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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Ryan’s Rules

imageBefore Elmore’s Ten Rules of Writing, there were Frank Ryan’s ten rules for success and happiness in armed robbery “written in blue ink on ten different cocktail napkins…”

From Swag:

1. Always be polite on the job, say please and thank you.
2. Never say more than is necessary.
3. Never call your partner by name – unless you use a made-up name.
4. Dress well. Never look suspicious or like a bum.
5. Never use your own car. (Details to come.)
6. Never count the take in the car.
7. Never flash money in a bar or with women.
8. Never go back to an old bar or hangout once you have moved up.
9. Never tell anyone your business. Never tell a junkie even your name.
10. Never associate with people known to be in crime.


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