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[gregoryuconn] On a Razor's Edge

PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:26 pm
by gregoryuconn
Why did the contractor working on my apatment ask me what kind of razor I used?

True story from about a week ago.

Re: [gregoryuconn] On a Razor's Edge

PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:50 pm
by Balin
Did he ask what type of razor? (electric, straight, safety, etc.) What brand of razor? (Gillette, Schick, etc.)
Is it relevant what kind of razor you did/do use?
Was the contractor working on your individual apartment? On your apartment building?

Re: [gregoryuconn] On a Razor's Edge

PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:57 pm
by gregoryuconn
Did he ask what type of razor? (electric, straight, safety, etc.) Yesish What brand of razor? (Gillette, Schick, etc.) No.
Is it relevant what kind of razor you did/do use? It was relevant to him, not to this puzzle.
Was the contractor working on your individual apartment? Yes. On your apartment building? He was working in other units too, but this puzzle would work if it were just mine.

Re: [gregoryuconn] On a Razor's Edge

PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:38 pm
by GalFisk
Did he want to borrow a razor? Did he want to shave? To use one for a different purpose? Relevant what he worked with? Did he want to cut something? Shave something? Did he need a shim?

Re: [gregoryuconn] On a Razor's Edge

PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:20 pm
by gregoryuconn
Did he want to borrow a razor? Did he want to shave? To use one for a different purpose? No to all. Relevant what he worked with? As in which tools? No, but the work he did is relevant. Did he want to cut something? No. Shave something? No. Did he need a shim? I had to Google what this is, but no.

Re: [gregoryuconn] On a Razor's Edge

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:08 pm
by Balin
Does "razor" refer to a razor that you use on your face?

Re: [gregoryuconn] On a Razor's Edge

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:13 am
by wolfier
Is the contractor a plumber? clogged drains / pipes relevant?

Re: [gregoryuconn] On a Razor's Edge

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:33 am
by gregoryuconn
Does "razor" refer to a razor that you use on your face? Yes, though what part of my body I shave with it isn't really relevant. Is the contractor a plumber? No. clogged drains No. / pipes A pipe is somewhat relevant, but not a clogged one. relevant?

Re: [gregoryuconn] On a Razor's Edge

PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:23 pm
by Doriana
Was the contractor a carpenter? an electrician? a painter? an exterminator? a technician? a cleaner?

Was he there to install something? fix something? upgrade something? remove something? clean something?

Re: [gregoryuconn] On a Razor's Edge

PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:09 pm
by gregoryuconn
Was the contractor a carpenter? an electrician? a painter? an exterminator? a technician? a cleaner? None of these, really.

Was he there to install something? Yope/yesish fix something? Yes. upgrade something? No. remove something? clean something? In a way, these are both accurate.

Re: [gregoryuconn] On a Razor's Edge

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:01 pm
by Doriana
Did the contractor work on your heating? plumbing? electricity? internet connection? walls? windows? floor? doors? furniture?
Did he do work in your living room? bedroom? kitchen? bathroom? hallway? balcony?

Re: [gregoryuconn] On a Razor's Edge

PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:19 am
by GalFisk
Did he want to buy the same kind of razor? Did he see the hairs you shaved off? The skin you shaved?

Re: [gregoryuconn] On a Razor's Edge

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:02 am
by gregoryuconn
Did the contractor work on your heating? plumbing? No to these two, but they're relevant. electricity? No but this is relevant as well. internet connection? walls? Yes. windows? floor? Yes, no to the rest of these. doors? furniture?
Did he do work in your living room? bedroom? kitchen? No. bathroom? Yope. hallway? balcony? I have a studio apartment, I don't have any designated rooms other than the bathroom and the kitchen, and he was working in various areas of the apartment.

Did he want to buy the same kind of razor? Did he see the hairs you shaved off? The skin you shaved? No to all.

Re: [gregoryuconn] On a Razor's Edge

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:07 pm
by GalFisk
Does he want your assistance? Is the question relevant to the job he's doing? Will he do the job differently based on your answer? If so, will it be done this way in order to help you out?

Re: [gregoryuconn] On a Razor's Edge

PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:39 am
by gregoryuconn
Does he want your assistance? As in did he want me to help him do his job? No. Is the question relevant to the job he's doing? Yes. Will he do the job differently based on your answer? Yes. If so, will it be done this way in order to help you out? Yes.

Re: [gregoryuconn] On a Razor's Edge

PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:15 pm
by GalFisk
Will this help you: use the razor? Store the razor? Clean the razor? Power the razor? See what you're doing when you're shaving? Store something else shaving-related? Clean up any mess after shaving?

Re: [gregoryuconn] On a Razor's Edge

PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:11 pm
by gregoryuconn
Will this help you: use the razor? Yope Store the razor? No Clean the razor? No Power the razor? Yope See what you're doing when you're shaving? Store something else shaving-related? Clean up any mess after shaving? No to rest.

