Happy Friday! I hope 2020 is off to a good start for you. Holiday time is always a bif time for movie releases which had me thinking about things that we can learn from movies. Here are just a few.
- All telephone numbers in America begin with the digits 555.
- The ventilation system of any building is the perfect way to escape. All ventilation ducts are just big enough for you to crawl through, they will support your weight and they will always provide a viable escape route.
- The odds of surviving any battle or any hostage situation dramatically decrease the moment you show someone a picture of your sweetheart back home.
- A man will be able to withstand a fierce beating at the hands of someone three times his size with nary a whimper but will wince and cry out in pain once a woman tries to clean his wounds.
- Cars that are involved in serious crashes will either 1) remain functional even if half the car has been torn away or 2) immediately burst into flames.
- Anyone who falls down a flight of stairs will be stone cold dead before they reach the bottom.
- When paying for a taxi, simply open your wallet, take out two bills throw them at the cabbie and say, “keep the change.” It will always be enough.
- Any information needed no matter how sensitive, classified, private, or complex can be obtained using a computer within ten seconds using no more than a dozen keystrokes.
- All bombs are fitted with electronic timing devices with large red readouts. It will have one more wire that whoever is defusing it is used to seeing, plus the color of the wires will be different. To correctly defuse the bomb you must wait until there are less than five seconds remaining and then guess which wire to snip.
- The major crime you heard about this morning is somehow directly and personally related to the crisis you are facing in your life.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Drama is life with the dull bits cut out. ~Alfred Hitchcock