Basic Trope: Character tells another to stop doing something by mentioning the fact they "haven't" noticed it.
- Straight: Police Officer Bob catches Alice grafitti-painting Charlie's house. He tells her it's a good thing he left his glasses at home and he's going back to get them.
- Exaggerated: Bob never directly warns someone who's doing something wrong.
- Downplayed: ???
- Justified: Bob wants to be able to hide behind Exact Words if questioned.
- Inverted: ???
- Subverted: Bob tells Alice it's a good thing he left his glasses at home...and it turns out he was being completely literal. He's Blind Without 'Em and was afraid he'd lost them somewhere worse.
- Double Subverted: However, once Bob comes back with his glasses, he sees Alice puncturing Dracone's tires and tells her that if he knew who did such a thing, he'd have to write them up.
- Parodied: ???
- Zig-Zagged: ???
- Averted: ???
- Enforced: ???
- Lampshaded:Officer Bob: Alice, it's a good thing I haven't the foggiest who's been responsible for these pranks.Alice: That's an indirect "cut it out", right?
- Invoked: ???
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: ???
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
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