47. But if you're gonna do something nefarious and illegal (desperate times like giving a seminar or presentation, call for desperate measures), make sure that your crime is fool-proof and designed with the utmost cunning and cleverest of planning, cover your tracks well or at least pour a little bit of mud on them, plan an escape route that might include a few nips and tucks and even an eye transplant, and if in the end you're still called in for routine questioning, the first rule of thumb: you must never ever volunteer relevant information....actually, tis the best time to play the absent-minded, senile professor..."my cat's been missing officer, oh it's my lab rabbit which looks like a cat, but it can meow to the tune of any Bob Dylan's songs like The Boxer and Yellow Brick Road....and why am I here...oops, sorry I'm still wearing my Sponge Bob pyjamas....did something happen..I've been looking for my cat disguised as a lab rabbit...no, we don't raise elephants in the lab so no need for a tranquiliser gun, and nope, never smoked it, the only pot I know is where I cooked my rabbit.....omg.. ... " ...feigning all innocence, shock and grief..... worthy of an Oscar...Means something like this
46. If these presentations and talks are really this important, but you have no time for preparation and test talks, no ability and no results, then go to plan B: Mix some drugs in the coffee or prepare your special cookies. Something that brightens their mood, soften their dispositions, kills the power of judgment...the spirits are running high, the bad futile talk is forgotten. Pot is well-tried and a hot tip.
For single persons hypnosis may help, but not applicable to super heroes or agents, at least if they are worth their salt.
Edited by casandra, 14 March 2009 - 10:52 AM.