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Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 1:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

At 1:20 Morgan didn't do his job. His job became harder to do. At 2:23 Morgan did his job proactively. His job became harder to do.
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Is Morgan an H/A/M? H/A/F?
Is his job high paying? Salary matter?
Is his job commercial? Industrial? Service related? Agricultural? Other?
Does he eventually get fired?
Is his job getting harder a result of him not doing his job earlier?
Is the timing relevant?
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Is Morgan an H/A/M? Yes H/A/F? No
Is his job high paying? Yope, it can be Salary matter? No, not for the circumstances
Is his job commercial? Yope Industrial? No Service related? No Agricultural? No Other? Yes
Does he eventually get fired? Irr, but he could
Is his job getting harder a result of him not doing his job earlier? Yes
Is the timing relevant? Yes, time matters to this job
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Is his social/family life relevant? Issues going on?
Is his boss of any relevancy?
Does he need to do a certain task? Some method? On time?
Does he enjoy the work? or the situation occuring now? Is 1:20 PM or AM? 2:23 PM/AM? Is it analog time? or something else?
Was he at work before 1:20? or at 2:23?
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Is his social/family life relevant? Issues going on? No
Is his boss of any relevancy? No, not in this situation
Does he need to do a certain task? Yes Some method? Yesish On time? Yes
Does he enjoy the work? Irr or the situation occuring now? No Is 1:20 PM or AM? 2:23 PM/AM? PM Is it analog time? Irr or something else? No
Was he at work before 1:20? Yes or at 2:23?

PS: Don't get too hung up on the time.
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Did his job become physically more demanding? Mentally? Did he just have to do more of the same work? Or did the work become more complicated?
Is this correct: As a consequence of Morgan not doing his job, the job became harder for him to do. Then he started doing it proactively, and it became even harder for him to do.
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Daylight Saving Time relevant?
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Did his job become physically more demanding? Yesish Mentally? Yesish Did he just have to do more of the same work? Yesish, be careful of FA Or did the work become more complicated? Yesish
Is this correct: As a consequence of Morgan not doing his job, the job became harder for him to do. Yes Then he started doing it proactively m-w.com definition #2, and it became even harder for him to do. Yes
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Daylight Saving Time relevant? NO!
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Did he have more work than before? Different work? 1:20 = AM? PM? 2:23 = AM? PM? On the same day?
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Did he have more work than before? Yesish Different work? Noish '
1:20 = AM? PM? PM, but Irr
2:23 = AM? PM? PM, but Irr
On the same day? Yes

Hint: Focus FAR less on the times. In fact they could have been 1:15PM and 1:17PM
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Did he do his job proactively in a way that would have worked before it became harder?
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Did he do his job proactively in a way that would have worked before it became harder? No, it would always have made his job harder.
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Did he act in order to try and prevent future problems? Did he cause those problems in the process?
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Did he act in order to try and prevent future problems? Yesish, good question Did he cause those problems in the process? No, a different problem
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Did Morgan break something? Cause a major disaster? A minor disaster?

Is this a true story? FYOI? FSEI? Relevant that his name is Morgan?
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Did Morgan break something? Yes, good question Cause a major disaster? No A minor disaster? Yesish, minor in scope yes, disaster No

Is this a true story? Yesish, it does happen FYOI? Yes FSEI? No, not in this case Relevant that his name is Morgan? No, it could have been McClusky, Benton, Etc.
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Did he break something physically? Or did he cause something to be inoperable? Like a computer virus?
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Did he break something physically? No, very good question Or did he cause something to be inoperable? No Like a computer virus? No
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Did he cause something to break down? Did it "break" in that it would no longer work? That it would not work as well?
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Did he cause something to break down? No Did it "break" in that it would no longer work? No That it would not work as well? No
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The thing he broke - was it electronic? Did he short out the electricity?
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The thing he broke - was it electronic? No Did he short out the electricity? No
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Sorry for the delay - my computer was spazzing out.

