Friend: So what are you doing in band these days?
Jack: Practicing to go to Lake Compounce?
Friend: Oh, for the competition?
me: What competition?
Jack: Yeah, we’re totally going!
me: When is this?
Friend: I heard that after the competition you get free reign of the entire park.
Jack: Cool! I’m totally there!
me: WHAT competition?
Jack: For the school. Aren’t you listening?
me: So, Jack, what is the competition thing in band?
Jack: You totally have to keep your grade above an A to be able to go…
Jack: I think it’s an A minus, or like a 90.
me: Wait, so there’s a competition that your band is entering and do parents get to go?
Jack: Of course!
me: Well then you have to keep your grades up.
Jack: I always get an A in sax mom!
me: Oh it’s not the average grade for all your classes that has to be an A?
Jack: NO! Otherwise no one would get to go. Sheesh.