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[WiZ] We all scream

PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 11:03 pm
by WiZ
Whenever a group of girls would go out for ice cream together, they would always race to be the first to order. The first to order always got more ice cream than everyone else, regardless of who it was or where they ordered. Why should that be so?

BOATS. Caveat Earlispoilor. OAATP rules apply.

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 5:39 am
by GalFisk
Did the first to order get more because of something the server did? The girls did? Someone else did?

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 12:42 am
by WiZ
Did the first to order get more because of something the server did? The girls did? both Someone else did? no

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 5:44 am
by GalFisk
Would it work if they were boys? Seniors? Mixed genders? Mixed ages?

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 3:53 am
by WiZ
Would it work if they were boys? Seniors? Mixed genders? Mixed ages? Most likely yes, in all cases

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 4:01 am
by GalFisk
Is this something they could change, if they wanted?

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 6:27 am
by LemonCurry
Did the ice cream come in scoops? Off a machine? Prepacked? Relevant?

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 2:26 am
by WiZ
GalFisk

Is this something they could change, if they wanted? yes

LemonCurry

Did the ice cream come in scoops? yes Off a machine? Prepacked? no to both Relevant? yes

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 1:32 pm
by GalFisk
Does this regularly happen when groups of people order ice cream?

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 6:30 pm
by Hobbsicle
Does the first scoop tend to pick up more ice cream?

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 8:50 pm
by WiZ
GalFisk

Does this regularly happen when groups of people order ice cream? no

Hobbsicle

Does the first scoop tend to pick up more ice cream? Yes. Why?

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2020 1:55 am
by gregoryuconn
Do they order the same flavor as each other? Different flavors? Would it work for both?

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2020 2:26 am
by WiZ
Do they order the same flavor as each other? Different flavors? irrel Would it work for both? yes

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2020 2:49 am
by Hobbsicle
Is the scoop warmed up such that it can bite through the ice cream better on the first scoop, then becomes harder with each additional scoop, as it cools down?

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2020 2:55 am
by WiZ
Is the scoop warmed up such that it can bite through the ice cream better on the first scoop, then becomes harder with each additional scoop, as it cools down? no

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2020 9:42 am
by GalFisk
Does it happen because of physical properties of the scoop? Of ice cream? Of the server?

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2020 9:23 pm
by peter365
s the standard of hygiene of the ice cream provider relevant?

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2020 9:29 pm
by peter365
s the standard of hygiene of the ice cream provider relevant?

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 2:22 am
by Balin
Is the ice cream scooped out of cartons?

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 2:41 am
by WiZ
GalFisk

Does it happen because of physical properties of the scoop? Of ice cream? Of the server? no to all

Peter

s the standard of hygiene of the ice cream provider relevant? no

Balin

Is the ice cream scooped out of cartons? no

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 4:06 am
by GalFisk
Does this make only the very first scoop larger? The first few scoops?

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 8:15 pm
by WiZ
Does this make only the very first scoop larger? thisThe first few scoops?

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 9:32 pm
by GalFisk
Temperature of the scoop relevant?

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 10:44 pm
by WiZ
Temperature of the scoop relevant? no

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 4:36 am
by GalFisk
Does this normally happen, even to groups who are unaware of it?

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 10:12 pm
by WiZ
Does this normally happen, even to groups who are unaware of it? no, good q

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 6:29 am
by GalFisk
Is this something they ask the server to do?

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 7:46 am
by Earnest
Is the radius of the scoop relevant in the sense that it is decreasing proportionally to their arrival position (assuming that the others than the first do not get an equally sized scoop but lower and lower)?

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 5:46 am
by WiZ
GalFisk

Is this something they ask the server to do? yesish!

Earnest

Is the radius of the scoop relevant in the sense that it is decreasing proportionally to their arrival position (assuming that the others than the first do not get an equally sized scoop but lower and lower)? no

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 8:41 am
by GalFisk
Is it a trick? A trick which only works once per visit?

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 8:44 am
by WiZ
Is it a trick? A trick which only works once per visit? yes to both!

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 8:48 am
by GalFisk
Would it work if the server just finished serving another customer?

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 9:07 am
by WiZ
Would it work if the server just finished serving another customer? yes

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 2:16 pm
by Hobbsicle
Is it only possible to do the trick for the first person? Or could the last person do it as long as the first ones didn’t?

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 3:36 pm
by GalFisk
Does the server know it's a trick?

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 4:18 am
by WiZ
Hobbsicle

Is it only possible to do the trick for the first person? no Or could the last person do it as long as the first ones didn’t? yes

GalFisk

Does the server know it's a trick? no, because it's done once

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 5:14 am
by GalFisk
When only done once, does it always work?

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 7:32 am
by WiZ
When only done once, does it always work? Assume yes, although it might fail if the server becomes too familiar with the group

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 5:38 pm
by GalFisk
Does the trick make the server give bigger scoops? More scoops?

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 9:30 pm
by WiZ
Does the trick make the server give bigger scoops? yes, relevantly More scoops? no, relevantly

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 11:08 pm
by GalFisk
Do they ask the server to do something? Not do something?

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 12:20 am
by WiZ
Do they ask the server to do something? yes Not do something? no

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 1:35 am
by Hobbsicle
Is the timing of the request important? Like when he is mid-scoop?

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 2:03 am
by WiZ
Is the timing of the request important? yes Like when he is mid-scoop? veeeeery close

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 4:27 pm
by LemonCurry
Does the trick go like „I‘d like a strawberry...“ [server fills a scoop of strawberry]“... cheesecake“?

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 8:34 am
by GalFisk
Pre-scoop? Begin-scoop? Near-end-scoop? Afterscoop?

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 8:34 pm
by WiZ
LemonCurry

Does the trick go like „I‘d like a strawberry...“ [server fills a scoop of strawberry]“... cheesecake“? no, it's a little more subtle

GalFisk

Pre-scoop? Begin-scoop? Near-end-scoop? Afterscoop? It is in the immediate aftermath of the very first scoop

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 10:48 pm
by Enjay
Do they ask for one scoop then ask for a second scoop after the first scoop has been done? In case the server tends to give smaller scoops when doing more than one? Has the word "scoop" now lost all meaning? (Yes)

Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 10:57 pm
by WiZ
Do they ask for one scoop then ask for a second scoop after the first scoop has been done? In case the server tends to give smaller scoops when doing more than one? Yes to all! Has the word "scoop" now lost all meaning? (Yes) Ah, semantic satiation. It buffaloes one like Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.

***** SPOILER *****

Servers in ice-cream parlours usually give larger scoops if a single, rather than a double, is ordered. The girls all like double scoops, but the first to order can try a ruse wherein they order a single then 'change their mind', thus allowing them to have an overall larger serving. Naturally, this will only work once.


Congratulations, Enjay, on the solution, GalFisk on the tenacity, and everyone else for playing!