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[LemonCurry] She couldn't send him to his room

Postby LemonCurry » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:07 am

New year's resolution: host occasional LTPF puzzles again...

How does the clerk (HAF) in a German office make a frustrated client (HAM) on a very important appointment happy by sending him to kids' corner?

Based on a ROIMBT-story
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Re: [LemonCurry] She couldn't send him to his room

Postby Doriana » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:20 am

kids' corner = a designated area for children within the office? with books? toys? colouring supplies? games?
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Postby LemonCurry » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:34 am

kids' corner = a designated area for children within the office? Yes
with books? toys? colouring supplies? Yes, others irrelevant games?
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Re: [LemonCurry] She couldn't send him to his room

Postby Doriana » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:59 am

Is the appointment related to finances? taxes? marriage? vehicles? registering a child? housing? permits of any sort? legal matters? passports? other documents?

Refugees relevant? immigrants?

Was the client frustrated before the appointment began? did he get frustrated during the appointment? If so, because the clerk couldn't fulfill his request? because the clerk misunderstood him? Is there a language barrier?

Does the man come to the appointment alone? If not, does he have another adult with him? a child?
Were any children already playing in the kids' corner? relevant?

Does the man draw something? colour in a drawing?
Paper relevant? crayons? pens? glue? scissors? stickers?
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Postby LemonCurry » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:29 am

Is the appointment related to finances? taxes? marriage? vehicles? registering a child? housing? permits of any sort? legal matters?
passports? This, no to rest other documents?

Refugees relevant? No immigrants? Yes

Was the client frustrated before the appointment began? No
did he get frustrated during the appointment? Yes
If so, because the clerk couldn't fulfill his request? Yes
because the clerk misunderstood him? Is there a language barrier? No and No

Does the man come to the appointment alone? irrel, assume Yes
If not, does he have another adult with him? a child?
Were any children already playing in the kids' corner? relevant? irrel

Does the man draw something? Yes colour in a drawing? No
Paper relevant? crayons? pens? glue? scissors? Stickers? Details are not relevant
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Re: [LemonCurry] She couldn't send him to his room

Postby Doriana » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:12 pm

Is the man applying for a passport? renewing his passport? picking up his passport? picking up a passport for someone else?

Is the man German? If so, has he always been? Dual citizenship relevant?
Has he immigrated to Germany? Is he planning to emigrate?

Passport photos relevant? Wearing religious attire in passport photos relevant?

Could the clerk not fulfill the man's request because what he wanted was not permitted? not possible? ridiculous? Because the clerk didn't have the authority to fulfill it? Could someone higher up have fulfilled the request?
Had the man done something wrong? e.g. filled out a form the wrong way? Had he forgotten something?
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Postby LemonCurry » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:39 pm

Is the man applying for a passport? Yes(ish) renewing his passport? picking up his passport? picking up a passport for someone else? No to rest

Is the man German? Big YOPE
If so, has he always been? No Dual citizenship relevant? Yope, don't follow up on this
Has he immigrated to Germany? Yes Is he planning to emigrate? No

Passport photos relevant? Wearing religious attire in passport photos relevant? No and No

Could the clerk not fulfill the man's request because what he wanted was not permitted? Yes, no to rest
not possible? ridiculous? Because the clerk didn't have the authority to fulfill it? Could someone higher up have fulfilled the request?

Had the man done something wrong? e.g. filled out a form the wrong way? Had he forgotten something? No
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Re: [LemonCurry] She couldn't send him to his room

Postby Doriana » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:42 pm

Is he applying for citizenship? If so, is he eligible for German citizenship? Is his original citizenship relevant?
Citizenship tests relevant?
Relevant how long ago he immigrated to Germany? If so, less than a year ago? less than five years ago? less than 10 years ago? Earlier than that?
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Re: [LemonCurry] She couldn't send him to his room

Postby LemonCurry » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:58 pm

Is he applying for citizenship? Yes!
If so, is he eligible for German citizenship? Yes
Is his original citizenship relevant? I'll say Yes. He's from Brazil.
Citizenship tests relevant? No
Relevant how long ago he immigrated to Germany? Long enough to be eligible for citizenship, otherwise irrel
If so, less than a year ago? less than five years ago? less than 10 years ago? Earlier than that
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Re: [LemonCurry] She couldn't send him to his room

Postby Doriana » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:17 pm

Is his request related to his citizenship status? to his new passport? to his old passport?

