A Mafia godfather
A Mafia godfather finds out that his bookkeeper has embezzled $10 million from him. This bookkeeper is deaf. It was considered an occupational benefit, and why he got the job in the first place, since it was assumed that a deaf bookkeeper would not be able to hear anything he would ever have to testify about in court.
When the godfather goes to shake down the bookkeeper about his missing $10 million, he brings along his lawyer, who knows sign language. The godfather asks the bookkeeper, ‘Where is the 10 million bucks you embezzled from me?’
The lawyer, using sign language, asks the bookkeeper where the $10 million is hidden.
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 about.’
That is when the godfather pulls out a 9mm pistol, puts it to the bookkeeper’s temple, cocks it, and says, ‘Ask him again!’
The lawyer signs to the underling, ‘He’ll kill you for sure 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 lawyer, ‘Well, what’d he say?’
The lawyer replies, ‘He says you don’t have the guts to pull the trigger.’