[WiZ] Throwing garments to the varmints

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[WiZ] Throwing garments to the varmints

Postby WiZ » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:08 pm

A woman has an expensive item of clothing that she is rather fond of and wears often. One day, she travels to a strange town and throws the item away, never to see it again. Why?
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Re: [WiZ] Throwing garments to the varmints

Postby Enjay » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:17 pm

Is the item of clothing one worn on the feet? Legs? Torso? Arms? Head?

Is it relevant when this takes place? In what country?

Does she throw the item in a bin? In the sea? Does anyone see her throw it away? Is this part of some kind of ritual or tradition?

Does she throw the item away because she no longer wants to wear it? No longer likes it? To hide it? Is she hoping to gain by throwing it away?If so, financially? Emotionally?
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Re: [WiZ] Throwing garments to the varmints

Postby dukhsan » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:26 pm

Does another person convince, recommend, force, or intimidate her into throwing it away? Does it matter exactly where she throws it away, other than making sure it permanently leaves her possession? Do we need to know why this town is strange?

Does anyone relevant to the puzzle find it, or no one at all and/or a random person? Does she throw it away due to an incorrect or delusional belief, either about the garment itself or something related to the garment?

Do any of the garment's weight, color, size, exact value, smell, or fashionability/attractiveness have any relevance?
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Re: [WiZ] Throwing garments to the varmints

Postby invisiblemimsy » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:20 am

Is it relevant what the item of clothing is? Is it a fur coat? Is the woman rich? Did she originally buy the item herself, was it a present, or some other method of getting it? Does she literally throw it away, or destroy it? Or did she give it to someone else who could use it? Did another person find it later? Could the item incriminate her? Could it make her recognisable or noticeable?

Had she ever been to the town before? Did she go there in order to ditch the coat? To escape? To do a transaction? Something to do with her job? To find something or someone? To avoid something or someone? Relevant how she travelled there? Was death involved?
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Re: [WiZ] Throwing garments to the varmints

Postby WiZ » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:21 pm

Enjay

Is the item of clothing one worn on the feet? Legs? Torso? Arms? yesish Head? no to rest

Is it relevant when this takes place? no, assume 20th C In what country? no

Does she throw the item in a bin? In the sea? no to both Does anyone see her throw it away? yes Is this part of some kind of ritual or tradition? no

Does she throw the item away because she no longer wants to wear it? no No longer likes it? no To hide it? no Is she hoping to gain by throwing it away? no If so, financially? Emotionally? n/a to both

Dukhsan

Does another person convince, recommend, force, or intimidate her into throwing it away? no Does it matter exactly where she throws it away yes, tiny ish, other than making sure it permanently leaves her possession? Do we need to know why this town is strange? Strange as in 'unfamiliar', rather than 'bizarre/odd'

Does anyone relevant to the puzzle find it yes, or no one at all and/or a random person? although it is a 'random' person Does she throw it away due to an incorrect or delusional belief, either about the garment itself or something related to the garment? no

Do any of the garment's weight, color, size, exact value, smell, or fashionability/attractiveness have any relevance? none of these are relevant

InvisibleMimsy

Is it relevant what the item of clothing is? yes Is it a fur coat? no Is the woman rich? Yes, although this isn't essential Did she originally buy the item herself, was it a present, or some other method of getting it? irrelevant; assume she bought it Does she literally throw it away, or destroy it? literally threw it away Or did she give it to someone else who could use it? also yes :) Did another person find it later? yes Could the item incriminate her? no Could it make her recognisable or noticeable? irrelevant

Had she ever been to the town before? no Did she go there in order to ditch the coat? no (and FA) To escape? To do a transaction? Something to do with her job? no to these To find something or someone? perhaps To avoid something or someone? no Relevant how she travelled there? yes Was death involved? no
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Re: [WiZ] Throwing garments to the varmints

Postby invisiblemimsy » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:13 am

Was it gloves? A scarf or shoulder wrap?
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Re: [WiZ] Throwing garments to the varmints

Postby GalFisk » Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:29 am

Did she want someone else to use it? Was it thrown in a collection bin? Trash bin? Did she do it in order to be nice? Helpful?
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Re: [WiZ] Throwing garments to the varmints

Postby invisiblemimsy » Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:12 pm

& did she throw it in the river?
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Re: [WiZ] Throwing garments to the varmints

Postby peter365 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:11 am

Is this an act of charity?

Does this story bear any resemblance to the Gandhi Sandal story?
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Re: [WiZ] Throwing garments to the varmints

Postby WiZ » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:53 pm

InvisibleMimsy

Was it gloves? yes, or part thereof A scarf or shoulder wrap? no to these

GalFisk

Did she want someone else to use it? yes Was it thrown in a collection bin? no Trash bin? no Did she do it in order to be nice? Helpful? yes to both

InvisibleMimsy redux

& did she throw it in the river? no

Peter

Is this an act of charity? yes

Does this story bear any resemblance to the Gandhi Sandal story? I hadn't heard of this story when I posted the puzzle, so I looked it up. Sure enough, materially, it's the same blasted scenario.

***** SPOILER *****

The woman was waving goodbye from a train, pulling out of the station in the unfamiliar town, heading for her hometown. She was carrying a pair of gloves as she waved. A sharp gust of wind blew one of the gloves by the side of the tracks. She threw her other glove next to it, so whoever found them would at least have a usable pair.


Well done, Peter, on the solution. Well done, Gandhi, for beating me to the punch. Thank you everyone for playing. I will recap/hint my other two puzzles.
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Re: [WiZ] Throwing garments to the varmints [IN HAND]

Postby peter365 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:20 am

Apologies for early spoil. Didn't for a second expect the two scenarios to be so similar. I've always loved the Gandhi story , I do hope its not apocryphal.
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