Oh how I dread the flaming I'll receive for this question.
In the DVD by Mark Raffles called Legacy he said that the first thing Nelson Mandela asked after being freed was whether Mark Raffles is still doing his pickpocket act. The point was to demonstrate just how long Raffles has been performing.
It made for a good joke but after thinking about it I began to wonder if there was any truth to it. I'll put my asbestos jacket on, sit back, and watch the responses.