Relevant that Brazilian passports are blue (at least a quick search tells me they are), while German passports are red? Is he frustrated that his new passport will be red? Does he demand a blue one? Does the clerk tell him to go colour a sheet of paper blue and use it as a passport cover?
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Postby LemonCurry » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:42 pm

Is his request related to his citizenship status? No
to his new passport? Yesish
to his old passport? No

Relevant that Brazilian passports are blue (at least a quick search tells me they are), while German passports are red? Is he frustrated that his new passport will be red? Does he demand a blue one? Does the clerk tell him to go colour a sheet of paper blue and use it as a passport cover? No to these
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Postby Doriana » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:36 pm

Is the appearance of the passport relevant? If so, what it looks like on the outside? on the inside?
Language of the passport relevant? Does he want his passport to be in Portuguese?
Content of the passport relevant?
Duration of the citizen application procedure relevant? Waiting for the passport relevant? Does he want it right away?
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Postby LemonCurry » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:01 am

Is the appearance of the passport relevant? If so, what it looks like on the outside? on the inside?
Language of the passport relevant? Does he want his passport to be in Portuguese?

Content of the passport relevant? This-ish, no to rest

Duration of the citizen application procedure relevant? Waiting for the passport relevant? Does he want it right away?

Clarification: The "passport-ish" we're talking about is actually the ID Card. Puzzlers from countries with no such thing can assume our hero applies for a passport.
Furthermore, I would like to suggest that we are not invoking the LTPF list of contents of a passport or ID Card, or list all of those contents in a question, as this would $poil a lot of satisfaction.
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Postby Doriana » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:05 am

Does he want something included on his ID card that's usually not included? Does he want something omitted that's usually included?

Does he lie about any of the things included? Height relevant?
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Re: [LemonCurry] She couldn't send him to his room

Postby LemonCurry » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:02 pm

Does he want something included on his ID card that's usually not included? Yes
Does he want something omitted that's usually included? No

Does he lie about any of the things included? Height relevant? No and No
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Re: [LemonCurry] She couldn't send him to his room

Postby Doriana » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:26 pm

Was the thing included on his Brazilian ID card?

When the man got frustrated, did he misbehave in any way? insult the clerk? yell at the clerk? throw a tantrum?
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Postby gregoryuconn » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:49 am

His signature? Did he sign it with a crayon?
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Re: [LemonCurry] She couldn't send him to his room

Postby LemonCurry » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:03 am

Doriana

Was the thing included on his Brazilian ID card?
Assume yes (although not strictly necessary, and I'm not sure, not being an expert in Brazilian documents)

When the man got frustrated, did he misbehave in any way? irrel, assume no
insult the clerk? yell at the clerk? throw a tantrum?

gregoryuconn

His signature? Is actually relevant, but could mislead. Beware of FA.

Did he sign it with a crayon? Possibly (beware same FA)
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Postby gregoryuconn » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:35 pm

Trying to clear up the FA. So to confirm, is the relevant signature the one on his ID card? Or did he just have to sign some other document (like a form) to get his ID card? Does he even have to sign the ID card at all? Or did he not have to sign the form either and he complained about poor security or something?
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Postby LemonCurry » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:47 am

Trying to clear up the FA.
So to confirm, is the relevant signature the one on his ID card?
Or did he just have to sign some other document (like a form) to get his ID card?

