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Watchman



 

Puzzle ID:#15786
Fun:**** (3.12)
Difficulty:** (1.81)
Category:Other
Submitted By:japeth*
Corrected By:CrazyPineapple5

 

 

 



Once there was a night watchman who had been caught several times sleeping on the job. The boss issued the final warning. On the next night he was caught with his head on his hand and his elbows on the desk.
"Aha, I've caught you again," exclaimed the boss. The watchman's eyes popped open immediately and he knew what had happened. Being a quick thinking man, he said one word before looking up at the boss. The boss apologized profusely and went home. What was the one word?


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Comments

beanie89**
Dec 17, 2003

Good 1!
Rowsdower*
Dec 18, 2003

Fun teaser! I'll try this one on my pointy-haired boss...heh heh heh
japeth
Dec 19, 2003

That was ausome even though it was my own teaser ...............still that was cool.
griphookph*
Dec 20, 2003

Amen, i sayto this teaser...
jimbo*au*
Dec 25, 2003

Fun!
joanie**
Dec 26, 2003

I wish I could think that quickly. : )
liltunalol
Dec 30, 2003

lol! i agree to joanie~ very clever
O_wise_one*
Jan 14, 2004

I knew this one only because I had seen it in a list "Top 10 Things To Say When Caught Sleeping At Work)
mzpuddn**
Jan 15, 2004

That was a real good one I did guess it right, but it was a good teaser. Keep Em Coming. Mz Puddn
insert_username
Mar 06, 2004

but if he is praying doesnt that mean he isnt paying attention to what is around him?
lucylizzy*
Apr 29, 2004

Great! Unfortunately I didn't get it, (yet again) but I really like the answer!
(user deleted)
May 11, 2004

I concur... good, funny way too make your boss look dumb.
Varthen**
Jul 05, 2004

Gooooood Jooooooooob
cnmne*us*
Nov 25, 2004

Quick thinking! Hope he was not working in a government building, otherwise he would probably be fired for violation of the separation of church and state, and/or be sued by some pinhead lawyer for the ACLU.
I_am_the_Omega**
Jan 14, 2005

I'm confused. Why was this rated 1.7? Who on earth would ever think of that!?

Good teaser :-)
strangelove
Jan 14, 2005

My goodness! Really a fun teaser. I love it!
cmcrider04
Jan 14, 2005

I just like this one!!! To be honest, I have done this before when I was in High School. Very funny!!!
smar_tass
Jan 14, 2005

im atheist so i would have never thought of that asnswer
(user deleted)
Jan 14, 2005

WOA! that's awsome!!
mnkelvr102*us
Jan 14, 2005

If he said that, it could also mean he really didn't want the job so when he fired him he meant, "YAY", but then the boss thought he didn't want the job and wanted him to suffer so made him keep the job. Atleast that's what I was thinking.
soccerchick14
Jan 14, 2005

fun stuff! ur a sexy beast!jk
chimpe81
Jan 14, 2005

Great teaser (The first one I liked from when i first came to braingle)
JessicaLynn*us*
Jan 14, 2005

Fun I would have never thought of that
twin1
Jan 14, 2005

this one was easy b/c my friend does that all the time in school.lol
it was a good one though.
Bobbyanck*
Jan 14, 2005

This is really a cool teaser, amazing, congratulations ! !
speedyrunner8
Jan 14, 2005

no offence or anything, but the answer could have been a lot of things. why couldnt it have been "pretending" or "undercover" or something to lead the boss to believe that at LEAST this time, the guardman was only pretending, for by then he must have had a reputation for sleepign on the job. sorry, but there are just too many loopholes keep tryin though
cherrie0110
Jan 14, 2005

i thought the answer made sence. but what if the guard or the boss was buddist? Then would the out come of the teaser be tha same?There could be alot of different answers to this one and if u want the ppl to get the teaser u might want to submit one with a limited amount of answers.
trailme247
Jan 14, 2005

The simplicity made this brain teaser a verrrry good one. Bravo
sweetpeao4o3**
Jan 14, 2005

good
Riki
Jan 15, 2005

I'm new on this site and I've only read a few so far. But so far, your's has been the best! Very cute!
fuzzie277
Jan 15, 2005

This was really easy. Got it in under 20 seconds. Liked it, though.
brklyhlly**
Jan 15, 2005

That was a good one Even though it might have been easy
jonnea
Jan 15, 2005

I am a Christian, so the answer came quickly. MMM, another plus to having Christ in my life!!
Meriganez**
Feb 07, 2005

This teaser is pretty good - I will bear it in mind the next time I am chilling out at work!!!
trumpetsgirl*us*
Oct 12, 2005

I liked this one it made pefect sence for once
Brainy_1Aus*
Jan 14, 2006

Good one!!
thimblenogginus*
Jan 14, 2006


How could you not get that right away?
mogur*
Jan 14, 2006

Got me, good one. I got lazy and only tried for a minute, though.

