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Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 - 2:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A boy insulted the very people who tried to help him. Please explain.
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Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 - 3:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The number of the very people: two? three? more?

Did the very people know each other? are they friends? family? blood-bond with the boy?

They were insulted by his doing? words? pictures? gestures? Or by his doing nothing?

Was the boy very little? His gender relevant?

Did they try to help him with: money? advice? physical protection?
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Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 - 4:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the boy know he was insulting them? Did he know they were trying to help him?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 - 10:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The number of the very people: two? three? more? Four actually

Did the very people know each other? Yes are they friends? Co-workers family? no blood-bond with the boy? No

They were insulted by his doing? words? Yes pictures? gestures? Or by his doing nothing?

Was the boy very little? His gender relevant? About 6 or 7 , could have been a girl or a boy

Did they try to help him with: money? This advice? physical protection?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 - 10:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the boy know he was insulting them? No Did he know they were trying to help him? No
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 - 10:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Blooper alert

Did the boy know he was insulting them? Should have been yope
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 - 10:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were they working at a bank? (given your profession) Were you one of the four people?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Were they working at a bank? (given your profession) Were you one of the four people? No to both I'm afraid
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Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 3:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

[LTPF list of professional fields], please.

Did they boy know the four people?

Are the four people H/A/M? F? Relevant?

Would they have helped him specifically with the money? his family? or are they, let's say, a charity or organisation that does fundraising from which he could benefit? (e.g. he has cancer and they're from a cancer foundation)

The insulting words - were they said? written?

Did the insult imply that the four people were stupid? evil? ugly? gay? (not that the latter is an insult, but it could be taken as one by some people)
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 5:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

[LTPF list of professional fields], please.
They were postal workers
Did they boy know the four people? No

Are the four people H/A/M? F? Relevant? Adults sex not relevant

Would they have helped him specifically with the money? his family? More this or are they, let's say, a charity or organisation that does fundraising from which he could benefit? (e.g. he has cancer and they're from a cancer foundation) No to this

The insulting words - were they said? written? Written

Did the insult imply that the four people were stupid? evil? ugly? gay? (not that the latter is an insult, but it could be taken as one by some people) Of the four things on the list evil would be closest but not exactly
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Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 6:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do the people try to help him to get (more) money? To keep money? To spend money wisely? Keep track of his money?

Did the boy actually need help? If so: Did he know it? Were they actually sucessful in helping him?

Did the boy intend to insult anyone?

Is the boy's age relevant? Would the puzzle work with a 15 years old? With an adult?

Did the boy insult them by speaking words? Writing? Did the words form a sentence? More than one sentence? Less (e.g. "You idiots!")? Was it only one word? Was the boy's utterance in a language the four people understood?
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Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 9:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Letters to Santa relevant?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 10:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If Doriana's guess is correct, I have a guess: Did the postal workers buy him the presents on his list? But they missed a few? Or got the wrong type? And the boy thinks the postal workers stole them?
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Posted on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 2:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do the people try to help him to get (more) money? To keep money? To spend money wisely? Keep track of his money?

Did the boy actually need help? If so: Did he know it? Were they actually sucessful in helping him?

Did the boy intend to insult anyone?

Is the boy's age relevant? Would the puzzle work with a 15 years old? With an adult?

Did the boy insult them by speaking words? Writing? Did the words form a sentence? More than one sentence? Less (e.g. "You idiots!")? Was it only one word? Was the boy's utterance in a language the four people understood? Markobr to save time I'll simply refer you to the spoiler below. Thanks for the questions all the same
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 2:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Letters to Santa relevant? Very much so
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 3:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If Doriana's guess is correct, I have a guess: Did the postal workers buy him the presents on his list? But they missed a few? Or got the wrong type? And the boy thinks the postal workers stole them? Wow, awesome work Balin, I didn't think this would last too long but I expected it to last a bit longer than it did.

***********Spoiler*************

A bit early for a Christmas puzzle but here goes....

This is the funny story of a young boy who comes from a very poor family . The boy writes to Santa Claus saying that he doesn't want any presents for himself but if Santa could see his way to giving him 5 he could buy a turkey and ham for his family for Christmas day.

The letter was opened by some postal workers who were very touched by the boy's request. There were four workers and they each agreed to give 1 (which was a lot of money in those days) out of their own pocket and send it to the boy.

A week later the boy receives a lovely letter from Santa with 4 crispy pound notes enclosed.

The boy is delighted and being the well reared kid he is decides to write a thank you letter to Santa. The letter simply says ....

"Dear Santa

Thank you very much for the 4 which will be a great help to my Mammy & Daddy. I know you sent the full 5 but one of those thieving b*s*a*ds in the post office must have stolen a pound from the envelope.

Thanks again

Your pal

Jimmy"


Thanks for playing and well done Balin for a great lateral leap. Nice work by Doriana too.
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 6:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Very nice puzzle. I was sure I had heard this story before when I asked about the letter to Santa, but I couldn't put it together any more. Great work, Balin!
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 7:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Fun early Christmas puzzle!

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