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[GalFisk] A nice relaxing day

Postby GalFisk » Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:22 am

The teacher ended up with dirty clothes and oil on his face.
He was also accused of making a fake emergency call.

He began the day thinking that his only task was to help the photography club find some nice motifs in town.

(Based on another Jennings radio play)
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Re: [GalFisk] A nice relaxing day

Postby gregoryuconn » Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:07 am

Did he make a false emergency call? If so.... Did he believe there was an emergency, but there wasn't? Did he misunderstand what an emergency was and call about something stupid like the jar of peanut butter being stuck? Did he deliberately elicit an emergency response so that the photography club could get photos of it?
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Postby Earnest » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:17 am

So dividing paragraphs into A and B, is the timeline in the puzzle statement reverted? I mean...should it have been B A instead of A B as in the puzzle statement? If so did he ended up in that way in order to find a motif for the club?

dirty clothes and oil on his face --> auto mechanic? Blue collar? If so did he fake to be a blue collar? Was it its second job? The job of one of his relatives?

emergency call: relevant who accused him? Ambulances relevant? Emergency call to Police? Firemen? Emergency = he screamed "help"? He faked to make a phone call? Did he actually make it? Did someone necessitate help?
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Postby GalFisk » Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:02 pm

Did he make a false emergency call? He made a real emergency call. If so.... Did he believe there was an emergency, but there wasn't? There was a real emergency, but.. . Did he misunderstand what an emergency was and call about something stupid like the jar of peanut butter being stuck? No. Did he deliberately elicit an emergency response so that the photography club could get photos of it? No. They did get a photo of it though.


So dividing paragraphs into A and B, is the timeline in the puzzle statement reverted? I mean...should it have been B A instead of A B as in the puzzle statement? Yes, B A is the timeline. If so did he ended up in that way in order to find a motif for the club? No.

dirty clothes and oil on his face --> auto mechanic? Yesish, truck to be exact. Explore. Blue collar? If so did he fake to be a blue collar? No. Was it its second job? No. The job of one of his relatives? No.

emergency call: relevant who accused him? Yes. Ambulances relevant? Emergency call to Police? Firemen? This. Emergency = he screamed "help"? He faked to make a phone call? Did he actually make it? Yes. Did someone necessitate help? Yes, but...
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Postby Earnest » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:07 am

To be sure on timeline: did he take a mean of trabsport (car? Truck? Public mean? Bus?) with students of the club in order to reach town?

Was him the driver of the truck? Someone else? Hitchhike relevant?
Was there a fire? Was the truck on fire? Was him trying to repair the truck? Relevant his past job? The subject he teaches?
Was the teacher' s clothing normal ones? Was him masked? Are we talking about modern times? Is apartheid relevant (e.g. oil on the face that make his face colored?

Did the truck necissitate to be repaired? Relevant who was the owner of the truck? Was the truck stationary? Was it in movement? Did it have a trailer? Relevant?
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Postby GalFisk » Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:08 pm

To be sure on timeline: did he take a mean of trabsport (car? Truck? Public mean? Bus?) with students of the club in order to reach town? Irr.

Was him the driver of the truck? Someone else? This. Hitchhike relevant? No.
Was there a fire? Was the truck on fire? No to both. Was him trying to repair the truck? Yope, explore. Relevant his past job? The subject he teaches? No to both.
Was the teacher' s clothing normal ones? Yes. Was him masked? No. Are we talking about modern times? About 50 years ago, but not that relevant. Is apartheid relevant (e.g. oil on the face that make his face colored? No.

Did the truck necissitate to be repaired? Yes. Relevant who was the owner of the truck? A little. Was the truck stationary? When it needed to be repaired, yes. Was it in movement? At another time, yes. Did it have a trailer? Relevant? No.
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Postby Earnest » Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:21 pm

Relevant which part of the truck was broken? A wheel? Was him transported by the truck? Did he have an accident with the truck?
Who accused him of having a fake emergency call = the owner of the truck? Someone else?
Was him relevantly with his students? With members of the club? Was him asket to repair the truck?

Firemen: was a cat on a tree? Did he call them for something connected to the truck? Was someone caught?
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Postby GalFisk » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:55 pm

Relevant which part of the truck was broken? A wheel? Yes, a flat tyre. Was him transported by the truck? Did he have an accident with the truck? No to both.
Who accused him of having a fake emergency call = the owner of the truck? Someone else? This.
Was him relevantly with his students? Yes. With members of the club? Yes, the club consisted of students.Was him asket to repair the truck? Sort of, explore.

