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NCIS Gibbs Rules

Submitted by on January 1, 2015 – 8:52 pm | 1,088 views


Special thanks to all those on the interwebs who collected the list. I just wanted to keep track of them closer to me to make sure that I have easy access to them. I’ve also included some Jinisms…rules from one of my coworkers who gives my kids “advice.”

I’m putting this under Tools. If you have other rules to live by, please send them my way.

The Rules

Rule 1: “Never let suspects stay together.”
Rule 1: “Never screw over your partner.”
Rule 2: “Always wear gloves at a crime scene.”
Rule 3: “Don’t believe what you’re told. Double check.”
Rule 3: “Never be unreachable.”
Rule 4: “The best way to keep a secret? Keep it to yourself. Second best? Tell one other person – if you must. There is no third best.”
Rule 5: “You don’t waste good.”
Rule 6: “Never say you’re sorry. It’s a sign of weakness.”
Rule 7: “Always be specific when you lie.”
Rule 8: “Never take anything for granted.”
Rule 9: “Never go anywhere without a knife.”
Rule 10: “Never get personally involved in a case.”
Rule 11: “When the job is done, walk away.”
Rule 12: “Never date a co-worker.”
Rule 13: “Never, ever involve lawyers.”
Rule 14: “Bend the line, don’t break it.”
Rule 15: “Always work as a team.”
Rule 16: “If someone thinks they have the upper hand, break it.”
Rule 18: “It’s better to seek forgiveness than ask permission.”
Rule 22: “Never ever bother Gibbs in interrogation.”
Rule 23: “Never mess with a Marine’s coffee… if you want to live.”
Rule 27: “There are two ways to follow someone. First way, they never notice you. Second way, they only notice you.”
Rule 35: “Always watch the watchers.”
Rule 36: “If you feel like you are being played, you probably are.”
Rule 38: “Your case, your lead.”
Rule 39: “There is no such thing as coincidence.”
Rule 40: “If it seems like someone is out to get you, they are.”
Rule 42: “Never accept an apology from someone who just sucker punched you.”
Rule 44: “First things first, hide the women and children.”
Rule 45: “Clean up the mess that you make.”
Rule 51: “Sometimes you’re wrong.”
Rule 69: “Never trust a woman who doesn’t trust her man.” – revealed in Devil’s Triangle (episode).

Laws of Jin Park (Jinisms)
Rule 1: Don’t date a girl that can bench press more than you can.
Rule 2: Don’t eat anything that can taste you back.
Rule 3: You cannot just play the drums, you must play something else.
Rule 4: Don’t go out with people that hunt for sport.
Rule 5: Don’t go out with someone that enjoys going to gun ranges.
Rule 6: Don’t date people with more facial hair than you.
Rule 7: If you worry too much you get old; if you don’t worry enough, you’ll get broke.
Rule 8: Don’t date a girl that smokes.
Rule 9: Sometimes all the education in the world is no match for a little common sense.

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