"Musician: Oh no the fitting for my expensive career saving ear defenders has left me slightly deaf.
Offender: Permanently? haha that sucks.
Musician: Well hopefully not permanently, it would damage my career.
Offender: Well, mega mega bucks compensation if it has!
Musician's friend: That's not really the point...
Offender: Well you know only if there's a little bit of damage you get some dollar and can still be a musician."