[WiZ] The Customer is Awkward, Right?

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[WiZ] The Customer is Awkward, Right?

Postby WiZ » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:37 pm

Every week, Bryce comes to Andrew's place of business as a customer. He hangs about for a long time, but never spends any money. He doesn't build an especially good rapport with any of the staff or customers. He never performs any service for the clients or the business while there. He doesn't increase Andrew's business. But Andrew is always pleased to see him. Why?

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Re: [WiZ] The Customer is Awkward, Right?

Postby Balin » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:57 pm

I was about to name a protagonist Bryce...

Do Bryce and Andrew know each other outside of this relationship?
Does Bryce do something at the business which does not require his spending money?
Is the exact nature of Andrew's business relevant?
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Re: [WiZ] The Customer is Awkward, Right?

Postby WiZ » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:02 pm

We could have two. Bryce, Bryce, Baby...

Do Bryce and Andrew know each other outside of this relationship? not relevantly
Does Bryce do something at the business which does not require his spending money? yes, he does something. Consider this in light of the stipulations of the puzzle question.
Is the exact nature of Andrew's business relevant? yes
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Re: [WiZ] The Customer is Awkward, Right?

Postby Balin » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:07 pm

Do any customers of Andrew's business spend money?
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Re: [WiZ] The Customer is Awkward, Right?

Postby WiZ » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:09 pm

Do any customers of Andrew's business spend money? Yes. Most do.
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Re: [WiZ] The Customer is Awkward, Right?

Postby GalFisk » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:54 am

Is Bryce's presence good for business? Bad? Neither? Is competition relevant? Is his presence a sign that something is as it should be? Does Bryce come the same weekday every week? Does Bryce want to do this? Does he do this as part of his job? Hobby? Leisure?
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Re: [WiZ] The Customer is Awkward, Right?

Postby peter365 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:09 am

Does Bryce dress in a relevant way? does he resemble someone relevant?

Does Bryce's presence cause something to happen? prevent something? Are Bryce's age? sex? race? relevant at all? Does Bryce have a particular reason for visiting the business ? Does intend to buy something but then doesn't for some reason?

Is Andrew's business a charity?
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Re: [WiZ] The Customer is Awkward, Right?

Postby kalira » Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:24 pm

Is Bryce a non-human? If so, dog? cat? bird? other?
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Re: [WiZ] The Customer is Awkward, Right?

Postby WiZ » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:16 pm

GalFisk

Is Bryce's presence good for business? Bad? Neither? neither, unless we go really extrinsic Is competition relevant? no Is his presence a sign that something is as it should be? arguably yes Does Bryce come the same weekday every week? yes (at least, most of the time) Does Bryce want to do this? yes Does he do this as part of his job? Hobby? Leisure? this

Peter365

Does Bryce dress in a relevant way? no does he resemble someone relevant? No (although, if you wished to liven up the puzzle, you could imagine that he looks exactly like Peter Buck)

Does Bryce's presence cause something to happen? prevent something? yes Are Bryce's age? yes sex? race? relevant at all? no to rest Does Bryce have a particular reason for visiting the business ? yes Does intend to buy something but then doesn't for some reason? no

Is Andrew's business a charity? no

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Is Bryce a non-human? no If so, dog? cat? bird? other?
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Re: [WiZ] The Customer is Awkward, Right?

Postby Grip » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:39 pm

Hey, the Wiz is back!

Is Bryce a child? teen? adult? is he a cop? a superhero? someone whose presence deters criminals?
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Re: [WiZ] The Customer is Awkward, Right?

Postby WiZ » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:42 pm

Hey, the Wiz is back! Indeed. I had a very successful February Album Writing Month, but my muse is now knackered and has told me to go back to lateral puzzles.

Is Bryce a child? teen? adult? this is he a cop? a superhero? no to these someone whose presence deters criminals? no, although preventing criminal activity is relevant.
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Re: [WiZ] The Customer is Awkward, Right?

Postby Doriana » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:50 pm

Does he relevantly accompany anyone else to the place of business?

Is the place of business a restaurant? other food/drink-related establishment? a store? a place where a certain service is provided (e.g. hairdressing or web design)?
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Re: [WiZ] The Customer is Awkward, Right?

Postby Insight » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:14 pm

Is Bryce famous?
Are Andrew and Bryce relatives?
Are Andrew´s costumers mostly adults? teens? childs? relevant?
If Bryce were younger Andrew would still be pleased to see him?
Does Bryce visit Andrew´s bussiness alone? with a kid?
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Re: [WiZ] The Customer is Awkward, Right?

Postby Grip » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:15 pm

Is Bryce's presence intimidating? perhaps the complete opposite?
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Re: [WiZ] The Customer is Awkward, Right?

