What’s In the Drawer

So, a police officer was at the door, being wicked, and I told him the whole story about everything.

He took back his arrest after that.

But he also said: “I must know what’s in the drawer. LottieOllie and Black-Jack are obviously going after something important. And if we’re to help, I must know.”

It sounded like sound logic (even though it didn’t sound), so I took him into my office, grabbed the keys, and unlocked the top drawer.

Before I pulled it open, this professor said, “Now, promise me, no telling a single brute what you see here.”

“Of course not,” the officer said. “I wouldn’t do that. All confidential.”

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That’s when I opened the drawer–with a flourish, mind you. Inside, sat a bag of almond cookies, a finger file, a picture of Hector, two small Patriot helmets, and a penny.

A look of utter bewilderment came over the officer’s face. “What do you think she was going after?”

And he began to finger all the things in the drawer. I think he was looking for something.

“She was definitely going for the almond cookies, don’t you know. There’s a secret thingy in the package.”

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That was it.

Quick as a bugger out of Spain, the officer grabbed the bag and ran!

Fastly fast, too.

See, I’d thought he was a spy of sorts.

That’s why I gave him stale cookies, see.

The really important thing that Lottie was trying to steal was in the second drawer.

After that episode, this professor felt really smart about himself, and I returned to the cushions of the couch.

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105 Responses to “What’s In the Drawer”


  1. 1 erinkenobi2893 November 5, 2015 at 22:40

    Very clever, Professor! I applaud you. :-D

  2. 2 jeanixAngel October 22, 2015 at 14:17

    Thumbs up! heheh….very smart… ! though i am late for this comment… :) …

    • 3 Professor VJ Duke October 23, 2015 at 02:28

      Hey! Wasn’t that an awesome trick I tricked him with? *feeling proud*

      • 4 jeanixAngel October 23, 2015 at 02:44

        Of course it was an awesome trick professor! and funny as well… :D but what really has in a second drawer?

      • 5 Professor VJ Duke October 23, 2015 at 13:14

        Thanks bunches! *smiles lots* Hmm…you know, I’m not sure what they were looking for. Probably money, you know. Buggers do that sort of thing.

  3. 6 fauquetmichel October 14, 2015 at 17:40

    The drawer was a place for things treasured I understand you eat them, the cookies, a lot even too old !
    In friendship
    Michel

    • 7 Professor VJ Duke October 14, 2015 at 19:47

      I know. I should’ve fetched them on the desk. Then I wouldn’t have forgotten about them.

  4. 8 Simply Skeptical October 13, 2015 at 23:07

    Good deductions professor. Now just what is in that second drawer?????

    • 9 Professor VJ Duke October 14, 2015 at 12:41

      Any guesses, SS?

  5. 10 John W. Howell October 13, 2015 at 20:33

    Have to admire the smarts here.

    • 11 Professor VJ Duke October 14, 2015 at 12:38

      It was an uncharacteristic moment. But I pulled it off well, see.

      • 12 John W. Howell October 14, 2015 at 12:59

        Yes, you did. Strange how that happens.

      • 13 Professor VJ Duke October 14, 2015 at 19:35

        I’m still in wonder about it.

      • 14 John W. Howell October 14, 2015 at 21:44

        Well snap out of it there are heroic deeds to be done.

      • 15 Professor VJ Duke October 20, 2015 at 12:25

        *laughs* Okay, I shall keep my eyes wide open. #Doubting

      • 16 John W. Howell October 20, 2015 at 12:43

        :-)

  6. 17 Debbie October 13, 2015 at 19:31

    Nice save, Professor! That’s what I’d call swift thinking, getting that cop off your back and getting rid of stale cookies. Though why in the world you’d keep stale cookies in your desk drawer is a puzzlement!

    I think Lottie was going after those Pats helmets! I’ll bet she’s a fan just like you — why, she probably wanted Pats caps, too (say, were they in the second drawer?!?)

    • 18 Professor VJ Duke October 13, 2015 at 20:03

      You see, I put them in there, and then, I forget totally about them. It’s a sort of a wonder, isn’t it? Then again, almond cookies aren’t my favorite. I should have that officer chap back again. For other stale things I have.

      Ooo! She better not try and steal my pat stuff!!!! They were in the first drawer, see. In the second, that’s what they were going for, see.

