[Doriana] takes a detour

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[Doriana] takes a detour

Postby Doriana » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:09 pm

The other day, I took a detour on my way home. Why?

Believe it or not, but neither lacrosse nor my work are relevant to the solution of this puzzle!
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Re: [Doriana] takes a detour

Postby Earnest » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:07 am

Did you do it intentionally? Were you driving home? Alone? With your car? Were you allowed to take the detour? Were you forced to (work in progress...)? Relevant where the detour lead you? Was the detour associated with a ban (e.g. a ban to take it?)? Was it the first time you took it?

Did you follow your usual root back home before taking the detour? Same question "after having taken the detour", please. Have you noticed the detour before? Had the detour been present before? Work in progress relevant at all? Panorama? Did the detour extend the time to reach your house? Was the detour signaled?

Did the detour deviate a lot the usual way back home? Was there police on the usual way? Is alchol relevant (New Year's Eve...)?
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Re: [Doriana] takes a detour

Postby Doriana » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:51 am

Did you do it intentionally? Yes Were you driving home? No Alone? I was alone, but not driving With your car? No Were you allowed to take the detour? Yes Were you forced to (work in progress...)? No Relevant where the detour lead you? Yes Was the detour associated with a ban (e.g. a ban to take it?)? No Was it the first time you took it? Yes

Did you follow your usual root back home before taking the detour? Same question "after having taken the detour", please. Yes to both Have you noticed the detour before? Yes, but I had no reason to take it Had the detour been present before? Yes Work in progress relevant at all? Panorama? No to these Did the detour extend the time to reach your house? Slightly Was the detour signaled? No

Did the detour deviate a lot the usual way back home? No, only a little Was there police on the usual way? Is alchol relevant (New Year's Eve...)? No to these
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Re: [Doriana] takes a detour

Postby Earnest » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:33 am

I was alone, but not driving --> were you on a public mean of transport? on a bike? on an airplane? on a bus? on a train? were you walking? Relevant from where you were going back home (can we call it place A for the moment?)? From work? From very far away? do you usually drive home from the place where you leave (place A)? Do you usually take the mean you were into when you took the detour?

Was the main motivation to take the detour: delay you arrival at home? try a new attraction (e.g. something new was signaled)? Meet someone? See where the detour took?
Were you followed by someone? Did you want someone not to notice you? Not to see you?
Was the detour very long? Can we assume it was in town? It was a normal street? Maybe with shops, people, cars and so on?

WAG --> was it the first time you took your dog with you on your way back home and he/she was curious about something that was in the detour?
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Re: [Doriana] takes a detour

Postby Doriana » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:53 pm

I was alone, but not driving --> were you on a public mean of transport? on a bike? on an airplane? on a bus? on a train? were you walking? This Relevant from where you were going back home (can we call it place A for the moment?)? It's relevant, and we can call it place A From work? From very far away? No to both do you usually drive home from the place where you leave (place A)? No Do you usually take the mean you were into when you took the detour? Yes

Was the main motivation to take the detour: delay you arrival at home? try a new attraction (e.g. something new was signaled)? Meet someone? See where the detour took? This(ish)
Were you followed by someone? Did you want someone not to notice you? Not to see you? No to all
Was the detour very long? No Can we assume it was in town? It was a normal street? Maybe with shops, people, cars and so on? Yes to all

WAG --> was it the first time you took your dog with you on your way back home and he/she was curious about something that was in the detour? No
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Re: [Doriana] takes a detour

Postby Earnest » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:12 pm

Ok so..would you like to know if it was a shortcut? Were you curious about that detour in particular? Have you ever seen the "ending" of the detour? Maybe you asked yourself if a street you always see was the ending of the detour?
Did someone previously tell you something about deviating from the usual path to increase creativity?
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Re: [Doriana] takes a detour

Postby Balin » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:12 pm

Did you stop somewhere along the detour? Or just walk that way?
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Re: [Doriana] takes a detour