Firemen: was a cat on a tree? Did he call them for something connected to the truck? No to both Was someone caught? If you mean stuck, yes.
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Re: [GalFisk] A nice relaxing day

Postby Earnest » Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:52 pm

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Postby GalFisk » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:59 am

Earnest wrote:O

Please clarify.
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Postby gregoryuconn » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:04 am

Was a building on fire? Was the truck? Did the truck drive through the building, set it on fire, and get a flat tire? Was the scenario so ridiculous that the 911 operator believed it to be obviously false, but it was true? And then that made for a great photo since it was so ludicrous?
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Postby GalFisk » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:38 pm

Was a building on fire? Was the truck? Did the truck drive through the building, set it on fire, and No to all. get a flat tire? Yes. Was the scenario so ridiculous that the 911 operator believed it to be obviously false, but it was true? No, it was quite mundane, and it was true, but... And then that made for a great photo since it was so ludicrous? No.
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Postby gregoryuconn » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:07 am

Was anything on fire? Was the DC Metro?
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Re: [GalFisk] A nice relaxing day

Postby jumpingjacks » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:53 am

Can we assume that Jennings is involved in these events? Is he in the photography club? Does he come along to this trip in town? Is he responsible for his teacher's predicament?
Someone was stuck: the teacher? a student? Jennings? Stuck = physically stuck? Stuck in a location? Was there something holding them physically in place? (eg. they had their head stuck in a fence?) Or stuck in the sense that there were obstacles blocking their exit? (eg. stuck in a locked room?) Was this person (people?) being stuck the emergency? Did they get unstuck before the fire service got there?
So the teacher made an emergency call to the fire brigade, correct? Was he the only one to make this call? Did a student also make an emergency call? Jennings? Were there perhaps two emergency calls, one real and one fake, and the teacher was accused of making the fake one?
Who accused him - the fire brigade? the headmaster? the students? police? other?
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Postby GalFisk » Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:42 am

Can we assume that Jennings is involved in these events? Is he in the photography club? Does he come along to this trip in town? Yes to all. Is he responsible for his teacher's predicament? Partially.
Someone was stuck: the teacher? a student? Jennings? This. Stuck = physically stuck? Stuck in a location? Was there something holding them physically in place? (eg. they had their head stuck in a fence?) Yes, Jennings got his head stuck in a fence. Or stuck in the sense that there were obstacles blocking their exit? (eg. stuck in a locked room?) Was this person (people?) being stuck the emergency? Did they get unstuck before the fire service got there? Yes to both?
So the teacher made an emergency call to the fire brigade, correct? Was he the only one to make this call? Yes to both. Did a student also make an emergency call? Jennings? Were there perhaps two emergency calls, one real and one fake, and the teacher was accused of making the fake one? No to all.
Who accused him - the fire brigade? This. the headmaster? the students? police? other?
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Postby jumpingjacks » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:11 pm

Did he get his head stuck because he was trying to take a photo? Pose for a photo?
Did the flat tyre situation happen after he got stuck? before?
Did the teacher try to change the tyre? Did he think this would get Jennings unstuck somehow?
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Postby GalFisk » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:42 pm

Did he get his head stuck because he was trying to take a photo? This. Pose for a photo?
Did the flat tyre situation happen after he got stuck? Yes.before?
Did the teacher try to change the tyre? Yope, explore. Did he think this would get Jennings unstuck somehow? Bo.
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Postby jumpingjacks » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:25 pm

Is it relevant to know what Jennings was trying to take a photo of?
Yope to teacher changing the tyre... was he trying to drive the truck somewhere? Was he trying to help the driver of the truck? Was this truck a sort of special purpose truck (like a cement truck? garbage truck? fire engine...truck?) Was he not trying to change the tyre, but to inflate it?
So Jennings got stuck in a fence, his teacher called the fire brigade, but before they got there, Jennings gots free, and the firemen accuse the teacher of making a fake emergency call. Is this right? Did the flat tyre episode happen before the firemen got there?
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Postby GalFisk » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:52 am

Is it relevant to know what Jennings was trying to take a photo of? Yesish.
Yope to teacher changing the tyre... was he trying to drive the truck somewhere? No. Was he trying to help the driver of the truck? Yesish/noish, explore.Was this truck a sort of special purpose truck (like a cement truck? garbage truck? fire engine...truck?) No. Was he not trying to change the tyre, but to inflate it? No.
So Jennings got stuck in a fence, his teacher called the fire brigade, but before they got there, Jennings gots free, and the firemen accuse the teacher of making a fake emergency call. Is this right? Yes. Did the flat tyre episode happen before the firemen got there? No.
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Postby jumpingjacks » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:04 pm

