A homeless man's funeral

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    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.


    I 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
     
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    :lol:

    Tell me that wasn't a true story..
     
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    Not sure that I can.
     
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    Its kind of right on the point.

    So many now hate their fellow human beings and treat them like the contents of a septic tank.
     
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    I'm not surprised you relate to that story, you're full of shit.
     
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    Oh gosh. Can't you guys take this elsewhere?

    That was one funny story!
     
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    Yea, it was. And, so was my response to the idiot one. :lol::lol:
     
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    It was funny to some extent but it also made me sad.

    I was actually buying it for a minute and then with the punch line I was tossed right back into how uncaring people are for each other in this country.
     
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    It's a fucking JOKE, you idiot. Can't you just enjoy the comedy without your stupid social commentary?
     

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