Spies Among Us

To be a spy you must be smart. You must be sneaky. You must be witty. You must be quick on your feet. You must be sharp. You must have guts. You must be creative. You must be a quick learner. You must be discreet.

Many of these skills you should be born with. While you may be able to fine tune them later in life, these aren’t traits easily learned.

There are several famous spies out there. Real life spies that some may have never heard of (They are sneaky like that!). Or those famous spies like James Bond and Austin Powers who we have grown to love from the movies.

However, what about those people you may not have even suspected. Those people who you always wonder about there suspicious activities. But who are these people? And should you be concerned?

World take over or secret spy?

Babies may be cute... but look at that smile. You know he is up to some sneaky business!
Babies may be cute... but look at that smile. You know he is up to some sneaky business! | Source

The Baby

Who would have ever thought a baby would be the ideal candidate for the secret service? But the better question would be why not! After all, these little tots are probably the least suspected secret agents and some of the smartest people out there. Sure, they may be wearing diapers, but it is just part of their disguise.

They sit and they listen. They absorb every bit of information around them. They are definitely sneaky… especially once they figure out were the fruit snacks are hiding in the pantry. They learn quick. Before you know it, they go from crawling to walking to running. And they definitely have guts. They are willing to be swung around the room and flung into the air… and the thought of how dangerous that is, doesn’t even occur to them.

So the next time you think you have a little innocent baby on your hands… think again! They may be a recruit for the Spies Among Us!

The Next Door Neighbor

Have you barely exchange more than a handful of words with your next door neighbor? Do you wonder why their lights are always on until all hours of the night and they always seem to sleep until all hours of the day? Do you wonder what kind of job they actually have, because even though they live in a nice house and drive fancy vehicles, you have never actually seen them leave for work.

These are all signs you might be living next to someone working for the secret service. After all, they have either lived next to you all your life, and you know nothing about them; or they just moved in and pretty much keep to themselves. There activities are suspicious. Yet, you don’t ask them what they do. Why, for fear you may be the person they are checking into!

Dear Old Grandma

You may think Grandma is old and fragile, but you never know what may be under that wrinkly skin. Inside might be a fighting ninja with stealth spy skills. They have stories, but they never told the stories of how they worked undercover to gain insightful information. While they may be retired, the skills are still fine tuned and they probably have a collection of gadgets you would never even be suspicious of.

For instance, did you ever notice you can’t tell a lie to your Grandma. Maybe it is because of those delicious home made cookies she just fed you. I bet it is laced with a truth serum. That is how they get all the secretive details from their suspects.

So next time you go to Grandma’s house and wonder why she tries to stuff you like a Thanksgiving Turkey, she might be trying to get some kind of information out. Old habits are hard to break. Finding out the truth just might be one of them!

Which ones the spy?

Both look innocent enough... but maybe one of them is really a spy! Do you truly know who your significant other truly is? They could be living a secret life!
Both look innocent enough... but maybe one of them is really a spy! Do you truly know who your significant other truly is? They could be living a secret life! | Source

Your Significant Other

Think you know everything about the person you have decided to spend the rest of your life with? Well think again! Do they occasionally have to work late? Do they get “stuck” in traffic? Do they always walk out of the room when they are talking on the phone, insisting it was because the kids are being noisy? Perfect ploy for covering up their real job! They may very well be a spy. The hardest part about this is you are actually part of their cover-up… yet, you don’t even realize this! And you thought your really knew them. I might have put some doubt in your mind now!

Your Postman

Who really knows your local postal worker? I know I see mine occasionally… just quick enough for him to flash a quick smile and throw my mail in the box. I swear though, I have seen him looking at the stuff. Checking it out. Sure, you might explain this as a sorting procedure to make sure everybody gets the right mail. I call it sneaky. More evidence - they are already a government employee! So the next step would only be logical.

What better way to gain some extra information than to know a lot about everybody else and everybody else know very little about you. It’s the perfect hideout; the perfect cover up. So, the next time you see your friendly neighborhood mailman, remember, there might be ulterior motives. Don’t be surprised if you suddenly see a switch up of people delivering your mail!

Spies Among Us

They could be anyone and they could be anywhere. Do you really know the people around you? They could be living a secret life that you aren’t even aware of.

Maybe it is the family pet. Maybe it is the barber or hairstylist that you have been seeing for years. Looks can be deceiving and the look of a spy is to fit in with everybody else.

So, can you pick out the spies among us?

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marellen 5 years ago

You are too funny. I think I know a spy....I call me James Bond...I know not to original but he looks the part, and I don't really know his job...so long ago I tagged him as a spy...


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Grandma's are the sneakiest spies of all. Bo one suspects them. And they train the baby spies!


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

That was BUT no one suspects them.


marellen 5 years ago

LOL HB.......


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

If you are at a bar and the good-looking guy next to you orders a martini, shaken but not stirred, it's a good bet he's a spy ... or a James Bond wannabe.

