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My department just moved to a new building & I have a beautiful office that includes a fireplace with cat heads carved into it. But the office has a drawback I never anticipated & which you should keep in mind if you ever have to pick an office. What is it?
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Orientation - NSEW?
Distance from something? e.g. bathroom, kitchen, parking lot?
You need that lovely fireplace because the heating doesn't work too well there? or the a.c.? Is what floor it is on relevant?
You take your cat to work, and he/she doesn't like it? thinks those cat heads are creepy?
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Orientation - NSEW?
Distance from something? e.g. bathroom, kitchen, parking lot?
You need that lovely fireplace because the heating doesn't work too well there? noor the a.c.? noIs what floor it is on relevant? no
You take your cat to work what a lovely idea, but no, and he/she doesn't like it? n/athinks those cat heads are creepy?n/a
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Is the fireplace actually relevant to the puzzle's solution?

Can a private residence have the same kind of drawback?
Would everyone consider this a drawback?

Windows relevant? Daylight?
Noise relevant?
Size or shape of the office relevant?
Furniture relevant? Storage space?
Do you share your office with anyone? People in the adjacent offices relevant?
Computers relevant? Other electrical devices? power outlets?
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Is the fireplace actually relevant to the puzzle's solution? No, it just explains why I chose this office ion the first place.

Can a private residence have the same kind of drawback?yope
Would everyone consider this a drawback? no

Windows relevant? no Daylight? no
Noise relevant? no
Size or shape of the office relevant? no
Furniture relevant? no Storage space? no
Do you share your office with anyone? no, b no, 1000x no!!!!People in the adjacent offices relevant? yesish
Computers relevant? noOther electrical devices? nopower outlets? no
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Relevant what floor your office is on? Is there another office above yours? Creaky floorboards relevant?
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Relevant what floor your office is on? noIs there another office above yours? yes but irrel Creaky floorboards relevant? no
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is it haunted?

is sound relevant? temperature? smell? lighting? the view? dust? pollen? glare?

is there something that distracts you?

do you get poor phone or WiFi coverage?
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is it haunted? nooooooo

is sound relevant? no temperature? no smell? nolighting? no the view? no dust? no pollen? no glare? no

is there something that distracts you? no

do you get poor phone or WiFi coverage? no
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You said people in adjacent offices are yesishly relevant... Are the rooms adjacent to your office offices as well? Do you dislike any of the people working in the adjacent offices?
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You said people in adjacent offices are yesishly relevant... Are the rooms adjacent to your office offices as well? yesish Do you dislike any of the people working in the adjacent offices? irrel
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does it have a vending machine just outside? so you have to pass all that lovely chocolate every time you enter your office?

is it too far from the loo?

is everyone else jealous of you because you have such a lovely office?
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does it have a vending machine just outside? see next answer so you have to pass all that lovely chocolate every time you enter your office?no, although this guess shows great insight about my character!!

is it too far from the loo? no

is everyone else jealous of you because you have such a lovely office? No --I'd probably enjoy that!!
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Are other rooms near your office relevant? Other rooms in the same building? Corridors? Stairs? Lifts? The lobby? Bathrooms? Common areas? Other people who work in the building? Who work near your office? Is your journey to your office relevant? Your journey from the office to other places where you work, such as your teaching rooms?
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Are other rooms near your office relevant? yesish Other rooms in the same building? yesish Corridors? yesStairs yesish Lifts? noThe lobby? no Bathrooms? noCommon areas? see previous answers Other people who work in the building? yesWho work near your office? yesIs your journey to your office relevant?noish Your journey from the office to other places where you work, such as your teaching rooms? no
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Are you inconvenienced by people making their way through the corridors, stairwells etc? Is the drawback related to the noise made by people? To whether or not people come in and see you? To getting from your office to a particular place? Do you like the other relevant people? Find them annoying? Do you know them?
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Are the relevant people staff? students? visitors?
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Are you inconvenienced by people making their way through the corridors, stairwells etc? yopeIs the drawback related to the noise made by people? noTo whether or not people come in and see you? noTo getting from your office to a particular place? \bYesish}Do you like the other relevant people? irrelFind them annoying? yopeDo you know them? irrel
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Are the relevant people staff? yes students? yes visitors? yes
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Is the building completely finished? Or is there still construction work going on? Relevant?

