A student was going to leave his trombone at the school, because the car was too small (a VW Beetle). I suggested he hold in front of him. A couple days later...
Band director: How did it go bringing the trombone home?
Student: It was scary!
Band director (later, to me): You'd think he was bringing it to Mordor or something...
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.