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Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 7:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

An easy one, that should go fast, while I work on some harder ones...

As a huge fire was creeping through the woods towards my house, I calmly sat on the couch and watched television, and refused to call the fire department. Why?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 7:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Geez...sorry Admin, forgot my name in the title.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 8:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were you calmly watching your house in the woods, and the fire, on the television in your other house - and looking forward to collecting the insurance money the following day?
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Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 8:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were you calmly watching your house in the woods, and the fire, on the television in your other house - and looking forward to collecting the insurance money the following day?no in every aspect
Wunderland (Wunderland)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 8:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh well - worth a shot.

Were the woods burning?
Was it a real fire? (as opposed to, say, something in a painting)
Was it happening as you sat on the couch?
Were you aware of it?
Did you expect it to reach the house?
Did you expect someone else to call the fire department?
Had someone else already called the fire department?
Did the woods stretch all the way from the fire to the house?
Was there an obstacle blocking its path?
Were you in the house?
Did you want the house to be burned?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 8:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were the woods burning? yes
Was it a real fire? yes(as opposed to, say, something in a painting)
Was it happening as you sat on the couch? yes
Were you aware of it? yesish
Did you expect it to reach the house? yesish
Did you expect someone else to call the fire department? no
Had someone else already called the fire department? yes
Did the woods stretch all the way from the fire to the house? yes
Was there an obstacle blocking its path?no
Were you in the house? yes
Did you want the house to be burned?no
Plebeian (Plebeian)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 8:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was your house constructed of something likely to be impervious to fire?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 8:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was your house constructed of something likely to be impervious to fire?no
Wunderland (Wunderland)
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Were you aware that the fire department had already been called?
Did you see the fire? hear it? were you told about it?
Did you expect the fire department to stop the fire before it reached the house?
Did you expect something else to stop it?
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Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 8:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were you aware that the fire department had already been called? no
Did you see the fire? nohear it? no were you told about it? yes
Did you expect the fire department to stop the fire before it reached the house? noish
Did you expect something else to stop it?no
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Did you expect the fire department to stop the fire at all?
Did you expect the house to catch fire?
Did you assume that the person who told you about the fire would call, or had called, the fire department?
Did you believe that the fire was not real?
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Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 9:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So, at the time the fire was raging, you weren't actually aware of it?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Did you expect the fire department to stop the fire at all? noish
Did you expect the house to catch fire? no
Did you assume that the person who told you about the fire would call, or had called, the fire department? no
Did you believe that the fire was not real?yes

So, at the time the fire was raging, you weren't actually aware of it?yope
Wunderland (Wunderland)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 9:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So you were sitting on your couch watching TV when someone told you that there was a fire in the woods creeping towards your house, but you didn't believe them - correct so far?

Was this person also in the house? Did they call you on the phone? Was it a child? Was it a known practical joker?
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Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 9:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So you were sitting on your couch watching TV when someone told you that there was a fire in the woods creeping towards your house, but you didn't believe them - correct so far? yes

Was this person also in the house? yes Did they call you on the phone? no Was it a child?no Was it a known practical joker?no
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Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 11:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the Fire over 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 miles away in the same woods your house was in?
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Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 11:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the fire creeping towards your house very slowly?
Was there something between your house and the woods which would be likely to prove a difficult barrier for the fire? Like a lake? Or canyon?
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Was the Fire over 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 miles away in the same woods your house was in? no, perhaps 50ft.

Was the fire creeping towards your house very slowly? slowly, but not very slowly
Was there something between your house and the woods which would be likely to prove a difficult barrier for the fire? Like a lake? Or canyon? no
Sherluck_hums (Sherluck_hums)
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Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 7:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was your house fireproof? :P
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Was your house fireproof? :PHardly... made of wood as a matter of fact
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Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 7:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Where you in a fireproof suit? Lol...
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Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 8:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you think the person was not to be believed?
Did you misunderstand the warning?
Did you have some information that made you think the fire was not real?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Where you in a fireproof suit? Lol...no

