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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1640 on: October 14, 2016, 12:41:16 PM »
One of the best (and most useful) pieces of advice from my EPIK orientation was that if someone knocks on the door of your stall you can just knock back.  You don't have to say anything! 

I believe George Michael used that method too.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1641 on: October 14, 2016, 12:42:50 PM »
Some student in my grade 5 loves to beatbox (and he's pretty good too) so he was doing it to me and I was making shitty short Korean raps for laughs and a girl who was watching said,

"Teacher, no swag."  :rolleyes:

Stung more than it should have. hahahaa
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1642 on: October 14, 2016, 01:01:50 PM »
I assume you're talking about Korean adults in your situation, but I've had full grown adults back home who speak English as their L1 who still couldn't put together a decent essay. I tore those papers apart (figuratively, not literally) and silently cried inside.


I once thought about being an English teacher (back home). Then when I was in college I got the sense of the rubbish many native speakers threw together for their papers. Once you get out of the general/required English courses it tends not to be so bad but...

One of my professors would complain about how some students would literally use text lingo/abbreviations in their papers. I mean honestly!!  >:(

I was a TA back when I was a university student. I would spend a lot of my time grading/proofreading papers.... a good deal of them were shockingly bad. Keep in mind, they were English L1 uni students at a state university! I have co-teachers who can write and spell better than those clowns. It just blows my mind when I think back on papers I read.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1643 on: October 14, 2016, 01:04:04 PM »
One of the best (and most useful) pieces of advice from my EPIK orientation was that if someone knocks on the door of your stall you can just knock back.  You don't have to say anything! 

I believe George Michael used that method too.
Anyone know why they knock on the stall doors?

Is it "gay code" for a hook up?

Odd.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1644 on: October 14, 2016, 01:08:30 PM »
One of the best (and most useful) pieces of advice from my EPIK orientation was that if someone knocks on the door of your stall you can just knock back.  You don't have to say anything! 

I believe George Michael used that method too.
Anyone know why they knock on the stall doors?

Is it "gay code" for a hook up?

Odd.

I usually slip a note under the door that says

Do you like me?  (circle one)
Yes
Ne
Maybe
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1645 on: October 14, 2016, 01:21:42 PM »
One of the best (and most useful) pieces of advice from my EPIK orientation was that if someone knocks on the door of your stall you can just knock back.  You don't have to say anything! 

I believe George Michael used that method too.
Anyone know why they knock on the stall doors?

Is it "gay code" for a hook up?

Odd.

It's a way of asking if the stall is occupied. If you knock back, they know it's occupied and move on to the next stall.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1646 on: October 14, 2016, 01:24:25 PM »
Are you sure?

Isn't seeing the door locked with red indicator enough?

It works in other countries.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1647 on: October 14, 2016, 01:26:56 PM »
Are you sure?

Isn't seeing the door locked with red indicator enough?

It works in other countries.

A lot of times those things are broken or whatever, and they didn't used to be a thing, either, so a lot of the knocking is out of habit because who has time to pay attention to color these days?

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« Reply #1648 on: October 14, 2016, 01:38:49 PM »
At my school I've walked into the bathroom with a woman talking a shit with the door open in the men's bathroom. It was one of the kid's parents. I was in shock for about 3 month.

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« Reply #1649 on: October 14, 2016, 01:40:55 PM »
Are you sure?

Isn't seeing the door locked with red indicator enough?

It works in other countries.
agreed. i ****** hate it when people knock when - clearly - the door is locked

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1650 on: October 14, 2016, 01:42:38 PM »
At my school I've walked into the bathroom with a woman talking a shit with the door open in the men's bathroom. It was one of the kid's parents. I was in shock for about 3 month.
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

That is brilliant.

Taking a shit
With the door open
In the gents

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1651 on: October 14, 2016, 01:49:02 PM »
Are you sure?

Isn't seeing the door locked with red indicator enough?

