My daughter has a friend who happens to be male and black. He introduced himself to me by shaking my hand and telling me he is “Emma’s black friend.”
A few months later, he sent me a friend request on Facebook.
My Facebook page consists of a lot of reposts of articles from The Onion. I “like” several British comedies, Monty Python, Mel Brooks — you name the quirky and I probably like it. I also tend toward dry and sarcastic in my sense of humor.
Emma’s black friend seems to not have quite picked up on that, based on an exchange we had last week:
He posted, “technically an orgy requires 6ppl. ‘wait how do u know that?'”
That is a quote from an episode of Two and a Half Men. I commented that he is not allowed around my daughter anymore. It was meant to be funny. I thought it was obvious. He posted on Emma’s wall that he thought I didn’t like him anymore.
I felt pretty awful about that.
But how do you ever not like someone when your first impression is that introduction?