  7. 19 Nancy Loderick October 13, 2015 at 19:24

    Well that’s why they call you “the professor,” because you are so smart. You are way smarter than that police officer. He may run faster than you, but your brain works faster than his and that is what counts.

    Nancy

    • 20 Professor VJ Duke October 13, 2015 at 20:02

      So, so true. But he was a puffy brute. I’m thinking I could outrun him. And out-sword him, too, don’t you know.

  8. 21 Nimmi October 13, 2015 at 19:17

    Hahaha :D Very smart professor ;)

    • 22 Professor VJ Duke October 13, 2015 at 20:01

      And sneaky and mean!

      • 23 Nimmi October 14, 2015 at 16:12

        Oh, really????

      • 24 Professor VJ Duke October 14, 2015 at 19:46

        *nods* Oh yes!

      • 25 Nimmi October 15, 2015 at 15:47

        I don’t think so … :/

      • 26 Professor VJ Duke October 20, 2015 at 12:30

        You’re probably right.

      • 27 Nimmi October 20, 2015 at 14:49

        Told you…. 😉😇

      • 28 Professor VJ Duke October 21, 2015 at 12:29

        *laughs* Epic smileys!

      • 29 Nimmi October 21, 2015 at 15:47

        Aw!! That’s so sweet :)

      • 30 Professor VJ Duke October 21, 2015 at 19:30

        *hides*

      • 31 Nimmi October 22, 2015 at 17:52

        :)

  9. 32 Lady Dunamis October 13, 2015 at 16:44

    I had a good laugh. A picture of Hector?! Dude that was funny. It would have been nice to see that.

    • 33 Professor VJ Duke October 13, 2015 at 20:01

      Well, of course, I keep him in there just so I can catch his warrior spirit. You know, it’s very catching, his warrior spirit.

  10. 34 InfiniteZip October 13, 2015 at 15:57

    But that is impossible…how could almond cookies ever go stale? They are too good not to eat all in one sitting. I like the windmill kind….i could see stale cherry cookies though.

    • 35 Professor VJ Duke October 13, 2015 at 20:01

      What?! No you couldn’t! But I’m surprised you like almond cookies. Doesn’t almond taste like cherry, don’t you suppose?

      • 36 walt walker October 14, 2015 at 01:43

        Whenever I see a cherry, I must step on it, I’m afraid.

      • 37 Professor VJ Duke October 14, 2015 at 12:41

        Step on it? that’s murder in the professor’s house, don’t you know.

      • 38 InfiniteZip October 14, 2015 at 08:39

        No, almond tastes like almond….almond liquor tastes like cherries…although they grow on trees like cherries…related and such perhaps?

      • 39 Professor VJ Duke October 14, 2015 at 12:42

        You’re so right! Thanks for sorting that out there. I was confused, see.

  11. 40 Haylee October 13, 2015 at 15:51

    Sneaky, I like your style. Always good to faze your foes with a bit of scent throwing in wrong directions! Although, I bet if they were cherry cookies, they wouldn’t be stale. Maybe that’s what’s locked in the second drawer – the perfect cherry cookie recipe.

    • 41 Professor VJ Duke October 13, 2015 at 20:00

      *laughs* You know me so well! If they were cherry, I’d have eaten them all so fast, you wouldn’t believe it. Sneaky. I’m rather sneaky. It’s a great skill of mine, see. Every so often, that is.

      The perfect cherry cookie recipe… I wish! Do you have one?

      • 42 Haylee October 13, 2015 at 20:50

        Alas, no. Oatmeal and raisin. Or chewy, gooey Dobbies… Of course, having never made them, I could indeed have the perfect recipe and not know it. I feel you have thrown me a challenge!

      • 43 Professor VJ Duke October 14, 2015 at 12:39

        Ooo, yes! It’s a challenge. And you must send me a whole dozen when you find the perfect one. *hopeful*

      • 44 Haylee October 14, 2015 at 15:05

        It’s a deal – though I imagine they may end up a little stale after sitting at customs, which will end up skewing your cookie review. You may just have to take my word for them being delicious…

      • 45 Professor VJ Duke October 14, 2015 at 19:41

        I could do that, too. As long as they came with a picture, of course.

  12. 46 FictionFan October 13, 2015 at 15:27

    The real mystery is why anyone would leave biscuits in a drawer for so long that they’d get stale. *baffled face*

    • 47 Professor VJ Duke October 13, 2015 at 19:59

      Almond cookies, see. No one eats those things. Not even the bugs!

