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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5700 on: May 08, 2017, 02:47:38 PM »
My classroom flooded a couple of weeks ago due to some issue in the kitchen classroom upstairs (the water was pouring through the ceiling and down the walls for over 24 hours). I'm back in it now and the walls are stained and the floorboards are warped. None of the electrical wiring has been checked and of the 2 fire escapes in my side of the building one is bike-locked and the other is padlocked with a 6ft tall pile of light-bulbs in front of it.

We lost a lot of decent English story-books and resources I'd been hoarding for our next low/no-budget camp.

When we cleaned up my colleague enlisted the help of some nearby students and had them sweeping up water (yes, sweeping) by her, still-plugged in with a multi-adapter, computer, printer etc (I grabbed something dry and non-conducting and unplugged it as soon as I realized).

I'm feeling pretty burnt-out on it. Like I've blown my safety-outrage fuse or something.  :-[

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5701 on: May 08, 2017, 02:58:00 PM »
I missed my stop on the ktx and went from dongdaegu to daejeon. I now have no way home for work tomorrow. I'm having a nice panic attack as a result


Maybe there are still buses running from the local bus terminal? Otherwise, taxi as a last resort or catch the earliest transit back in the morning. 

Also try 1330, should be the Korean tourism hotline.  They can look up that stuff for you or help you find the best way back.

Nah, the busses stop running into my town after a certain point.

I did realize that there's a midnight train out of Daegu that runs today, luckily. Last time I tried to use it on a Sunday, it wasn't in service so hooray for small miracles. Gonna be sick as all hell and piss tired for tomorrow though.

So you started at Dong-Daegu and missed your stop and ended up in Daejeon? Just curious, where were you supposed to get off, Gumi?

I was coming back from Incheon airport after a long flight back from England.  Wanted to take the Seoul Station KTX to Cheonan-Asan.  Problem is, my jetlag usually means I just fall asleep.  Literally it feels like a second.  I did this and got woken up by someone pushing my leg, I woke up and realised we were leaving Cheonan-Asan and the next stop was Daejeon.  That was kind of lucky as if I'd missed that it would have been Daegu.   :undecided:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5702 on: May 08, 2017, 03:13:34 PM »
Are anyone else's kids completely dead? I blame the holiday and the fact that my classroom is 80 degrees.

Opposite. I'm half dead from some sort of cold/viral infection and the kids were kind of off-the-wall loud today. Luckily I only had one class (so far) today, and it happened to be right after some sort of sexual harassment awareness presentation (for 6th graders????) they all had just attended.

But my classroom is like 80 degrees.

Waygook.org user donovan is obviously being facetious in his post, making a joke about how whenever anyone posts anything that happened to them, someone will inevitably find a way to say it was their fault.

Actually my motives in that post were far more basic (base?) than that. I wasn't trying to satirize the typical Koreapologists on this site. I was being facetious, but the joke as I saw it was just that someone might see that man's actions as perfectly reasonable, his only fault being in that he was caught. Ultimately though, I was hoping that anyone reading it would recognize the singularity of my wit and that my standing would rise favorably in their estimation and I might get a kick of dopamine from their approval which would temporarily prop up my fickle ego until I take things too far on the jerk-scale as I did with waygook.com user Chester Jim a couple days ago. It's really just a rebound post for me.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5703 on: May 08, 2017, 03:41:12 PM »
I missed my stop on the ktx and went from dongdaegu to daejeon. I now have no way home for work tomorrow. I'm having a nice panic attack as a result


Maybe there are still buses running from the local bus terminal? Otherwise, taxi as a last resort or catch the earliest transit back in the morning. 

Also try 1330, should be the Korean tourism hotline.  They can look up that stuff for you or help you find the best way back.

Nah, the busses stop running into my town after a certain point.

I did realize that there's a midnight train out of Daegu that runs today, luckily. Last time I tried to use it on a Sunday, it wasn't in service so hooray for small miracles. Gonna be sick as all hell and piss tired for tomorrow though.

