Found Out

On the night of My Elly’s wedding to George I thought I saw a ‘Gate-Crasher’ sloping about. Well now I know my hunch was correct. It was a little old lady biddy swathed in a shawl. At one point she was down the hallway looking closely at the room next to the Bridal Suite. I was going to ask if she needed help, but decided all the Toy-boys were waiting to trip the light fantastic with me, so I left her to her own devices.

Now not alone do I know she was an intruder but I have evidence of her identity! She admitted it on the internet! Yes she was talking about it on her Blog. It was Granny! She is a Spy! Maybe Grandad put her up to it. So how did she manage it? I know how. It was the mirror.

So how do I know? I have a friend who is a policewoman, she travels all over the US speaking at seminars for business women; she passed this information on to me.

“When you visit toilets, bathrooms, hotel rooms, changing rooms, etc., do you know for sure that the seemingly ordinary mirror hanging on the wall is a real mirror, or actually a 2-way mirror (i.e., they can see you, but you can’t see them)?

There have been many cases of people installing 2-way mirrors in female changing rooms. It is very difficult to positively identify the surface by just looking at it.

So, how do we determine with any amount of certainty what type of mirror we are looking at? Just conduct this simple test:

Place the tip of your fingernail against the reflective surface and if there is a GAP between your fingernail and the image of the nail, then it is a GENUINE mirror.

However, if your fingernail DIRECTLY TOUCHES the image of your nail, then BEWARE, FOR IT IS a 2-WAY MIRROR!”

Now I realise that I should have warned my Elly, but the list of ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ I have given her over the years is as long as the M50.

So now that the horse has bolted Remember:

“No Space, Leave the Place”
Every time you see a Mirror, do the “fingernail test.” It doesn’t cost you anything.

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7 thoughts on “Found Out

  1. Now that they are putting CCTVs everywhere, we can’t get a bit of privacy at all. Mind you, I still manage to get the odd packet of sausages into me bag in Spar.

  2. Grannymar,

    Thanks for the tip on the 2 way mirrors, but actually, I don’t need it. Nobody has ever put me in a room with that type of mirror.EVER!!! In fact, we recently had a Peeping Tom in our neighborhood and the other night he banged on my window and begged me to pull the shades DOWN.

  3. This information is music to my paranoid ears (I read it out loud!). Every time I see a crack in the ceiling of a hotel room I have to drag a chair over to investigate whether or not it’s hiding a camera. The mirror thing had me baffled, but now I’m happy 🙂

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