  13. 48 Susan P October 13, 2015 at 14:50

    Suppose the whole herd of cops show up? Did you think of that? What if he put a thingamabob that sends them information from your desk? Did you check? Alas, I suspect not.

    • 49 Professor VJ Duke October 13, 2015 at 19:59

      *mouth drops* Do you suppose he might return? Well, that’s what you and George are for. You’re my reinforcements see.

      • 50 Susan P October 13, 2015 at 20:30

        George laughed. He thinks you are hilarious.

      • 51 Professor VJ Duke October 14, 2015 at 12:37

        Tell him I’m supposed to be vicious.

      • 52 Susan P October 14, 2015 at 15:11

        He said you ain’t seen vicious until you have been mating season.

      • 53 Professor VJ Duke October 14, 2015 at 19:41

        Hey now! Are they vicious when they mate, cats?

      • 54 Susan P October 14, 2015 at 21:26

        They can be. There is a great deal of caterwauling.

      • 55 Professor VJ Duke October 20, 2015 at 12:23

        Now…what is that?

      • 56 Susan P October 20, 2015 at 13:49

        http://www.thefreedictionary.com/caterwauling

      • 57 Professor VJ Duke October 21, 2015 at 12:28

        Aha! I see now. Thanks muches.

      • 58 Susan P October 21, 2015 at 12:53

        But did you hear it?

      • 59 Professor VJ Duke October 21, 2015 at 19:19

        Oh yeah. I know what it was.

      • 60 Susan P October 21, 2015 at 23:53

        But did you see it?

      • 61 Professor VJ Duke October 22, 2015 at 13:55

        No…did you?

      • 62 Susan P October 22, 2015 at 17:44

        I may or may not have seen it.

      • 63 Professor VJ Duke October 23, 2015 at 02:40

        Oh that’s helpful!

      • 64 Susan P October 24, 2015 at 00:24

        Thank you for your kind words.

      • 65 Professor VJ Duke October 24, 2015 at 20:23

        *bows*

      • 66 Susan P October 24, 2015 at 20:42

        What should I do with the bow? I don’t usually wear bows in my hair.

      • 67 Professor VJ Duke October 26, 2015 at 20:16

        If it’s pink, throw it away.

      • 68 Susan P October 27, 2015 at 00:10

        Save it to wrap Christmas presents. Or you could sneak up on Manlyman when he is asleep and tie it in his hair.

  14. 69 Heartafire October 13, 2015 at 14:09

    I was expecting something different. The desk, more a solid mahogany with pictures of family hugs and an old calculator. Seems more professorish. Though you test me, I will be waiting with…some kind of breath for the conclusion to this mystery professor. Have a wonderful day, stay out of Spain, I hear there is a mass exodus.

    • 70 Professor VJ Duke October 13, 2015 at 19:58

      Yes, yes. Quite right. I shall stay out of Spain. But…family hugs? That’s not possible, see.

      • 71 Heartafire October 13, 2015 at 21:56

        I don’t really go for family hugs, I am an orpan with no siblings. You have a way of digging out the truth.

      • 72 Professor VJ Duke October 14, 2015 at 12:41

        *laughing* I maybe believe this about half way, see.

      • 73 Heartafire October 14, 2015 at 14:08

        You don’t trust me. Sup?

      • 74 Professor VJ Duke October 14, 2015 at 19:39

        *laughs* Good use of the word there. Okay, I trust you!

      • 75 Heartafire October 14, 2015 at 19:49

        Good, I don’t want to lose all my credibility with you. Do I have any?

  15. 76 RaineFairy October 13, 2015 at 14:00

    HAHAHA!!! Really smart!

    • 77 Professor VJ Duke October 13, 2015 at 19:58

      Do you suppose he’ll like the stale cookies?

      • 78 RaineFairy October 14, 2015 at 03:39

        Not sure about that. But I’m telling you, the story has not ended. He’ll be back, for sure! :)

      • 79 Professor VJ Duke October 14, 2015 at 12:41

        Oh rats. I must go into hiding, then, huh?

      • 80 RaineFairy October 14, 2015 at 13:45

        Or you can always give another box of stale almond cookies! HAHAHA!

      • 81 Professor VJ Duke October 14, 2015 at 19:39

        *laughing lots* I could! That was effective, you must admit.

