Getting Even : Drummer Retort
A musical director was having a lot of trouble with one drummer. He
talked and talked and talked with the drummer, but his performance
simply didn't improve.
Finally, before the whole orchestra, he said, "When a musician just
can't handle his instrument and doesn't improve when given help, they
take away the instrument, and give him two sticks, and make him a
A voice was heard from the percussion section: "And if he can't handle
even that, they take away one of his sticks and make him a conductor."