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Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Saturday, August 12, 2006 - 3:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wizardofnz purchases an item which he later uses himself, although he neither wants nor needs it. Although this item is designed to be used immediately after purchasing, Wizardofnz waits 15 minutes before using it. Explain
Crazypalpig (Crazypalpig)
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Is it beer? Wine?
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Is it beer? Wine? neither
Mycroft (Mycroft)
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Is it edible? A common household object?
Crazypalpig (Crazypalpig)
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Or is it obscure?
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Is 'fifteen minutes' the minutes as on the clock?
Woodworm (Woodworm)
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Did you buy it as a present? And then get it thrown back in your face and choose to use it yourself?
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Mycroft

Is it edible? yes A common household object? 'common' would be stretching it, but it's not rare and exotic

Crazy

Or is it obscure? no

Red lady

Is 'fifteen minutes' the minutes as on the clock? Not entirely sure I understand you. By '15 minutes', I mean 15 minutes of earth time has elapsed, in the sense one would normally think of it

Woody

Did you buy it as a present? no And then get it thrown back in your face and choose to use it yourself? no
Crazypalpig (Crazypalpig)
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Is it common in gourmet restraunts?
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Is it common in gourmet restraunts? no
Sobs (Sobs)
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Is the item usually eaten/drunk by humans? By animals?
Do many people wait some time until the use it?
Is it very hot? Cold?
Jumpingjack (Jumpingjack)
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By "using it", do you mean eating it? Or did you use it in some unusual manner?
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Sobby

Is the item usually eaten yes/drunk no by humans? yes By animals? no
Do many people wait some time until the use it? no
Is it very hot? Cold? neither

JJ

By "using it", do you mean eating it? yes Or did you use it in some unusual manner? no
Sobs (Sobs)
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Can the item be bought in a supermarket? In a restaurant? At a kiosk? At a vending machine?
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Did you deliberately wait 15 minutes before eating it? Were you doing anything relevant in those 15 minutes? Did you do something to it eg. thaw it, freeze it etc? or did it spend its 15 minute state of uneatenness just sitting on the table?
Did you intend to eat it when you first bought it? Did you eat it at home? At a cafe, restaurant, or similar? Did you eat it at the same place you bought it from?
Tobasi (Tobasi)
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Did you initially purchase the item for someone else?
Was the act of purchasing relevant?
Did you stay at the place were you purchased the item? Relevant?
Is the item food? cooked? raw? a drug?
Is the item less enjoyable after fifteen minutes?
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Is it medicinal?
Did you wait fifteen minutes to see if it was necessary to consume it
Mycroft (Mycroft)
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Posted on Monday, August 14, 2006 - 8:19 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you buy it for someone else? Someone that it took 15 minutes to get to?
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Monday, August 14, 2006 - 11:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sobby

Can the item be bought in a supermarket? yes In a restaurant? no At a kiosk? yes At a vending machine? yes

JJ

Did you deliberately wait 15 minutes before eating it? yes Were you doing anything relevant in those 15 minutes? yes Did you do something to it eg. thaw it, freeze it etc? no or did it spend its 15 minute state of uneatenness just sitting on the table? no
Did you intend to eat it when you first bought it? yes Did you eat it at home? yes At a cafe, restaurant, or similar? no Did you eat it at the same place you bought it from? no

Tobasi (Welcome!)

Did you initially purchase the item for someone else? no
Was the act of purchasing relevant? very
Did you stay at the place were you purchased the item? no Relevant? yes
Is the item food? yes cooked? no raw? yes a drug? arguably ;) But not in any traditional sense
Is the item less enjoyable after fifteen minutes? almost imperceptably, but yes, it does become slightly less enjoyable if not eaten immediately.

What's the frequency, Zenith?

Is it medicinal? again, arguably ;) But not in any traditional sense
Did you wait fifteen minutes to see if it was necessary to consume it no

Mycroft

Did you buy it for someone else? *twitch* no Someone that it took 15 minutes to get to? no
Sobs (Sobs)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2006 - 7:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you buy the item..
at a kiosk?
in a supermarket?
at a vending machine?
somewhere else?

Was the place you bought it 15 minutes away from your home? Less?
Did you walk/drive home directly after you bought the item?

The item is not produced immediately before buying it, right?
Does it have to be unpacked/opened before it can be consumed?

Is the time after buying relevant because...
the item gains temperature?
the item loses temperature?
the item gets contact to air/oxygene?
Jumpingjack (Jumpingjack)
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Did anything relevant happen before you purchased it? During the transaction? Immediately after? Were you forced/tricked/embarrassed into buying it?
Have you bought this item before? At the same place? Had you eaten this item before? If so, do you always wait 15 min before eating it? If not, did you buy it just out of curiosity, to see what it would be like?
Tobasi (Tobasi)
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Is the item a fruit? vegetable? sweet? a snack? bread? a milk product? meat?
Did you buy the item from someone? if yes is this one relevant?
Had the act of purchasing a secondary effect, say getting change?
Is the place where you bought the item relevant?
You bought it somewhere and went home?
Is the price you payed relavant?
Mycroft (Mycroft)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 1:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the item a chocolate bar?
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2006 - 4:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sobby

Did you buy the item..
at a kiosk?
in a supermarket?
at a vending machine?
somewhere else? correct

Was the place you bought it 15 minutes away from your home? exactly :-) Less? no
Did you walk/drive home directly after you bought the item? neither

The item is not produced immediately before buying it, right? correct
Does it have to be unpacked/opened before it can be consumed? yes

Is the time after buying relevant because...
the item gains temperature? yes
the item loses temperature?
the item gets contact to air/oxygene? no to others

JJ

Did anything relevant happen before you purchased it? yes During the transaction? no Immediately after? yes Were you forced this is closest/tricked/embarrassed no to others into buying it?
Have you bought this item before? yes At the same place? yes Had you eaten this item before? yes If so, do you always wait 15 min before eating it? no If not, did you buy it just out of curiosity, to see what it would be like? no

Tobasi

Is the item a fruit? vegetable? sweet? yes a snack? yes bread? a milk product? in part meat?
Did you buy the item from someone? if a shop assistant counts as 'someone', yes if yes is this one relevant? no
Had the act of purchasing a secondary effect YES, say getting change? Bingo.
Is the place where you bought the item relevant? yes
You bought it somewhere and went home? yes
Is the price you payed relavant? yesish

Mycroft

Is the item a chocolate bar? yes

Good round, guys
Mycroft (Mycroft)
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Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2006 - 8:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you need change for a bus or taxi?
And you werent allowed to eat the chocolate bar en route?
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Monday, August 21, 2006 - 12:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you need change for a bus or taxi? YES
And you werent allowed to eat the chocolate bar en route? et voila

***** SPOILER *****

Having arrived by train at the regional train station (from where buses depart to the suburbs) without any small change, I bought a chocolate bar at the adjacent petrol station to get some coinage. The bus was leaving immediately, so I had to board before I had time to eat the chocolate bar. The bus alighted outside my house 15 minutes later.

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