The Mafia was looking for a new man to make weekly collections from all the private businesses that they were 'protecting'. Feeling the heat from the police force, they decide to use a deaf person for this job: if he were to get caught, he wouldn't be able to communicate to the police what he was doing. Well, on his first week, the deaf collector picks up over $40, 000. He gets greedy, decides to keep the money and stashes it in a safe place. The Mafia soon realises that their collection is late, and sends some of their hoods after the deaf collector. The hoods find the deaf collector and ask him where the money is. The deaf collector can't communicate with them, so the Mafia drags the guy to a sign language interpreter. The Mafia hood says to the interpreter, "Ask him whereda money is." The interpreter signs, "Where's - the - money?" The deaf man signs back, "I - don't - know - what - you're - talking - about." The interpreter tells the hood, "He says he doesn't know what you're talking about". The hood pulls out a .38 and places it in the ear of the deaf collector. "NOW ask him where the money is." The interpreter signs, "Where - is - the - money?" The deaf man signs back, "The - $40,000 - is - hidden - in - a - tree - stump - in - my - back- yard." The interpreter says to the hood, "He says he still doesn't know what you're talking about, and he doesn't think you have the guts to pull the trigger."