a few complaints, kōan 388.

the guru asked, “does anybody have any complaints?”

one student said, “yes, as a matter of fact, i do. your classes are too expensive, and you’re always skipping. when you do show, you do not make things easier to understand, but more difficult. and you talk about tortoises way too often. seriously. you are obsessed with tortoises.”

the guru said, “i asked if you had complaints, not to hear them.”