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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000303.txt from 2000/04

Subj: Re: [kl] re: lame excuse
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 23:45:37 -0400

<< Now for a poll -- what is the lamest excuse you private teachers have ever
dealt with, for a student that didn't show up (or some other related
stupidity)? >>

Here's one where the kid DID show up - but without her clarinet! Her
excuse: I left it at home and my mom forgot to bring it when she picked me
up from school. My amazed (and bemused) question: Then why did she bring
you at all? What does she think we're going to do for half an hour? (Mom
had dropped her off and left, so I dragged out my yukky old marching Bundy
and made her take her lesson on that, but it wasn't very productive. This
kid no longer takes lessons. Music was clearly NOT a priority, for parent or
Susan Schwaegler


Well, once, a few years ago (I think I was 12) something disrupted my regular
lesson agenda. Maybe I didn't have my clarinet, maybe I didn't have my
mouthpiece, maybe I hadn't practiced because I had been gone with my church
for a week . . . I can't remember exactly. Anyway, my teacher decided to use
the half-hour to teach me about the art of adjusting reeds--not that it
sounds like this girl had enough dedication to even bother to adjust her

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