How to backfill a Septic Tank with style!
A bagpiper 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 a remote location in the country.
The bagpiper was not familiar with the area, and got lost. Being a typical man, he didn’t ask for directions. He finally arrived an hour late, and saw the funeral director was already gone, and the hearse was nowhere in sight. There were only the diggers and crew left, and they were eating lunch.
The bagpiper felt badly and apologized to the men for being so late. He then went to the side of the grave and looked down and saw that the vault lid was already in place.
Not knowing what else to do, the bagpiper started to play.
The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. He played out his heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. He played like he never played before for this homeless man. As he played his last song, Amazing Grace, the workers all began to weep.
When the bagpiper finished, he packed up his bagpipes and started for his car with his head hung low and heart full of emotion.
As he opened the door to his car, he heard one of the workers say, “Sweet Mother, I never seen nothin’ like that before and I’ve been putting in septic tanks for over twenty years.”