  16. 82 PorterGirl October 13, 2015 at 13:35

    ‘Quick as a bugger out of Spain’ – that quick, huh? *laughing so much* This is a great phrase, I must use it more often, I think. The police are absolute buggers for running off with food, don’t you know. I am pleased the cookies were stale. I must tell you – cookies don’t get a chance to get stale when I am about! But what is in the second drawer? I am intrigued once again!

    • 83 Professor VJ Duke October 13, 2015 at 19:58

      *laughing* Buggers coming out of Spain must be quick; otherwise it wouldn’t sound so good, I think!

      Not even almond cookies? You might not touch those things, see. Well…in the other drawer is what they wanted, see.

      • 84 PorterGirl October 13, 2015 at 20:22

        You make a very good point, Professor. I hadn’t thouht of it such.
        I would eat up those almond cookies! I am not prejudiced against any cookie. Except maybe cabbage cookies. Pah!
        Yes indeed – I bet there is something really cool in there. Like shower gel.

      • 85 Professor VJ Duke October 14, 2015 at 12:37

        Cabbage cookies?! Please tell me they don’t exist! *gags and dies*

        *laughs* Shower gel! Cherry shower gel. Now that is something. But no…

      • 86 PorterGirl October 14, 2015 at 18:16

        I really hope they don’t! If I see one, I shall burn it. Please do try not to die.
        If not that, then what? I am so excited, the sudden!

      • 87 Professor VJ Duke October 14, 2015 at 19:50

        If I see one and eat one, I will die. Any human would, see.

        *laughs* It’s not that cool.

      • 88 PorterGirl October 15, 2015 at 07:29

        I know I would. It sounds like a beastly thing.
        Oh! But I bet it is a little bit cool.

      • 89 Professor VJ Duke October 20, 2015 at 12:29

        *shudders* I will have nightmares.

        Okay…it’s an iron gauntlet. FEF made me get one.

      • 90 PorterGirl October 20, 2015 at 13:29

        Sounds very useful to me, she is s smart lady.

      • 91 Professor VJ Duke October 21, 2015 at 12:26

        I want to punch something with it.

      • 92 PorterGirl October 21, 2015 at 13:31

        Good plan. Maybe a swamp-donkey! *laughs*

      • 93 Professor VJ Duke October 21, 2015 at 19:23

        Julia!!

      • 94 PorterGirl October 21, 2015 at 19:35

        Yes!!

      • 95 Professor VJ Duke October 22, 2015 at 13:48

        Haha.

  17. 96 desertdweller29 October 13, 2015 at 13:33

    I’m keeping almond cookies in my glove box from now on. When I get pulled over for my speeding (I speed, you know), I’m confident I’ll get out of it.

    • 97 Professor VJ Duke October 13, 2015 at 19:57

      But make sure they’re not stale. You speed? Why, DD…I had no idea! I might’ve guessed it. Out there in the desert with flat roads and all…would be tempting.

  18. 98 walt walker October 13, 2015 at 13:24

    Next time I get pulled over I’m going to see if I can’t ask the officer to take it back.

    • 99 Professor VJ Duke October 13, 2015 at 19:56

      Just flutter your eyelashes at him. I hear this sort of thing works.

      • 100 walt walker October 13, 2015 at 20:41

        Good tip. I’ll try it.

      • 101 Professor VJ Duke October 14, 2015 at 12:38

        Let me know what happens, please. You may want to try it with Dick.

  19. 102 L. Marie October 13, 2015 at 13:23

    Well, that made me laugh out loud! I’m picturing the police officer chortling to himself. Perhaps after discovering his disappointment, he’ll console himself with a stale cookie. Good work, Professor! Glad he took back his arrest too.

    Now, tell us more about that picture of Hector. :-) He’s one of my favorites. He was definitely the best aspect of the movie TROY.

    • 103 Professor VJ Duke October 13, 2015 at 19:55

      *laughs* I did get him goodly good! I hope he gives LO a cookie, too. And this professor hopes she chokes on them, I say.

      Wasn’t he? So cool. And the nicest chap, too. Too bad he had to die, huh?

      • 104 L. Marie October 14, 2015 at 14:00

        Sad but true. Oh Hector. I mourn for you!

      • 105 Professor VJ Duke October 14, 2015 at 19:39

        Me too. In the PL version, he never died, of course, since I was there. I saved him, see.


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