I know it was posted a year ago, but how does "pretending" and "undercover" help? I'm rolling on the floor. Maybe "goobly-gook" or "elephant" works, too. Thanks for cracking me up.
WJSMama**
Jan 14, 2006

That was good, ya got me. My answer was 'headache'.
bluehawk*us*
Jan 14, 2006

"AMEN"
coachpisco*
Jan 14, 2006

Thoughtful.
OldChinaHand**
Jan 14, 2006

It's good to see an oldie recycled now and then.
SPUTNIK2Aus*
Jan 14, 2006

That was the coolest
shopaholic918*
Jan 14, 2006

I think that was a goodone! it was funny.
ragethe3rd**
Jan 14, 2006

lol
(user deleted)
Jan 14, 2006

I loved this...very good!
Aarghonautsus*
Jan 14, 2006

Zingo! I got this one right away That's two in a row for me Anyway, thanks for the fun teaser
kimberlykayAus*
Jan 14, 2006

cute...very cute!
lindquist_25Aus*
Jan 14, 2006

Hehe, that's cute. IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!!
puppylover1031*
Jan 14, 2006

funny.first one i got since i first came to brangle
vlermaAus*
Jan 14, 2006

Happy BD to you lindquist 25. And after looking at the year dates I see Riki was new to us about a year ago. Welcome and happy anniversary. Great teaser even if the ACLU will probably file charges. May I never need their help because they really rub me the wrong way. I like my freedom to worship my Lord. LOL to all.
(user deleted)
Jan 14, 2006

I thought the word should be his bosses wifes name? Oh well.
poison_ivy**
Jan 14, 2006

Amazing teaser...very clever. And believe me that is a big compliment coming from me. This one's going on Favorites.
iteachkidsAus*
Jan 14, 2006

WJSMama, I was thinking "Toothache!" Great minds ...
Happy birthday, Lindquist - and Happy Day to anyone else celebrating a milestone.
wizkid**
Jan 14, 2006

I loved this teaser. I think u did a good job. Now when would be a good time to use this.
jabdrAus*
Jan 14, 2006

Cute one. I like the kind that make me smile..and I'm smiling.
monielove1
Jan 14, 2006

I liked it, I got it right away but is was still fun GOOD JOB
bballer21Agr*
Jan 14, 2006

smart watchman- wish i was that quick
sccrclssc5*us*
Jan 14, 2006

lol
love it!
GREAT JOB!
pawprints62391**
Jan 14, 2006

...i didn't like the hint at all...lol good one!
srichardson1066**
Jan 14, 2006

Cute. I liked it alot.
christine77**
Jan 14, 2006

that was a good one!
smosaka*
Jan 14, 2006

I thought he was going to pretend he'd been shot.....oh well
shawneeo*us*
Jan 14, 2006

Yea! I got it!!! I think the fact that his chin was on his hands, elbows on desk, that he said one word and then looked up, and the boss apologizing all made the answer the only right one. Since it was the boss, he would have known if there was undercover work going on, and wouldn't apologize profulsely if the guard claimed to be "pretending".

Of course, I may be biased because I got it right, yea again! Thanks!
exterminatorAus*
Jan 14, 2006

Excellent! Pure brilliance! Good job!
zonahoboAus*
Jan 14, 2006

This was just plain fun .. good to see somthing so enjoyable on the site.. too bad the submitter isn't around to appreciate the comments!
(user deleted)
Jan 15, 2006

It was good but not the best thing i've seen . But it was kinda odd when it had to do with praying because I'm going to church today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
margarette
Jan 15, 2006

u make me laugh...
i've guess so...
its fun...keep mailing!
Toink-**
Jan 16, 2006

That I planned to do a long time already but never got the opportunity to!!!
teen_wizAca*
Jan 16, 2006

really cute ! i luv it! great job! excellent! brilliant!

realm2346*
Jan 16, 2006

Your teaser was great, and it made me laugh!!!
anchorman21*
Jan 16, 2006

it took me a few seconds to get it,and it was VERY funny
Great one
riddlelover**
Jan 16, 2006

Ah, that was easy, but funny!
(user deleted)
Jan 17, 2006

LOL
kukuzyavochkawa*
Jan 19, 2006

Funny, but hard.
Cool Teaser!
mitzimesserAil*
Feb 05, 2006

I should have known that, that is one of my tricks.
Great teaser.
mitzimesserAil*
Feb 05, 2006

I should have known that, that is one of my tricks.
Great teaser.
brandiMcBride20Aus*
Mar 06, 2006

I've heard this one before, but still cute.
AbsurdHero*us*
Jan 14, 2007

Ugh.
ejhops*ca*
Jan 14, 2007

I've heard it before, but it still makes me smile. Fun teaser
khedronAus*
Jan 14, 2007

Who puts their head on their hand when they pray? I thought you were supposed to put your hands together in front of your face. That's what I do when I pray to Satan at least.
Sherilynt*
Jan 14, 2007

satan???