Mailboxes relevant?

Do you experience this drawback all day long? every day of the week?
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Are the relevant people coming to your office? walking along the corridor? passing by your office?
Is your office close to the stairs? close to the lift? so, that many people are passing by your office? Do you normally like to leave your office door open, but now you can't because of the many passers-by?
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Is the building completely finished? irrelOr is there still construction work going on?ditto Relevant? no

Mailboxes relevant? no

Do you experience this drawback all day long? yes every day of the week? yes
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Are the relevant people coming to your office? no walking along the corridor? yes passing by your office? yes
Is your office close to the stairs? yesidsh & it'ds relevantish close to the lift? n/aso, that many people are passing by your office? no but you're ORT Do you normally like to leave your office door open no, but now you can't because of the many passers-by?
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Do the people do anything relevant except for walking along the corridor?

Does the office have a glass door that makes it possible for them to peek inside?
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Do the people do anything relevant except for walking along the corridor? yope or yesish

Does the office have a glass door that makes it possible for them to peek inside? no
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Do they do something people usually do on a corridor?

Do they throw away their trash in a trash bin next to your office?
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Do they do something people usually do on a corridor? yope

Do they throw away their trash in a trash bin next to your office? no
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Do they walk? run? chat? talk on the phone? eat? drink? knock on office doors?
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Do they walk? yes run? possiblychat? very unlikelytalk on the phone? dittoeat? dittodrink? ditto knock on office doors?possibly
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Do they get anything dirty?

Do they shake their umbrellas in front of your office door?
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Do they get anything dirty? no

Do they shake their umbrellas in front of your office door? no
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I feel lost - can we have a hint please?
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HINT: The location of my office within the building is relevant, but not in an obvious way!!
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Is the room next to yours on the right relevant? next to yours on the left? across from yours? above yours? below yours?
Fire doors relevant? emergency exits?
Balconies relevant?
Distance from the entrance relevant?
Is your office the only one on the floor?
Would you experience the same drawback if the office was on a different floor?
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Is the room next to yours on the right relevant? no next to yours on the left? possibly across from yours? No room is across from me above yours?possibly below yours? no
Fire doors relevant?no emergency exits? yes
Balconies relevant? no
Distance from the entrance relevant? no
Is your office the only one on the floor? no
Would you experience the same drawback if the office was on a different floor? possibly
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Is there an emergency stairway near to your office?
One of the kind that are made of steel or aluminum?
so that people who are using it create considerable noise?
Do the relevant people (when using the stairway?) something else except walking? (eat? drink? smoke? chat?)
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Is there an emergency stairway near to your office? yesish
One of the kind that are made of steel or aluminum? irrel
so that people who are using it create considerable noise? no
Do the relevant people (when using the stairway?) something else except walking? no (eat? drink? smoke? chat?)
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Is the relevant stairway inside the building? An outside fire escape? Is this disadvantage a disadvantage all the time? Would it only be a disadvantage during an emergency? Are fire/emergency drills relevant?
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Is the relevant stairway inside the building? yes An outside fire escape? no Is this disadvantage a disadvantage all the time? yes Would it only be a disadvantage during an emergency? no Are fire/emergency drills relevant? no
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so the drawback is related to people passing in the corridor outside your office? or nearby? or to people in neighbouring offices? but's it's not related to the noise they make? and they don't distract you?

the effect of the drawback - makes you do something you would rather not do? hampers you from doing something you would like to do? causes you anxiety? causes you embarrassment? causes you irritation? causes you physical discomfort? makes you interract with people you would rather not? or interact more frequently than you would prefer to? costs you money? stops you from acquiring money? causes you to lose out on an experience that you would like?

are you actually more isolated than you would like? are there fewer opportunities for discussion with others?
is your office on the route to any relevant place? well away from the route to a relevant place?

would the drawback still be there if no one used the corridors? is it related to the light your office receives? the heat? the air conditioning?