Clever hub, bg, enjoyed it.


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d-richie93 5 years ago

LOL this reminds me of GTA 4 where Niko's girlfriend was an FBI agent. Awesome Hub. Try inlinking to get more points.

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Jason R. Manning 5 years ago from Sacramento, California

Very funny, what prompted this tid bit? Are you looking for information, do you want to know the where abouts of you know who? Why do you need to know? How will it benefit you by knowing? You shouldn't ask questions you cant handle, Jack Nicholson might yell at you. Cheers.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Marellen - It may be an oldie... but always a goodie! You got to watch out for those suspicious people! :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Hyphenbird - I think the Grandmas and the Stay at home moms and the babies all work together. So if you ever see them around town in a group... they are probably on a mission! :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@drbj - good point. I like my chocolate martinis shaken and not stirred. I must be a wannabe because I know I am not a real spy... or am I? LOL


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@D-richie93 - I have yet to check out GTA 4... I like the other ones, but that is an interesting tidbit.

Thanks for the tips... usually I do add more links but I was just feeling on the lazy unmotivated side when I published it... I might come back and add more later. :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Jason - We should be carefull, but don't worry, I got you covered... no one will know of this operation that we can not speak of and we just ask a lot of questions that we might regret later. Ha ha - it was actually prompted by a fellow hubber... we were talking about Spies and this was what was born! :)


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Morning Barber girl,

This is so funny and very true..I am sure my little grandson is a spy...he is all ears..

Thank you for a good laugh this morning, great hub.

Sunnie


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mythicalstorm273 5 years ago

This is too funny!! When I saw the picture of Max next to a hub about spies I thought it was perfect! I thought maybe you had taken my comment about him looking like he was ready to take over the world serious. Muahaha


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

BBG - ha ha hilarious:) max looks so adorable - a spy that can wrangle any secret from anyone:)!!! LOL - I was LMAO while reading this and almost spilled my coffee in my lap! I'm not sure if I told you but when We first moved here - my neighbors thought we were in the witness protection program - Dave - leaves for work at any given hour - wearing cargo shorts and carrying his briefcase:) No one ever talked to us - now they do. We wish they didn't sometimes! Lol

I was cracking up all the way through this - you delivered surprise after surprise:) up and everything!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Good morning Sunnie... you know - it really is obvious that those little guys are spies after we sit down and really look at it. It is hard to see that I have never seen this before! :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Myth - I am really sure he is planning on taking over the world. He is a crafty little guy. Always planning, always thinking. He has got those hamsters in his head working overtime! LOL


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - I ain't gonna lie - you were the inspiration behind the next door neighbor spy.... in fact I almost used the picture of you sitting on your bed (from Good Bed Bad Bed) saying that you were researching your latest spy case! ha ha ha! And watch out for those pets too - I mean - you have a million of them - so hopefully it is just for protective means and they aren't investigating you and Dave.

Glad you got another good laugh. From now on no coffee when reading the hubs... I would hate to see you get injured! ;)


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Austinstar 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

I've always suspected puppies for being spies. It's that devilish puppy smell!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Austinstar - we have a dog... definately a spy... she always leaves stink bombs! Just one of the many fine tools available to the secret service... ha ha!


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steve8miller 5 years ago from Ohio Great City of Dayton

Wow I really like this hub. You are wise, and you are right anyone can be a spy. Great hub you are a great writer!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Thank you Steve - glad you enjoyed it... now watch out... you never know who is watching you ;)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

You are so hilarious:) I couldn't remember if I told you about that....lol! I still think it's too funny that everyone would gossip all around us about what we were doing in here. Daves office used to be on the 2nd story - he commonly works until 3 or 4 a.m. One of the neighbors told him they would see his shadow at the computer all hours of the night! Gasp! He was working not running a drug ring! He thinks someone was taking notes - We probably kept the whole neighborhood watch busy around the clock.

I checked all the pets collars for hidden devices and I've disabled the phones in case they are bugged! I'm having the vehicles checked for tracking devices - you don't think I'm paranoid now do you?


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Paranoyia will destroyia.... but then again... are you trying to hide something! LOL - but don't worry - I would have checked the pets... and disabled the phone tracking... although thanks for the reminder - never thought about the car. And the computer... remember the key stroke remembering thingy... they say it is for parent's benefits so they can keep an eye on their kids - but is it really. Oh great - now I am getting paranoid! LOL


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Austinstar 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

I'm using hubpages right now to secretly spy on everyone that leaves a comment. hahahahahahahahaha


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Me too Ausrinstar! Haha! Were all paranoid and spying on each other! Imthink we need more practice though - we are doing it wrong! It's supposed to be a secret I've heard :-0!

174!.):,-&:)/?/& too!