very good teaser.
gaylewolfAus*
Jan 14, 2007

Now THAT was a great teaser. I had NO idea what the answer would be and I thought it was terrific! Smart man!! Thanks for a good one, japeth!
shiz3a*
Jan 14, 2007

cute thing
doeheadAus*
Jan 14, 2007

that's older than cavemen
Pizzazz2uAus*
Jan 14, 2007

This is an older teaser, but it is fun to try to analyze and to figure out the answer. Terrific job of wording and phrasing. Just be aware of the bosses who may use cameras and soft audio equipment. They may not be as forgiving as this employer. (Comment NOT meant to harm teaser, BTW! Although, the employer would only need to record the sleeping, for proof)
Blondie116*us*
Jan 14, 2007

lovede it! Great job!
Infinitoid*
Jan 14, 2007

how were you supposed to know that exactly?
smart, though, i guess. i might use that
bradon182001*us*
Jan 14, 2007

Even though I hadn't heard this one before, I did get it because that is is only answer that would work.
cincigirl4ever*
Jan 14, 2007

i was thinking "DUH!" this was a super easy one for me. so very proud of myself..tehe. great teaser!
soonitwillendAus**
Jan 14, 2007

Great teaser.
And it appears its Linquists bday again? Another happy birthday to you.
nickley1996Aus*
Jan 14, 2007

very funny
mmmcla01A*
Jan 14, 2007

Clever!!! I wouldn't have gotten it!!!
vanoosha*ca
Jan 14, 2007

Yes! I finally got one right away. "AMEN!"
I_Write_Books*
Jan 14, 2007

I thought it was rather easy.
breathesunshineAus*
Jan 14, 2007

This was an easy one. Some of the comments make me laugh though.
amb1912
Jan 14, 2007

that was cool
katjojoAus*
Jan 14, 2007

That was a good one!
Trishgal*us*
Jan 14, 2007

Good one
matthewmurch**
Jan 14, 2007

Excellent. By the way, I happen to know of at least one instance where this was a true story.
FatHeadAus*
Jan 14, 2007

Not bad! However, I expected that the "hint" would be totally absent, unless "no hints" was supposed to be a hint.
wordmama*
Jan 14, 2007

I guessed "praying". As I don't usually have a clue in this kind of teaser, I was thrilled to come that close!

And happy birthday once again to Lindquist!

(Mine's 2 wks. from today!)

sand_rat
Jan 14, 2007

This was very cool! For a church goer it was very easy, but that's what made it so fun!
lmurray*cn*
Jan 15, 2007

VERY OLD!

THIS SHOULD BE SHOWN EVERY GENERATION, SO THAT EVERYONE WILL KNOW IT.
QrystalAca*
Jan 16, 2007

Hmf. Didn't get it. I was thinking "SURPRISE!" or "PEEK-A-BOO!"
scallioAus*
Jan 25, 2007

Great teaser!
luvdoritos706*ph*
Jan 29, 2007

nice one....very easy...
MikeMan1216Aus*
May 29, 2007

Man, that hint was no help!
lkp68Aus
Jun 07, 2007

I must have heard something like this somewhere in my life before, because the corect answer popped into my head immediately. Good one!!
PojuerAph*
Jun 27, 2007

I did not get it! but it real nice
Stack1607A*
Jan 14, 2010

Oh, I didn't get it . Thought he would say "freeze" or something since he was a night watchman. But that's way too far. Anyway, it's a really nice one . Keep'em comin'.
doeheadAus*
Jan 14, 2010

This was once a good teaser, but it has had way to much overplay.
omasAau*
Jan 14, 2010

how about "holiday" or "night-off". The question did not mention that it was work night. If that were the case, the boss must apologize. Hehe! In many jobs, you are not allowed to pray during working hours.

However, good teaser overall.
builderus*
Jan 14, 2010

good 1, easy, loved the hint but I did not need it.
angelfinder
Jan 14, 2010

That was cute...could give some people ideas for their jobs.
eclectric*
Jan 14, 2010

I thought he would say "hello" and look up and show him the cell phone in his hand...that might actually work. I might even try it myself...yawn.
auntiesisAus*
Jan 14, 2010

I got this one easily because it was a joke of the day on another site. Cute.
UptheHillA**
Jan 14, 2010

NICE!!!
Babe*
Jan 14, 2013

The thing that is blowing my mind is that the author, "japeth' is complimenting himself or herself on his or her own teaser. "Awesome and cool teaser." is what she or he says. Talk about patting yourself on the back.
eamonca*
Jan 14, 2013

A VERY old chestnut.
cutebugAus*
Jan 14, 2013

It was enjoyable in its day,but a little wornout.
HABS2933Aca*
Jan 14, 2013

Yet another recycled "Teaser of the Day" Looking at the dates of the flurry of comments that occur on this teaser it is easy to see it was TOTD on January14, 2006, 2007,2010 and now again in 2013. I have never seen this one myself but I know there are a lot of long time users who have now seen it at least 4 times. There are thousands of other teasers to choose from, is there really a need to reuse the same ones over and over again?
gaylewolfAus*
Jan 14, 2013

I saw this one in '07 - and so it rang a bell today! It may be old, but I still like it!
kitty-cattus*
Jan 14, 2013

I agree, Habs. I've noticed that for nearly every teaser of the day. The FAQ claims that they're randomly selected, but... Good teaser anyway!
auntiesisAus*
Jan 14, 2013

I remembered this one, and it made me smile again.



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