So, Lady Catherine de Bourg thinks quite highly of herself---there's no doubt about that. In one scene she says, "If I Had Ever Learned I Should Have Been A Great Proficient." I don't know if there's another phrase that bugs me more than that. You mean, if you had ever had lessons and put in the time and effort and money it takes to become a great musician, you would have been one? Well, duh.
And do you know, if I had taken swimming lessons my whole life, and paid for great coaches and trainers and such, I would have been an amazing swimmer! I mean, I probly could have beaten Michael Phelps.
Ooh, and also, if I had gone to art school and learned all the different techniques and styles, and had access to the best materials, I'd be a phenomenal artist.
I mean really---of course you would have been good if "you had ever learned." My 11th grade Humanities teacher was talking about ballet one day in class when she makes some sort of comment about how she would have been an awesome ballerina if she hadn't quit at a young age. To which I responded, "Well sure. And if I hadn't stopped lessons at Mrs. Pinato's studio when I was 7, I'd probly be a prima ballerina in the American Ballet Company right now."
Yeah...apparently she didn't appreciate my style of sarcasm. I suppose that's understandable since I was blatantly mocking her and that sort of thing is frowned upon by teachers. Especially ones that could have been ballerinas. Needless to say, she was pleased as punch when I walked into her class my 12th grade year for English. But I mean, if I would have just taken the GED I probly wouldn't have had to take her English class...