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18 December 2011 @ 04:54 pm
Oh, the joy of teaching...  
Little guitarist: I can play Titanic without the music now. I'm going to play it at my grandma's funeral.

Me: *getting ready to be sympathetic*

Little guitarist: She's not dead yet.

Me: Ohhh...


Two Yr 3 guitarists: Can we look at your violin, Miss?

Me: As long as you're careful, yes.

Guitarists: *impressed* It looks very old.

Me: It's not really. Sometimes, with new violins, with the good ones, they just make them so they look old.

Guitarists: Is that so people will think they're broken and not steal them?

Me: Um...


Why do they make new violins so they look old? I realise now that I have no idea! And if I ever meet the grandma of that first guitarist I won't know what to say to the poor woman. 'I know what's going to be played at your funeral...' I suppose that's better than 'Are you not dead yet?'

It could be worse. I could be in charge of the Infants' Nativity play.

Current Mood: lazylazy
BflyWbflyw on December 18th, 2011 05:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks for making me smile!
alligator138: Jingle Bellsalligator138 on December 23rd, 2011 04:43 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! I thought these were worth sharing. Keeping a straight face is sometimes hard.
persikay: Doctor puzzledpersikay on December 18th, 2011 05:18 pm (UTC)
alligator138: Jingle Bellsalligator138 on December 23rd, 2011 04:44 pm (UTC)
Aren't they wonderful? *is exceedingly grateful I don't have to live with any of these little darlings* >_
ebonymist: [non-fandom] musicebonymist on December 18th, 2011 09:51 pm (UTC)

I'd guess making the violins look old is to make them have a more classy/classical feel? Or something to that effect. Not sure on that though, just guessing.
alligator138: Jingle Bellsalligator138 on December 23rd, 2011 04:47 pm (UTC)
I think it's because the really valuable ones are genuinely old. The half-decent new ones try to imitate them. The bog-standard new ones have thick, shiny varnish. Try explaining that to an eight-year-old, though. :S