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Gourami (Gourami)
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Posted on Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 2:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A man pulls into a stranger's driveway. He sits there for about twenty minutes. Then he facepalms, gets out of the car and starts running down the street.

What is going on?
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does he see anything relevant while sitting in the car? hear anything?

does he talk to anyone?

does he leave the engine running?

when he runs down the street, is he running away from something? towards something? is he carrying anything?
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Shez (Shez)

does he see anything relevant while sitting in the car? No. hear anything? No.

does he talk to anyone? No.

does he leave the engine running? Irrel., probably not.

when he runs down the street, is he running away from something? No. towards something? Yes. is he carrying anything? No.
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Posted on Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 11:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does he facepalm because he remembers something?
If so, is it something that he had done?
Something the stranger had done?
Something somebody else had done?

Had he, in any way, been involved with the strange before?
Or is the stranger just a random stranger?

Is the stranger at home while the man was in the driveway?
Relevant?

Did the man recognize that he was standing in the wrong driveway?
That the stranger wasn't at home?
That the stranger was at home?

Is the stranger HAM? Relevant?
Gourami (Gourami)
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Potato (Potato)

Does he facepalm because he remembers something? Noish.
If so, is it something that he had done?
Something the stranger had done? But this is relevant.
Something somebody else had done?

Had he, in any way, been involved with the strange before? Noish.
Or is the stranger just a random stranger? No.

Is the stranger at home while the man was in the driveway? No.
Relevant? Yes.

Did the man recognize that he was standing in the wrong driveway? Yes.
That the stranger wasn't at home? Yes.
That the stranger was at home? No.

Is the stranger HAM? Relevant? H.A., sex irr.
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was he waiting for someone to come out of the house? someone to arrive home? for a certain time? for a signal?

is the fact he runs relevant to solving the puzzle? would it work if he'd walked? if he'd backed out of the drive and driven down the road?

is it his car?
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Andy_hornby (Andy_hornby)

was he waiting for someone to come out of the house? No. someone to arrive home? Yes. for a certain time? for a signal? No.

is the fact he runs relevant to solving the puzzle? Not particularly. would it work if he'd walked? Yes. if he'd backed out of the drive and driven down the road? Well, yes, but there is a good reason he went on foot.

is it his car? NO.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 8:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it part of his job to drive there?
Was he police? ambulance? postal service? delivery man? undertaker?
Does the car belong to his employer? to the person in whose driveway he was waiting? was the car stolen?
Did he want to deliver the car to someone (like a rental car)? and was waiting for a co-worker to pick him up afterwards?
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has he just left somewhere - work for example - and got into someone else's car by mistake? and driven it to the stranger's house?
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Did he steal the car?
Did he take someone else's car (for whatever reason) and then tell the GPS to take him "home", which of course was to the owner's house? And then he realized "oh bleepity, this isn't my house" and ran away?
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Sundowner (Sundowner)

Was it part of his job to drive there? No.
Was he police? ambulance? postal service? delivery man? undertaker? Irr.
Does the car belong to his employer? No. to the person in whose driveway he was waiting? Yes. was the car stolen? Noish.
Did he want to deliver the car to someone Yesish. (like a rental car) But no.? and was waiting for a co-worker to pick him up afterwards? No.

Shez (Shez)

has he just left somewhere - work for example - and got into someone else's car by mistake? Yesish, not these exact circumstances but same idea. and driven it to the stranger's house? Yes.

Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)

Did he steal the car? No.
Did he take someone else's car Yes. (for whatever reason) and then tell the GPS to take him "home", which of course was to the owner's house? This is one way he could come to the realization. And then he realized "oh bleepity, this isn't my house" and ran away? No.
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had it previously been his car? and he'd sold it to someone else? and then absent-mindedly got into it and driven it away?
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Shez (Shez)

had it previously been his car? and he'd sold it to someone else? and then absent-mindedly got into it and driven it away? No.
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Did something else happen, which made him realize his mistake?
Did he see something relevant, which told him about the mistake? Hear something?
Did he originally think it was his car?
Did he originally think it was his home?
Did he realize the mistake straight before he facepalms?
Is he disabled?
Did he wait to be let into the estate?
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Redwine (Redwine)

