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    Ok one such problem

    A husband loves his wife, but works long hours
    The wife gets board and take up a lover
    The Lover lives at the far side of the river
    The wife needs to pay the ferry man 50p each time she crosses the river to see her lover
    One day the wife forgets to bring the 50p return fare she asks the lover if he will lend it to her
    The Lovers says I can not deal with money, we can not let money mar our relationship
    So the wife asked the ferry man f he could take her and be paid later
    The ferry man says Im a business man I can not take your without you paying me first

    The question is....
    Who is to blame? and why?

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    i don't get it. isn't it obvious?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1104 View Post
    i don't get it. isn't it obvious?
    no that's the point.... think about it

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    - be a hypocrite due to double standards in one's arguments.

    - Never make a case for anything, just operate with innuendo and fluff reasoning and get offended if people call you on it.

    - Demand respect for your own viewpoint and for people "giving you the benefit of a doubt," while automatically dismissing the views of others without extending them the same grace.

    - Never learn from past error; avoid learning experiences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    - be a hypocrite due to double standards in one's arguments.

    - Never make a case for anything, just operate with innuendo and fluff reasoning and get offended if people call you on it.

    - Demand respect for your own viewpoint and for people "giving you the benefit of a doubt," while automatically dismissing the views of others without extending them the same grace.

    - Never learn from past error; avoid learning experiences.
    All of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinkerbell View Post
    Ok one such problem

    A husband loves his wife, but works long hours
    The wife gets board and take up a lover
    The Lover lives at the far side of the river
    The wife needs to pay the ferry man 50p each time she crosses the river to see her lover
    One day the wife forgets to bring the 50p return fare she asks the lover if he will lend it to her
    The Lovers says I can not deal with money, we can not let money mar our relationship
    So the wife asked the ferry man f he could take her and be paid later
    The ferry man says Im a business man I can not take your without you paying me first

    The question is....
    Who is to blame? and why?
    Quote Originally Posted by 1104 View Post
    i don't get it. isn't it obvious?
    Quote Originally Posted by tinkerbell View Post
    no that's the point.... think about it
    Without additional information, the wife for not ensuring she had the return fare in the case of not being able to get home. If it is about the big picture, it's the husband and wife who haven't communicated - that is, with out additional information.
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    Yeah, Disco, and I'll reiterate that last one: If you want to fall from my good graces... refuse to learn or at least incorporate ideas into your thinking. I have no patience for that. What one "feels" doesn't matter, ideas have to be considered on their own grounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by runvardh View Post
    Without additional information, the wife for not ensuring she had the return fare in the case of not being able to get home. If it is about the big picture, it's the husband and wife who haven't communicated - that is, with out additional information.
    along those lines, yes. The question is used/was used by the prison service to understand peoples tendancy to cast judgements on others...

    From each persons perspective a differet view of the problem or lack of information can be seen.

    It's gets quite interesting when you morph it into roles

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    "to blame for what?" the number of interpretations comes from the ambiguity of the question rather than from the situation itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1104 View Post
    "to blame for what?" the number of interpretations comes from the ambiguity of the question rather than from the situation itself.
    yes there are lots of questions that come from the question...

    the husband loves his wife (stated fact), but he may beat her (assumed/considered information) etc...

    The problem is pretty bottomless

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