Classical music is serious business. Right? All those tiny notes, all that counting, all that Italian. Very serious stuff, indeed. Many of us have spent years before teachers, adjudicators, and in competitions proving just how seriously we take our craft. We finally leave academia and discover that the rest of the world is just not that impressed with how seriously we take ourselves. They are, in fact, rather turned off by the whole stiff upper lip thing. Why? Because serious is BORING.