Not so uncommon this far.
Their expectations were to take their bagpipes on holiday over the New Year, this year 2013, and entertain all the other holiday makers ??????
After explaining that, in my experience, they would be looking between 6 - 12 months to get the correct techniques on the practice chanter, which they did not want to purchase, to only then another 6 months to play the learned tunes on the Bagpipes. I also explained to expect a minimum practice time of around 20 - 30 minutes per day, at least 5 days per week.
They decided this was too much and would go to someone who could meet their requirements ?????
Does the Great Highland Bagpipe look that easy to play ????