Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Piper at the Pump

Piper at the PumpOn Sunday evening, I was fortunate enough to be gassing up at the same time as this gentleman, dressed for an evening playing bagpipes at a St. Patrick's Day gathering downtown.

I greeted him with, "It takes a real man to wear a bonnie kilt!" in my best fake Scots brogue. He smiled and said, "Irish, actually," and explained about the bagpipes. Afterwards, I realized that the kilt was not a tartan, and my friend Tim pointed out that with the orange kilt, he was dressed as an Ulsterman, an Irish Protestant.

In any event, I thought he looked great, and he kindly agreed to pose for a few photos. I rather liked this "Piper at the Pump" shot.

... and a happy St. Patrick's Day to all, green or orange!

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