So you went FROM dongdaegu to Daejeon. so you ended up in Daejeon. and then you took a train out of .... Daegu? the place you started at?

that doesn't make any sense at all. how could you have taken a midnight train out of Daegu if you were in Daejeon?

also Dave Stepz, make sure you check which one of your sock accounts you're logged in under next time.  :wink:

everyone now knows that you and gprinziv are the same person.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5704 on: May 08, 2017, 03:56:51 PM »
This weekend I took my bike down to Gunsan and planned on riding the Geumgang and Ocheon path. I wanted to knock those two off my bike passport and get the stamps for it. I'm 100kms into it when I get to the stamp booth at Sejong City and found that some tool stole the stamp! I really hate it when that happens. Not often, but from time to time.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5705 on: May 08, 2017, 04:30:38 PM »
Still annoyed that one of my schools canceled its school birthday holiday next week.  Wasn't able to use the computer at all today due to construction and being bounced from random room to random room, but at least my coT had the courtesy and foresight to warn me about that before classes today. 

Tomorrow's gonna be a nice, lazy day~

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5706 on: May 08, 2017, 04:40:54 PM »
I missed my stop on the ktx and went from dongdaegu to daejeon. I now have no way home for work tomorrow. I'm having a nice panic attack as a result


Maybe there are still buses running from the local bus terminal? Otherwise, taxi as a last resort or catch the earliest transit back in the morning. 

Also try 1330, should be the Korean tourism hotline.  They can look up that stuff for you or help you find the best way back.

Nah, the busses stop running into my town after a certain point.

I did realize that there's a midnight train out of Daegu that runs today, luckily. Last time I tried to use it on a Sunday, it wasn't in service so hooray for small miracles. Gonna be sick as all hell and piss tired for tomorrow though.

So you went FROM dongdaegu to Daejeon. so you ended up in Daejeon. and then you took a train out of .... Daegu? the place you started at?

that doesn't make any sense at all. how could you have taken a midnight train out of Daegu if you were in Daejeon?

also Dave Stepz, make sure you check which one of your sock accounts you're logged in under next time.  :wink:

everyone now knows that you and gprinziv are the same person.

I saw that about the account too, hahaha, oooops.

 I think what he meant by there was another train leaving Daegu, was that that meant there would be another train that he could catch when it passes through Daejeon to Ansan...

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5707 on: May 08, 2017, 07:12:30 PM »
my work computer was barely useable and slower than a potato, so i uninstalled every korean "security" program, and now it works like a charm

what's the deal with the likes of AhnLab anyway? why is it so utterly useless, yet so prominent?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5708 on: May 08, 2017, 07:42:12 PM »
The weather may be nicer but the centipedes are back.  :cry: :cry:

One was on the wall next to my face, wiggling its feelers at me. 

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5709 on: May 08, 2017, 09:43:23 PM »
my work computer was barely useable and slower than a potato, so i uninstalled every korean "security" program, and now it works like a charm

what's the deal with the likes of AhnLab anyway? why is it so utterly useless, yet so prominent?

It's spyware. That's its purpose. I joked than when moonmoon wins, no more ahnlab.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5710 on: May 08, 2017, 10:43:34 PM »
my work computer was barely useable and slower than a potato, so i uninstalled every korean "security" program, and now it works like a charm

what's the deal with the likes of AhnLab anyway? why is it so utterly useless, yet so prominent?

It's spyware. That's its purpose. I joked than when moonmoon wins, no more ahnlab.
every time i uninstalled it, it auto reinstalled the next time i restarted the computer. i had to force uninstall it using a particular program i found. insane.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5711 on: May 08, 2017, 11:12:12 PM »
It's spyware. That's its purpose. I joked than when moonmoon wins, no more ahnlab.

He has my vote!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5712 on: May 10, 2017, 11:23:42 AM »
I want to watch American Gods, but all of the links have been deleted on the streaming sites I use.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5713 on: May 10, 2017, 11:36:18 AM »
I'm thinking I may want to pack it in half way through my contract.

I can't even anymore.

Also listening to my CT teach the kids, "May I shit here?" is driving me nuts.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5714 on: May 10, 2017, 12:08:37 PM »
Returning to work after that long break was nothing short of having a thorn shoved down one way and out the other.

The struggle has never been more real.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5715 on: May 10, 2017, 12:17:09 PM »
Also listening to my CT teach the kids, "May I shit here?" is driving me nuts.

