So, just in case one of you dear readers find yourself plagued by a person that may be a lycanthrope (werewolf for you of lesser vocabulary skills), there is no need to fear. There are ways of telling if that creepy coworker is licking his chops in anticipation of making you into a midnight snack.
1. The unibrow - this is a sure fire way to tell. Look out for those who shave the middle part.
2. Fur on the inside of their skin - a bit harder to tell. A Roman platoon suspected one of their own as a werewolf and used this technique to discover the truth. After they ripped his skin off and found no fur, well, he was forgiven.
3. Forget the whole moon thing - that was added in movies. True werewolves do not have to wait for the moon.
4. The ring finger - is longer than the middle finger.
5. Excessive thirst - maybe coming for the idea that dogs and wolves pant because they are always thirsty.
6. Obsession with walking through graveyards - I bet Poe was one. He even proposed to a woman in the graveyard. One theory is that he died of rabies perhaps from being bitten by a rabid bat in a graveyard.
7. Foul smell - werewolves have extra seat glands. Be alert for a smell of hay and horse manure.
8. Check the pee pee - yep, werewolves have urine that is a deep purple. However, scoping out the color of someone's urine in a public bathroom could result in problems other than the wolf kind. Use this technique with caution.
9. The Mark of the Werewolf - the dead give away. If someone has a pentagon on their palm, break out the silver weapons IMMEDIATELY!
10. Shoot him/her with a silver bullet - if he/she dies, probably a werewolf.
Side note, if you are out of silver weapons and are being chased by a werewolf, always drop things.Werewolves must stop and pick them up before continuing the chase. Can anyone say, OCD? That's why I always have a pocketful of rice wherever I go. It works for vampires too.
O.K. people - be safe out there!