Paula, speaking of bagpipes. When at CSUN a few years back, a friend of mine from Scotland had brought along his pipes. Unfortunately, he couldn't find a place they would let him perform, so he came to my hotel room one night. You really haven't heard loud until you have listened to a set of bag pipes in a 15 by 15 size room. About 3 minutes into the playing we heard a hard banging on the door. Oh dear! I thought, we are in trouble now. The person burst into the room and seeing that there was wall to wall people he simply asked, "Hey! Would you guys mind leaving the door open?" Neal -----Original Message----- From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Paula Waby Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2006 3:47 AM To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bct] Re: Noisy restaurants and noise in general While I hate loud music I make an exception for bagpipes. Coming from Dunedin which is full of Scottish settlers and described as the Edinburgh of the south, I'd have to like them. We were having a Christmas function a couple of years ago when suddenly the door burst open and these bagpipes started playing. Apparently un-be-known to us the pipe band was having their Christmas function at the next table. Most of us loved it but we did have one bagpipe hater among us who shuddered throughout. Un-be-known is a true word, isn't it? When I write it with no hyphens Jaws butchers it. Cheers Paula.