Year 8 Music class writing a tune out preparatory to playing it... Pupil "I don't get it." Teacher "What don't you get?" Pupil "Wot we af't do." Teacher "Copy the music off the board." Pupil "But I don't get it." Teacher "Copy it. Onto the music page in your book. Copy the letter names under the notes. Do you understand?" Pupil "Yes....but I don't get it." Teacher "There's nothing to get, just copy it out. Is it clear? Can you see it from your desk?" Pupil "Yes...But I don't understand." Teacher "OK. what don't you understand?" Pupil "Wot we af't do." Teacher "Copy. You know what copy means? Even though it has two syllables, it's still quite a short word. You should be able to manage." Pupil "Yes... Do we have to copy it then?" Teacher "Yeees." Pupil "Into our books? In pencil?" Teacher "What do you think?" Pupil "Yes." Teacher "Then do it!" I thought I was remarkably restrained, myself. However, I would not like to have been wearing a blood pressure monitor during this exchange. This is the future of our country.