[WiZ] We all scream (OAATP) [SCOOPED]

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[WiZ] We all scream (OAATP) [SCOOPED]

Postby WiZ » Sun May 10, 2020 11:03 pm

Whenever a group of girls would go out for ice cream together, they would always race to be the first to order. The first to order always got more ice cream than everyone else, regardless of who it was or where they ordered. Why should that be so?

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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby GalFisk » Mon May 11, 2020 5:39 am

Did the first to order get more because of something the server did? The girls did? Someone else did?
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby WiZ » Tue May 12, 2020 12:42 am

Did the first to order get more because of something the server did? The girls did? both Someone else did? no
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby GalFisk » Tue May 12, 2020 5:44 am

Would it work if they were boys? Seniors? Mixed genders? Mixed ages?
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby WiZ » Wed May 13, 2020 3:53 am

Would it work if they were boys? Seniors? Mixed genders? Mixed ages? Most likely yes, in all cases
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby GalFisk » Wed May 13, 2020 4:01 am

Is this something they could change, if they wanted?
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby LemonCurry » Wed May 13, 2020 6:27 am

Did the ice cream come in scoops? Off a machine? Prepacked? Relevant?
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby WiZ » Thu May 14, 2020 2:26 am

GalFisk

Is this something they could change, if they wanted? yes

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Did the ice cream come in scoops? yes Off a machine? Prepacked? no to both Relevant? yes
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby GalFisk » Thu May 14, 2020 1:32 pm

Does this regularly happen when groups of people order ice cream?
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby Hobbsicle » Thu May 14, 2020 6:30 pm

Does the first scoop tend to pick up more ice cream?
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby WiZ » Thu May 14, 2020 8:50 pm

GalFisk

Does this regularly happen when groups of people order ice cream? no

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Does the first scoop tend to pick up more ice cream? Yes. Why?
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby gregoryuconn » Fri May 15, 2020 1:55 am

Do they order the same flavor as each other? Different flavors? Would it work for both?
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby WiZ » Fri May 15, 2020 2:26 am

Do they order the same flavor as each other? Different flavors? irrel Would it work for both? yes
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby Hobbsicle » Fri May 15, 2020 2:49 am

Is the scoop warmed up such that it can bite through the ice cream better on the first scoop, then becomes harder with each additional scoop, as it cools down?
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby WiZ » Fri May 15, 2020 2:55 am

Is the scoop warmed up such that it can bite through the ice cream better on the first scoop, then becomes harder with each additional scoop, as it cools down? no
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby GalFisk » Fri May 15, 2020 9:42 am

Does it happen because of physical properties of the scoop? Of ice cream? Of the server?
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby peter365 » Fri May 15, 2020 9:23 pm

s the standard of hygiene of the ice cream provider relevant?
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby peter365 » Fri May 15, 2020 9:29 pm

s the standard of hygiene of the ice cream provider relevant?
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby Balin » Sat May 16, 2020 2:22 am

Is the ice cream scooped out of cartons?
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby WiZ » Sat May 16, 2020 2:41 am

GalFisk

Does it happen because of physical properties of the scoop? Of ice cream? Of the server? no to all

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s the standard of hygiene of the ice cream provider relevant? no

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Is the ice cream scooped out of cartons? no
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby GalFisk » Sat May 16, 2020 4:06 am

Does this make only the very first scoop larger? The first few scoops?
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby WiZ » Sun May 17, 2020 8:15 pm

Does this make only the very first scoop larger? thisThe first few scoops?
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby GalFisk » Sun May 17, 2020 9:32 pm

Temperature of the scoop relevant?
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby WiZ » Sun May 17, 2020 10:44 pm

Temperature of the scoop relevant? no
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby GalFisk » Mon May 18, 2020 4:36 am

Does this normally happen, even to groups who are unaware of it?
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby WiZ » Mon May 18, 2020 10:12 pm

Does this normally happen, even to groups who are unaware of it? no, good q
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby GalFisk » Tue May 19, 2020 6:29 am

Is this something they ask the server to do?
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby Earnest » Tue May 19, 2020 7:46 am

Is the radius of the scoop relevant in the sense that it is decreasing proportionally to their arrival position (assuming that the others than the first do not get an equally sized scoop but lower and lower)?
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby WiZ » Wed May 20, 2020 5:46 am

GalFisk

Is this something they ask the server to do? yesish!

