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Offline Jack Lupino

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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #120 on: December 23, 2007, 06:20:13 pm »
Well, allright.

A man lives in the penthouse of an apartment building. Every morning he takes the elevator down to the lobby and leaves the building. Upon his return, however, he can only travel halfway up in the lift and has to walk the rest of the way - unless it's raining. What is the explanation for this?

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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #121 on: December 23, 2007, 07:52:19 pm »
The man in question is a person whose favourite aunt was the Wicked Witch of the West, and as such he feels melancholic whenever it rains. Not wanting to dwell on those feelings for longer than he has to, he forgoes his usual walk for the final half.

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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #122 on: December 23, 2007, 09:55:30 pm »
His sexual stamina is only half as good at the end of the day, so he must leave the elevator in embarassment.
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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #123 on: December 24, 2007, 03:21:20 am »
Building has very advanced lift system. Lifting anything more than just the lift uses electricity and it's unhealthy - so these elevators saves electricity and increases exercise by making people to walk half the stairs. You press 12 and elevator stops at six and "walk" symbol lights on the ceiling. Some people who live below half way of the building can cheat - they just select double time the amount of floors to their home. If person lives at 7th floor he can press 14 and he is at the right floor. But man who lives at the penthouse can't do this - he can go only to the half way. However building owners know that whenever people get wet they should be able to change some dry clothes as soon as possible since it's unhealthier to be wet and cold than drive elevator. And nobody won't want to get sued for causing people health problems... So when it rains elevators move as normal elevators.
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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #124 on: December 24, 2007, 03:26:03 am »
There's a rather large woman who lives on the middle floor. She sleeps most of the day, but at 6:15 just at the fellow is on his way home, the fat woman gets on the elevator to visit her friend on the top floor. The man, fearing for a weight-overload, evacuates the lift as the woman gets on.
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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #125 on: December 25, 2007, 12:35:44 pm »
SpeedD gets it. :P