Harvey Stelman 5 years ago

barber, Am I the only guy to reply, this must be my femenine side. Let me see, oh right. Anyone can be what ever they want to be in our country, I can be Queen! Yeah right. Anyone can be a spy, look how many murders there are. People nexy door usually say, he was a nice quiet man. H


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Austinstar - that is totally like stalking in the hubberhood. Love it!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - that is why we need to come up with a secretive type font. I mean... we already suggested the sarcastic font - why not a secretive one too. Or would that one just be invisible and be like not leaving a comment at all. Ah - the dillemma of being a spy in the hubberhood! LOL


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Harvey - first rule of being a spy is to definately being the quiet guy next door. I think you might be a spy. But don't worry - I won't reveal your secrets.

As for being the first guy - you are. Maybe that just means there are more woman who are interested in the spy world than guys! I am not really sure! LOL


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

No you could be onto something there........what about inventing invisible ink for computers? how did the other stuff work in the coloring type books that kids used to get? You use a special light to see it!? Or lemon juice?


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

I remember that stuff... but unfortunately the secret service got to me first and disbanned my memory before I could possibly recall the proper way to see the message. I missed all the messages I have every recieved in invisible ink. Bummer... but I wouldn't recommend squirting lemon juice at your computer. It could be damaging. Or maybe that is the point...

This message will explode after you read it... ha ha ha!


Susan 5 years ago

Okay so I just signed out so you would not know that I am spying on you :) But could not leave without telling you that this was a really good one!

I am also lurking on FB


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Very clever BBG! I often wondered about my Grandma. She was always SO nice and SO honest and SO loving. I figured there was something behind her beautiful smile. And I always wondered what she put into her wonderful baking . . .

On another note: when I moved into my first house as an adult, I was extremely suspicious of my neighbors. Constantly, all day long, people (mostly men) would pull in the drive or park in the street. Get out. Go into the house and then leave in about 10 or 15 minutes. They were never carrying anything into or out of the house. I just knew they were dealing drugs.

Well, I was extremely embarrassed and glad I never called the police, when I found out that Irene was a barber/beautician.

Twenty years later, my sister lives in my old house now and Irene still has people in and out of her property. But now we notice their new hair dos.

Thanks for the fun read!

Sharyn


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Susan - that would be a good ploy... except I knew you were going to do that... mwaha ha ha!!! Feel free to lurk around whenever... it makes me feel special! :)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Sharyn - That was such a cool story. I thought it was going to go somewhere completely different... only to find out that she was a hairstylist. I love it. I am glad that you guys finally noticed the new do's in the end. Although you have to admit... it does make the mind wonder when you don't know what is going on! :)

As for Grandmas - they are the first suspect! :)


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ThoughtSandwiches 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

Nice Job! My roommates had a child exactly a year ago in fact...I must say that the kid has done a whole lot more with her life (spy training) in the last year then I have with mine. Spy? Oh...I think so...


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@ThoughtSandiches - my young one is a character... I could learn something from his techniques. Baby spies are the obvious ones... be careful for the older ones though... they will surprise you!


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ThoughtSandwiches 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

It's their tendency to repeat everything like parrots, huh?


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Yes... and there ability to look like they are distracted... you never know what information they are collecting! LOL


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Cyndi10 5 years ago from Georgia

This was very funny! My neighbors probably think I'm a spy since my lights are on all hours of the night and my dog barks at weird times. Hmmm. Thanks so much for your wit. I enjoyed.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Cyndi10 - Keep up the good work on your spy tactics... hopefully the neighbors never suspect. Glad you enjoyed the hub. It was a fun idea to think about! :)


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Fantastic hub, VERY FUNNY! After working with kids for years, I can completely get what you mean ... they store information a little too well! As for the old folks, I've met ex-military, ex-killers and ex-bank robbers ... all of which looked real innocent, but boy did they have some stories!! lol

Will be SHARING this and I hope many read it, it will definitely BRIGHTEN UP THEIR DAY ;-).


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

My niece was a spy. She went home and told my sister-in-law I was pregnant we didn't even know she heard us she was just walking through the room. She was 3. Many years ago. I think she may still be a spy.

Enjoyed your hub.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Brett - Glad you enjoyed this. My kids can get very sneaky and it wouldn't surprise me if it was all a cover up for something much bigger! LOL


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@moonlake - That is an outstanding story. Absolutley loved it. Now you just need to keep your eyes peeled. You already know she is in the business so just make sure she doesn't grab any more of your secrets and head back to headquarters! LOL Glad you enjoyed this hub!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Peek a boo! lol


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - Are you spying on me.... (wink wink wink) Ha ha!


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Aha! So THAT is why we occasionally have different postmen delivering our mail. Once they master their spying techniques they are assigned even more dangerous and daring feats to accomplish! Our pets are very clever also. They watch us and are great at keeping secrets. Even a master enemy would have a tough time prying anything important out of them! Ah...and babies and grandmas...well, I think that you have something there!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Peggy W - Yes yes... it is amazing the little things you catch on to once you take a step back and look. Watch out though... these spies are everywhere... you just don't know who you can trust anymore! ;)

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