- Sit in a straight, comfortable chair in a well-lighted place with plenty of freshly sharpened pencils.
- Read over the assignment carefully, to make certain you understand it.
- Walk down to the vending machines and buy some coffee to help you concentrate.
- Stop off at another floor on the way back and visit with your friend from class. If your friend hasn’t started the paper yet either, you can both walk to McDonalds and buy a hamburger to help you concentrate. If your friend shows you his paper, typed, double-spaced, and bound in one of those irritating see-through plastic folders, drop him.
The Mafia was looking for a new person to make weekly collections from all the private businesses that they were “protecting.”
Trying to avoid legal implications, they decided to hire a deaf person for this job, thinking that if he were to get caught, the police wouldn’t be able to extricate any information from him.