Student: I need to get a new folder, because mine is falling apart [it was barely starting to tear at the top in the middle].
Me: That's not too bad. I have a student who has two halves of his folder. Sometimes he forgets one...
Student: Oh, that's pretty bad.
Me: Yeah...he's kind of forgetful...
Student: One time I lost a shoe at track practice.
Me: Did you leave it there, or did it come off?
Student: Well...I was running, and then I looked down and realized it wasn't there. I'm not sure if I forgot to put it on or if it came off and I just didn't notice...
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.