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Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 8:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Had the label been clearer, or had I remembered where I was, I would not have been embarrassed.
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 8:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Where you were as in country? Town? Building? Social situation? Public vs private? In relation to the other people around you?

Were you embarrassed because of something you said? Did? Something someone else? Did? Something about your appearance? Something that happened to you? Did you look stupid? Clumsy? Tactless? Rude? Ignorant?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 8:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Where you were as in country? Town?
Building? Social situation? Public vs private? Yes to these three, No to rest
In relation to the other people around you?

Were you embarrassed because of something you said? Did? This Something someone else? Did? Something about your appearance? Something that happened to you? Did you look stupid? Clumsy? Tactless? Rude? Ignorant? Just idiotic
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 8:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were you in a building where certain behaviour is expected, such as a library? Or was it just the fact that you were in a public place and not alone?
Did you do something that was idiotic only because of the setting you did it in? Did do the thing because of what the label said? What you thought it said? Because the label was unclear?

Was the label on clothing? An object? Something you bought? Were going to buy? Did it give instructions? A description?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 12:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were you in a building where certain behaviour is expected, such as a library? Or was it just the fact that you were in a public place and not alone? Mostly this, although the specific building is relevant
Did you do something that was idiotic only because of the setting you did it in? Yope Did do the thing because of what the label said? What you thought it said? Because the label was unclear? This-ish

Was the label on clothing? No An object? Yes Something you bought? No Were going to buy? No Did it give instructions? No A description? YOPE
Danielvs (Danielvs)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 12:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Building related to:
Transport?
Culture?
Finance?

Did you grab the object? Is it heavy? Large?
Sundowner (Sundowner)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 10:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the label on a door?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 5:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Building related to:
Transport?
Culture?
Finance? No to all

Did you grab the object? Yes Is it heavy? No Large? No

Was the label on a door? No
Danielvs (Danielvs)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 6:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Government building? Military? Public utility building (e.g. post office?). Shop? Cafe?

Was the object supposed to be left untouched?
Did you try to: leave the building with the object? play with the object?

Label not "clear": words do not make sense? blurred letters? Did you try to move the object in order to read it better?
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 8:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was it the label on a bottle? jar? tin?

were you in a shop?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 9:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Government building? Military? Public utility building (e.g. post office?). Shop? Café? This, well, a restaurant actually

Was the object supposed to be left untouched? No
Did you try to: leave the building with the object? play with the object? Neither

Label not "clear": words do not make sense? blurred letters? Did you try to move the object in order to read it better? No to all

was it the label on a bottle? jar? tin? No, but getting OTRT

were you in a shop? See above
Danielvs (Danielvs)
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Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 1:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the object contain something? some liquid? Olive oil? Vinegar?
Label "not clear": covered with dust? missing letters?
Is the label a paper? metal?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 3:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the object contain something? Yes some liquid? No Olive oil? Vinegar? Neither, but OTRT
Label "not clear": covered with dust? missing letters? No to both. "Words do not make sense" was closest.
Is the label a paper? This, and I just realized that "label" was the wrong word to use. Oops, BLOOPER. metal?
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 8:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was it the salt or pepper shaker? mustard pot?

a tube?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 11:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was it the salt or pepper shaker? Even closer mustard pot? No

a tube? Very close, though I wouldn't call it a "tube"
Danielvs (Danielvs)
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Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 - 12:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the object contain sugar? Something you put on food?
Relevant in which country this situation happened? Language involved?
Did you get embarrassed because you tossed the content of the object in your food?
Liquizt (Liquizt)
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Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 - 2:31 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a salt or pepper mill?
Herbs/spice pot?