So the flat tyre only happened after the firemen got there? Is the flat tyre Jennings' fault somehow? the teacher's fault? Did the driver of the truck demand that the teacher change the tyre? fix the truck? Did the flat tyre mean that the truck was relevant blocking something?
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Postby GalFisk » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:09 am

So the flat tyre only happened after the firemen got there? Yes, and... Is the flat tyre Jennings' fault somehow? the teacher's fault? No to both. Did the driver of the truck demand that the teacher change the tyre? fix the truck? Noish. The teacher approached the driver (explore why), and due to an unfortunate combination of attempted politeness (on both parts) and hearing issues (on the part of the driver), the teacher talked himself into a corner and felt he couldn't refuse the driver's request for assistance. Did the flat tyre mean that the truck was relevant blocking something? No.
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Re: [GalFisk] A nice relaxing day

Postby Hobbsicle » Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:22 am

The truck with the flat tire was the fire truck?
The oil on his face was also from the fire truck?
Was oil used to remove Jennings' head from the fence?
If not, is it relevant how it was removed?
Is it relevant how the truck received the flat tire?
Is their location relevant?
Are they photographing animals? People? Landscape? Flora? Man-made structures? Other man-made objects?
Is it relevant what exactly made the clothes dirty? Or did he get it dirty simply by helping change the flat tire?
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Postby GalFisk » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:00 am

The truck with the flat tire was the fire truck?
The oil on his face was also from the fire truck?
Was oil used to remove Jennings' head from the fence? No to all.
If not, is it relevant how it was removed? Yes.
Is it relevant how the truck received the flat tire? No.
Is their location relevant? Not very - a small town.
Are they photographing animals? Yes, explore. People? Landscape? Flora? Man-made structures? Other man-made objects? Possibly all of these.
Is it relevant what exactly made the clothes dirty? Or did he get it dirty simply by helping change the flat tire? This.
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Postby Hobbsicle » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:27 pm

When the firemen accuse teacher of a fake emergency call, are they doing it simply because there isn’t an emergency? Or do they also believe that he called them for a different reason? To help solve a problem?

Are the truck and the incident with the fence occurring in roughly the same place? Is the truck present during the entire episode? Or does it relevantly arrive at some point? Does the teacher approach the driver to be a witness for him that there was indeed an emergency?

Are the animals birds? Insects? Zoo animals? Livestock? Pets? Reptiles? Wild animals?
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Postby GalFisk » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:56 pm

When the firemen accuse teacher of a fake emergency call, are they doing it simply because there isn’t an emergency? Correct.Or do they also believe that he called them for a different reason? To help solve a problem? No to both

Are the truck and the incident with the fence occurring in roughly the same place? Within walking distance, but not on the same block. Is the truck present during the entire episode? The trick relevantly moves at a relevant point.Or does it relevantly arrive at some point? No. Does the teacher approach the driver to be a witness for him that there was indeed an emergency? No.

Are the animals birds? Insects? Zoo animals? Livestock? Pets? Reptiles? Wild animals? This. A wild bird could work too.
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Re: [GalFisk] A nice relaxing day

Postby Hobbsicle » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:27 am

So it is relevant how he removed Jennings' head:

Did he use a substance of some kind?
A tool? If so, one related to vehicles?
Pure physical strength?
Is Jennings relevantly hurt?
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Postby GalFisk » Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:08 pm

So it is relevant how he removed Jennings' head:

Did he use a substance of some kind? No.
A tool? If so, one related to vehicles? Yes and yes.
Pure physical strength? No.
Is Jennings relevantly hurt? No.
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Re: [GalFisk] A nice relaxing day

Postby Hobbsicle » Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:12 am

Is the tool a part of a car?
Something used to repair cars?
Related to changing tires? If so, tire iron? Jack?

Does he have the tool on hand?
Does he purchase the tool?
Does he borrow the tool?
Does he get it from the truck driver?
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Postby GalFisk » Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:27 pm

Is the tool a part of a car?
Something used to repair cars?
Related to changing tires? If so, tire iron? Jack? This.

