Today, my top middle school tenor player got his horn back from the shop. The director also informed me that the kid had named his good horn “Rupert,” which I don’t think he had ever told me.
ME: So you named your horn Rupert, huh?
KID: I did!
ME: So did your temporary horn have a name too?
KID: Yes…it’s Barbara.
ME: Why’s that?
KID: The horn is really old, so I was looking for an old person name for it.
ME: I’ll be sure and tell my mom you said that.
KID: *looks embarrassed*
ME: Don’t worry, I won’t actually tell her.
KID: Thank you.