Postby WiZ » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:22 pm

Doriana

Does he relevantly accompany anyone else to the place of business? yes

Is the place of business a restaurant? no other food/drink-related establishment? yes a store? no a place where a certain service is provided (e.g. hairdressing or web design)? no

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Is Bryce famous? no
Are Andrew and Bryce relatives? no
Are Andrew´s costumers mostly adults? yes teens? childs? relevant? yes
If Bryce were younger Andrew would still be pleased to see him? no (assuming a considerably/noticeably younger Bryce)
Does Bryce visit Andrew´s bussiness alone? no with a kid? no

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Is Bryce's presence intimidating? no perhaps the complete opposite? Hard to answer. His presence is reassuring, perhaps, but this isn't really pivotal.
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Re: [WiZ] The Customer is Awkward, Right?

Postby Insight » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:29 pm

Does Bryce visit Andrew´s bussiness with his wife? a friend? a relative? an animal?
Is Bryce´s companion the true costumer?
Is Andrew´s bussiness something related to health care?
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Re: [WiZ] The Customer is Awkward, Right?

Postby Doriana » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:33 pm

Is the place of business a fast-food place? a coffeehouse? a pub? a bar? a food cart?

Does he accompany one person there? a group of people?
Is the person (read as 'are the people' in case there's more than one) he accompanies there a child? teenager? adult? senior citizen?

Does his presence indicate something positive about the person he accompanies? E.g. he accompanies an old or sick person, and him showing up at the place of business means that the person is still alive?
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Re: [WiZ] The Customer is Awkward, Right?

Postby WiZ » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:35 pm

Does Bryce visit Andrew´s bussiness with his wife? a friend? this a relative? an animal?
Is Bryce´s companion the true costumer? yes (inasmuch as they are the ones spending money there)
Is Andrew´s bussiness something related to health care? no
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Re: [WiZ] The Customer is Awkward, Right?

Postby WiZ » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:36 pm

Is the place of business a fast-food place? a coffeehouse? a pub? this a bar? and/or this (they're often used interchangeably here) a food cart?

Does he accompany one person there? a group of people? this
Is the person (read as 'are the people' in case there's more than one) he accompanies there a child? teenager? adult? this senior citizen?

Does his presence indicate something positive about the person he accompanies? E.g. he accompanies an old or sick person, and him showing up at the place of business means that the person is still alive? I would say 'yes', speaking broadly.
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Re: [WiZ] The Customer is Awkward, Right?

Postby Doriana » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:40 pm

Does he accompany two people there? 3-5 people? 6-10? more than 10?
Are the people he accompanies there H/A/M? H/A/F? H/A/mixed?
Do the people relevantly have something in common? If so, do they all have a disease or disability?
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Re: [WiZ] The Customer is Awkward, Right?

Postby WiZ » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:43 pm

Does he accompany two people there? 3-5 people? assume this; not strictly relevant 6-10? more than 10?
Are the people he accompanies there H/A/M? H/A/F? H/A/mixed? H/A relevantly, gender irrel
Do the people relevantly have something in common? I will say 'no', in light of your example If so, do they all have a disease or disability? no
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Re: [WiZ] The Customer is Awkward, Right?

Postby Doriana » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:45 pm

Would the people ever go to the bar without Bryce?
Are they afraid of going there without him?
Is it relevant what they look like? If so, ethnicity relevant? skin colour?
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Re: [WiZ] The Customer is Awkward, Right?

Postby WiZ » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:57 pm

Would the people ever go to the bar without Bryce? Yes
Are they afraid of going there without him? no
Is it relevant what they look like? no If so, ethnicity relevant? skin colour? n/a
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Re: [WiZ] The Customer is Awkward, Right?

Postby Balin » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:19 pm

Is Bryce their designated driver?
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Re: [WiZ] The Customer is Awkward, Right?

Postby WiZ » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:42 pm

Is Bryce their designated driver? yes

***** SPOILER *****

Andrew is a publican. Bryce regularly comes to the bar with his friends as their designated driver. Andrew's bar has a policy of giving free non-alcoholic drinks to sober drivers, which Bryce takes advantage of. Andrew, being a socially conscious individual, is pleased that his patrons are in Bryce's safe hands.

The service Bryce provides for Andrew's patrons is performed, of course, once they've left the premises.


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Re: [WiZ] The Customer is Awkward, Right? [HOME SAFE]

Postby Hobbsicle » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:30 am

Everyone jumped on this one so quick, I didn't get a chance to join in, but I like it!

In a sense, I suppose, he is increasing the business, or at least preventing a decrease, because he is ensuring the customer base comes back alive and un-incarcerated...
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