Wait…I Smell A Rat

I was watching Castle a few weeks ago.
Beckett was being held hostage and stuff. (Just a normal day at the office for us 21st Century career girls.)
So the dangerous mobster puts Castle on the phone. And Beckett talks to him, tells him she can't wait to go see his favorite baseball team play.
And then he knows. He knows she's in trouble because she hates his team.

It got me to thinking. What would I say that would tip off someone on the other end of the phone that things are not okay? That I'm minutes away from being stuffed in a trunk and becoming fish bait?
What is something that is SO not you, that your phone-a-friend who just KNOW they need to call Detective Esposito to rescue you?
Mine would go a little something like, “Hey, oh, yeah, things are GREAT. What's that? No, I totally can't wait for that Coldplay concert with Jack Johnson as the opening act. A killer with me? Nooooo. Why do you ask?”

What would your tip off be?

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Richard Mabry - December 11, 2012

My tip-off? There are a bunch, but probably one sure one would be to say, “I have tickets to a Madonna concert, then we’re going to an after-party rave.”
Alternatively, anything to indicate I’ve become a Pittsburgh Steeler or Green Bay Packer fan would do it.

Kristin - December 11, 2012

Mine would be something like…”You know, I am so *sick* of this crafting thing. I just put my sewing machine on eBay and donated all of my knitting needles to the Goodwill.”

Or maybe…”Old movies are so lame. I would never watch a film made more than ten years ago.” =) Sounds like something my brother would say, actually.


Allie - December 11, 2012

Oh goodness there are so many things…”I know! I can’t believe that jerk Selena broke up with him!!! What could she possibly have been thinking?! Letting a great man like Justin Beiber go…poor guy. His new concert??? Count me in!!!!!”

Jenny - December 12, 2012

“I’m fine, just running a little late. Go ahead and feed my pet snake for me, but just this one time. I don’t want to miss another bonding moment like that with him if possible.”

Of course there would never be a pet snake in my life, and even typing that sentence caused an unhealthy amount of anxiety. My family would send the search party immediately.

Katelyn - December 12, 2012

It took me a while to figure something out, but I finally figured it out!
“Yeah, I can’t wait for that cheese festival. I hear the cheddar this year is to DIE for!!! Oh and don’t bring any Kit Kats, those are the most DUSGUSTING things people could make. Yeah, see you tonight at the Taylor Swift concert. Later.”

Jada - December 12, 2012

Whats that? Oh, I don’t want any cookies-btw I don’t feel like going to book club this week. And before I forget, tell Justin bieber I love him and will skipping a one direction concert for our wedding. GO GEOMETRY!!!!!

My friends would have a heart attack if I said that

Julie Arduini - December 12, 2012

Easy. I’m sorry, I can’t meet you. I’m heading to the reptile museum. I’m a season ticket holder, don’t you know.

Miranda - December 14, 2012

“Oh,ya know…just sitting here working on some quantum physics with my pet tarantula(had to look that up to make sure I spelled it right…a piece of me is dead now).”

Jennifer K. Hale - December 15, 2012

Oddly enough, Hubby and I have had this conversation. If I ever call him by his middle name, he’s supposed to know I’m in danger. Hopefully we’ll never have to find out if it’ll actually work.

Jada - December 15, 2012

I know someone with a tarantula, Miranda. Want to borrow it? 🙂

Flower Patch Farmgirl - December 19, 2012

“I just decided that I hate salsa. In fact, I plan to never eat Mexican food again.” (Because I’m about to DIE!)

Sarah - January 6, 2013

“No, I don’t think I will be able to go to that One Direction concert…”

Katharine - January 27, 2013

Mine would be something like this, ” Hey, don’t you just like our algebra and calculus classes in school? They’re so easy. (NOT!) Anyway, I got an A+ on the test last Friday. I was so happy! Gotta go study somemore. Bye!” My family would know that something was wrong because I HATE, LOATH, and DESPISE math and any sort of thing to do with algebra and calculus!

Emii - March 6, 2013

Oh dear, I’ve never thought about this before so I suppose it’s a good thing you’re asking! I’d have to agree with Katharine, because if I started talking about how easy maths was, people would know something was wrong!

Hi Jenny! I’m so so excited to be commenting because I’m reading There You’ll Find Me (for the second time, but I love it more) and I laugh every couple of pages and I just completely love it and Beckett just told Finley something like, “Maybe you should stop listening to your mind…and start listening to what you know is truth.” And that is something I really needed to here right now.

Thanks for writing. Because I really need to read these words. Oh thankyou.

Emii - March 6, 2013

Oops, correction! “Maybe you should stop going by what you feel. And start going by what you know is truth.”

That’s better.


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