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Konnie (Konnie)
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Posted on Friday, February 07, 2014 - 7:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Roxanne and Toby meet at a corner bus-stop. Toby sees Roxanne for who she truly is, and she loses her job because of this. They end up getting married and living happily ever after. How do you explain this?
Paul1440 (Paul1440)
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Is there bus-stop meeting the first time they meet?
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oops. typo. I meant to say "their" not "there"
Konnie (Konnie)
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Is their bus-stop meeting the first time they meet? Yes, but they meet at the bus stop multiple times.
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Just making sure...
Roxanne = H/A/F?
Toby = H/A/M?

Is the Toby the only one who sees Roxanne for who she truly is?

When they meet at the bus stop, are they both waiting for the bus? For the same bus? Is one of them a bus driver?
Konnie (Konnie)
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Just making sure...
Roxanne = H/A/F? Yes
Toby = H/A/M? Yes

Is the Toby the only one who sees Roxanne for who she truly is? Yes

When they meet at the bus stop, are they both waiting for the bus? Toby is, Roxanne is not. For the same bus? Is one of them a bus driver? No to rest.
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Is Roxanne at work when they meet at the bus stop? Is she a garbage collector? school crossing guard? traffic policewoman? street cleaner? shop keeper? hooker?
Konnie (Konnie)
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Is Roxanne at work when they meet at the bus stop? Yes!Is she a garbage collector? school crossing guard? traffic policewoman? street cleaner? shop keeper? hooker? This!
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I've heard the term "hooker with a heart of gold" before - would that be an apt description of Roxanne's true nature?
Does Toby see this as well, help get Roxanne out of prostitution and into a better life, and they fall in love/get married/live happily?
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I've heard the term "hooker with a heart of gold" before - would that be an apt description of Roxanne's true nature? Yes
Does Toby see this as well, help get Roxanne out of prostitution and into a better life, and they fall in love/get married/live happily? Well, loving Toby does inspire Roxane to leave prostitution, so essentially true.
We're just missing one big factor in how Toby was able to see Roxanne differently than others.
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Is he blind?
Konnie (Konnie)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 4:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he blind? Yes! This went quicker than I expected, haha. I suppose it's okay for a...

SPOILER!!!!!

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Based on a story I wrote years ago, this is the story of a prostitue Roxanne who 'works' a corner that also happens to have a bus stop. Toby, a blind man, begins using this bus stop daily to go work and back. He assumes she is another person waiting for the bus, and so strikes up conversation. Since he cannot see her wardrobe, he does not judge or criticize her like many others, and instad gets to know her as a person. They slowly fall in love, inspiring Roxanne to leave her career and begin a life with him.
Hope you enjoyed and thanks to all who participated!
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 4:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That's a good puzzle. It reminds me of a story told by Tony Campolo years ago about him being in a diner at 3 in the morning when a group of prostitutes walk in. One of them (names Agnes) tells the others that the next day is her birthday and that she's never had a party in her life. So Tony asks the owner if they come every night and he says that they do. So Tony comes back the next night with a birthday cake, and when Agnes comes in with her friends they yell "Surprise!" Agnes is too stunned to even want to eat the cake, she just wants to take it home and save it. When she leaves, Tony stands up and says a prayer for Agnes. When the diner owner asks Tony what church he goes to, Tony replies, "One that throws birthday parties for prostitutes at 3 in the morning."
Konnie (Konnie)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 4:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ah, that's a really sweet story. Good message. I will have to remember it. :-)

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