The Bagpiper

Could not resist posting this.  Try to read it to someone else with a straight face.  I could not.


"As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper's cemetery in the Kentucky back country.


"As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost and, being a typical man, I didn't stop for directions.


"I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight. There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch.


"I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late. I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didn't know what else to do, so I started to play.


"The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. Played like I've never played before for this homeless man.


"And as I played 'Amazing Grace,' the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished I packed up my bagpipes and started for my car. Though my head hung low, my heart was full.


"As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, "I never seen nothin' like that before and I've been putting in septic tanks for twenty years."


"Apparently I'm still lost…. it's a man thing."


  1. Jim Hayward Reply

    Thanks for the support, Graham and Atul. Life to to serious to take seriously.
    I wish I had your sense of fun, Graham.

  2. Atul Reply

    Mr. ABC:
    This was a very interesting blog and I really enjoyed it. Without knowing about our company’s history or background, you have in fact embarrassed yourself by posting such a comment. Jim, thanks for posting this and I do look forward to more such blogs.

  3. graham Reply

    To the anonymous commenter, if you have any questions about Pxltd or our expertise we’d be happy to discuss them with you.
    Otherwise, we value Jim’s input on our blog and if once in a while he posts a little humour we’re open to that.
    Lighten up, dude.

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