[CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

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[CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby CoffeeBean » Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:49 pm

Tim lives three miles away from a building with broken windows, Sanders lives two thousand miles away from the same building. Neither Tim or Sanders have even been inside the building, but they are both very relieved when they learn that the broken windows are fixed. Why?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby Doriana » Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:54 pm

Tim = H/A/M? Sanders = H/A/M?
Do they know each other?

Does Sanders live in the same country the building is in? On the same continent? Relevant?

Relevant how long the windows have been broken? Relevant why they are broken? Did Tim break the windows? Did Sanders?

Any crimes relevant? If so, committed by Tim? by Sanders?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby AlbatrossLover » Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:46 am

Relevant what type of building it is? Is it a residential building? Does Tim know someone who lives/works in that building? Does Sanders?

Did the windows being fixed cause relief to people besides Tim and Sanders? To other people who had never been in the building? Is the general public interested in this situation?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby Earnest » Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:21 am

Natural catastrophes relevant? Were other people relieved for the same reason? Fingerprints relevant? Did Sanders and Tm know each other? Meet each other? Could the building be defined unsafe before the windows have been fixed? If so, for say "structural" reason? Or for other reasons? Was the building: an house? a public place? An abandoned place?

Relevant the reason why the windows were broken? Were they broken by humans? Were they broken several times? Were Tim and Sanders afraid of something? Afraid of what/who broke the windows?

Main problem with broken windows: people could freely go in/out the building? relevant who repaired the windows?

Is the building is a lighthouse? Control tower? Is war relevant? (e.g. repairing windows was a symbolic act to establish peace: e.g. a man fixed the window of a building belonging to enemies) If so, were Tim and Sanders on opposite sides?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby CoffeeBean » Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:22 pm

Tim = H/A/M? Sanders = H/A/M? Yes
Do they know each other? No
Does Sanders live in the same country the building is in? Yes On the same continent? Yes, this too Relevant? Yes
Relevant how long the windows have been broken? Not really Relevant why they are broken? Yes
Did Tim break the windows? Did Sanders? No to both
Any crimes relevant? No If so, committed by Tim? by Sanders? N/A

Relevant what type of building it is? Yes Is it a residential building? No
Does Tim know someone who lives/works in that building? Does Sanders? Neither of them do
Did the windows being fixed cause relief to people besides Tim and Sanders? Oh yes, very much so
To other people who had never been in the building? Yes, very much so Is the general public interested in this situation? Yes

Natural catastrophes relevant? No Were other people relieved for the same reason? Yes Fingerprints relevant? No
Did Sanders and Tm know each other? No Meet each other? No
Could the building be defined unsafe before the windows have been fixed? Yes If so, for say "structural" reason? Yes
Or for other reasons? No, structural concern is the only relevant issue Was the building: an house? a public place? An abandoned place? No to all
Relevant the reason why the windows were broken? Yes Were they broken by humans? No - good question Were they broken several times? Can you ask this in another way? Were Tim and Sanders afraid of something? In a way, yes Afraid of what/who broke the windows? No
Main problem with broken windows: people could freely go in/out the building? No - explore this relevant who repaired the windows? Yes
Is the building is a lighthouse? Control tower? No to these
Is war relevant? (e.g. repairing windows was a symbolic act to establish peace: e.g. a man fixed the window of a building belonging to enemies) If so, were Tim and Sanders on opposite sides? No to this
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Re: [CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby Earnest » Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:28 pm

Were they broken by humans? No - good question --> excluding natural catastrophes...by animals? Very loud noises? An accident?

Were they broken several times? Can you ask this in another way? --> I mean was it a unique event that caused the windows to be broken or maybe the same event repeated in time (e.g. pigeons could not see the windows. They hit them many times and after a lot of pigeons hit the windows they got broken)

Had the building more than 4 windows? Were all the windows broken? Were the windows broken from the inside? From the outside?

