A few months ago I finally met a friend of a friend - we'll call him 'Graham'...
I have heard plenty stories from Edwin & Alan for years about Graham.
Naturally, we got on famously almost from the instant we met.
Over drinks we had a jousting tete-a-tete as he's sharp witted - like me!
We have since stayed in touch through emails and (mostly) text messages.
I guess I should mention at this point that he's African-American.
When we went to exchange our contact info I asked him for his last name.
Graham replied, "Oh, it's Brown."
I quipped, "Really? Brown? You couldn't go all the way and just be Black?"
I held my breath wondering if I had gone a bridge too far...
Graham burst out laughing, "You are soooo stupid. You better keep in touch."