Not too much time today (or this week!) because we'll be whizzing around preparing for the arrival of our Tabulae Rasae Thibault and working and playing and generally getting that 150% out of our blissfully married lives.
My brother emailed me to say he is coming to Turin in June to see his nephew or niece (yay!). I am quite happy for him because he used to be a bit of a slacker, but he's done pretty well for his GMAT so he's been getting acceptance letters from reasonably good grad schools. I'm really proud of him. As my mum would say - if you've been blessed with brains that you don't use, you're behaving like you don't have any!
I don't have long email conversations with my father. But he does send me some funny email jokes. I thought this one was quite typical of him, so I thought I'd share it with you. He likes sending me lawyer jokes, though I think he's quite happy that I became one.
The Deaf Bookkeeper
A Mafia Godfather finds out that his bookkeeper has screwed him for ten million bucks.
This bookkeeper is deaf, and it was considered an occupational benefit why he got the job in the first place, since it was assumed that a deaf bookkeeper would not be able to hear anything and never have to testify in court.
When the Godfather goes to shakedown the bookkeeper about his missing $10 million bucks, he brings along his attorney, who knows sign language.
The Godfather asks the bookkeeper: "Where is the $10 million bucks you embezzled from me?"
The attorney, using sign language, asks the bookkeeper where the money 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's when the Godfather pulls out a 9 mm pistol, puts it to the bookkeeper's temple, cocks it, and says: Ask him again!"
The attorney 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 attorney: "Well, what'd he say?"
The attorney replies: "He says you don't have the balls to pull the trigger."