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Offline Maclean

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6680 on: August 23, 2017, 12:34:36 PM »
I know that our enemies don't care about the weather when/if/should they attack, but I don't want a classroom full of soggy children later  :sad:

Wow. You've gone full native. Congratulations.

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« Reply #6681 on: August 23, 2017, 12:40:54 PM »
I know that our enemies don't care about the weather when/if/should they attack, but I don't want a classroom full of soggy children later  :sad:

Wow. You've gone full native. Congratulations.

SK isn't NK's only enemy, dude. There's a lot of nationalities that would consider them the enemy.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6682 on: August 23, 2017, 12:49:45 PM »
I know that our enemies don't care about the weather when/if/should they attack, but I don't want a classroom full of soggy children later  :sad:

Wow. You've gone full native. Congratulations.

SK isn't NK's only enemy, dude. There's a lot of nationalities that would consider them the enemy.

Not really. A nuisance sure, but an enemy? The Norks aren't exactly threatening to nuke Dublin or Johannesburg.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6683 on: August 23, 2017, 12:50:17 PM »
I don't understand how, when an adult asks if they can have one thing (" Can I have this?") they think it gives them the right to take absolutely everything.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6684 on: August 23, 2017, 12:55:12 PM »
I know that our enemies don't care about the weather when/if/should they attack, but I don't want a classroom full of soggy children later  :sad:

Wow. You've gone full native. Congratulations.
Seems kind of a no-brainer to consider anybody who consistently threatens to launch rockets in one's general vicinity an enemy, right?.

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« Reply #6685 on: August 23, 2017, 01:05:30 PM »
Can I rant about something that's not even happened yet?

The national training exercise is at 2pm today (not an issue) but it is raining cats and dogs outside. Our assembly point is across the playing field... I've already had to cross it twice to teach in the other building and even with an umbrella I still got soaked.

Fingers crossed someone decides to change the assembly point... and yes, I know that our enemies don't care about the weather when/if/should they attack, but I don't want a classroom full of soggy children later  :sad:

Don't go.  I won't be.  Hide in the English room.  Bombs do not affect English. :lipsrsealed:

lol no one ever tells me about them and the only confirmation I have in knowing it's not real is if the admin lady is still here  :undecided:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6686 on: August 23, 2017, 01:13:35 PM »
I know that our enemies don't care about the weather when/if/should they attack, but I don't want a classroom full of soggy children later  :sad:

Wow. You've gone full native. Congratulations.
Seems kind of a no-brainer to consider anybody who consistently threatens to launch rockets in one's general vicinity an enemy, right?.

Which general vicinity are we talking about? The peninsula or the "lots of other countries" that consider the Norks to be "our enemy". The US, South Korea, and Japan maybe. But even many South Koreans would hesitate to call the Norks "our enemy".

Just sayin'.

My enemy on the peninsula is my neighbour who constantly slams his door, and some snotty kid who works down at the local Lotteria. He'll get his comeuppance one of these days. I've them to content with. I can't do everything.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6687 on: August 23, 2017, 01:19:42 PM »
I know that our enemies don't care about the weather when/if/should they attack, but I don't want a classroom full of soggy children later  :sad:

Wow. You've gone full native. Congratulations.
Seems kind of a no-brainer to consider anybody who consistently threatens to launch rockets in one's general vicinity an enemy, right?.

Which general vicinity are we talking about? The peninsula or the "lots of other countries" that consider the Norks to be "our enemy". The US, South Korea, and Japan maybe. But even many South Koreans would hesitate to call the Norks "our enemy".

Just sayin'.

My enemy on the peninsula is my neighbour who constantly slams his door, and some snotty kid who works down at the local Lotteria. He'll get his comeuppance one of these days. I've them to content with. I can't do everything.

Your argument went from "you've gone full native" to "even SKs don't call them enemy"


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6688 on: August 23, 2017, 01:21:16 PM »
Seems kind of a no-brainer to consider anybody who consistently threatens to launch rockets in one's general vicinity an enemy, right?.
Which general vicinity are we talking about? The peninsula or the "lots of other countries" that consider the Norks to be "our enemy". The US, South Korea, and Japan maybe. But even many South Koreans would hesitate to call the Norks "our enemy".

