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[WiZ] Uptown Defunct

Postby WiZ » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:13 pm

So, today I solved a problem at work using a single piece of office equipment. It was a piece of equipment designed to solve the problem I had. But the equipment was completely defunct. How did I nonetheless use it to achieve my goal?

Likely quickie, but I like it. Caveat earlispoilor.
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Re: [WiZ] Uptown Defunct

Postby Westing1992 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:58 pm

Defunct meaning not working? Or obsolete?
Was the equipment electronic? A computer? Printer? Phone? Fax?
Office supplies? Stapler, for instance?
Was it from the breakroom? A coffee maker? Microwave?
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Re: [WiZ] Uptown Defunct

Postby WiZ » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:59 pm

Defunct meaning not working? this Or obsolete?
Was the equipment electronic? no A computer? Printer? Phone? Fax?
Office supplies? yes Stapler, for instance? no
Was it from the breakroom? no A coffee maker? Microwave? no (no more microwave puzzles after that '7 button' shambles, I promise)
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Re: [WiZ] Uptown Defunct

Postby GalFisk » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:41 pm

Pen? Pencil? Eraser? Paperclip? Hole punch? Shredder? Tape dispenser? Glue? Clipboard? Folder? Binder?
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Re: [WiZ] Uptown Defunct

Postby Balin » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:11 am

Did you use the object as a paperweight?
Would the object have served its purpose for you if it were functional?
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Re: [WiZ] Uptown Defunct

Postby WiZ » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:32 pm

GalFisk

Pen? Pencil? no to these, although functionally similar Eraser? Paperclip? Hole punch? Shredder? Tape dispenser? Glue? Clipboard? Folder? Binder? no to the rest

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Did you use the object as a paperweight? no
Would the object have served its purpose for you if it were functional? yes, it would have made things a little easier
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Re: [WiZ] Uptown Defunct

Postby Westing1992 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:20 pm

Marker? Highlighter? Crayon? Other writing utensil?
Was it unable to write? Out of ink?
Were you writing something? Drawing? Marking something as important? Crossing something out?
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Re: [WiZ] Uptown Defunct

Postby WiZ » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:29 pm

Marker? yes Highlighter? Crayon? Other writing utensil?
Was it unable to write? yes Out of ink? yes
Were you writing something? this was my original intention, yes Drawing? Marking something as important? Crossing something out?
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Re: [WiZ] Uptown Defunct

Postby Grip » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:35 am

Wild and stupid guess: Did you substitute your own blood for ink in/on the marker?
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Re: [WiZ] Uptown Defunct

Postby WiZ » Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:41 am

Wild and stupid guess: Did you substitute your own blood for ink in/on the marker? no, but I'm flattered that you think that's consistent with my character. The Office: New Zealand. Rated M for violence, depictions of self-harm, and applied lateral thinking.
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Re: [WiZ] Uptown Defunct

Postby GalFisk » Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:59 am

Were you able to write anything? Did the marker make a relevant noise? Were you going to write something for yourself to read? For someone else? If for someone else, was that person present? WAG: were you going to write down something you just said as a reminder, but the marker made such a horrible squeaking noise that noone would forget it? Was it a reminder to buy more markers? Did you end up just placing the defunct marker there instead of the writing?
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Re: [WiZ] Uptown Defunct

Postby WiZ » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:12 am

Were you able to write anything? no Did the marker make a relevant noise? no Were you going to write something for yourself to read? no For someone else? yes If for someone else, was that person present? no WAG: were you going to write down something you just said as a reminder, but the marker made such a horrible squeaking noise that noone would forget it? no (interesting) Was it a reminder to buy more markers? no Did you end up just placing the defunct marker there instead of the writing? Yes! Why?
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Re: [WiZ] Uptown Defunct

Postby Balin » Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:31 am

Was the marker only going to be used to label something? Mark something's location?
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Re: [WiZ] Uptown Defunct

Postby Westing1992 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:37 pm

Were you using a whiteboard?
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Re: [WiZ] Uptown Defunct

Postby WiZ » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:55 pm

Balin

Was the marker only going to be used to label something? yes Mark something's location? no

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Were you using a whiteboard? no
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