 :laugh:

one of my coteachers always used to call 'sheets' (as in 'worksheets') 'shits'.

"good morning everyone! has everyone taken a shit today? please take a shit if you haven't taken one yet. Ji-hoon, why didn't you take a shit?"

welcome to the future of english education in korea when the 'useless' NETs are all phased out.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5716 on: May 10, 2017, 12:26:26 PM »
i have no classes today because it's sports day. my office is right near the gym, and because of the rain they've moved sports day from outside to inside the gym.

i'm trying to study for a korean-language test i have in 2 weeks and it is SO. DAMN. LOUD.

and i think i've heard every song by TWICE at least 394 times in the last 90 minutes since school started.

why does everything in this country have to be done at 537 decibels? even in class when we play songs or stuff off the textbook CD my co-teachers will blast the volume so loudly that it literally hurts my ears.

koreans genetically have a higher rate of myopia, do they have a higher rate of hearing problems too? or maybe they just get permanent hearing damage when they're younger from the sheer loudness of everything around them that they can't hear properly for the rest of their lives and thus it's a viscous circle of having to have everything at maximum volume all the time.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5717 on: May 10, 2017, 12:32:04 PM »
i have no classes today because it's sports day. my office is right near the gym, and because of the rain they've moved sports day from outside to inside the gym.

i'm trying to study for a korean-language test i have in 2 weeks and it is SO. DAMN. LOUD.

and i think i've heard every song by TWICE at least 394 times in the last 90 minutes since school started.

why does everything in this country have to be done at 537 decibels? even in class when we play songs or stuff off the textbook CD my co-teachers will blast the volume so loudly that it literally hurts my ears.

koreans genetically have a higher rate of myopia, do they have a higher rate of hearing problems too? or maybe they just get permanent hearing damage when they're younger from the sheer loudness of everything around them that they can't hear properly for the rest of their lives and thus it's a viscous circle of having to have everything at maximum volume all the time.

I find that my wife has the volume up way too loud for any Korean TV channel but instantly turns it down when I watch any western TV show at a reasonable volume because it's too "loud".

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5718 on: May 10, 2017, 01:19:58 PM »
i have no classes today because it's sports day. my office is right near the gym, and because of the rain they've moved sports day from outside to inside the gym.

i'm trying to study for a korean-language test i have in 2 weeks and it is SO. DAMN. LOUD.

and i think i've heard every song by TWICE at least 394 times in the last 90 minutes since school started.

why does everything in this country have to be done at 537 decibels? even in class when we play songs or stuff off the textbook CD my co-teachers will blast the volume so loudly that it literally hurts my ears.

koreans genetically have a higher rate of myopia, do they have a higher rate of hearing problems too? or maybe they just get permanent hearing damage when they're younger from the sheer loudness of everything around them that they can't hear properly for the rest of their lives and thus it's a viscous circle of having to have everything at maximum volume all the time.

I find that my wife has the volume up way too loud for any Korean TV channel but instantly turns it down when I watch any western TV show at a reasonable volume because it's too "loud".

My wife does the same thing, but we are both Canadian.

Sci-fi or Period drama.... volume down.
Police or medical drama... volume up.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5719 on: May 10, 2017, 01:25:11 PM »
i have no classes today because it's sports day. my office is right near the gym, and because of the rain they've moved sports day from outside to inside the gym.

i'm trying to study for a korean-language test i have in 2 weeks and it is SO. DAMN. LOUD.

and i think i've heard every song by TWICE at least 394 times in the last 90 minutes since school started.

why does everything in this country have to be done at 537 decibels? even in class when we play songs or stuff off the textbook CD my co-teachers will blast the volume so loudly that it literally hurts my ears.

koreans genetically have a higher rate of myopia, do they have a higher rate of hearing problems too? or maybe they just get permanent hearing damage when they're younger from the sheer loudness of everything around them that they can't hear properly for the rest of their lives and thus it's a viscous circle of having to have everything at maximum volume all the time.

I find that my wife has the volume up way too loud for any Korean TV channel but instantly turns it down when I watch any western TV show at a reasonable volume because it's too "loud".

That is exactly what happens to me! But I am like "Oh hell naw. This baby is staying at 4".

 

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