09 October 2007

nancy drew always says

When bound and gagged, you can still tap out HELP in Morse code to attract attention.

In a pinch, a vial of perfume can sterilize scissors.

Loophole in moral code: It's okay to steal a car if it belongs to your kidnappers.

Any unusual mounds of dirt could indicate recent digging.

If a guy's hunch results in a dead-end, don't flaunt your better judgment and intuition in front of him. Smirk secretly to yourself.

Even with an active lifestyle, being prompt is important.

When examining mug shots, try to envision how a suspect in an old photograph may have aged, grown facial hair, lost or put on weight, and otherwise altered his or her appearance.

If you can at all prevent it, don't chase after thieves when you are clad only in a leotard. It's unseemly.

(In case you're wondering what to thank for these quotes, it's a guide to life in the shape of a 2x2 inch book.)


Carrie said...

that's awesome sauce. i'm certain these tips will come in handy for me. especially the one about the man's hunch and secretly smirking. :)

Lisa Holbrook said...

I love that little yellow book.

You're A+.

Stephanie J. Robertson said...

im still chuckling to myself about the unseemly leotard. brilliant.

anne said...

The Secret of the Old Clock is my favorite one...I feel like we have talked about this. None the less, I love it.

Myra Bybee said...

I had forgotten that I read The Secret of the Old Clock until I just read your post. Good post!