Wednesday, September 07, 2022

Kids Say the Darnedest Things When They Name Their Instruments


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! 
(Brief explanation of why, which isn’t germane to this story, followed)
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.

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