is the drawback that you must now encounter more people when going from your office to some other place? are restrooms relevant? the kitchen?
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so the drawback is related to people passing in the corridor outside your office? or nearby? yes or to people in neighbouring offices? yope but's it's not related to the noise they make? and they don't distract you? yes

the effect of the drawback - makes you do something you would rather not do? see next answerhampers you from doing something you would like to do? yescauses you anxiety? nocauses you embarrassment? no causes you irritation? yesishcauses you physical discomfort? makes you interract with people you would rather not? or interact more frequently than you would prefer to? nocosts you money? no stops you from acquiring money? no causes you to lose out on an experience that you would like? yes

are you actually more isolated than you would like? no -- I would LOVE to be isolated in m6y office!!are there fewer opportunities for discussion with others? no
is your office on the route to any relevant place? yes-- GOOOOOOD QUESTION!!!!well away from the route to a relevant place? no

would the drawback still be there if no one used the corridors? yopeis it related to the light your office receives? no the heat? nothe air conditioning? no

is the drawback that you must now encounter more people when going from your office to some other place? noare restrooms relevant? no the kitchen? no
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Do people have to pass your office to get to some relevant place? Do they have to walk above your office? Do people stop into your office and talk to you? Do you have to push through a crowd when you want to get to a certain place? Do people think you are going somewhere else when you are going to your office? Do people mistake your office for something else? Is the security of your office relevant?
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Do people have to pass your office to get to some relevant place? yes Do they have to walk above your office? no Do people stop into your office and talk to you? irrel Do you have to push through a crowd when you want to get to a certain place? no Do people think you are going somewhere else when you are going to your office? no Do people mistake your office for something else? noIs the security of your office relevant? no
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Posted on Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 10:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are you prevented from going somewhere you would like to go? Doing something in your office? Doing something outside of your office? Are you physically prevented from doing it? Is it made more difficult for you to do it? Are you not allowed to do it? Would people get the wrong idea if you did do it?
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Are you prevented from going somewhere you would like to go? no Doing something in your office? no Doing something outside of your office? yesAre you physically prevented from doing it? no Is it made more difficult for you to do it? see next answerAre you not allowed to do it? yesWould people get the wrong idea if you did do it? no
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is your office sited on an official fire escape route for the building? and does this mean you are not allowed to put any obstructions out in the corridor? and you would wish to put something out there? such as a palnt, or table or some other piece of furniture?
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is your office sited on an official fire escape route for the building? yes. GOOOOD QUESTION!!!!! and does this mean you are not allowed to put any obstructions out in the corridor? yope. You're very, very ORT!!!and you would wish to put something out there? such as a palnt, or table or some other piece of furniture? see previous answer
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is there something you would like to use the corridor for that you cannot? some activity? do you want to put a chair there so that people can wait for you? want students to form a queue outside when they want to speak with you? Do you want to leave something in the corridor? have others leave something?
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is there something you would like to use the corridor for that you cannot? no or noish some activity? dittodo you want to put a chair there so that people can wait for you? nowant students to form a queue outside when they want to speak with you? noDo you want to leave something in the corridor? no, but you're VERY ORT have others leave something? no
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Are you not allowed to leave your door open? Not allowed to put anything on your door? Not allowed to have people wait outside?
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Are you not allowed to leave your door open? no Not allowed to put anything on your door? yesish Not allowed to have people wait outside? no
This is close enough for me to declare a

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

I was totally delighted with my new office, until I learned that since it;'s on an egress route, there are very strict limits on what I can put on the outside of my door (nothing inflammble or significantly protruding). But there are no limits to what I can put on my new puzzle, so please check it out!!
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Posted on Monday, July 29, 2013 - 11:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm curious - what would you have liked to put there?

And every professor here in Germany would be jealous of your office. They're happy when they have running water in their offices and wouldn't even dare to dream of a fireplace.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 12:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I like to hang tapestries (which are inflammable) on the door & put a tassel on the doorknob (ditto), & I also have a very nice metal wreath (which protrudes).
I certainly don't have running water in my office, which does not include a sink. But there's a bathroom (with sink) on every floor & the building also has a water cooler. Do German professors have their offices in buildings that lack running water? That's terrible!!
Most American professors' offices do not have fireplaces. Even when they do, the fireplaces are non-functional. I can't burn anything in mine, although I wouldn't want to.
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Well, of course not all professors have their offices in buildings that lack running water, but since German universities are horribly under-funded, maintenance work on the buildings is quite far down on the priority list. The sinks in our department offices haven't been working for half a year or so, and even if they did, one shouldn't drink the water - there's lead in the pipes.

Then again - I'd rather have a working sink with drinking water than a non-working fireplace.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 3:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So would I.

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