Just sayin'.
Well, I'm talking about *my* general vicinity, mostly. But, because you seem like a decent chap, I could broaden this area to include your general vicinity too. :smiley:

My enemy on the peninsula is my neighbour who constantly slams his door, and some snotty kid who works down at the local Lotteria. He'll get his comeuppance one of these days. I've them to content with. I can't do everything.
Oh, yeah, that guy. He's a right bleeder.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6689 on: August 23, 2017, 01:25:14 PM »
I know that our enemies don't care about the weather when/if/should they attack, but I don't want a classroom full of soggy children later  :sad:

Wow. You've gone full native. Congratulations.
Seems kind of a no-brainer to consider anybody who consistently threatens to launch rockets in one's general vicinity an enemy, right?.

Which general vicinity are we talking about? The peninsula or the "lots of other countries" that consider the Norks to be "our enemy". The US, South Korea, and Japan maybe. But even many South Koreans would hesitate to call the Norks "our enemy".

Just sayin'.

My enemy on the peninsula is my neighbour who constantly slams his door, and some snotty kid who works down at the local Lotteria. He'll get his comeuppance one of these days. I've them to content with. I can't do everything.

I kinda thought this was referring to theoretical enemies. Like, anyone who would actually follow through with an attack. Any and all enemies are not likely to care about the weather if they were going to drop bombs on a school.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6690 on: August 23, 2017, 01:34:02 PM »
I know that our enemies don't care about the weather when/if/should they attack, but I don't want a classroom full of soggy children later  :sad:

Wow. You've gone full native. Congratulations.
Seems kind of a no-brainer to consider anybody who consistently threatens to launch rockets in one's general vicinity an enemy, right?.

Which general vicinity are we talking about? The peninsula or the "lots of other countries" that consider the Norks to be "our enemy". The US, South Korea, and Japan maybe. But even many South Koreans would hesitate to call the Norks "our enemy".

Just sayin'.

My enemy on the peninsula is my neighbour who constantly slams his door, and some snotty kid who works down at the local Lotteria. He'll get his comeuppance one of these days. I've them to content with. I can't do everything.

Your argument went from "you've gone full native" to "even SKs don't call them enemy"



I said "many" South Koreans. 

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6691 on: August 23, 2017, 01:36:36 PM »
I know that our enemies don't care about the weather when/if/should they attack, but I don't want a classroom full of soggy children later  :sad:

Wow. You've gone full native. Congratulations.
Seems kind of a no-brainer to consider anybody who consistently threatens to launch rockets in one's general vicinity an enemy, right?.

Which general vicinity are we talking about? The peninsula or the "lots of other countries" that consider the Norks to be "our enemy". The US, South Korea, and Japan maybe. But even many South Koreans would hesitate to call the Norks "our enemy".

Just sayin'.

My enemy on the peninsula is my neighbour who constantly slams his door, and some snotty kid who works down at the local Lotteria. He'll get his comeuppance one of these days. I've them to content with. I can't do everything.

Your argument went from "you've gone full native" to "even SKs don't call them enemy"



I said "many" South Koreans.

You also said "native" which implies it's a SK thing, but saying that "many" SKs don't care doesn't really make it "native." Refer to above gif.

You don't actually have to reply. I'm on that cold medicine and don't really care about this at all.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6692 on: August 23, 2017, 02:40:32 PM »
Referring to the Norks as "our enemy" is a South Korean thing. There are, however, dissenters in every group.

Still a bit odd for an expat working on a temporary visa here to say "our enemy".

Anyhoo.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6693 on: August 23, 2017, 02:57:02 PM »
I know that our enemies don't care about the weather when/if/should they attack, but I don't want a classroom full of soggy children later  :sad:

Wow. You've gone full native. Congratulations.
Seems kind of a no-brainer to consider anybody who consistently threatens to launch rockets in one's general vicinity an enemy, right?.

Which general vicinity are we talking about? The peninsula or the "lots of other countries" that consider the Norks to be "our enemy". The US, South Korea, and Japan maybe. But even many South Koreans would hesitate to call the Norks "our enemy".

Just sayin'.

My enemy on the peninsula is my neighbour who constantly slams his door, and some snotty kid who works down at the local Lotteria. He'll get his comeuppance one of these days. I've them to content with. I can't do everything.

I kinda thought this was referring to theoretical enemies. Like, anyone who would actually follow through with an attack. Any and all enemies are not likely to care about the weather if they were going to drop bombs on a school.

Ooops, what did I start here then?

And yes, JahMoo I did mean our theoretical enemies.

