Here is a conversation I had in the second grade that I have never been able to forget. It explains a lot about me:
Classmate: How many New Kids on the Block tapes do you have?
Joanie: Zero. How many Beethoven tapes do you have?
Classmate: Who’s in Beethoven?
Joanie: Nobody- it’s just Beethoven.
Classmate: What songs does he do?
Joanie: They’re not songs, they’re symphonies.
Classmate: What’s a symphony?
Joanie: It’s longer, and has instruments, played by an orchestra.
Classmate: Oh. Can I borrow your Beethoven tapes?
The next day…
Joanie: Here’s my Beethoven tape with Symphonies 7, 8, and 9.
Classmate: What’s with his hair?
Joanie: I don’t know.
Classmate looks at tape, hands it back to Joanie.
Classmate: I don’t think so. Do you want to borrow my New Kids on the Block tapes?
Joanie: No thanks, I like Beethoven.