As an old Italian Mafia Don lay dying he called his grandson to his bed.

“Grandson, I want you to listen to me. I want for you to take my chrome plated .38 revolver so you will always remember me.”

“But,” whined the grandson, “I really don’t like guns, Grandpa. How about leaving me your Rolex watch instead.”

“You listen to me,” responded the Don. “Some day you are going to be running the business. You are going to have a beautiful wife, lots of money, a big home and maybe a couple of bambino. Some day you are going to come home and maybe find your wife in bed with another man. What are you going to do then? Point to you watch and say, ‘Times up?'”

Vocabulary Help

  • couple – dois, casal
  • die – morrer
  • grandson – neto
  • gun – arma, revólver
  • Mafia don – chefão da máfia
  • remember – lembrar
  • time is up – acabou o tempo