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Episode 66 • Death

66

It's a matter of life or death

Dig your own grave

Sleep with the fishes

Have one foot in the grave

Be food for worms

Story

Wife: Hello?
Don Vito: Hello. I’d like to speak to Mr. Branzini, please.
Wife: Oh, I’m sorry, I’m afraid he’s busy at the moment, do you want me to-
Don Vito: I said I need to speak to Mr. Branzini, alright? Tell him it’s a matter of life or death.
Wife: Uh- Alright. Tony? Tony! [mumbling)]
Tony: Hello?
Don Vito: Hello, Tony. You know who I am, right?
Tony: I- Yeah, of course I know, sir. Listen, I-
Don Vito: My men have told me you’ve borrowed some money from me but you haven’t returned it yet. And that’s a problem, my friend.
Tony: I- I know, sir. It’s just, you know. The business isn’t going well, plus we just had a kid and-
You listen to me well, Tony, you’re digging your own grave here… You know what I mean. I’m a good man but I don’t like it when people disrespect me… If you don’t pay me back, I’ll have to tell my men to do something about it. You know… I’d told your friend Ricardo the same thing. Guess what? He didn’t listen to me and now he’s sleeping with the fishes.
Tony: I know- I know… Listen, just give me two months… I promise I-
Don Vito: Tony, listen to me. You’ve got one foot in the grave… you’re running out of time… You’ve got two weeks to pay me back unless you want to be food for worms.
[Phone clicks]

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