Did something else happen, which made him realize his mistake? Not really.
Did he see something relevant, which told him about the mistake? Hear something? No.
Did he originally think it was his car? Yes.
Did he originally think it was his home? No.
Did he realize the mistake straight before he facepalms? Yes. Also, not sure if there's exactly a "mistake" involved, but certainly a realization.
Is he disabled? Irr.
Did he wait to be let into the estate? No.
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did he know the person who lived in that house?
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did he know the person who lived in that house? No.
Shez (Shez)
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when he sits there for 20 minutes is he waiting for someone?
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when he sits there for 20 minutes is he waiting for someone? Yes.
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has he forgotten to pick someone up?
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has he forgotten to pick someone up? No.
Shez (Shez)
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is he waiting in the wrong place?
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is he waiting in the wrong place? Yesish.
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Did he realize that he is late for someone, who waits in totally different place? Was he waiting for someone who would bring his car? Did he arrange the exchange of the cars but he went to wrong place?
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Did he realize that he is late for someone, who waits in totally different place? Yes, for svv of "late." Was he waiting for someone who would bring his car? Yes. Did he arrange the exchange of the cars but he went to wrong place? No.
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Is the someone who would bring man's car the owner of the car man is in? If yes, was the exchange of the cars deliberate?
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did he arrange for the exchange of cars but brought the wrong car?
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Is the someone who would bring man's car the owner of the car the man is in? Yes. If yes, was the exchange of the cars deliberate? No.

Shez (Shez)

did he arrange for the exchange of cars but brought the wrong car? No.
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Was he drunk?
Had he thought he was in his own personal vehicle?
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Ok, so Man 1 in Car 2 is in front of the House of Man 2.
At the same time Man 2 in Car 1 is somewhere else. Correct?

Do both men want to retrieve their cars?
Can something bad happen to Man 2 in the place where he is? And Man 1 realizes it and runs to prevent it?
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Has man 1 taken the wrong car by mistake? has man 2?

does he facepalm because he realises the other man has probably gone to HIS house with his car? or because he thinks the other man will be stuck because the car has gone and he hasn't the keys to the other one?
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Ciaobella (Ciaobella)

Was he drunk? No.
Had he thought he was in his own personal vehicle? Originally, yes.

Redwine (Redwine)

Ok, so Man 1 in Car 2 is in front of the House of Man 2. Yes.
At the same time Man 2 in Car 1 is somewhere else. Correct? Yep!

Do both men want to retrieve their cars? Yes.

Can something bad happen to Man 2 in the place where he is? No. And Man 1 realizes it and runs to prevent it?

Shez (Shez)

Has man 1 taken the wrong car by mistake? Yes. has man 2? Yes.

does he facepalm because he realises the other man has probably gone to HIS house with his car? YES. or because he thinks the other man will be stuck because the car has gone and he hasn't the keys to the other one? No.

This is probably enough for a $p0i1er, but care to find out how they switched cars?
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were the cars identical?

had they got their keys mixed up? and when they clicked the key thingy, the other guy's car opened?

were they parked close together?

valet parking responsible?
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Shez (Shez)

were the cars identical? Yep.

had they got their keys mixed up? Sort of. and when they clicked the key thingy, the other guy's car opened? No.

were they parked close together? Irr.

valet parking responsible? Bingo.

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

This is (extremely) adapted from the surprisingly hilarious ABC comedy "Modern Family." To comedy lovers with Hulu, I strongly recommend it.

Coming home from a restaurant, Our Hero is given the wrong car by the valet, but it is an identical model so he doesn't notice right away. When he does, he finds something with the real owner's address on it and drives over to return the car (and then ask for a ride back to the restaurant). No one's home. He waits, wondering how long these people will take to notice their car missing and hail a taxi.

Eventually, he realizes what must have happened: they accidentally drove off with his car, found his registration with his address on it, and drove over to his house to wait for him! Rather than drive their car over and risk setting off an infinite loop of driving to each others' house, then their own, then each others', he decides to run home and try to catch them.
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Posted on Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 10:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

nice one!

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