How To Be a Spy

I think most kids grow up to work dead-end jobs simply because they didn't know how to get to their dream ones.

So this one's for the kids. Every kid has dreamed at one point in their lives of being a spy.

Intrigue, suavity, poison in your scotch. What's not to like?

Things You Can Do Now To Prepare For Your Future As A Spy
  • Listen. You learn more by listening than by talking. Plus, talking too much to the wrong folks can get you killed.
  • Tiptoe. Spies can't be going around making all kinds of noise and attracting attention. It's a health hazard.
  • Target practice. You're probably going to need to be good with weapons. It's what I heard.
  • Be resourceful. Your handler's not going to just hand you a packet of cyanide or a plain old digital camera and tell you to get going. It'll be disguised as hair gel or an odd hat. Learn to think outside the box.
    • Watching MacGyver should help a bit.
      • MacGyver's real name is Richard Anderson. My real name is Richard Anderson. Coincidence? I think not.
  • Gain the confidence of others. Be reliable. Do your chores when you're asked. Be respectful. Your folks will think you're a wonderful child. They'll never suspect you're selling their secrets to the Russians.
What tips do you have for the kids?