My Rules

Gibb’s Rules My Rules
Rule 1: Never let suspects sit together. Rule 1: Always Tell the Truth.
Other Rule 1: Never screw over your partner. Other Rule 1: If you cannot tell the truth, say nothing at all.
Rule 2: Always wear gloves at a crime scene. Rule 2: Always believe in what you say
Rule 3: Never believe what you are told. Double check. Rule 3: Believe in the Impossible
Other Rule 3: Never be unreachable. Other Rule 3: Try to believe in six impossible things before breakfast, every day.
Rule 4: Best way to keep a secret. Keep it to yourself. Second-best, tell one other person—if you must. There is no third best. Rule 4: Best way to keep a secret. Keep it to yourself. Second-best, tell one other person—if you must. There is no third best.
Rule 5: You don’t waste good. Whatever it is, if something is good, don’t waste it. Rule 5: You don’t waste good. Whatever it is, if something is good, don’t waste it.
Rule 6: Never say you’re sorry. Rule 6: If you are sorry – say it, if not – do not. Never apologize out of politeness, if an apology is not heartfelt – it is less than useless.
Rule 7: Always be specific when you lie. Rule 7: Always be specific when telling a story.
Rule 8: Never take anything for granted. Rule 8: Never take anything for granted.
Rule 9: Never go anywhere without a knife. Rule 9: Never go anywhere without a knife.
Rule 10: Never get involved personally on a case. Rule 10: Never get involved personally on the job.
Rule 11: When the job is done, walk away. Rule 11: When the job is done, walk away.
Rule 12: Never date a co-worker. Rule 12: Never date a co-worker.
Rule 13: Never involve lawyers. Rule 13: Never involve lawyers.
Rule 14: Bend the line, don’t break it. Rule 14: Never provide Computer support to Doctors and Nurses.
Rule 15: Always work as a team. Rule 15: Always work as a team.
Rule 16: If someone thinks he has the upper hand, break it. Rule 16: If someone thinks he has the upper hand, he is right where you want him.
Rule 18: It’s better to seek forgiveness than ask permission.  
Rule 20: Always look under. Rule 20: Always look under.
Rule 22: Never, ever bother Gibbs in interrogation.  
Rule 23: Never mess with a Marine’s coffee if you want to live. Rule 23: Never mess with a Sailor’s coffee if you want to live.
Rule 27: Two ways to follow someone. First way, they never notice you. Second way, they only notice you.  
Rule 28: When you need help, ask. Rule 28: When you need help, ask.
Rule 35: Always watch the watchers. Rule 35: Always watch the watchers.
Rule 36: If it feels like you’re being played, you probably are. Rule 36: If it feels like you’re being played, you probably are.
Rule 38: Your case, you’re lead.  
Rule 39: There is no such thing as a coincidence. Rule 39: There is no such thing as a coincidence.
Rule 40: If it seems like someone’s out to get you, they are. Rule 40: If it seems like someone’s out to get you, they are.
Rule 42: Never accept an apology from somebody who just sucker-punched you. Rule 42: Always accept an apology from Anyone – but be careful – see rules 8, 20, 35, 36, 39, 40, 69
Rule 44: First things first, hide the women and children.  
Rule 45: Clean up your own messes. Rule 45: Clean up your own messes.
Rule 51: Sometimes you’re wrong. Rule 51: Sometimes you’re wrong.
Rule 62: Always give people space when they get off an elevator. Rule 62: Always give people space when they get out of elevator, bathroom, subway/trolley cars: just let everyone else go first.
Rule 69: Never trust a woman who doesn’t trust her man. Rule 69: Never trust anyone who does not trust those close to them.

 

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