New starters quite often say things to Sifu that sound quite reasonable at the time, but in hindsight are really not so smart.
Like the man who wanted to skip 17 grades and start learning the advanced syllabus on his first lesson.
Such a request can only reflect naivety, ignorance and arrogance.
It is better to begin with humility.
And to be careful what you say.
Sifu has an astounding memory and will remember everything verbatim.