Main problem with broken windows: people could freely go in/out the building? No - explore this --> maybe it Wass a very high building and only the windows at the last floor have been broken?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby AlbatrossLover » Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:11 am

Was it a government building? A historical building? Were the windows fixed by the government? A private entity?

Was the main problem that people couldn't freely go in and out of the building? Was there some sort of destruction in the building beyond the broken windows?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby CoffeeBean » Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:27 pm

Were they broken by humans? No - good question --> excluding natural catastrophes...by animals? No Very loud noises? No
An accident? Yes

Were they broken several times? Can you ask this in another way? --> I mean was it a unique event that caused the windows to be broken or maybe the same event repeated in time (e.g. pigeons could not see the windows. They hit them many times and after a lot of pigeons hit the windows they got broken) It was a repeated act that caused the windows to break, yes

Had the building more than 4 windows? Yes Were all the windows broken? Unknown, but probably not Were the windows broken from the inside? From the outside? Inside-ish

Main problem with broken windows: people could freely go in/out the building? No - explore this --> maybe it Was a very high building and only the windows at the last floor have been broken? All of the windows are on the first floor
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Re: [CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby CoffeeBean » Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:28 pm

Was it a government building? No A historical building? In a way, yes - explore
Were the windows fixed by the government? A private entity? This

Was the main problem that people couldn't freely go in and out of the building? No, this was not affected
Was there some sort of destruction in the building beyond the broken windows? Yes
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Re: [CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby Earnest » Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:04 pm

are pyramids involved? libraries? monuments? statues?
accident: any of these involved: corrosion? gas leak? water? unknown reasons? heat (e.g. the windows slowly melted)? vegetation growing? melting of ice (maybe an hotel made of ice)?
Legends relevant? history of the building? Halloween?

Is the building visited by people? By children (e.g. the children of the two with the school)?

Is the building in USA? Europe? Asia? Africa? Is the building relevantly surrounded by other buildings?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby trebor » Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:15 pm

Were the windows broken by shifting of the walls? Foundation shifting?

Was the repeated action that broke the windows something that happened in the walls of the building? Inside some other structural component?

Is it a building of cultural significance? Is it used as an arts venue/gallery/museum? Is it a church? Mosque? Synagogue? Other religious building?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby CoffeeBean » Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:36 pm

are pyramids involved? libraries? No monuments? statues? Strictly speaking, no, but explore
accident: any of these involved: corrosion? gas leak? water? unknown reasons? heat (e.g. the windows slowly melted)? vegetation growing? melting of ice (maybe an hotel made of ice)? None of these, but the reason is very well known to the people involved
Legends relevant? history of the building? This Halloween?

Is the building visited by people? Yes By children (e.g. the children of the two with the school)? Visited by people of all ages

Is the building in USA? Yes Europe? Asia? Africa? Is the building relevantly surrounded by other buildings? Yes


Were the windows broken by shifting of the walls? Yes Foundation shifting? No

Was the repeated action that broke the windows something that happened in the walls of the building? No, but... Inside some other structural component? ...this, yes

Is it a building of cultural significance? Yes
Is it used as an arts venue/gallery/museum? Is it a church? Mosque? Synagogue? Other religious building? No to all
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Re: [CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby Balin » Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:16 am

Were the windows broken by an earthquake?
Were the windows particularly old? Did they form a design?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby Earnest » Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:36 pm

Inside some other structural component? ...this, yes --> floor? material of the foundations relevant? Is it a LEGO building (so the reason of concern is the stability of the building itself)?

