I looked over at him a bit curiously, and asked, "What's so funny?"
He couldn't speak. He kept trying to talk, but he'd get a word or two out and then double over laughing so hard he choked.
"Come on," I yelled, "what the hell are you laughing at?"
Finally, he told me. He had just received an email letting him know that the alumni from his old high school are having a Wine Tasting event as a benefit for the school.
Now, that, of course, in itself, is not so funny, and is really quite a nice gesture.
Until you find out that the Wine Tasting event is to benefit the annual "Alcohol-Free Graduation Party."
Apparently, the alumni committee members failed "Appropriateness 101."