Postby KayleeArafinwiel » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:51 pm

was there a vegetarian cheezburgur opportunity on the detour (or, if not that specifically, other good noms?) a doriana kitteh needs to eat, you know :) coffee maybe?
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Re: [Doriana] takes a detour

Postby Doriana » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:51 pm

Ok so..would you like to know if it was a shortcut? No Were you curious about that detour in particular? Yes Have you ever seen the "ending" of the detour? No Maybe you asked yourself if a street you always see was the ending of the detour? No
Did someone previously tell you something about deviating from the usual path to increase creativity? No

Did you stop somewhere along the detour? For a short moment, yes Or just walk that way?

was there a vegetarian cheezburgur opportunity on the detour (or, if not that specifically, other good noms?) a doriana kitteh needs to eat, you know :) coffee maybe? Cheezburgur, coffee, or food and drink in general are not relevant
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Re: [Doriana] takes a detour

Postby Balin » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:53 pm

Did you stop at a particular building?
Had you looked down that detour before? If so, did you look down the detaur before taking it? Did something appear different?
Did you decide to take the detour upon seeing it that day? Some time before?
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Re: [Doriana] takes a detour

Postby Doriana » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:03 pm

Did you stop at a particular building? Yes
Had you looked down that detour before? If so, did you look down the detaur before taking it? Did something appear different? No to all
Did you decide to take the detour upon seeing it that day? Some time before? I decided to take it earlier that day
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Re: [Doriana] takes a detour

Postby Balin » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:18 pm

Did you know the building was located in the detour before going there? Before you decided to take it? Was that the reason you decided to take it?
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Re: [Doriana] takes a detour

Postby Doriana » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:22 pm

Did you know the building was located in the detour before going there? Before you decided to take it? Was that the reason you decided to take it? Yes, but... to all
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Postby Earnest » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:45 am

Building = a shop? A skyscreaper? (E.g. you were only able to see the top of the building and were curious about reaching it) a restaurant? A mall? An hotel? A fast food restaurant? Relevant which kind of activities were undergone inside the building?

Were you previously prevented to get inside the building? Did something/someone prevent you from doing it? Did you always forget something? Did you had not enough time? Did you fear heights?

Were there more detorus conducting to the building? Were there more building with the same shop (e.g. Starbucks...)? Have you ever been in the building before? If so by taking an alternative way?
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Re: [Doriana] takes a detour

Postby Doriana » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:53 am

Building = a shop? No, but explore A skyscreaper? (E.g. you were only able to see the top of the building and were curious about reaching it) a restaurant? A mall? An hotel? A fast food restaurant? No to these Relevant which kind of activities were undergone inside the building? Yope

Were you previously prevented to get inside the building? Did something/someone prevent you from doing it? Did you always forget something? Did you had not enough time? Did you fear heights? No to all

Were there more detorus conducting to the building? Irrel Were there more building with the same shop (e.g. Starbucks...)? Noish Have you ever been in the building before? If so by taking an alternative way? No to both, and I also didn't go into the building this time
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Postby hominid » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:19 am

Was it a post office? Museum? Some kind of government office? Library? Someone's residence?

Did you take the detour entirely because of the building, or was there another reason? Had this establishment moved from a previous location on your normal route?

Was the first location: a store? A person's residence? A restaurant? Post office? Library? Relevant why you were there? Did something happen at this place that made you decide to take the detour?
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Postby Doriana » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:34 am

Was it a post office? Museum? Some kind of government office? Library? Someone's residence? No to all

Did you take the detour entirely because of the building, or was there another reason? I was curious about something related to the building Had this establishment moved from a previous location on your normal route? No

Was the first location: a store? A person's residence? A restaurant? Post office? Library? No to all Relevant why you were there? No (but once you establish what the first location was, it will become clear) Did something happen at this place that made you decide to take the detour? YES
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Postby Earnest » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:22 pm

is the something that happened related to Christmas? Is it something that was put on the building (e.g. decorations?) or something that happened for a little amount of time (e.g. a party...)? Someone landing on the building? An elicopter landing on the roof? Someone skydiving? Was the building a public building (hospital? Cinema? disco? Pub?) ? Were in the building sold product? Services? Inaugurations relevant? Discounts? Billboards?