Did the thing have something break off of it? Did he "break" a person?
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Did the thing have something break off of it? No, you are making a FA here Did he "break" a person? No, better thinking here than the first
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The thing he broke - could we say he killed it? Was it a living thing? A plant? An animal?
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The thing he broke - could we say he killed it? No Was it a living thing? No A plant? No An animal? No

You are still harboring a FA
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Did he break an object? Or more than one? A rule? A law? A routine?
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Did he break an object? No Or more than one? No A rule? YES A law? No A routine? No
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Did he break a rule related to his job? A safety rule?
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Was the rule he broke relevant to his not working?
Did he break more than one rule?
Is he the only one aware of this situation?
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Did he break a rule related to his job? Oh YES A safety rule? No
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Was the rule he broke relevant to his not working replace with "doing his job" ? Then Yes
Did he break more than one rule? Yes
Is he the only one aware of this situation? Oh NO
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Did the rule related to personal usage of something? Would it help to find out what his job was? Did his job relate to food? Medicine? Entertainment? Computers? Media? Electronics? Sports?
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Did the rule related to personal usage of something? No Would it help to find out what his job was? Yes Did his job relate to food? Medicine? Entertainment? Computers? Media? Electronics? Sports? < This one
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Was he a professional athlete? Is the specific sport relevant? Was he a basketball player? Baseball? Football? Hockey? Soccer? Cricket?
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Was he an NBA center? And at 1:10 he was sitting on the bench due to foul trouble (let's say 3 if it's NCAA or 4 if it's NBA since they allow one more - it will make sense in a minute) and the backup center allowed the other team to make a ton of easy layups and take a huge lead? So it was harder for Morgan to do his job because his team was losing. Then at 2:23 his coach put him in and he tried to stop a layup and succeeded but picked up an additional foul meaning he couldn't foul anymore without fouling out? Which would make it harder for him to do his job?
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Was he a professional athlete? Yes Is the specific sport relevant? Was he a basketball player? Baseball? Football? < This One Hockey? Soccer? Cricket?
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Is Morgan on offense? Defense? Special teams? Is he QB? RB? WR? TE? FB? O-line? D-line? CB? S? LB? K? P? KR? PR?
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Is Morgan on offense? <This One Defense? Special teams? Is he QB? <This One RB? WR? TE? FB? O-line? D-line? CB? S? LB? K? P? KR? PR?
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Broke a rule - did he commit a penalty? False start? Intentional grounding? Not do his job - did he get sacked?
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Broke a rule - did he commit a penalty? YES False start? YES Intentional grounding? No Not do his job - did he get sacked? No
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Did he commit the penalty on first down? 2nd? 3rd? 4th? Relevant? Not do his job - was that because the defense was on the field?
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Did he commit the penalty on first down? 2nd? 3rd? 4th? Relevant? Irr Not do his job - was that because the defense was on the field? No
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Not do his job - was that on one play? Was he on the field for that play? Was he supposed to be? Was the play a pass? Run? Trick play? Did he commit a turnover? Fumble? Interception?
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Not do his job - was that on one play? Yes Was he on the field for that play? Yes Was he supposed to be? Yes Was the play a pass? Irr Run? Irr Trick play? Irr Did he commit a turnover? No Fumble? No Interception? No
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Did he not do his job, in that he did not take the snap? Or did he call a timeout?
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Did he not do his job, in that he did not take the snap? Or did he call a timeout? YES!

******* SPOILER *******
Morgan is an NFL quarterback. During the game, At 1:20PM, Morgan didn't get the play off and was penalized yardage for "Delay of Game." At 2:23PM Morgan moved during the snap-count and was penalized yardage for "False Start."

NOTES:
It was hard to form the original story without giving away the football element. I would have liked to make the times something like, "with 1:20 left in his work day", but I thought that might have been too obvious. I was also concerned about using the word "proactive." However, one definition is "acting in anticipation of future problems, needs, or changes", so Morgan may have caused the false start due to a future need to roll out of the pocket.

Thanks To: Fortunate, Galfisk, Balin and Gregoryuconn for playing.
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Well, at least it wasn't 13 men on the field like Tennessee had against LSU two weeks ago. How do you manage that? It would have been even funnier if they couldn't stop LSU's 11 men. But they did, then got flagged, and gave up a game-winning touchdown.
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13 on the field? Seriously??
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Great puzzle! I'm sorry I missed it.

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