"I had a talk with your teachers today."
"Yeah? What did they have to say?"
"The same things they always say ... how smart you are ... how pleasant you are ... how much they enjoy having you in their classes ... you know, the usual stuff."
"You know what the 'But' is ... your grades are terrible. You won't do the work. You're easily distracted in class - just like you are at home. When you DO do any work, you just do the minimum. You're a very frustrating student."
"Nobody is more frustrated than I am. But what am I supposed to do?"