|I wish this was my family: Nora, Asta, and Nick Charles in The Thin Man (1934).|
Last week was the week from hell. The office was in absolute shambles and my personal life didn't fare any better. To say that I was at the end of my rope by Saturday night is an absolute understatement.
When I found myself at my lowest it occurred to me that there was a simple solution to curb the madness in my life: if I asked myself what Nick and Nora Charles would do, I would be able to put their methods of problem-solving into practice and remedy everything that had gone wrong! Presto! Problem solved!
So, here we go ... what would Nick and Nora do?
- Have a drink (or two, or three),
- throw a dinner party and invite every corrupt, shady character you know,
- escape to the country where you'll be forced to solve a murder by old family acquaintances,
- take the dog for a walk,
- shoot all the baubles off your Christmas tree with an air pistol,
- buy a round of shots at the bar,
- throw a New Year's Eve party and allow all your guests to make long distance calls to their mothers on your land line (and, while you're at it, invite a few newspaper reporters over too),
- knock a few tunes out on your upright piano, and
- if all else fails, have another drink.
Now my next question is, did any of this actually work? Well, I'm going to be completely honest and say that I did none of these things (fail). I don't drink, I hate entertaining, I don't have a dog to take for walkies, and it's not the Holidays. But fear not, what I did do was pop in my copy of THE THIN MAN and spent a couple of hours watching that and man, did that help
The next time you find yourself in a pickle or work is just getting to be too much, ask yourself What would Nick and Nora do? and, chances are, just thinking of all the possible solutions to the madness will put a smile back on that lovely face of yours! I hope I've succeeded in helping you out with this rather frivolous post! Onwards men (and women), ONWARDS!
|Nora Charles (played by the fabulous Myrna Loy) takes a tumble in Shadow Of the Thin Man (1941).|