Could you see the building before having taken the detour? (e.g. from a distance) If so, all the building? Just a part of it? By going to the building were you relevantly able to: get an info you needed? Read something better? Observe the building in its integrity? Ask info? See something better? Were there other people a part from you for your same reason? Were they all outside the building?
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Postby Doriana » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:32 pm

is the something that happened related to Christmas? Is it something that was put on the building (e.g. decorations?) or something that happened for a little amount of time (e.g. a party...)? Someone landing on the building? An elicopter landing on the roof? Someone skydiving? Was the building a public building (hospital? Cinema? disco? Pub?) ? Were in the building sold product? No to these Services? This Inaugurations relevant? Discounts? Billboards? No to these

Could you see the building before having taken the detour? (e.g. from a distance) No If so, all the building? Just a part of it? By going to the building were you relevantly able to: get an info you needed? Thisish Read something better? Observe the building in its integrity? Also this Ask info? See something better? Were there other people a part from you for your same reason? Were they all outside the building? No to rest
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Postby Earnest » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:24 pm

Did someone told you that "something" was happening at that place? Inside the building? near the building? You read on the news? You read somewhere? is the building a bank? Did someone work inside the building? Has the building more than one floors? Has it got a sign? Had the building been renewed? Is it an historical building? Is the position of the sun relevant? Is the sign on the building relevant? A shadow projected on it? Graffiti? Name of the street relevant (e.g. the name of the street/square was placed on the building)? Names relevant at all?

Type of services offered: food related? relax? entertainment? financial? Car lending? bike lending? Rental of something? Internet related? Sport related? Technology related? Bets related? Casino? Gaming relevant? Movies? Radio? TV?
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Postby Doriana » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:20 pm

Did someone told you that "something" was happening at that place? Inside the building? near the building? You read on the news? You read somewhere? is the building a bank? No to these Did someone work inside the building? Has the building more than one floors? Has it got a sign? Yes, but irrel to these Had the building been renewed? Irrel Is it an historical building? Is the position of the sun relevant? Is the sign on the building relevant? A shadow projected on it? Graffiti? No to these Name of the street relevant (e.g. the name of the street/square was placed on the building)? Yope Names relevant at all? Only the name of the street is yopeishly relevant

Type of services offered: food related? relax? entertainment? financial? Car lending? bike lending? Rental of something? Internet related? Sport related? Technology related? Bets related? Casino? Gaming relevant? Movies? Radio? TV? There is a law firm in the building, although the exact type of business is largely irrel
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Re: [Doriana] takes a detour

Postby Doriana » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:32 pm

RECAP

I was on my way home from Place A. Something happened at Place A that made me decide to take a short detour. The reason for the detour was to do with a building, but I was not interested in the services offered in the building and I did not enter the building.
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Re: [Doriana] takes a detour

Postby GalFisk » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:36 pm

Did you want to look at the building? Relevant what's happening inside the building? Is something relevant happening outside the building? On the building? Relevant how tall it is? Construction relevant? Renovations?
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Re: [Doriana] takes a detour

Postby Doriana » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:40 pm

Did you want to look at the building? Yes Relevant what's happening inside the building? Noish Is something relevant happening outside the building? On the building? Relevant how tall it is? Construction relevant? No to these Renovations? Noish
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Postby GalFisk » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:41 pm

Decorations? A light show?
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Postby Doriana » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:41 pm

Decorations? A light show? No to both
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Postby GalFisk » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:02 pm

Cleaning of the building relevant? Window washing? Do you want to see people? An activity? A result? A detail of the building? Relevant what it was built for?
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Re: [Doriana] takes a detour

Postby Doriana » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:25 pm

Cleaning of the building relevant? Window washing? Do you want to see people? An activity? A result? A detail of the building? No to all Relevant what it was built for? Yope

