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[peter365] Snail Mail

Postby peter365 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:37 pm

A man leaves a woman a message . It takes about 5 months for her to get it and she goes from quite liking him to being very annoyed. What's going on?
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Re: [peter365] Snail Mail

Postby Tiger » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:55 pm

Hi Peter!

Are the man and the woman:
Friends?
In a relationship?
Married?
Related?
Acquaintances?
Business relationship?
Something else?

Is she annoyed because of:
The words in the message?
Something else in the content of the message?
The medium in which the message was sent?
The fact that it took 5 months?
Disappointment/being let down?

Is it relevant why it took 5 months for her to get the message?
Is it relevant how the message was sent?
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Re: [peter365] Snail Mail

Postby Solong » Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:48 pm

To clear up an ambiguity, did it take 5 months for her to receive the message? or 5 months before she 'got' (i.e. understood) it?
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Re: [peter365] Snail Mail

Postby Balin » Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:04 am

Was the message written? Spoken? Typewritten? In some other form of visible words? In some other form of audible words?
Was the woman able to understand the message at all? Did the man make a mistake when leaving it?
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Re: [peter365] Snail Mail

Postby peter365 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:26 am

Hi Peter! Hi Tiger , nice to see you back this way.

Are the man and the woman:
Friends?
In a relationship?
Married?
Related?
Acquaintances?
Business relationship?
Something else? This and it's quite hard to categorise

Is she annoyed because of:
The words in the message? This
Something else in the content of the message? The entire content of the message annoys her
The medium in which the message was sent? Yes but tread carefully
The fact that it took 5 months? Yope
Disappointment/being let down? A healthy dollop of this yes

Is it relevant why it took 5 months for her to get the message? Yes
Is it relevant how the message was sent? Yes
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Re: [peter365] Snail Mail

Postby peter365 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:27 am

Solong

To clear up an ambiguity, did it take 5 months for her to receive the message? This or 5 months before she 'got' (i.e. understood) it?
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Re: [peter365] Snail Mail

Postby peter365 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:29 am

Balin

Was the message written? Spoken? Typewritten? No to all In some other form of visible words? Yes In some other form of audible words? No
Was the woman able to understand the message at all? Absolutely Did the man make a mistake when leaving it? Not at all
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Re: [peter365] Snail Mail

Postby Twilightseeker » Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:53 am

Is it relevant what language the message was given in? Was the message constructed of objects that spelled out letters/words? Was it "written" in a substance other than ink? Did the man use his hands to create the message? Directly? Indirectly? It is relevant why he didn't deliver the message to her sooner? Was the man alive when the woman received his message?
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Re: [peter365] Snail Mail

Postby peter365 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:31 am

Twilightseeker

Is it relevant what language the message was given in? Yes Was the message constructed of objects that spelled out letters/words? Yes Was it "written" in a substance other than ink? It wasn't written at all Did the man use his hands to create the message? Yes Directly? Yes Indirectly? It is relevant why he didn't deliver the message to her sooner? Yes Was the man alive when the woman received his message? Yes
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Re: [peter365] Snail Mail

Postby Twilightseeker » Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:15 am

Was it in a spoken language? A sign language? A dead language?

Was the man unable to deliver the message to her sooner? Unwilling? Would the message have had the same affect on her if it had been delivered sooner? Had something relevant happened within this 5-month frame between his sending the message and her receiving it? Was the message, in a sense. "too late" for something?
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Re: [peter365] Snail Mail

Postby Balin » Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:11 pm

Is the length of the message relevant? The physical size?
Is it something like writing "HELP" on a deserted island in rocks?
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Re: [peter365] Snail Mail

Postby peter365 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:08 pm

Twilightseeker

Was it in a spoken language? Yes A sign language? A dead language? No to rest

Was the man unable to deliver the message to her sooner? He could have using a different method but chose not to Unwilling? Yes it wouldn't have had the same affect Would the message have had the same affect on her if it had been delivered sooner? Yes it would have annoyed her Had something relevant happened within this 5-month frame between his sending the message and her receiving it? Yes Was the message, in a sense. "too late" for something? No
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Re: [peter365] Snail Mail

Postby peter365 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:10 pm

Balin

Is the length of the message relevant? Yes it's a very short message The physical size? Yes
Is it something like writing "HELP" on a deserted island in rocks? No but you're not a million miles away from the ballpark you seek.
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Re: [peter365] Snail Mail

Postby GalFisk » Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:03 pm

Is it tiny? Enormous? Neither? Both? When first received, does it appear to be longer or more important than it is? Is it an answer to a question? Is it "No"? "Yes"? Does the man intend to annoy her? Intend for her not to like him?
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Re: [peter365] Snail Mail

Postby peter365 » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:34 am

Galfisk

Is it tiny? Enormous? Neither? This Both? When first received, does it appear to be longer or more important than it is? No.Is it an answer to a question? No Is it "No"? "Yes"? Neither Does the man intend to annoy her? Yes Intend for her not to like him? Im pretty sure that he knows that this will happen.
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Re: [peter365] Snail Mail

Postby LemonCurry » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:59 am

Did the man place the message somewhere he knew the woman would not look the next 5 months?
Did it take 5 months for the message to form in a natural process?
Like planting bulbs such that the emerging flowers would spell "BITCH"?
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Re: [peter365] Snail Mail

Postby peter365 » Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:52 am

Lemoncurry

Did the man place the message somewhere he knew the woman would not look the next 5 months? No
Did it take 5 months for the message to form in a natural process? Yes
Like planting bulbs such that the emerging flowers would spell "BITCH"? Yes to the planting bulbs but no to the message.

