SevenCubed - 4:01 pm on Feb 23, 2013 (gmt 0)
Ah, nothing gets the day rolling better than some good foo humour to lighten heavy hearts.
When they get their new Blackberry Z10's they are going to be able to send live st(r)eaming videos to each other. The department is going to issue them accompanied with packages of moist wipes -- for those; "adversely affected daily activities of several squads" moments.
I'd rather be a secret service agent.
That's the best especially if from birth. You get to be born of parents who were born in an obscure region that didn't maintain birth records. Plus, simultaneously another guy will be born a few provinces away with the exact same obscure name who will go on to become highly visible in the public eye thereby making you "obscured by clouds", just like the Pink Floyd instrumental (as member tbear pointed out) for the French movie "La Vallée". Obscured by illusion.
All the above is complimented by grandparents who change their family names midlife thereby negating a family history that dates back to 1605 in France, and maybe even beyond, though untraceable.
Circumstance will constantly arise throughout life's journey to ensure you somehow NEVER get an official certificate for any accomplishment; birth, high school, college, nada -- can't have those documents of proof kicking around after-the-fact.
Needless to say Charlie has every angle covered so that if said agent gets loose with tongue (or fingers via the internet) after a few beers he can be removed from service. Something harmless like get him locked up with nutters for a few weeks to discredit him. Yes yes, the head doc who has to endure him will miraculously be granted a few weeks of vacation afterward to recover and regain his confidence in asking future patients questions. (You didn't actually think heaven is without a sense of humour did you)?
Then if all that wasn't assurance enough of remaining incognito, on the last day of your mission you get cremated, scattered over the ocean, and forfeit a headstone. Just like extended family members without headstones or those with bodies that get donated to science (so that abundance of brain white matter can be studied). Never existed they say. Working for peanuts, no respect, blamed for everything, but the extended benefit plan is Superb. It's a thankless job but somebody has to do it. The CIA and FBI is child's play in comparison to being a secret service agent. Hey lawman, I'm going to need a real good advocate (French for lawyer) someday, flip me your calling card if you're up for the adventure will ya? Bonus if you have diplomatic immunity or interstellar experience.
PS - some of the above is an inside joke that only Leosghost would understand. Cheers buddy.