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Is the radius of the scoop relevant in the sense that it is decreasing proportionally to their arrival position (assuming that the others than the first do not get an equally sized scoop but lower and lower)? no
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby GalFisk » Wed May 20, 2020 8:41 am

Is it a trick? A trick which only works once per visit?
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby WiZ » Wed May 20, 2020 8:44 am

Is it a trick? A trick which only works once per visit? yes to both!
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby GalFisk » Wed May 20, 2020 8:48 am

Would it work if the server just finished serving another customer?
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby WiZ » Wed May 20, 2020 9:07 am

Would it work if the server just finished serving another customer? yes
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby Hobbsicle » Wed May 20, 2020 2:16 pm

Is it only possible to do the trick for the first person? Or could the last person do it as long as the first ones didn’t?
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby GalFisk » Wed May 20, 2020 3:36 pm

Does the server know it's a trick?
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby WiZ » Thu May 21, 2020 4:18 am

Hobbsicle

Is it only possible to do the trick for the first person? no Or could the last person do it as long as the first ones didn’t? yes

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Does the server know it's a trick? no, because it's done once
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby GalFisk » Thu May 21, 2020 5:14 am

When only done once, does it always work?
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby WiZ » Thu May 21, 2020 7:32 am

When only done once, does it always work? Assume yes, although it might fail if the server becomes too familiar with the group
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby GalFisk » Thu May 21, 2020 5:38 pm

Does the trick make the server give bigger scoops? More scoops?
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby WiZ » Thu May 21, 2020 9:30 pm

Does the trick make the server give bigger scoops? yes, relevantly More scoops? no, relevantly
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby GalFisk » Thu May 21, 2020 11:08 pm

Do they ask the server to do something? Not do something?
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby WiZ » Fri May 22, 2020 12:20 am

Do they ask the server to do something? yes Not do something? no
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby Hobbsicle » Fri May 22, 2020 1:35 am

Is the timing of the request important? Like when he is mid-scoop?
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby WiZ » Fri May 22, 2020 2:03 am

Is the timing of the request important? yes Like when he is mid-scoop? veeeeery close
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby LemonCurry » Fri May 22, 2020 4:27 pm

Does the trick go like „I‘d like a strawberry...“ [server fills a scoop of strawberry]“... cheesecake“?
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby GalFisk » Sat May 23, 2020 8:34 am

Pre-scoop? Begin-scoop? Near-end-scoop? Afterscoop?
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby WiZ » Sun May 24, 2020 8:34 pm

LemonCurry

Does the trick go like „I‘d like a strawberry...“ [server fills a scoop of strawberry]“... cheesecake“? no, it's a little more subtle

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Pre-scoop? Begin-scoop? Near-end-scoop? Afterscoop? It is in the immediate aftermath of the very first scoop
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby Enjay » Sun May 24, 2020 10:48 pm

Do they ask for one scoop then ask for a second scoop after the first scoop has been done? In case the server tends to give smaller scoops when doing more than one? Has the word "scoop" now lost all meaning? (Yes)
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Re: [WiZ] We all scream (OAATP)

Postby WiZ » Sun May 24, 2020 10:57 pm

Do they ask for one scoop then ask for a second scoop after the first scoop has been done? In case the server tends to give smaller scoops when doing more than one? Yes to all! Has the word "scoop" now lost all meaning? (Yes) Ah, semantic satiation. It buffaloes one like Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.

***** SPOILER *****

Servers in ice-cream parlours usually give larger scoops if a single, rather than a double, is ordered. The girls all like double scoops, but the first to order can try a ruse wherein they order a single then 'change their mind', thus allowing them to have an overall larger serving. Naturally, this will only work once.


Congratulations, Enjay, on the solution, GalFisk on the tenacity, and everyone else for playing!
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