Still there is the lineup of those who might do it. There was Miss Scarlet with the up all night with a candlestick burning at both ends. She was up in the night too many times and has already been eliminated. Will it be Colonel Mustered with the Porto Rican knife, Professor stuck in his thumb and pulled out a Plum with the rope he keeps around his own neck, or Reverend Green with the revolver? Mr. White has worked hard to throw a wrench in the works. Mrs. Peacock took her time joining the board. She needs to get the lead out. I like to have all the pieces on the table before I play. I hope she knows to bring her own, copper pipe. Mrs. Peacock, doesn’t think I suspect her. You know how those peacocky’s can be. I have given more information than I should, but then she doesn’t know anything the rest of the players don’t know, she just doesn’t know that. No clue.
You have met Colonel Mustered in previous posts. Colonel Mustered wears an army Jacket, of course. Colonel Mustered is not very subtle about his sociopathic diagnosis. He suggests I should notify him if I am in a major car accident. He thought a post sent to his Facebook page that read “Is this person still alive because you can’t afford a hit man?” was so funny. He was a sort of hit man for his drug dealing brother growing up. Now his brother is out of the army but, according to Colonel Mustered, a Ranger is always a Ranger. His brother has been told by his military commanders that he may be called upon to assassinate citizens…. Yes, Colonel Mustered has been known to lie. The best liars mix a bit of truth with their lies. I asked him once if he was still, as he said, “the extension of his brother’s fist.”
You have met Professor Plum in previous posts. Professor Plum likes to play games, with funny names. He doesn’t like it when people talk behind his back, or tattle on him. It tends to make him angry and sound a bit unstable. He doesn’t have to worry about Colonel Mustard. Colonel Mustard has got his back. Colonel Mustard likes to suggest I should tattle on my fellow officers over trivial matters; everyone except for his friend Professor Plum. In that case we should really show that as officers we have one another’s back, even if the infraction is a major policy violation.
Mr. White is not Mr. Clean. Supplies are hard to come by. Policies are hard to follow. Dates are hard to track, and schedules just don’t work. Mr. White and Miss Scarlett seem to have so much in common. I invited Mr. White early on to read my blog so that he would know the rules of the game, and I invited Mr. White to read his post orders so that he would know the rules of the game. I invited Mr. White to take responsibility and be an ethical and skilled player. He wouldn’t want to be accused of something he didn’t do. Mr. White has concerns and resigned. He may have been smart enough to eliminate himself as a suspect.
We will call Reverend Green, Reverend Green, because he is confident that he knows who is good, who is evil, who needs to be tattled on, and who should tattle. Revered Green has a German name, but he is Polish. His Polish grandfather fought in World War II. After receiving a war injury his grandfather lost the memory of his Polish name and believed he had a German name. To make things easier on him they changed his name legally to the name he believed was his. Reverend Green is missing the tip of one of his fingers. It is his understanding that among coworkers “snitches get stitches.” Reverend Green and Professor Plum are not on speaking terms. Reverend Green finds all sorts of trivial ways that Professor Plum is lacking and he seems to think I should be equally concerned with Professor Plums trivial lacking. Reverend Green feels that others, like me for instance, should notify Professor Plum that he is lacking in vigilance concerning trivial matters. For someone so concerned with recognizing that “snitches get stitches” Reverend Green is certainly “cruisin for a bruisin.’” Reverend Green claims to be, not just an advanced EMT, but an EMT who could stick an IV in while riding in an ambulance and he knows about medications that I don’t believe an EMT has any business administering.
These players have all played important roles in a game that is quickly coming to an end. Stay tuned and see if you can guess who woulda done it!