Student: I stepped on a nail.
Me: You did what now and why...?
Student: I forgot there was a nail sticking up, so I walked on it.
Me: Oooh boy... I assume you got it taken care of? You didn't just step on the nail then immediately text me, right? 😛
Student: I slapped a bandaid on it and called it good.
Me: ...are you up to date on your tetanus shot, at least?
Student: Wait no, I forgot, I'm an anti-vaxer.
Me: 🙄 Well, good luck getting diseases and stuff.
He's an anti-vaxxer like I'm a flat-earther...
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.