In December [see December 8, 2016], one of my beginning students claimed she knew everything about playing trombone, so she should be the teacher. So something along these lines happened:
Me: Ok, well, what are you going to teach me first?
Student: Get me Chipotle.
Me: ...no. That's commanding, not teaching. Teach me something.
Student: Fine. Get me Chick-Fil-A.
Every time she's seen me since then, she has asked where her Chick-Fil-A is.
Then today, things escalated...
*two other students come into room right before her lesson*
Student (to other students): Mr. Baumgartner is going to get all of us Chick-Fil-A!
By the end of the hour, the whole band had heard I was getting them Chick-Fil-A and I had probably 10 students come up to me and ask for their Chick-Fil-A...
I have been teaching music across the Twin Cities since 2011. Along with seeing students grow as musicians and people, one of the joys of teaching is the ridiculous things my students say.