Is the building visited by people? Yes By children (e.g. the children of the two with the school)? Visited by people of all ages --> are the broken windows one of the reason why the building is visited?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby CoffeeBean » Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:43 pm

Were the windows broken by an earthquake? No but OTRT
Were the windows particularly old? No Did they form a design? No

Inside some other structural component? ...this, yes --> floor? No material of the foundations relevant? No
Is it a LEGO building (so the reason of concern is the stability of the building itself)? No

Is the building visited by people? Yes By children (e.g. the children of the two with the school)? Visited by people of all ages --> are the broken windows one of the reason why the building is visited? No
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Re: [CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby Earnest » Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:54 pm

Were the windows broken by an earthquake? No but OTR --> something producing quakes? high frequency waves? something falling inside the building thus producing quakes? The equivalent of an earthquake? Something collapsing inside the building?

Are stairs relevant?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby CoffeeBean » Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:04 pm

Were the windows broken by an earthquake? No but OTR --> something producing quakes? Yes
high frequency waves? No something falling inside the building thus producing quakes? Not falling, but OTRT The equivalent of an earthquake? Not to this degree but yes Something collapsing inside the building? Not collapsing, no

Are stairs relevant? No
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Re: [CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby trebor » Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:25 am

Is the building a seismology research centre? (You know, one of those world-famous ones, like the, umm, Shaky Ground Institute of Northern Idaho?) Is it an educational institution? Casino? Movie theatre? Sports stadium? Eatery/bar? Hotel? Monument? Is it the Statue of Liberty?
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Postby CoffeeBean » Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:57 pm

Is the building a seismology research centre? (You know, one of those world-famous ones, like the, umm, Shaky Ground Institute of Northern Idaho?) No
Is it an educational institution? Casino? Movie theatre? Sports stadium? Eatery/bar? It is a restaurant Hotel? Monument? Is it the Statue of Liberty?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby Balin » Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:28 am

Was the quake-like thing caused by natural forces? An explosion?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby Earnest » Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:49 pm

To be sure: it is a restaurant in a building right? In contrast with a mobile restaurant maybe on a train (the train had an accident and the windows got broken).

something falling inside the building thus producing quakes? Not falling, but OTRT --> something moved from a place to another? someone hitting something? Something hitting the floor? Something entering the building from the outside suddenly (e.g. fallen meteor)? river overflows/tornados relevant? Were the quakes caused by an impact (e.g. something went wrong on a train statin and a train?

Did someone got injured when the windows broke?

Were the quakes produced only inside the restaurant? Also outside? Were the quakes produced by something inside the restaurant? Outside? Is the building very old? Its the structure of the building unusual? ls the building incomplete? Under construction?

but they are both very relieved when they learn that the broken windows are fixed --> because they were build another way? They were reinforced? They were made bulletproof? Anti collision? More visible? Were the same windows repaired? or maybe other windows build in another place of the restaurant?

Again to be sure: are we talking about regular windows? (in opposition maybe to windows of an aquarium or other types of internal windows...or maybe a windows on the ceiling)
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Re: [CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby wunderland » Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:38 pm

Are Tim and Sanders individually relevant at all?
Are doors relevant? Ceilings? Roofs? Lifts? Escalators?
Were the windows repaired by the owner of the building? a new owner? the owner of a nearby building? Tim? Sanders?
Are all the windows in the building on the first floor? or just all the broken windows? and to be clear, by "first floor" you mean the floor at ground level, right?
Are robots relevant?
Were animals entering through the broken windows? and eating the food?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby CoffeeBean » Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:31 pm

Was the quake-like thing caused by natural forces? An explosion? Neither

To be sure: it is a restaurant in a building right? Yes
In contrast with a mobile restaurant maybe on a train (the train had an accident and the windows got broken). This is not the case

something falling inside the building thus producing quakes? Not falling, but OTRT --> something moved from a place to another? OTRT but not exactly someone hitting something? No Something hitting the floor? No Something entering the building from the outside suddenly (e.g. fallen meteor)? No
river overflows/tornados relevant? No
Were the quakes caused by an impact (e.g. something went wrong on a train station and a train? No, impact is not a cause