It works in other countries.
agreed. i ****** hate it when people knock when - clearly - the door is locked

The cleaner always does that to me too. Does me natch in.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1652 on: October 14, 2016, 01:54:47 PM »
Why don't Koreans just mix toothpaste in with their meals to save time?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1653 on: October 14, 2016, 03:54:40 PM »
I like how chill Fridays usually are.

Today the windows are open, the sun is shining, birds are tweeting (in a pleasant, non-screechy manner!), there's a distant bumping bass in the background from the old people's festival...

Gonna stay in this weekend to catch up on sleep, housework, and relaxation.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1654 on: October 14, 2016, 04:01:36 PM »
I like how chill Fridays usually are.

Today the windows are open, the sun is shining, birds are tweeting (in a pleasant, non-screechy manner!), there's a distant bumping bass in the background from the old people's festival...

Gonna stay in this weekend to catch up on sleep, housework, and relaxation.
But the weather is sooo goooood. Go out and enjoy it! Or stay in because it's your life, I just wanted to talk about how amazing the weather is.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1655 on: October 14, 2016, 04:02:33 PM »
At my school I've walked into the bathroom with a woman talking a shit with the door open in the men's bathroom. It was one of the kid's parents. I was in shock for about 3 month.

Yonks ago I was 'dropping the kids off at the pool' at one of my middle schools in the countryside.  The only western style toilet had one of those flexible style doors that didn't really lock.  But if it was shut, you knew someone was in there.  Halfway through my poocumber, the door was flung open by the special education teacher who thought I was one of her students.  She couldn't look at me for weeks after. 

Which brings me onto why when I fly back to Europe, older Korean women never lock the door to the toilet on the plane.  I open the door, only to see a crouching Korean woman, shout and then close the door again.  One of my co-teachers reckoned they liked it, that's why they do it.   :cry:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1656 on: October 14, 2016, 04:03:21 PM »
I have two free periods off and then one more class today. I really wish I had that class now and then could just be done and go.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1657 on: October 14, 2016, 04:05:07 PM »
I like how chill Fridays usually are.

Today the windows are open, the sun is shining, birds are tweeting (in a pleasant, non-screechy manner!), there's a distant bumping bass in the background from the old people's festival...

Gonna stay in this weekend to catch up on sleep, housework, and relaxation.
But the weather is sooo goooood. Go out and enjoy it! Or stay in because it's your life, I just wanted to talk about how amazing the weather is.

WHY NOT BOTH!!  ;D

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1658 on: October 14, 2016, 04:08:42 PM »
At my school I've walked into the bathroom with a woman talking a shit with the door open in the men's bathroom. It was one of the kid's parents. I was in shock for about 3 month.

Yonks ago I was 'dropping the kids off at the pool' at one of my middle schools in the countryside.  The only western style toilet had one of those flexible style doors that didn't really lock.  But if it was shut, you knew someone was in there.  Halfway through my poocumber, the door was flung open by the special education teacher who thought I was one of her students.  She couldn't look at me for weeks after. 

Which brings me onto why when I fly back to Europe, older Korean women never lock the door to the toilet on the plane.  I open the door, only to see a crouching Korean woman, shout and then close the door again.  One of my co-teachers reckoned they liked it, that's why they do it.   :cry:

Live dangerously homie.  If they like getting peeked at, go ahead and film that Asian milf porn while joining the mile high club on your Samsung Galaxy 7.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1659 on: October 14, 2016, 04:40:28 PM »
Man. There are few things more irritating than the 'Omg someone's smoking and I can smell it!' threads that pop up every week or two here.

I hate the smell of second-hand smoke just as much as anyone else. That doesn't mean that it's literally the end of the world. Like, yeah, it sucks, and that's lame, and nobody likes having unpleasant smells coming into their apartment. But you don't have to go on a novel-sized rant about how awful people are here for smoking, or how this is some lawless country where nobody has any consideration for others, etc.. etc..

And then you get the people who are like, "Smokers are literally second-class humans," and then the people on the polar opposite who are all, "Mate, don't be such a bloody baby, mate."

And suddenly instead of acting like decently socialized humans, everyone is just being a tool.


UGH.

There's some pointless Friday ranting for you.


 

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