The relevant signature is not the one that will end up on his ID, nor any signature on application documents

Does he even have to sign the ID card at all? Yes, n/a to rest
Or did he not have to sign the form either and he complained about poor security or something?
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Postby Doriana » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:32 am

Is the relevant signature made in the kids' corner?
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Postby LemonCurry » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:50 am

Is the relevant signature made in the kids' corner? Yes!
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Postby Doriana » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:23 am

So, he provides a regular signature for his ID card and then makes another relevant signature in the kids' corner, right?

Did he want his signature to be in colour? Did he want to include a drawing?
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Postby LemonCurry » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:03 pm

So, he provides a regular signature for his ID card and then makes another relevant signature in the kids' corner, right?
Correct (but while the signature is relevant, I would recommend not to focus on the signature too much)

Did he want his signature to be in colour? Did he want to include a drawing? No
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Re: [LemonCurry] She couldn't send him to his room

Postby LemonCurry » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:47 am

RECAP:

A man from Brazil applies for German citizenship. When it comes to issuing an ID Card, he demands to have something unusual included, and gets frustrated when he finds out that including this entry is not permitted. He gets happy after he is sent to the kids' Corner, where he draws a picture and makes a relevant signature.


No special knowledge of German citizenship or German ID Cards is required for this puzzle (you can think of the ID Card as a passport, if you like).
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Re: [LemonCurry] She couldn't send him to his room

Postby Doriana » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:30 pm

Is the thing he demands to have included in fact a drawing? Or a piece of information? If so, information about him? about someone else?
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Re: [LemonCurry] She couldn't send him to his room

Postby LemonCurry » Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:11 pm

Is the thing he demands to have included in fact a drawing? No
Or a piece of information? Yes
If so, information about him? Yes about someone else? No
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Postby Doriana » Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:31 pm

Is the piece of information represented in the drawing?

Does the piece of information relate to his appearance?
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Re: [LemonCurry] She couldn't send him to his room

Postby LemonCurry » Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:09 pm

Is the piece of information represented in the drawing? yope

Does the piece of information relate to his appearance? noish
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Re: [LemonCurry] She couldn't send him to his room

Postby GalFisk » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:53 am

Does anything he creates in the kids' corner end up on the ID card itself? Does he put his creation besides the ID, so that when he shows the ID what he drew is also seen? Is the thing he wants on the card something he is especially proud of?
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Re: [LemonCurry] She couldn't send him to his room

Postby LemonCurry » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:33 pm

Does anything he creates in the kids' corner end up on the ID card itself? no, small ish
Does he put his creation besides the ID, so that when he shows the ID what he drew is also seen? no
Is the thing he wants on the card something he is especially proud of?
probably yes, but not strictly relevant
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Re: [LemonCurry] She couldn't send him to his room

Postby GalFisk » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:11 pm

Is the signature he makes in the kids' corner included on the ID? Does he sign the picture? Does he want the picture to be included on the ID? Is he an artist? Is his profession relevant?
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Re: [LemonCurry] She couldn't send him to his room

Postby LemonCurry » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:08 pm

Is the signature he makes in the kids' corner included on the ID? No (or maybe, IDK actually)
Does he sign the picture? Yes!
Does he want the picture to be included on the ID? no
Is he an artist? Big YOPE, or no with a big ISH
Is his profession relevant? Big YES

Now we are getting somewhere...
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Re: [LemonCurry] She couldn't send him to his room

Postby GalFisk » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:44 am

Does he draw in his job? Sign things? Is he an architect? Engineer? Does he want his profession included on the ID? Is his signature especially relevant?
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Re: [LemonCurry] She couldn't send him to his room

Postby LemonCurry » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:23 pm

Does he draw in his job? no Sign things? not relevantly
Is he an architect? Engineer? no and no
Does he want his profession included on the ID? noish
Is his signature especially relevant? not really
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Postby GalFisk » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:43 am

Does he work with buildings? Humans? Technology? Research? Culture? History? Medicine?
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Re: [LemonCurry] She couldn't send him to his room

