Two friends, an Italian boy and a Jewish boy, come of age at the same time.
The Italian boy's father presents him with a brand-new pistol. On the other
side of town, at his Bar Mitzvah, the Jewish boy receives a beautiful gold
The next day, in school, the two boys are showing each other what
they got. It turns out that each boy likes the other's present better, and
so they trade.
That night, the Italian boy is at home and his father sees him
looking at his new watch. "Where did you getta thatta watch?" he asks.
The boy explains the trade, and the father blows his top. "Whatta
you? Stupidda boy? Whatsa matta you!"
"Somma day, you maybe gonna getta married. Then maybe somma day
you gonna comma home and finda you wife inna bed with another man. Whatta
you gonna do then? Looka atta you watch and say, `How longa you gonna be?'"