*student walks in with a P-bone [plastic trombone]*
Me: ...why...? [<--my first words to him today]
Student: I'm so sorry. I don't want this either.
Me: I just realized I can see all the way down the bell to the tuning slide. It's a little unsettling.
Student: It's such a horrible instrument.
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.