A Mafia Godfather finds out that his bookkeeper has
cheated him out of ten million bucks. His bookkeeper
is deaf. That was the reason he got the job in the
first place. It was assumed that a deaf bookkeeper
would not hear anything that he might have to testify
about in court. When the Godfather goes to confront
the bookkeeper about his missing $10 million, he
brings along his attorney, who knows sign language.
The Godfather tells the lawyer "Ask him where the 10
million bucks he embezzled from me is."
The attorney, using sign language, asks the bookkeeper
where the money is. The bookkeeper signs back: "I
don't know what you are talking about."
The attorney tells the Godfather: "He says he doesn't
know what you're talking
The Godfather pulls out a pistol, puts it to the
bookkeeper's temple and says, "Ask him again!"
The attorney signs to the bookkeeper: "He'll kill you
if you don't tell him!"
The bookkeeper signs back: "OK! You win! The money is
in a brown briefcase, buried behind the shed in my
cousin Enzo's backyard in Queens!"
The Godfather asks the attorney: "Well, what'd he say?"
The attorney replies: "He says you don't have the balls to pull the trigger."