A young preacher was asked by the local funeral director to hald a graveside burial service at a small local cemetery for someone with no family or friends. The preacher started out early but quickly got himself lost, making several worong turns. Eventually, a half-hour late he saw a backhoe and its crew, but the hearse was nowhere in sight, and the workmen were eating lunch. The diligent young pastor went to the grave and found the vault lid already in place. Taking out his book he read the service. Feeling guilty because of his tardiness, he preached an impassioned and lengthly service, sending the deceased to the great beyond in great style. As the pastor was returning to his car, he over heard one of the workmen say: Well, if that don't beat all. I ain't ever seed anything like that in all of the 20 years I've been puttin' in septic tanks!"