Did someone got injured when the windows broke? No

Were the quakes produced only inside the restaurant? Yes Also outside? No
Were the quakes produced by something inside the restaurant? Yes-ish (might be FA here) Outside? In a slight way, yes Is the building very old? DYOD of "very old", but the age of the building is relevant
Its the structure of the building unusual? YES ls the building incomplete? Under construction? No the building is constructed

but they are both very relieved when they learn that the broken windows are fixed --> because they were build another way? They were reinforced? They were made bulletproof? Anti collision? More visible? No to all
Were the same windows repaired? Yes or maybe other windows build in another place of the restaurant? No, the broken windows were replaced with new ones in the same place

Again to be sure: are we talking about regular windows? Yes (in opposition maybe to windows of an aquarium or other types of internal windows...or maybe a windows on the ceiling)
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Re: [CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby CoffeeBean » Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:33 pm

Are Tim and Sanders individually relevant at all? There is only one relevant thing about each of these people
Are doors relevant? Ceilings? Roofs? Lifts? Escalators? None of these
Were the windows repaired by the owner of the building? Yes a new owner? Relatively new, yes
the owner of a nearby building? Tim? Sanders? No to these
Are all the windows in the building on the first floor? Yes or just all the broken windows? So yes and to be clear, by "first floor" you mean the floor at ground level, right? Yes, that's right
Are robots relevant? No
Were animals entering through the broken windows? No, partial FA here and eating the food? No
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Re: [CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby wunderland » Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:31 pm

Were the broken windows in exterior walls? interior walls? both?
Is the building a single storey building? Does it have a clearly defined "inside"?
Was the building actively operating as a restaurant after the windows were broken, but before they were repaired?
Is the restaurant part of a franchise / chain?
Were structural repairs made separately at the same time as the windows were replaced? or were the windows themselves important to the building's stability?
Are Tim and Sanders relevant for the same reason? different reasons? is it that they wanted to eat at the restaurant? invest in it? work there? supply food to it? were other people relieved for the same reason(s)?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby CoffeeBean » Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:33 pm

Were the broken windows in exterior walls? interior walls? both? It could have been either or both, the number and location of the broken windows is not relevant
Is the building a single story building? Yes, but... Does it have a clearly defined "inside"? Yes, but...
Was the building actively operating as a restaurant after the windows were broken, but before they were repaired? Yes
Is the restaurant part of a franchise / chain? Yes
Were structural repairs made separately at the same time as the windows were replaced? Yes - good q
or were the windows themselves important to the building's stability? No
Are Tim and Sanders relevant for the same reason? Yes different reasons? They share one thing that is directly relevant
is it that they wanted to eat at the restaurant? No, not this invest in it? work there? supply food to it? None of these
were other people relieved for the same reason(s)? Oh yes, very many people - good q
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Re: [CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby trebor » Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:31 pm

Is it relevant what chain it is? McDonald’s? Starbucks? Fast food place? Is it the first restaurant of its chain?

Is the restaurant built into an important geographical feature? Or into something else significant? Is the first/ground floor actually completely at ground level?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby CoffeeBean » Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:17 pm

Is it relevant what chain it is? Yes, one certain thing about it is McDonald’s? Starbucks? Not these Fast food place? Yes
Is it the first restaurant of its chain? No

Is the restaurant built into an important geographical feature? No Or into something else significant? Yes-ish Is the first/ground floor actually completely at ground level? Yes
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Postby wunderland » Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:56 pm

Is the restaurant attached to another building? Inside another building?
Is the restaurant unusually tall for a single storey building?
Is a significant part of it underground?
Is the building used for another purpose besides the restaurant? Was it previously?

