Poor old lady slips in parking lot...

Discussion in 'Humor - Jokes - Games and Diversions' started by NVBeav, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. NVBeav

    NVBeav Monkey+++

    A poor old lady slipped in the parking lot this morning and knocked herself out!

    At least I think she was poor -- she had only $3 in her purse.

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  2. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    An interesting exercise in logic

    The puzzle hinges on the meaning of poor....poor as in lacking money....or poor as in being a lady who has had the misfortune to have an accident that has caused her to be rendered unconscious.

    Now, the accident may actually be very fortunate, and a successful negligence lawsuit against the carpark owner may see her financially wealthy beyond all her dreams....or maybe the $3 in her purse represents a very small proportion of her wealth that may be elsewhere...in her credit card or in stocks and bonds whith her stock broker.

    Alternatively, she slipped into a vegetative state, and her cats, being the beneficiaries of her living will, become well cared for and looked after by her will's trustees, who also do very well out of administering her estate while she is in a coma...and of course will be making sure that she lives as long as she can, while the money lasts....on that acoount, she is virtually poor in both contexts.

    Context is all.
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  3. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    Hey NVBeav you missed her stocking thats where she hides the real cash at. (LOL)
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  4. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    Good grief Chell, it must be hell to go thru life with a mind as complicated as yours. I hate having to think this early and only on three cups of coffee so far.LOL
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  5. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Yeah, but it was 90% US silver from the olden days. It's worth like 75 US FRN's !
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  6. NVBeav

    NVBeav Monkey+++

    Like my grandpappy used to say: "If they can't say it in 100,000 words or less, they've got some other motive..."
  7. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Some puzzles can be fun, but Sudoku makes my head ache

    I'm not sure that a complicated mind is necessarily a blessing....sometimes simplicity has its virtues. I was once assessed as a tactics instructor and examiner as being "remorselessly logical"...it was one of the nicest things that anyone ever wrote of me, at least while I was in the military.

    I wrote the reply in the late evening.....am in a different time zone to you guys in the USA...different problem...staying awake, rather than waking up! ; )

    The puzzle highlights the need to make clear, by the words that one chooses and uses, to be careful with expressions that could be ambiguous without further context or definition; or without using a grammatical sentence construction that will offer the reader some clues and signposts along the way.
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  8. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    I thought the context made it pretty clear --- (and concise.)
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  9. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    Maybe what you said but I was really just jerkin' your chain.
  10. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member


    (lot of commentary involved for a laugh.:rolleyes:)

    Good one, NVB! [winkthumb]
  11. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    You are right...some things ought be taken at face value unless more information is made available.
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