OT: Things you thought you'd never say...

Now, with all of our drumcorps backgrounds, this could get very interesting... but what are somethings you've never thought you'd have to say in the course of teaching or teching a drumline?

I'll start... This just happened this last Friday: ";Dude, why did you put the gong in vomit?"; (Trumpet player had blown chunks, and a pit member had unknowingly set one of our gongs in it...)

I'm sure there are WAY better ones than that... What are they!?
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erath:�� I've encountered two cases of Asperger Syndrome in the past 3 years.�� It is definitely out there and will make you wonder if you (as an instructor) are losing your mind.�� For more information on current advancements in autism research, check out the latest Scientific American.�� It is eye-opening.�� Now back to the usual stuff...
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David - thank you for your concern. I have several students with Asperger's and they, of course, come with a huge file, so we know well in advance who we can harass and who's parents will file a lawsuit...

Fortunately, this particular student is a normal red-blooded, absent-minded teenager. No Asperger's. No common sense. Great parents. Talented kid.

Hey, but I liked your story -- it reminded me of that song ";beachfront property in kansas...";

Have a good day!
ER
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erath:  I've encountered two cases of Asperger Syndrome in the past 3 years.�� It is definitely out there and will make you wonder if you (as an instructor) are losing your mind.�� For more information on current advancements in autism research, check out the latest Scientific American.  It is eye-opening.  Now back to the usual stuff...
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A real situation --

Blonde Student: ";Mr. Enete, are we going to the beach in Chattanooga";?
Me: ";No.  What beach are you talking about";?
Blonde Student: ";There are a lot of beaches in Florida.  Isn't Chattanooga in Florida";?
Me: ";No, Chattanooga is in Tennessee.";
Blonde Student: ";Is that near the ocean";?
Me: ";No.";

- David
I have a student who takes what anyone says too literally, so it is a constant source of a laugh for us...

I made a comment a few weeks ago about ";living at the band hall."; Of course, this was just a reference to the long hours we work, but this student took me literally.

He called me on a Saturday afternoon to see if he could come by and pick up his history book. I told him, ";Wesley, I don't have your history book and I'm not at home.";

";Well, I left it at the band hall and you said you live at the band hall.";

If you're wondering if he was just messing with me, you can come hang out with us for a few minutes and see that he definitely IS NOT.
Here's some fun stuff I've had students tell me-

";Why should I need a dot book?  Your job is to tell me my dots.";

";My feet were out of time because the pit was slow";

";I don't want to get my trumpet wet"; (rehearsing in the rain)

";Does the moon get wet when it rains?"; (very serious question....)
"; Why would you wear sandles to a football game?'' This is what I had to ask my quad line at our first football game...Needless to say , they had fun running a mile(barefoot) before we played in the stands.

";You got your stomach stapled yesterday?  ...I'm calling your mom.";

-my response to a 100 pound girl who made up the worst possible excuse why she couldn't march in a parade.  Later she admitted she didn't really know what stomach stapling was for, or that she wouldn't be walking around the next day if she had the surgery.

Me while teaching the pit in the winter - "; Guys.  I would rather watch snow melt than watch that again!";
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