Volunteer #1: So, you're an eighteenth-century belle? That's B-E-L-L-E, not B-E-L-L.
Me: Actually, it's a nineteenth-century dress.
Volunteer #1: I called this lady an eighteenth-century belle, and she corrected me. She's a nineteenth-century belle.
Volunteer #2: Oh. That's a pretty dress.
Me: Thank you. I copied an original.
Volunteer #2: That's okay. It's still a pretty dress.
Me: No, that's what we do. We copy originals.
Volunteer #2: Well, at least it's original to you.
Me: No, we try to copy actual dresses instead of movie stuff like Gone with the Wind.
Volunteer #2: So did you go to a pattern book?
Me aloud: No, I looked at a photgraph of an actual dress.
Me in my head: MY GOD, YOU'RE TEACHING THESE CHILDREN ABOUT HISTORY?