Is he Bond, James Bond?
October 7, 2011 8:03 PM Subscribe
One of my relatives has a secret military and/or intelligence job. Help me deduce what he does?
posted by BlahLaLa to Grab Bag (20 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
So I've got this family member who has some sort of secret military and/or intelligence job, which he's had for years. We don't talk about it with him, but sometimes behind his back we like to speculate on what exactly he might do. Here are the clues we have:
-- He lives in Las Vegas.
-- Every morning he goes to the Las Vegas airport and gets into a plane and flies out to....well, we don't know where. Somewhere that's close enough for him to go and come back every day.
-- He's not actually in the military, at least not that we know of.
-- He's been doing this for quite a while, and the flying back & forth routine dates back years. At the very least, before 9/11.
-- He's in his 50s, if that matters.
-- He's a very intelligent guy, and very low key. He does not have any typical military-esque aura about him. If anything, I would describe him as aggressively bland.
-- Just based on the little I know, I understand that he's not working with his hands or anything particularly physical. For instance, he's not repairing plane engines.
I know we can't actually answer this question, but do you have any fact-based ideas about what it could be? (I do understand that he could be a janitor at an air force base, or flying drones, or harvesting alien organs at Area 51.) What sorts of bases are within a reasonable distance from Las Vegas? Are there non-military bases that house things like the CIA or NSA? What happens at these bases?
And lastly, let me just say that I think the whole thing is legit. I.E. it's not that he's some sort of braggadocio guy taunting us with his mystery job. I had known him for 20+ years before I heard a whisper of this from a different relative. This guy never says a peep about anything.