This may not be the correct site for this question but I couldn't find a better alternative.
How do I respond to this kind of question;
So I'd like you to be the pianist for my funeral. Is that ok?
What is the polite way to respond to this if I decide to say yes? Something tells me that replying with:
Of course! I can't wait!
...might just be frowned upon (ok...so REALLY frowned upon), but at the same time I want to be friendly about it. If I just say yes and walk away I might appear to be cold and perhaps not willing to do it.
Is there some thing I could reply with to lighten the mood?
Note that the person requesting my services is by no means about to die (this isn't like a deathbed wish), but is merely, let's say "older" - in good health but in the latter half of life.
EDIT: I am a college student who has known this person for about 15 years. We are not close friends but merely know each other from the fact that we both frequent the same groups.