One of my beginning students had a problem with his spit valve I sort of fixed last week. Then this week...:
Beginning baritone student: Mr. Baumgartner, do you know what the prizes are at the end of the year for Band Bucks? Will there be an iPad?
Me: I don't know; I doubt it.
Student: Oh, oh, oh, I got it! This would be way better – will there be [a spit valve]???
In his universe, a spit valve>iPad.
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.