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PLEASE: If you are the last one to leave the office, turn off all the lights. Are you a beast? A cretin? No? Then this should be common sense. 

ALSO:

***THIS IS IMPORTANT***

If you are the last employee to ford the river out of the office, please take the OFFICE CHICKEN, the OFFICE FOX, and the OFFICE GRAIN across with you. Sounds easy but slow down, cowboy - there are some caveats.
  • First: You can only stow two of the items on the barge at any time. **TWO and ONLY TWO items on the boat.** Don't cheat by wrapping the fox around your shoulders like a stole.  The barge will CAPSIZE if all three objects are on it at once, and HR has confirmed that we will not have CAPSIZING INSURANCE until Q3.
  • Second (this should be a no-brainer, but if there's anything you people have taught me it's that I have to belabor what should be common sense): DO NOT LEAVE THE CHICKEN ALONE WITH THE GRAIN. Last time this happened the chicken ATE the grain and we had to go a full month without any grain. A full lunar month.
  • Third: Do not leave the FOX ALONE WITH THE CHICKEN, folks. You know the saying "a fox in the henhouse?" Well, use what's left of your addled minds to extend the meaning of that saying to a barge instead of a henhouse.  This is just basic abstract symbolic thinking, people. 

If you do not turn off the lights and solve this logic problem when you leave for the weekend, I will be unable to reprimand you. But KNOW THIS: misdeeds of this life will haunt you in the next.

- BYE -

Katherine Tull-Potts, BA.



Photo by flickr user timpiercelosgatos under the Creative Commons License.
 

DaveInSoCal


quality posts: 17 Private Messages DaveInSoCal

Puzzle solution:

1) Bring the Chicken across the river. Drop off on shore.
2) Go back and bring the Grain across. Drop off on shore.
3)Pick up Chicken and bring him back, leaving Grain alone.
4) Drop off Chicken and pick up Fox. Bring Fox across and drop off with Grain.
5) Go back, pick up Chicken, shut off lights, and bring across.

All 3 are on the correct side, and the lights are off.


markhamc


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Simpler solution (you can take 2 items at a time):

1. Take the fox and the grain. Leave on other shore
2. Go back, get the chicken and turn off the lights.
3. Cross over with the chicken, lights are off and all items on other shore.

DaveInSoCal


quality posts: 17 Private Messages DaveInSoCal
markhamc wrote:Simpler solution (you can take 2 items at a time):

1. Take the fox and the grain. Leave on other shore
2. Go back, get the chicken and turn off the lights.
3. Cross over with the chicken, lights are off and all items on other shore.



I thought I counted as one of the things...


dcobranchi


quality posts: 0 Private Messages dcobranchi
DaveInSoCal wrote:I thought I counted as one of the things...



I think the Office Manager mangled the "joke."

beezdotcom


quality posts: 4 Private Messages beezdotcom

I work for a nightlight factory...it just seems kinda wrong to turn the light off at the end of the day.

w00tgurl


quality posts: 26 Private Messages w00tgurl

how about i eat the chicken really quick with a side of office quinoa. take the fox over and purchase more quinoa and a live chicken to replace the yummy meal i just had?

as far as the light, 2 words: The Clapper

this is a no-brainer. try harder, toots

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EssenGrabow


quality posts: 3 Private Messages EssenGrabow

Bake the grain into bread. Cook the chicken. Share a sandwich with the fox. Shoot out the light. Done.

jcolag


quality posts: 8 Private Messages jcolag

Easy.

1. Quit.
2. Throw the chicken in the river.
3. Pillage. Free fox and grain!
4. Turn off the lights.

Two birds killed with one stone. Three, if you're literal-minded enough to count the chicken as a bird and a problem.

There's a better solution if the chicken hasn't yet hatched, but I'm not sure if I should count it.

bravo6


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How about you jerks build us a bridge already!

regentswift


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1) Feed Grain to Chicken
2) Feed Chicken to Fox
3) Throw Fox in River
4) Type up resignation letter
5) Paddle across river. Leave lights on.

SESteve


quality posts: 15 Private Messages SESteve

"TWO and ONLY TWO" means you can't bring one thing. So the problem cannot be solved.