A young man called me and asked if I could play the pipes on a certain date at a downtown bank. I told him I could.

I asked what occasion the request was for and he answered he wanted me to play while he asked a woman for a date. At first, I was shocked and not sure what to say.

He explained further that he was a long time customer at the bank and was told by one of the employees that a fellow employee thought he was cute.

So he asked me what would be a good song for this day. I suggested the song “Skye Boat”, the theme from the show Outlander.

The day came. We met in the parking lot and I stood under a large tree. Before he entered the bank, he told me he would ask her to step out of the bank, and when they did, I was to start playing.

I could only think, “What if she would not leave the bank?” Well, she did come out. I played. She cried (tears of joy).

Yes, she accepted his request for the date.

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