Postby LemonCurry » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:54 am

Does he work with buildings? Humans? Technology? Research? Culture? History? Medicine?

certainly with humans, and yopeishly culture
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Re: [LemonCurry] She couldn't send him to his room

Postby GalFisk » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:03 am

Humans: toddlers? Preschoolers? School kids? High school kids? College kids? Adults? Elderly? Is he an educator? Trainer? Leader? Politician?
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Postby LemonCurry » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:53 am

Humans: toddlers? Preschoolers? School kids? High school kids? College kids? Adults? This, primarilyElderly?
Is he an educator? Trainer? Leader? Politician? No to all

Clarification: "Works certainly with humans" means he certainly has humans as co-workers, not necessarily as subjects of his work
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Postby Hobbsicle » Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:27 am

Does he work with art in some way? Like an art dealer? Or museum curator? Auctions?

When he makes this picture and signs it, does he bring the picture back to the clerk? Does the information he was requesting get added? Does it get added in a different way than originally requested? Is it included in the ID picture?
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Re: [LemonCurry] She couldn't send him to his room

Postby LemonCurry » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:36 am

Does he work with art in some way? Like an art dealer? Or museum curator? Auctions?

No to these, the Yope/Noish anwer was aiming at another direction. Don‘t forget we‘re in an office

When he makes this picture and signs it, does he bring the picture back to the clerk? Yes Does the information he was requesting get added? yes Does it get added in a different way than originally requested? no, his original request was fulfilled
Is it included in the ID picture? no
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Re: [LemonCurry] She couldn't send him to his room

Postby GalFisk » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:18 pm

Is the subject of his work: finances? Math? Programming? Computer-related? Law? Assisting someone?
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Postby LemonCurry » Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:44 pm

Is the subject of his work: finances? Math? Programming? Computer-related? Law? Assisting someone?
No to all

HINT: Complete this sentence without including a job or profession:
He was not really an artist, BUT...
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Re: [LemonCurry] She couldn't send him to his room

Postby Doriana » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:47 am

but... he made art? people thought he was an artist? he shared a name with an artist?
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Postby LemonCurry » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:51 am

but... he made art? no people thought he was an artist? noish
he shared a name with an artist? not relevantly
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Postby GalFisk » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:59 pm

He thought he was? He wanted to be? He played one on TV?
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Postby LemonCurry » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:53 am

He thought he was? no
He wanted to be?
Yesish or Yope, OTRT. Explore carefully
He played one on TV? no but nice idea
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Postby Doriana » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:35 am

Was he an art student?
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Postby LemonCurry » Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:04 am

Was he an art student? No, he "wants to become an artist" in a more lateral way. We're still in an office...
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Postby GalFisk » Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:20 pm

Is art involved in his work? Is he creatively fulfilled by his work? Creatively frustrated? Does he incorporate art in his work when it's not called for? Does he make needlessly artistic documents, spreadsheets or presentations?
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Postby LemonCurry » Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:45 pm

Is art involved in his work? Is he creatively fulfilled by his work? Creatively frustrated? Does he incorporate art in his work when it's not called for? Does he make needlessly artistic documents, spreadsheets or presentations?
No or Irrel - the "wants to become an artist" bit does not involve any artsy activities
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Postby GalFisk » Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:22 pm

Does he just want to be known as an artist? Does he want to impersonate someone? Relevnt what kind of artist he "wants to become"? If so: actor? Painter? Dancer? Singer? Photographer? Stuntman? Director? Does he want to look like an artist? If so, one specific artist? Does he look like an artist?
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Postby LemonCurry » Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:52 pm

Does he just want to be known as an artist?
yesish, getting closer
Does he want to impersonate someone? no
Relevnt what kind of artist he "wants to become"?
yes, but only because...
If so: actor? Painter? this, or graphic artist Dancer? Singer? Photographer? Stuntman? Director?