Just in case anyone cares (probably not) we didn't have to go outside because the lightening started! I was a bit disappointed that there was no air raid siren though.

And living next to the DMZ up in the mountains of Gangwondo, yep, I consider them the enemy!

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6694 on: August 23, 2017, 03:15:23 PM »
Interesting day today.

I was told at the end of last semester I would have another school added.  My coT told me that I go there today.

I arrive this morning, and they are surprised to see me.  They're not expecting me until September.   :-[

I have to take a bus midday to return to  my main school.  I'm told the bus comes at 11:55.  I leave school at 11:45 and wait until 12:10.  No bus.  I don't know if it came earlier than expected, and I'm afraid to wait later because I have 5th period class at my main school.  I walk back to school and they call me a taxi, which is expensive but my only option.

I return to my main school, and my coT is surprised they weren't expecting me.

 :huh:

Why can't the teachers at my two schools communicate effectively?

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« Reply #6695 on: August 24, 2017, 11:16:11 AM »
I'm having to squirrel away my English camp and classroom supplies. A new teacher (and TBF, another old CT who is now a homeroom teacher) has the very open-minded view:
What's yours is mine. What's mine is mine. Give me.
(That "give me" is a direct quote.)

They keep going through my cupboard and taking stuff because they "need it". They can't even manage to go down to the admin office to get basic office supplies!!

At the back of one of the cupboards I have a small bag of vitamin sweets to be used as prizes for camp. This new teacher went through everyone's cupboards while we were all out teaching. She came across this bag and got all excited because now she can give candy to the students every lesson. And more candy if students play a game! Because games can't have losers, the losers will get 1 candy and the winners will get 2.

4 days into the 2nd semester and my winter camp budget is screwed and my classroom games are now hobbled.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6696 on: August 24, 2017, 11:27:32 AM »
I'm having to squirrel away my English camp and classroom supplies. A new teacher (and TBF, another old CT who is now a homeroom teacher) has the very open-minded view:
What's yours is mine. What's mine is mine. Give me.
(That "give me" is a direct quote.)

They keep going through my cupboard and taking stuff because they "need it". They can't even manage to go down to the admin office to get basic office supplies!!

At the back of one of the cupboards I have a small bag of vitamin sweets to be used as prizes for camp. This new teacher went through everyone's cupboards while we were all out teaching. She came across this bag and got all excited because now she can give candy to the students every lesson. And more candy if students play a game! Because games can't have losers, the losers will get 1 candy and the winners will get 2.

4 days into the 2nd semester and my winter camp budget is screwed and my classroom games are now hobbled.
Steal it all back.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6697 on: August 24, 2017, 12:57:02 PM »
I'm having to squirrel away my English camp and classroom supplies. A new teacher (and TBF, another old CT who is now a homeroom teacher) has the very open-minded view:
What's yours is mine. What's mine is mine. Give me.
(That "give me" is a direct quote.)

They keep going through my cupboard and taking stuff because they "need it". They can't even manage to go down to the admin office to get basic office supplies!!

At the back of one of the cupboards I have a small bag of vitamin sweets to be used as prizes for camp. This new teacher went through everyone's cupboards while we were all out teaching. She came across this bag and got all excited because now she can give candy to the students every lesson. And more candy if students play a game! Because games can't have losers, the losers will get 1 candy and the winners will get 2.

4 days into the 2nd semester and my winter camp budget is screwed and my classroom games are now hobbled.
Steal it all back.

I would def make some noise about how my things were missing. Looks like you're gonna need a lock or some form of security with such sticky fingers around. I detest your school's new teacher already.  >:(

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« Reply #6698 on: August 24, 2017, 01:28:55 PM »
I thought of that, too but the sweets are gone, the stickers are handed out to the students and the rest of the stuff is lost.

I tried to be direct, tried to make a fuss, I even offered to get stationery for them from the admin office. I need to level my English more. 

So I tried to change my thinking: we are all part of a global family. Sharing is good. Share and share alike. I was making some progress. And then I was hit with another "give me" but this time for my personal computer files. Now I'm happy-happy-smiley-smiley-passwordlocked-very-sweetly, "No."

I didn't know I could smile this widely. I also didn't know how essential the word please is to my universe.

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« Reply #6699 on: August 24, 2017, 01:32:21 PM »
Fire back, "Give me my candy.  Give me my stickers.  Give me [insert everything else she's pinched]." 

All with a big smile!