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Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 - 9:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Paula would steal from Peter on a regular basis. This troubled Peter and led to many sleepless nights. Peter eventually solved the problem through use of a spoon, although he did occasionally sustain minor injuries afterwards as a result.

What was going on?


This might be more obvious than I think, so please e-mail if you've had an initial epiphany.
Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 - 10:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were they brother and sister? Did they live in the same house? Was the spoon used as an early warning system if Paula entered his room?
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Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 - 10:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were they brother and sister? no Did they live in the same house? yes Was the spoon used as an early warning system if Paula entered his room? no
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Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 - 10:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is there relationship relevant? Just housemates? Husband and wife?
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Is there relationship relevant? yes Just housemates? no Husband and wife? yes
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Did she steal money? His clothes? Other stuff? Was she doing it deliberately to make up for a shortfall? Or to anger/annoy him? Or was she just being a jerk? Did she steal when he was asleep? When he was out of the house?
Was the spoon used as a form of a trap?
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Did she steal money? His clothes? no to both Other stuff? yes Was she doing it deliberately to make up for a shortfall? Or to anger/annoy him? Or was she just being a jerk? no to all Did she steal when he was asleep? sometimes When he was out of the house? no
Was the spoon used as a form of a trap? no
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Did she remove the things from the house so he could no longer find or use them? Did she steal tangible things? Or ideas - perhaps from his computer? Were they in competition with each other? Was he worried because of possible consequences? Or was he worried for her state of mind? Did she even consider it stealing or because they were married she considered his stuff to be hers?
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Did she remove the things from the house so he could no longer find or use them? no Did she steal tangible things? yes Or ideas - perhaps from his computer? no Were they in competition with each other? yope Was he worried because of possible consequences? yes Or was he worried for her state of mind? no Did she even consider it stealing or because they were married she considered his stuff to be hers? not the latter; she would have agreed with his definition of the act as 'stealing'
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Did the items just get moved around in the house? Or did she lock them away in the house? Did she damage what she stole? Were they tools?
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Did the items just get moved around in the house? yes Or did she lock them away in the house? no Did she damage what she stole? no Were they tools? no
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Was he unable to retrieve them? Was it just the nuisance of her taking them that worried him? Or were they life-saving items like a fire ladder placed near a window?
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Was he unable to retrieve them? not without consequences Was it just the nuisance of her taking them that worried him? essentially Or were they life-saving items like a fire ladder placed near a window? they weren't life-saving, but their removal did impact his quality of life in a specific way
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Did she put them with her things? Would the consequences of retrieving them result in his wife's anger? Retribution? Embarassment?
Did she hide them? Were they put in the attic and he had a fear of heights going up a rickety ladder?
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Did she put them with her things? Would the consequences of retrieving them result in his wife's anger? possibly Retribution? possibly Embarassment? no
Did she hide them? noWere they put in the attic and he had a fear of heights going up a rickety ladder? no
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Did she use the items herself? Did she declare them to now belong to her? Did they go from one side of their bed to the other?
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Did she use the items herself? yes Did she declare them to now belong to her? no Did they go from one side of their bed to the other? yes!
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Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 - 11:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she steal sleeping tablets? The clock? His small change?
Was there a particular reason why she couldn't go out and buy her own whatevers?
Did she not like him having or using whatever these things were?
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Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 - 11:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she steal sleeping tablets? The clock? His small change? no to all
Was there a particular reason why she couldn't go out and buy her own whatevers? It's possible, and sometimes done as a last-resort solution, but the spoon was deemed a more effective solution
Did she not like him having or using whatever these things were? incorrect
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Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 - 11:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the spoon there to make a noise? To render the item stolen inoperable? To play havoc with tactile responses in the dark?
Did she pinch his pillow? His share of the bedding?
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Was the spoon there to make a noise? no To render the item stolen inoperable? no To play havoc with tactile responses in the dark? oddly, this is closest. But still not terribly close
Did she pinch his pillow? no His share of the bedding? and yes!

Half the mystery solved, half to go
Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 - 11:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ah, I have a feeling this is a true story from the House of Wiz. In our house it's more likely that I end up with his half of the duvet thrown on top of me - which means that I get very very hot!
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Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 - 11:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

OK, do you, sorry did he attach the spoon to the centre of the duvet/bedclothes so that if it gets pulled over the half way mark then one gets dinged with the spoon. Only, you find that you, sorry he, is just as guilty of pinching her share of the bedding?
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Ah, I have a feeling this is a true story from the House of Wiz. In our house it's more likely that I end up with his half of the duvet thrown on top of me - which means that I get very very hot! It's not a huge problem in the house of Wiz. When it does happen, Peter and Paula take turns doing the thieving. And this puzzle does involve an alternate solution.

OK, did he attach the spoon to the centre of the duvet/bedclothes so that if it gets pulled over the half way mark then one gets dinged with the spoon. no Only, you find that you, sorry he, is just as guilty of pinching her share of the bedding? no
Lynne (Lynne)
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Does he ding her on the head with a spoon whenever she steals the bedding? But sometimes she returns the dinging in the form of a fist in the face?
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Does he ding her on the head with a spoon whenever she steals the bedding? no But sometimes she returns the dinging in the form of a fist in the face? no, although Peter's injuries do come directly from Paula.
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Did the spoon contain a sleeping draught so that Peter could sleep whatever the temperature?
Does Paula hit Peter with her arm? Kicks him with her leg/s?
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Did the spoon contain a sleeping draught so that Peter could sleep whatever the temperature? no; the solution is more mutually beneficial
Does Paula hit Peter with her arm? yes Kicks him with her leg/s?
Lynne (Lynne)
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Is this a play on the word spooning? Snuggling up so that one can't pinch the cover as easily but then Paula's elbow either digs him in the ribs or flops over him and dings him?
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Is this a play on the word spooning? yes! Snuggling up so that one can't pinch the cover as easily yes but then Paula's elbow either digs him in the ribs or flops over him and dings him? pretty much.

**** SPOILER *****

Peter was tired of lying awake freezing all night due to Paula's repeated stealing of the covers. To solve the problem, he trained himself to sleep with her in a spooning position, which meant he got his share of the covers, too. There was a side-effect, however: Paula is a very deep sleeper, so Peter is very occasionally susceptible to being elbowed when she shifts around in her sleep.


Well done, Lynne.
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Posted on Friday, January 24, 2014 - 9:30 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Haha!
Reminds me of a funny I saw on Facebook some days ago:
If you think women are the weaker sex - try pulling the covers back over to your side of the bed!

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