Did you think the person was not to be believed?yesish
Did you misunderstand the warning? no
Did you have some information that made you think the fire was not real? noish
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Was the person that warned you a person on the TV show you where watching?
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Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 8:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the person that warned you a person on the TV show you where watching?no, it is already determined that they were in the house with me
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Did you disbelieve the person because of a previous experience?
Is their relationship to you relevant?
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Did you disbelieve the person because of a previous experience? no
Is their relationship to you relevant? no, it was my mother, but it could have been anyone
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to recap - you are sitting in your wooden house which is adjacent to the woods where there is a fire of reasonable size coming towards you. There are no obstacles between your house and the fire.
You have been made aware of the fire by your mother, but are choosing not to believe her

This all right so far?
What is left to get?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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to recap - you are sitting in your wooden house which is adjacent to the woods where there is a fire of reasonable size coming towards you. There are no obstacles between your house and the fire.
You have been made aware of the fire by your mother, but are choosing not to believe her
This all right so far? yes
What is left to get?why didn't I believe her, or even bother to look out the window to see if she was telling the truth!
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Was the fire being shown on TV? With fire service in attendance?
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sorry, that one didn't make sense. If the fire was on TV it wouldn't cause you not to believe her.
Did something in her demeanour cause you not to believe your mother?
Something about the way she told you? The phrasing she used? Or the manner of her voice?
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Is the specific wording of her warning relevant?
Is the TV program you were watching relevant?
Were you? or your mother? engaged in another relevant activity at the time?
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Was the fire being shown on TV? With fire service in attendance? no

sorry, that one didn't make sense. If the fire was on TV it wouldn't cause you not to believe her. thats ok

Did something in her demeanour cause you not to believe your mother? no
Something about the way she told you?no The phrasing she used?no Or the manner of her voice? no

Is the specific wording of her warning relevant?no
Is the TV program you were watching relevant? no
Were you? or your mother? engaged in another relevant activity at the time? no
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Did you not believe her because of something you saw? didn't see? heard? didn't hear? felt/tasted/smelled/didn't? something you remembered? something you forgot?
Were you fully awake?
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Posted on Friday, August 18, 2006 - 7:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you not believe her because of something you saw? no didn't see?no heard?no didn't hear? no felt/tasted/smelled/didn't?no something you remembered?noish something you forgot? no
Were you fully awake?yes
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Did you think she was lying? joking? mistaken?
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Did you think she was lying? joking?this--but why would I think that? mistaken?
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Had you recently played a trick on her?
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Had you recently played a trick on her?no
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Did you think her intention was to get you away from the TV so she could watch TV herself?
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You thought she was joking- but the words weren't what made you think this?
Was she laughing when she said it.
Is it something she had said before, jokingly?
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Did she use to say there was a fire in the woods for some purpose in the past so now you would not believe her?
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Did you think her intention was to get you away from the TV so she could watch TV herself?
You thought she was joking- but the words weren't what made you think this? not in and of themselves, no

Was she laughing when she said it. NO
Is it something she had said before, jokingly?no

Did she use to say there was a fire in the woods for some purpose in the past so now you would not believe her?no
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Did you expect her to be joking about something even before she spoke?
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Did you expect her to be joking about something even before she spoke?yesish
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Did you think the statement was made to get you to react? To leave the house? To leave the room? To leave your seat? To turn off the TV?
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Did you think the statement was made to get you to react? yes To leave the house? no To leave the room? no To leave your seat? no To turn off the TV?no
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Was your mother displaying strong emotions when she told you about the fire? Crying? Shouting? hysterical?
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Was your mother displaying strong emotions when she told you about the fire?yes Crying?no Shouting?yes hysterical?not quite, but pretty much. She was freaking out
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Was it the 1st of april?
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Was it the 1st of april? YES!

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

I had always prided myself on never falling for an Arpil fools joke. This particular April Fools Day, I was sitting watching TV when my mom rushed into the room screaming that the backyard was on fire!! I said, "Yeah right, like I'm gonna fall for that" she kept trying to convince me and I refused to even look out the window to lend any credence to her lame attempt at fooling me. It wasn't until she physically lifted my from the couch and forced me to look out the window that I saw this huge fire (which had been accidentally set by an idiot trying to burn leaves during a drought) coming toward the house, and my dad and a few neighbors trying to hold it back with garden hoses! Quite an April Fools Day!

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