Does he have the tool on hand?
Does he purchase the tool?
Does he borrow the tool? This.
Does he get it from the truck driver? Yope, explore.
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Re: [GalFisk] A nice relaxing day

Postby Hobbsicle » Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:04 am

Does he borrow it without asking? Is it the truck driver's? Someone else's? When he is returning the tool, he runs across the truck driver and his flat tire? And he feels obliged to help the truck driver? Because he is holding the tool he needs? Because it was the truck driver's to begin with?
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Re: [GalFisk] A nice relaxing day

Postby GalFisk » Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:17 pm

This is good enough for the SPOILER. I looked up the original character names:
The famously short-tempered teacher Mr. Wilkins has unwittingly agreed to accompany the photography club into town, while the rest of the boys in the class visit the museum. Mr. Wilkins wanted to avoid the museum, a scene of some embarrassment in another story involving Jennings. He made this decision before he knew that Jennings was in the photography club, but his colleague Mr. Carter reassures him: you'll only have to accompany them around the park behind the museum to find photography motifs.
Mr. Wilkins does not feel reassured.

Jennings, his best friend Darbishire, and their good friend Bod, accompanied by Mr. Wilkins, enter the park with their cameras, and spread out looking for things to photograph. Jennings spots a squirrel outside the park, sitting of the ground and eating. He wants to take a picture of it, but the fence makes it look like it's inside a giant cage, which doesn't fit well in a good nature photo.
Darbisihre helpfully suggests that Jennins should stick his arms and head through the fence and hold the camera on the other side. He needs to get his head through as well in order to see through the viewfinder. After some momentary trouble with getting his ears through, Jennings succeeds, and gets a good photo right before the squirrel takes off.

But now he can't get his head back out! His ears are too big. Darbishire shouts for Mr. Wilkins, and he and Bod come running.
"Jennings has got some peculir one-way ears", Darbishire comments. "They stick right out, like the handles on the big trophy cup in the library"
"Shut up!" Mr. Wilkins replies.
"I think I have a really good idea..." Darbishire says.
"Shut up!" Mr. Wilkins replies. Bod suggests that they should call the fire department, and goes with Mr. Wilkins to show him a phone booth he knows about.

"Is is thepartment? I-I mean the fire department? Now listen, My name is Wilkins, it's very important."
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"Spell it? I-M-P-O-R-T-A-N-T. Oh? Oh, the name! W-I-L-K-I-N-S. Now listen here, there is no fire. No, thers is NO fire"
The phone call proceeds in a similar fashion, thanks to a bad phone line and a very stressed out Mr. Wilkins. He finally manages to explain the situation.

Meanwhile, Darbishire sets his good idea into action - there is a big old truck parked around the corner, and he borrows the car jack out of the tool box in order to jack the iron bars in the fence apart and free Jennings. But before he can put the jack back, the truck drives away, and the boys start chasing it.

Mr. Wilkins and Bod return to the park fence just in time to see Jennings and Darbishire missing and the fire truck arriving with sirens and lights. "Have you seen a school boy with his head stuck in the fence?" they ask. "Yes, I was the one who called you." "So, can you please show us where he is?" "I'd like to, but he's not here! I don't know where he is! I don't know, you know, he was right here, trapped like an animal, and now he's gone..."

Mr. Wilkins is written up for making a false emergency call, and the fire truck leaves.

"Oh! This is the most embarrassing thing I've experienced in all my life! Why couldn't Jennings have stayed where he was!"
"But you did wan't him to get loose, didn't you?" Bod helpfully interjects.
"I- I- shut up!" Mr. Wilkins replies. "Just wait until I get my hands on Jennings, then I'll- I'll"
"But you don't have to wait, here he comes!"

Jennings returns.
"Where have you been!?"
"Right now? I got a great picture of the fire truck in full speed around the corner!"

Jennings tells Mr. Wilkins about the rescue, and that Darbishire went to search for the truck, but had promised to stay near the town square. They go to find him.

They find Darbishire sitting on some stairs with the jack in his lap. "The truck is just around the corner." he says.
"But why haven't you put the jack back?"
"Oh, I didnd't dare to." Darbishire asnwers timidly. "The thing is, Mr. Wilkins, the truck has gotten a flat tyre, and the driver looks so scary with his big black mustache, and he's searching like crazy for his jack. I was hoping that you who's such a proper grownup gentleman could help me speak to him."

Mr. Wilkins tells the boys to stay out of it, and goes to give the jack back. His apologetic manner and the partial deafness of the driver leads him to talk himself into a corner, and he feels obligated to help the driver with getting the spare wheel out from under the truck.

"What happened?" Mr. Carter exclaims when they meet up with the rest of the class. "Weren't you supposed to just have a stroll in the museum park?"
"With Jennings, anything can happen! And it did happen! Heads stuck in fences! False alarms! Fire trucks! Carjackings! I mean jacks! Leaking trucks! Flat tyres! Intrusive deafness! The next time we're going somewhere, I'm staying at home!"
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