years ago, I was representing a family of gangsters. Make that, 'They
allegedly had ties to organized crime,' ... The boy who I was
representing is explaining he had this affair: when his wife was away,
he brought this woman to his home in Bay Ridge. And his father stood up
and slapped the boy’s face and said, 'Certain things you don't do.' So
even amongst lowlifes there is some kind of code."
-- New York divorce lawyer Raoul Felder, in The New York Times' Joyce Walder's exhaustively-reported story on why if you're going to have an affair, you'd better not do it in the marital bed
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