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Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Monday, April 07, 2014 - 9:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

While going to work, Wendell sometimes stopped in a shop to buy some food. One very cold morning he got his food free. Why?
Balin (Balin)
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Would he have gotten food free on a warm morning?
Did the shop owner give him the food free? The cook? The cashier?
Was it common for this shop to give out free food?
Redwine (Redwine)
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Balin:
Would he have gotten food free on a warm morning? No.
Did the shop owner give him the food free? The cook? The cashier? This. The cashier could have been owner as well, it was a little shop.
Was it common for this shop to give out free food? No.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, April 07, 2014 - 2:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is anything besides temperature relevant about the weather? Is the exact temperature relevant? Was it snowing? Raining?
Was there any relevant change in Wendell's appearance from normal mornings?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Monday, April 07, 2014 - 2:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant what kind of food he buys?

Did other customers also get their food for free?

Was the register not working because of the low temperatures?
Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Monday, April 07, 2014 - 2:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Balin:
Is anything besides temperature relevant about the weather? No. Is the exact temperature relevant? No, assume cold winter morning. Was it snowing? Raining? Possibly, but not necessarily.
Was there any relevant change in Wendell's appearance from normal mornings? Yes.

Doriana:
Is it relevant what kind of food he buys? No.

Did other customers also get their food for free? No.

Was the register not working because of the low temperatures? No, it was working properly.
Doriana (Doriana)
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Did the cashier recognize Wendell? Did he think Wendell was a homeless man?
Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Monday, April 07, 2014 - 2:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Doriana:
Did the cashier recognize Wendell? No. Did he think Wendell was a homeless man? No.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, April 07, 2014 - 3:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was Wendell wearing a coat? Scarf? Hat? Some sort of facial covering? Did the cashier think Wendell was a robber?
Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Monday, April 07, 2014 - 3:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Balin:
Was Wendell wearing a coat? Most probably not. Scarf? Yes. Hat? Yes. Some sort of facial covering? Yes. Did the cashier think Wendell was a robber? Yes.

That's more or less it, just some details missing, if you want to find them out. That went quick.
Enjay (Enjay)
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Was he wearing a balaclava? Did Wendell walk in with his face covered and say 'give me [food]' and the cashier panicked, thought he was a robber and gave him the food? Or gave him money?
Redwine (Redwine)
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Enjay:
Was he wearing a balaclava? Yes. Did Wendell walk in with his face covered Yes. and say 'give me [food]' and the cashier panicked, thought he was a robber and gave him the food? No. Or gave him money? No.
Balin (Balin)
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Did Wendell ask for food? Did the cashier call the police? Did he give him the food in order to keep him occupied while the police came?
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Did the cashier attack Wendell? Did the cashier realise the truth eventually? Did the cashier give him the food to apologise for thinking he was a robber? To apologise for whatever the cashier did as a response to thinking he was a robber?
Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Monday, April 07, 2014 - 7:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Balin:
Did Wendell ask for food? Not necessarily. Did the cashier call the police? No. Did he give him the food in order to keep him occupied while the police came? No.

Enjay:
Did the cashier attack Wendell? No. Did the cashier realise the truth eventually? No. Did the cashier give him the food to apologise for thinking he was a robber? No. To apologise for whatever the cashier did as a response to thinking he was a robber? No.
Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 09, 2014 - 1:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

As the clue of the puzzle is solved and there are no more questions concerning the details, I hereby declare a

***********SPOILER**************
Wendell was going to work by bike on a cold winter morning. He was a bit late. He rushed into small self-service store, grabbed food he wanted for lunch and ask the cashier how much he was to pay. Terrified cashier told him that there was a discount and the products are free.
Later Wendell realized that he forgot to roll up his balaclava before entering the shop and the cashier obviously took him for a robber.


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