Re: [gregoryuconn] On a Razor's Edge

PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:12 pm
by KayleeArafinwiel
*perplexed look at mr. coke* do razors run by internet in Gregory Coke Land? is it attached to your wi-fi somehow? or did the contractor just think it was?

Re: [gregoryuconn] On a Razor's Edge

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:36 am
by gregoryuconn
*perplexed look at mr. coke* do razors run by internet in Gregory Coke Land? is it attached to your wi-fi somehow? or did the contractor just think it was? What? What does wi-fi have to do with anything? He wasn't servicing my wi-fi. He was working on the floors and walls and yopishly the bathroom.

Re: [gregoryuconn] On a Razor's Edge

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:47 am
by KayleeArafinwiel
*facepalm* oops. I saw "internet connection?" and thought the "yes" was next to that rather than "walls". Sorries.

was he repairing tile on the walls and floor? (though I really have no idea what this has to do with razors...) replacing mirrors? fixing the windows? (I thought I saw a yes next to windows, I may be wrong)

Re: [gregoryuconn] On a Razor's Edge

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:49 am
by gregoryuconn
was he repairing tile on the walls and floor? (though I really have no idea what this has to do with razors...) replacing mirrors? fixing the windows? (I thought I saw a yes next to windows, I may be wrong) WIndows and mirrors are irrelevant. (The yes was next to floor.) Also, remember he was only yopishly working in the bathroom.

Re: [gregoryuconn] On a Razor's Edge

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:13 am
by KayleeArafinwiel
was he working on the plumbing in your apartment? necessitating digging around in the walls and the floor? plumbing that served the kitchen and/or the bathroom? was there difficulty with the wiring in the walls? the insulation? was there *gasps* asbestos?! (long shot on that one, a studio apartment probably wouldn't have that, but then, I never know...)

Re: [gregoryuconn] On a Razor's Edge

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:03 am
by GalFisk
Electricity relevant? Mirrors? Shelves? Light? Washing? Do you use an electric shaver? Safety razor? Straight razor?

Re: [gregoryuconn] On a Razor's Edge

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:00 pm
by gregoryuconn
was he working on the plumbing in your apartment? No, but the plumbing is relevant necessitating digging around in the walls and the floor? plumbing that served the kitchen and/or the bathroom? was there difficulty with the wiring in the walls? the insulation? was there *gasps* asbestos?! (long shot on that one, a studio apartment probably wouldn't have that, but then, I never know...) No to the rest of these.

Electricity relevant? Yes Mirrors? Shelves? Light? Washing? No to these Do you use an electric shaver? Safety razor? Straight razor? I use a straight razor. This is only partially relevant, though.
GalFisk

Re: [gregoryuconn] On a Razor's Edge

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:05 pm
by GalFisk
Electricity: switches? Outlets? Cabling? Voltages? Fusing? Danger? Safety? Grounding? Charging? Is an electrically powered household object relevant? Relevant that your razor is not electric?

Re: [gregoryuconn] On a Razor's Edge

PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:52 am
by Doriana
Relevant that there are "shaver only" outlets? Do you have one of these in your apartment?

Re: [gregoryuconn] On a Razor's Edge

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:17 am
by gregoryuconn
Electricity: switches? Outlets? This is relevant, but again, he was not servicing the outlet. Cabling? Voltages? Fusing? Danger? Safety? Grounding? Charging? Is an electrically powered household object relevant? Relevant that your razor is not electric? He was trying to find out if my razor was electric. Now what's left is to find out why. The answer to that question (no) is relevant to him but not to this puzzle - he would have asked it regardless as he did not know the answer.

Relevant that there are "shaver only" outlets? They're not relevant. Do you have one of these in your apartment? But it's notable that I do NOT have one.

Re: [gregoryuconn] On a Razor's Edge

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:53 am
by Doriana
Did he relevantly want to plug in some kind of equipment?

Re: [gregoryuconn] On a Razor's Edge

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:38 am
by gregoryuconn
Did he relevantly want to plug in some kind of equipment? YES! And really, all that's left is working out why he wanted to plug in the equipment, which isn't particularly lateral, so let's just end this here.


****SPOILER****

Back in October, part of my apartment flooded after the HVAC pipe ruptured (this is why heat/air conditioning and plumbing are relevant even though that's nnot what he was working on.) They had to plug in fans to dry the water off, and he wanted to plug in two of them next to the bathroom sink (which is outside the bathroom) but wanted to make sure I didn't need to plug in the electric razor. Good job everyone, especially Dorianna for the final solve. Be sure to check out my two other puzzles, the drinking one hasn't gotten some love in a while.

Re: [gregoryuconn] On a Razor's Edge

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:52 am
by Doriana
Ah, those fans... been there, twice, although nobody ever asked me what kind of razor I use.