Does he want to look like an artist? If so, one specific Artist? Does he look like an artist?
no to these
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Postby Doriana » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:49 pm

Does he want a stage name / alias included on his passport? And for that, he has to prove that he is actually an artist?
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Postby LemonCurry » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:33 pm

Does he want a stage name / alias included on his passport?
YES!!
And for that, he has to prove that he is actually an artist? Yes, for svv of „prove“.

But why was the clerk so lenient to accept a drawing from the kids‘ corner as „proof“?
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Re: [LemonCurry] She couldn't send him to his room

Postby Doriana » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:53 pm

Are the rules so lenient that any signed work of art counts as proof? Did the clerk just not care?
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Postby LemonCurry » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:46 am

Are the rules so lenient that any signed work of art counts as proof? no Did the clerk just not care? correct, but for a reason
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Postby GalFisk » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:03 am

Did the clerk not care because: she never cared? It was her last day? It didn't matter? Because she gained something? Because she admired the guy? Because she was technically correct, which is the best kind of correct?
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Postby LemonCurry » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:22 am

Did the clerk not care because: she never cared? It was her last day? It didn't matter?
Because she gained something?
Because she admired the guy? Not relevantly, but this is closest
Because she was technically correct, which is the best kind of correct?
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Re: [LemonCurry] She couldn't send him to his room

Postby Doriana » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:18 am

Relevant why he wanted the alias included on his passport?
Relevant what the alias was? Is it a nickname of his real name? Something entirely different?
Relevant that it's kind of common for people from Brazil (e.g. football players) to go by their nickname instead of their official name? Was the guy in fact a football player?

ETA/WAG: The guy is a well-known football player and the clerk recognizes him. He wants his nickname (under which he is known as a football player) included on his passport. The clerk tells him that aliases are only for artists, not for athletes, but lets him "prove" his artist status by sending him to the kids' corner to draw and sign a picture.
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Re: [LemonCurry] She couldn't send him to his room

Postby LemonCurry » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:12 pm

Relevant why he wanted the alias included on his passport?
Relevant what the alias was? Is it a nickname of his real name? Something entirely different?
Relevant that it's kind of common for people from Brazil (e.g. football players) to go by their nickname instead of their official name? Was the guy in fact a football player?

ETA/WAG: The guy is a well-known football player and the clerk recognizes him. He wants his nickname (under which he is known as a football player) included on his passport. The clerk tells him that aliases are only for artists, not for athletes, but lets him "prove" his artist status by sending him to the kids' corner to draw and sign a picture.

YES to all (or close enough), well done! But what does ETA mean?

SPOILER

A Brazilian football pro, who has played some time in Germany, applies for German citizenship.
As with many Brazilian football players, he is primarily known by his nickname, so he wants his nickname to be officialy recognized in his documents, so he can further use it for contracts, on his jersey etc. The clerk says no, in German legislation, football player is not an accepted reason to have an alias included in one's document. But since his interest in getting his nickname in the documents is obviously legitimate judging with common sense, she suggests that she register him as an "artist". All she would need will be a reference "artwork" signed with his nickname, which he happily creates on the spot in the kids' corner.


This story was once included in the Wikipedia article for Brazilian-German striker Cacau (well, it didn't say kids' corner, but where else do you have the means to create a spontaneous artwork in an office?). It's no longer there, and there are reasons to dismiss it as an urban legend. It is, or at least was at one point, however, true that playing football is not considered a legitimate interest to get an alias into a German ID. There is another (true) story of a football player with no Brazilian roots, who created a whole exhibition of oil paintings just to be allowed his nickname on his jersey. Maybe that story would have been an even better choice for a lateral puzzle...

Congratulations Doriana for the solve, and also GalFisk for a ot of work on this!
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Re: [LemonCurry] She couldn't send him to his room [GROUNDED

Postby Doriana » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:01 pm

Great puzzle!

ETA means "edited to add" :)
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