Would it be even slightly amiss on the table during a meal? in the kitchen during preparation? cooking stages? final presentation touches?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 - 7:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the object contain sugar? No, VERY VERY close... Something you put on food? Yes
Relevant in which country this situation happened? No Language involved? No
Did you get embarrassed because you tossed the content of the object in your food? No

Is it a salt or pepper mill? Herbs/spice pot? Neither

Would it be even slightly amiss on the table during a meal? No, and this is where it always is. I'm not quite sure I understand the question in the kitchen during preparation? cooking stages? final presentation touches?
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 - 9:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does it contain a powder? A liquid? A paste?
Artificial sweetener? Honey? Jam? Some kind of spread?

Did you know exactly what was in the object? Did you use it correctly? Did you apply some to your food? If so, did you apply too much? Too little? Did you apply it wrongly?

If 'label' is the wrong word - was it a sign? Instructions? Ingredients list? Packaging? Was it attached to the object?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 - 12:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does it contain a powder? This A liquid? A paste?
Artificial sweetener? This Honey? Jam? Some kind of spread?

Did you know exactly what was in the object? No Did you use it correctly? No, but... Did you apply some to your food? No If so, did you apply too much? Too little? Did you apply it wrongly?

If 'label' is the wrong word - was it a sign? Instructions? Ingredients list? Packaging? Was it attached to the object? You now know what the object was -- a little packet of artificial sweetener
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 - 1:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So by 'label', did you mean the packet itself? Words printed directly on the packet?

Did you think it was something else? If so, did you use it as such? Encourage someone else to do so? Was another person involved in your embarrassment?

Did the label/packet/whatever contain information on what the product was? On how to use it? On what not to do with it? If yes to any of those, which part was the part that was unclear?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 - 4:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So by 'label', did you mean the packet itself? Words printed directly on the packet? Yes to both

Did you think it was something else? Yes, but I wasn't sure If so, did you use it as such? DOYD of "use" Encourage someone else to do so? No Was another person involved in your embarrassment? No

Did the label/packet/whatever contain information on what the product was? Yes, and this is the only relevant part On how to use it? On what not to do with it? If yes to any of those, which part was the part that was unclear? See previous answer
Danielvs (Danielvs)
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Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 - 6:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"...or had I remembered where I was..."
So you didn't remember you were in a restaurant? A specific type of restaurant?
Were you having breakfast? lunch? dinner? relevant?
Danielvs (Danielvs)
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Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 - 6:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you open the packet? did you try to open it?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 - 9:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"...or had I remembered where I was..."
So you didn't remember you were in a restaurant? A specific type of restaurant? Well, the point is that I did this without really thinking. If I'd remembered I was in public, I probably wouldn't have done it.
Were you having breakfast? lunch? dinner? This relevant? No

Did you open the packet? Yes did you try to open it?
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 - 9:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you eat the contents? Taste them? to see what they were? Smell them? Pour them out?

Did you think it was sugar? Salt? Spices? Tea? Drugs?

By 'if the label had been clearer', do you mean that the label did not make it totally clear that it was artificial sweetener, so you did the embarrassing thing? Did it just have a brand name that you did not recognise as being sweetener?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 8:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you eat the contents? Yes Taste them? to see what they were? Smell them? Pour them out?

Did you think it was sugar? Yes Salt? Spices? Tea? Drugs?

By 'if the label had been clearer', do you mean that the label did not make it totally clear that it was artificial sweetener, so you did the embarrassing thing? Yes Did it just have a brand name that you did not recognise as being sweetener?

I think this is enough for the

****SPOILER****

At a restaurant in Belfast, I saw a packet of artificial sweetener on the table, but it did not say "artificial sweetener" on it, so I was confused as to what it was. I poured it out, thinking it was sugar, then ate it... and found that it was clearly not sugar. Oh, and I did this in front of about 6 of my classmates. Oh well.

Nice work everyone, good solve Enjay, new puzzle in a bit.
Biograd (Biograd)
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Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 8:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Why was it particularly embarrassing to use artificial sweetener instead of sugar? Was it way too sweet, and therefore disgusting?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 12:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Because I thought it was sugar, but wasn't sure. Once I could tell what it was, I thought it was indeed disgusting.

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