Knockaround guys in general, and mobbed-up guys in particular, are supposed to carry themselves with a certain decorum and ambiance. This aura is truly supposed to be part of their very ’essence’ and built deep inside their core being. For most of these so-called goodfellas nowadays, nothing could be further from the truth.
What makes a guy a rat? Specifically what makes a guy a mob rat? I mean a tried and true goodfella. You know em, don’t you? Those guys who wanna pride themselves on having had their fingers pinched and their palms burned, but then turn around and become stool pigeons.