Impressive lateral leap there Lemoncurry
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Re: [peter365] Snail Mail

Postby LemonCurry » Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:17 pm

So the man was planting bulbs, and when the flowers came out they formed a message?

Was is one word? an offensive word? a Name? an abbreviation? a reference to the man? the woman?
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Re: [peter365] Snail Mail

Postby peter365 » Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:11 pm

Lemoncurry

So the man was planting bulbs, and when the flowers came out they formed a message? Yes

Was is one word? No an offensive word? An offensive phrase a Name? It certainly contains a name an abbreviation? a reference to the man? the woman? No to rest
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Re: [peter365] Snail Mail

Postby peter365 » Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:11 pm

Lemoncurry

So the man was planting bulbs, and when the flowers came out they formed a message? Yes

Was is one word? No an offensive word? An offensive phrase a Name? It certainly contains a name an abbreviation? a reference to the man? the woman? No to rest
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Re: [peter365] Snail Mail

Postby LemonCurry » Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:16 pm

Is another person relevant? Is the message referring to said person? Is it offensive against this person?
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Re: [peter365] Snail Mail

Postby peter365 » Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:54 am

Is another person relevant? Yes Is the message referring to said person? Yes Is it offensive against this person? No
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Re: [peter365] Snail Mail

Postby Twilightseeker » Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:22 pm

So, the message refers to some other relevant person, but it is insulting/offensive to the addressee woman? Is the other relevant person related to the woman? a friend of hers? a relative? coworker? spouse/girl-/boyfriend?
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Re: [peter365] Snail Mail

Postby peter365 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:15 am

Twilightseeker

So, the message refers to some other relevant person, but it is insulting/offensive to the addressee woman? Yes as it would be to most right thinking people. Is the other relevant person related to the woman? a friend of hers? a relative? coworker? spouse/girl-/boyfriend? None of these.
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Re: [peter365] Snail Mail

Postby LemonCurry » Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:47 am

Does the woman not like the person whose name is in the flower bed? Would people consider this name in a flower bed offensive in its own right? Is the message political in nature? Extremist?
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Re: [peter365] Snail Mail

Postby GalFisk » Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:35 pm

Is the message saying something positive about the other person? Something neutral? Is the message visible to others? Does it look like the woman is the sender of the message? Is it "heil Hitler" or something like that? Is the other person alive? Good? Evil? Well known? Related to the man? The woman?
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Re: [peter365] Snail Mail

Postby peter365 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:17 pm

Lemoncurry

Does the woman not like the person whose name is in the flower bed? Absolutely Would people consider this name in a flower bed offensive in its own right? Is the message political in nature? Extremist? Yes to all as is about to be revealed

Galfisk
Is the message saying something positive about the other person? Something neutral? Is the message visible to others? Does it look like the woman is the sender of the message? Is it "heil Hitler" or something like that? It's not something like that it's exactly that Is the other person alive? Good? Evil? Well known? Related to the man? The woman?

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

Mrs Irene Graham of Thorpe Avenue, Boscombe, delighted the audience with her reminiscence of the German prisoner of war who was sent each week to do her garden. He was repatriated at the end of 1945, she recalled. "He'd always seemed a nice friendly chap, but when the crocuses came up in the middle of our lawn in February 1946, they spelt out Heil Hitler"

I know references to Hitler are not funny but my goodness I laughed when I pictured that poor woman's face.

Well done Galfisk but major kudos to Lemoncurry for the set up. I was a wee bit worried when I discovered that Lemoncurry was German but I hope there's nothing offensive in this little story.

Cheers
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Re: [peter365] Snail Mail (SOLVED)

Postby Balin » Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:54 pm

I definitely laughed. Nice one.
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Re: [peter365] Snail Mail (SOLVED)

Postby LemonCurry » Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:41 pm

Actually pretty funny =)
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Re: [peter365] Snail Mail (SOLVED)

Postby Twilightseeker » Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:02 pm

Oh wow, very good puzzle!
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Re: [peter365] Snail Mail (SOLVED)

Postby peter365 » Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:08 am

Thanks guys
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Re: [peter365] Snail Mail (SOLVED)

Postby JenBurdoo » Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:34 am

Oh, wow, that's hilarious. They're still spotting things like that -- trees that change color at different times than their surroundings and so on and were planted in the shape of a swastika by Hitler Youth and the like -- that are often first found via Google Maps.
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