Is the relevant thing about the chain: its nationality? its logo / mascot? the type of food it serves? one of its signature products / dishes? its owner? the number of restaurants in the chain? its financial value? its age? something about its employees? / customers? how it manages its buildings?
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Postby CoffeeBean » Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:52 pm

Is the restaurant attached to another building? Not exactly but very close to this Inside another building? No
Is the restaurant unusually tall for a single storey building? Not the entire thing but OTRT
Is a significant part of it underground? No, none of it is
Is the building used for another purpose besides the restaurant? Was it previously? No to both

Is the relevant thing about the chain: its nationality? its logo / mascot? the type of food it serves? THIS one of its signature products / dishes? its owner? the number of restaurants in the chain? its financial value? its age? something about its employees? / customers? how it manages its buildings?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby trebor » Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:46 am

Is the relevant thing it serves food? A beverage? Is it a main meal thing? Side item? Dessert? Snack? Breakfast? A burger? Sandwich? Pizza? Wrap? Noodle-based? Salad? Fries? Is it vegetarian? Made of fish/seafood? Meat? Would it be called American cuisine?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby CoffeeBean » Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:02 pm

Is the relevant thing it serves food? Yes A beverage? Is it a main meal thing? Yes
Side item? Dessert? Snack? Breakfast? A burger? Sandwich? Pizza? Wrap? Noodle-based? Salad? Fries? Is it vegetarian? Made of fish/seafood? No to all
Meat? Yes Would it be called American cuisine? Yes
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Re: [CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby trebor » Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:35 am

Hot dogs? Is the meat: beef? Pig? Chicken? Bison? Deer?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby wunderland » Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:05 pm

Is there a large model of the food item attached to the building? (eg a giant chicken or hot dog)
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Re: [CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby CoffeeBean » Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:31 pm

Hot dogs? Is the meat: beef? Pig? Chicken? This Bison? Deer?

Is there a large model of the food item attached to the building? Yes, it's a...giant chicken
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Re: [CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby wunderland » Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:32 pm

Is the giant chicken the cause of the damage? Is it too heavy for the building to support? Is it attached to the roof? or a wall? Is the giant chicken itself damaged?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby trebor » Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:20 pm

KFC, then?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby irishelk » Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:29 pm

Are the two relieved because they are actually concerned about the safety of the building? Or the continuation of the restaurant? Or the giant chicken itself? Do they plan to go to the restaurant in the future? Do they stand to financially benefit from its continued existence? Are their jobs related to it in any way?

Are they relieved because the repair is an indication of something else? Like that the owner cares about the building, or has future plans for it? Are they more concerned about the town/area in which the restaurant is located?
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Postby trebor » Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:22 pm

Is Sanders Col. Sanders? Is he connected to the restaurant via work somehow? Is Tim?

Was the repair work being done on the chicken? Some jackhammering?

Had the windows already been broken by the time the other work had started?
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Re: [CoffeeBean] A Stone's Throw

Postby CoffeeBean » Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:49 pm

Is the giant chicken the cause of the damage? One aspect of it, yes Is it too heavy for the building to support? No, partial FA (keep reading)
Is it attached to the roof? Party, and also... or a wall? ...this. Is the giant chicken itself damaged? Partly, yes
KFC, then? Yes

Are the two relieved because they are actually concerned about the safety of the building? To a small degree but not mainly
Or the continuation of the restaurant? Yes, in connection with... Or the giant chicken itself? ...this.
Do they plan to go to the restaurant in the future? Tim possibly, Sanders not likely
Do they stand to financially benefit from its continued existence? No
Are their jobs related to it in any way? Tim's is only to a small degree, Sanders's is directly related

Are they relieved because the repair is an indication of something else? Yes
Like that the owner cares about the building, or has future plans for it? Future plans are relevant, yes
Are they more concerned about the town/area in which the restaurant is located? Yes, but this is directly related to the restaurant

Is Sanders Col. Sanders? No (this is a pure coincidence of name choice) Is he connected to the restaurant via work somehow? Yes, in a specific way (his job is related to the restaurant, but he does not work for the company and has no direct ties with it) Is Tim? No

Was the repair work being done on the chicken? Some of it, yes Some jackhammering? No - FA here, I think

Had the windows already been broken by the time the other work had started? Yes, I think this clears up the FA
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