HINT: It's probably more helpful to focus on Place A
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Re: [Doriana] takes a detour

Postby LemonCurry » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:17 am

So addresses are yopishly relevant? do the addresses of Place A and Place B have something in common? Is there a reference to Place B at Place A? An announcement that the busness on Place A will move to Place B?
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Re: [Doriana] takes a detour

Postby Doriana » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:02 pm

So addresses are yopishly relevant? The street name of Place B is yopishly relevant, but don't dwell on it do the addresses of Place A and Place B have something in common? No Is there a reference to Place B at Place A? YES An announcement that the busness on Place A will move to Place B? No
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Postby LemonCurry » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:09 am

Is the reference to place B an announcement of some sort?

Have they made it up intentionally at place A? Or did they just pick a random street name? Is it pure coincidence that the Place B address even exists?
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Postby Doriana » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:52 am

Is the reference to place B an announcement of some sort? No

Have they made it up intentionally at place A? Yes Or did they just pick a random street name? No, OTWT Is it pure coincidence that the Place B address even exists? No
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Re: [Doriana] takes a detour

Postby Doriana » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:29 am

Old RECAP with new info in italics

I was on my way home from Place A. At Place A, there was a relevant reference to Place B, which made me decide to take a short detour. The reason for the detour was to do with a building, but I was not interested in the services offered in the building and I did not enter the building. I only wanted to look at it. The street name of Place B is yopishly relevant.
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Postby GalFisk » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:10 am

Was the reference: an ad? Directions? A joke? Computer/phone/TV games relevant? Did others also want to look at it? Was making people look at it the purpose of the reference?
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Postby Doriana » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:10 pm

Was the reference: an ad? Directions? A joke? Computer/phone/TV games relevant? No to all Did others also want to look at it? Very unlikely Was making people look at it the purpose of the reference? No!
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Re: [Doriana] takes a detour

Postby LemonCurry » Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:18 pm

Was the reference written? spoken? was it included in some piece of decoration?
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Re: [Doriana] takes a detour

Postby Doriana » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:13 pm

Was the reference written? Part of it, but not the main part spoken? No was it included in some piece of decoration? No, but OTRT
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Postby LemonCurry » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:04 pm

Was the reference included in a photo? a picture? a sign? a song?
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Postby Doriana » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:36 pm

Was the reference included in a photo? This! a picture? a sign? a song?
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Re: [Doriana] takes a detour

Postby GalFisk » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:34 am

Was the building in the photo? Did you want to see whether the photo was photoshopped? Did you want to deduce when it was taken? Did something on the photo say it was taken elsewhere?
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Re: [Doriana] takes a detour

Postby Doriana » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:52 pm

Was the building in the photo? Yes Did you want to see whether the photo was photoshopped? No Did you want to deduce when it was taken? No, I knew when it was taken Did something on the photo say it was taken elsewhere? No
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Postby GalFisk » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:24 pm

Did you want to see something that was shown in the photo? Missing in the photo? Obscured? Hard to see in the photo? Outside the edge of the photo?
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Re: [Doriana] takes a detour

Postby Doriana » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:25 pm

Did you want to see something that was shown in the photo? Yesish Missing in the photo? Obscured? Hard to see in the photo? Outside the edge of the photo? No to rest
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Re: [Doriana] takes a detour

Postby GalFisk » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:57 am

Did you want to see whether something in the photo was still there? Relevant how long before the photo was taken?
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Re: [Doriana] takes a detour

Postby Doriana » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:11 am

Did you want to see whether something in the photo was still there? Yes Relevant how long before the photo was taken? Yes

Thanks for sticking with this! It's time for the

********SPOILER********

I was at a photography exhibition that featured photos of convenience stores from the 70s and 80s. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that one of the photos was taken in my parents' neighbourhood (the street name was visible in the photo, and the neighbourhood was also mentioned on the accompanying label), just a block away from my usual way home! I was curious whether the convenience store was still there, so on my way home from the museum, I took a short detour. The convenience store is no longer there and has been replaced by a law firm.
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