store? Shoe store?
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Another store? Yes, but none of these suggestions are correct. However, the spesific type of store is not too important, so I will simply tell it. He went to a fish and chip shop. Now what happened there? Hardware store? Convenience store? Book store? Supply store? General store? Clothing store? Shoe store?
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Did the person behind the counter notice? Did they think he was going to rob the store? Did he go to the counter to place an order?
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Did he say "I would like fish and chips!". Did he complain? Did he attempt to commit a crime? Did he steal fish and chips?

Is it relevant what specific word the drinking buds wrote?
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Did the person behind the counter notice? Oh, yes Did they think he was going to rob the store? No, they didn't THINK he was going to.. Did he go to the counter to place an order? He went up to the counter, but didn't order any fish and chips....
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Did he say "I would like fish and chips!". No Did he complain? No Did he attempt to commit a crime? Yes Did he steal fish and chips? No

Is it relevant what specific word the drinking buds wrote? Nope, but the word they chose to write makes the story extra funny, lol.
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Did they see the word and assume he was robbing the store? Was he, in fact, robbing the store? Or trying to? Did they write "Guilty" on his head? "Robber"? "Criminal"? Something that (humorously) tipped him off before he had a chance to rob the store?
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Balin (Balin)
Did they see the word and assume he was robbing the store? No, not because of what was written Was he, in fact, robbing the store? Yes, he was Or trying to? The story says the robbery was performed "successfully", but... Did they write "Guilty" on his head? "Robber"? "Criminal"? Something that (humorously) tipped him off before he had a chance to rob the store? No to rest
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Was he caught when trying to escape? Because of the word? Or did the word make it easy for the witnesses/counter-guy to identify him? And thus he was caught easily? "Oh yeah, 5 foot 7, 170 pounds, and had a big word written on his forehead."
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Was he caught when trying to escape? Because of the word? Or did the word make it easy for the witnesses/counter-guy to identify him? And thus he was caught easily? "Oh yeah, 5 foot 7, 170 pounds, and had a big word written on his forehead." Spot on!! And now for the

********* SPOILER*********************

A Dubliner, David Levins (the article also mentions drug addiction), went partying with some friends one evening. Afterwards they went back to his place and at some stage he fell in to an alchohol induced sleep. Before the others left, they wrote MUG across his forehead.

As he woke up, penniless after the heaving drinking the night before, he decided to rob a chipper. He managed to get some money off them, but didn't get far. The police arrested him in the nearby area, since the shop assistant was able to give a pretty good description, including the writing on his forehead.
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Mug shot indeed...

Great stupidity puzzle!

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