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Ohlala8 (Ohlala8)
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Posted on Saturday, July 18, 2009 - 7:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He was fired because he sat down.
John_w (John_w)
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Posted on Saturday, July 18, 2009 - 7:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

First things first...
Is 'he' human?
Does fired mean that he was fired from his job? Another meaning?
Was he required to stand? Or does sat down have another meaning?
Ohlala8 (Ohlala8)
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Posted on Saturday, July 18, 2009 - 10:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

First things first... always a good plan.
Is 'he' human? yes
Does fired mean that he was fired from his job? yes Another meaning? no
Was he required to stand? no Or does sat down have another meaning? no
Logician (Logician)
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Posted on Saturday, July 18, 2009 - 10:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What type of job was he [let's call him Bob]fired from:

Artistic / musical / writer
Banking / financial / real estate
Clerical / Administrative
Computer related / Hardware
Construction / Craftsman
Criminal / Questionable Repute
Education / Academic Research
Entertainment / Media
Environmental / Outdoors / Nature
Executive / Management
Hospitality / Travel
Legal Services
Manufacturing / Distributions
Medical / Health Services
Politics / Government / Military
Sales / Marketing
Technical / Science / Engineering
Teaching / Child care
Transportation
Food Service
Other
?

Have any relevant crimes been committed? Has Bob got a case for unfair dismissal?

Was he fired because, at least in his employer's eyes, he sat in the wrong seat? in the wrong place? at the wrong time?
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Posted on Saturday, July 18, 2009 - 10:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are any others involved? Boss, co-workers, friends, customers, general public, other?

Is what he sat on relevant?
Ohlala8 (Ohlala8)
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Posted on Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 4:52 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Logician:

What type of job was he [let's call him Bob]fired from:

Artistic / musical / writer
Banking / financial / real estate this
Clerical / Administrative
Computer related / Hardware
Construction / Craftsman
Criminal / Questionable Repute
Education / Academic Research
Entertainment / Media
Environmental / Outdoors / Nature
Executive / Management
Hospitality / Travel
Legal Services
Manufacturing / Distributions
Medical / Health Services
Politics / Government / Military
Sales / Marketing
Technical / Science / Engineering
Teaching / Child care
Transportation
Food Service
Other
?

Have any relevant crimes been committed? yes Has Bob got a case for unfair dismissal? no

Was he fired because, at least in his employer's eyes, he sat in the wrong seat? no in the wrong place? yope at the wrong time? no

John_w (welcome, by the way)
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Are any others involved? Boss, this co-workers, friends, customers, general public, other? and this

Is what he sat on relevant? yes
Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 1:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Uh oh, this reminds me of something that happened when we viewed a flat with an agent, so I hope this isn't the spioler as it's a bit soon, and it's not exactly a crime, so here goes.

Did he use the empty property's toilet (and the water had been turned off)?
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Posted on Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 2:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he sit on something important to his boss? Important to someone else? Did he do it intentionally? By accident? Another party caused him to be there? Is it common for people to sit where he sat? Where there others who are relevant to this puzzle who sat on it too? Was it a small object(Book sized)? Smaller? Bigger(Chair sized)? Even bigger?
Did he commit a felony?
Where others fired along with him?
Was he doing anything specific while sitting? Is it relevant?
Ohlala8 (Ohlala8)
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Posted on Monday, July 20, 2009 - 5:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Lynne:

Uh oh, this reminds me of something that happened when we viewed a flat with an agent, so I hope this isn't the spioler as it's a bit soon, and it's not exactly a crime, so here goes.

Did he use the empty property's toilet (and the water had been turned off)? LOL no, but that would suck.

John_w:
Did he sit on something important to his boss? no Important to someone else? no Did he do it intentionally? no By accident? yes Another party caused him to be there? not sure what you're getting at... probably yes Is it common for people to sit where he sat? yes Where there others who are relevant to this puzzle who sat on it too? no Was it a small object(Book sized)? Smaller? this Bigger(Chair sized)? Even bigger?
Did he commit a felony? yes
Where others fired along with him? no
Was he doing anything specific while sitting? yes Is it relevant? yes
Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Monday, July 20, 2009 - 5:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he damage something?
Did he trip over it and ended up sitting on it?
Was it alive? A small animal? Baby/child?
Ohlala8 (Ohlala8)
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Posted on Monday, July 20, 2009 - 6:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he damage something? no
Did he trip over it and ended up sitting on it? no
Was it alive? no A small animal? so no Baby/child? and no
Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Monday, July 20, 2009 - 6:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

How long did he sit? Under or over a minute? Up to ten minutes? Longer?
Did he set something off?
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Posted on Monday, July 20, 2009 - 4:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

How long did he sit? Under or over this a minute? Up to ten minutes? between one and ten minutes, exact amount of time is irr Longer?
Did he set something off? ...rephrase?
John_w (John_w)
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Posted on Monday, July 20, 2009 - 5:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did sitting start a chain of events than caused him to be fired?
Others involved are they criminals?
Was he tricked into sitting there? Was he forced to sit there? Pushed? Blackmail?
How far back does the narrative go? seconds,minutes, hours,days,weeks,months,years,decade,lifetime?
Did he sit on some type of button?
Ohlala8 (Ohlala8)
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Posted on Monday, July 20, 2009 - 5:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did sitting start a chain of events than caused him to be fired? yesish
Others involved are they criminals? yes
Was he tricked into sitting there? no Was he forced to sit there? no Pushed? no Blackmail? no
How far back does the narrative go? seconds,minutes, hours,days,weeks,months probably this, although it could definitely be longer or shorter without affecting the puzzle ,years,decade,lifetime?
Did he sit on some type of button? yope
John_w (John_w)
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Posted on Monday, July 20, 2009 - 5:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was his boss in on the crime?
Where they stealing something?
Using a 'for sale' house for an illegal purpose? Drug lab?
Did he sit on his cellphone speed dialing his boss?
An alarm panic button?
Ohlala8 (Ohlala8)
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Posted on Monday, July 20, 2009 - 6:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was his boss in on the crime? no
Where they stealing something? no, with an ish I suppose
Using a 'for sale' house for an illegal purpose? no Drug lab? no
Did he sit on his cellphone speed dialing his boss? exactly.
An alarm panic button? no

I figured it was only a matter of time on this one. $poiler to come, unless you want to try to guess his crime.
Ohlala8 (Ohlala8)
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Posted on Monday, July 20, 2009 - 9:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

******************SPOILER*********************
This is inspired by something that happened to my dad, although not nearly so dramatic, of course. A man has been engaging in insider trading for months without getting caught. Unfortunately, when he is in a meeting with his broker, he sits down to discuss his latest insider information, and activates the speed dial on his cellphone, which calls his boss. When she gets the message, not only does she discover what he's been up to, but she even has proof. Thanks for playing, and if you're looking for something a bit harder, maybe try my other puzzle, 404.

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