your uncle was not chief of detectives obviously
That was my cousin who was Chief of Detectives for the County.
And the remark I made was just a joke.
Funny story, though. I'm playing golf one day with three other singles. My regular group had played earlier.
One of the guys looked very familiar...and I suggested we may have played once before, but it turned out he played most of his golf elsewhere, so it was unlikely.
After a few holes while waiting for the group in front of us to clear...we all got to talking about jobs. One of the guys said, "I'm a pharmacist." Me, being a wiseass, put a big smile on my face and says, "Oh...I used to be a pharmacist of a sort back in the day."
We all laughed...and the next guy (the one I thought looked familiar) says, "Well, maybe that's how we met. I'm a judge."
I almost **** my pants...and went to great lengths to explain that I had just been joking. But from that point on in the round, I called him Your Honor or Judge rather than use his first name.
When I got home, I Googled his name (he had given me his whole name when he introduced himself and I remembered it). Sure enough, he was a judge...and the appellate level!
Gotta be careful with the jokes...and where you tell 'em.