13. October 2008 · 2 comments · Categories: BQOD

An oboe player’s mom left a voice mail at the [city removed] Youth Orchestra office this morning saying her son is quitting because he is second oboe this year (he was first last year). What’s with that!?

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  1. Someone did that to me last year. >:( That is, I had been third chair the previous year, and the girl who quit had been second and thought she should have been first. The following year, I made first ( :D ) and she was third and rather angered by it. She didn’t even challenge me. She just left. She’s the only oboist I haven’t been able to get along with so far. :( It was especially sad because before, even though we weren’t really friends, she would talk to me. Then she was really mad at me… because I did well in an audition? Seriously, how can you take that personally?

  2. Ah, Miriam … but I think many of us take most everything personally. It can be difficult not to! :-)