good point :)  i did have a student who won me at some fund raiser auction at a church...it went well until the free ones ran out:)

i guess, being teachers makes us want to try harder to get our points accross, and it only takes one to frustrate the hell out of us - kind of like if 200 people say they love your playing, the one that thinks you suck seems to carry more weight.

i think too that some people just like to argue for arguing sake...some of that is going on in the lobby...while it detracts from the point of topic, it still ends up being educational.

i'm way past being upset or frustrated.  i now find it kind of funny - ha:) - and that's a good thing

my sister's lawyer said it best when he said, "ya can't fix stupid"
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