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Can anyone explain what the whole borrowing the hat thing was about ?


When Tony the Lip borrows the big shot dude's hat, and then pretends to find it ... I must have missed something ... it made no sense to me.

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He was trying to make inroads with a powerful guy.

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He needed somethin 2 keep his head warm

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He "borrowed" the hat because he knew how much it was loved by its owner, and that the owner was wealthy and powerful. Then he "found" the hat, and returned it to its owner, who, being so grateful, paid him, and felt that Tony was trustworthy (wrong!) and that he owed him a favour now.
It was a ruse to ingratiate himself into the big boys club.

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I thought there was more to it than that. Because by losing the hat contributed to the closing of the club and making himself unemployed. It did not seem to do him much good, It was confusing and I thought not a good part of the story.

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That is unknown. I believe the club remodeling was planned. I may be incorrect.

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That makes more sense.

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