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Why I like dogs more than most people

December 17, 2009 at 2:13 AM


I received a phone call 3 hours ago from some irate mother whose son's violin had broken yesterday and he had a church performance tonight. Now, mind you he is NOT even one of my students.

She wanted to borrow a violin. I told her that I really had nothing to loan out, whereupon she barked "You mean to tell me you have no violin at all?" Sure, I do...several, but none that I would be willing to loan out. I do not loan instruments...She called me a jerk and slammed down the phone.

Now, what's wrong with this picure???


From Anne-Marie Proulx
Posted on December 17, 2009 at 4:34 AM

Cool a dog lover!  Really, I agree some dogs are better raised up than many humankinds...


From Tom Holzman
Posted on December 17, 2009 at 8:02 PM

What a story!  Maybe you need to switch to an unlisted phone number.  How did she get yours?  She is certainly presumptuous. 

From Karen Allendoerfer
Posted on December 18, 2009 at 3:54 PM

Oh my!  I feel terrible for the kid, whose mother is behaving so badly.  Holiday stress certainly doesn't bring out the best in people . . .

Do you know this woman otherwise?  I hope she apologizes!

From Tobias Seyb
Posted on December 19, 2009 at 5:48 PM

I wonder what she would have said if you'd have suggested to loan her a violin in exchange for her notebook or her husband's car...

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