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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6920 on: September 21, 2017, 12:04:42 PM »
On the bright side, Gmarket literally always has chickpeas, so it doesn't really matter if they're in stock or where you live - you can always have chickpeas delivered to your door in a timely and cost-effective manner.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6921 on: September 21, 2017, 12:06:48 PM »
I have not been able to find chickpeas .... and now that CO2 posted that brothers green video in another thread a am angry and will also probably be disappointed with my lunch.
All of the major stores have them now, so you shouldn't have any difficulty in finding chickpeas/garbanzo beans.

Do you mean in Seoul / Online?

Because my nearest Lotte and Homeplus don't  >:(
Yeah, both the Lotte and Homeplus have them in dry form, not canned, if that is what you have been looking for.

Go to the dried goods section, with the other beans, etc.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6922 on: September 21, 2017, 12:11:11 PM »
I have not been able to find chickpeas .... and now that CO2 posted that brothers green video in another thread a am angry and will also probably be disappointed with my lunch.

You can order chickpeas, "병아리콩," through coupang. They're dried, not canned, so you have to presoak and cook them.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6923 on: September 21, 2017, 12:14:17 PM »
I have not been able to find chickpeas .... and now that CO2 posted that brothers green video in another thread a am angry and will also probably be disappointed with my lunch.
All of the major stores have them now, so you shouldn't have any difficulty in finding chickpeas/garbanzo beans.

Do you mean in Seoul / Online?

Because my nearest Lotte and Homeplus don't  >:(
Yeah, both the Lotte and Homeplus have them in dry form, not canned, if that is what you have been looking for.

Go to the dried goods section, with the other beans, etc.

Nope not dried, not canned, NOT ANY. Zilch, nada, fokol. I am not a half wit and neither are many other folk on here, of course we have looked in the dried section. Sometimes if someone says "hey we never/hardly ever get those", perhaps accept that as reality, instead of assuming you have some superior mental acuity that others do not.

And yes, Cowboy, I order from Gmarket in bulk, still takes 3-4 days to get to me though. But I have learned. I was making a point. Not all of us can just pop out to the nearest big store and stock up.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6924 on: September 21, 2017, 12:36:41 PM »
I have not been able to find chickpeas .... and now that CO2 posted that brothers green video in another thread a am angry and will also probably be disappointed with my lunch.
All of the major stores have them now, so you shouldn't have any difficulty in finding chickpeas/garbanzo beans.

Do you mean in Seoul / Online?

Because my nearest Lotte and Homeplus don't  >:(
Yeah, both the Lotte and Homeplus have them in dry form, not canned, if that is what you have been looking for.

Go to the dried goods section, with the other beans, etc.

Nope not dried, not canned, NOT ANY. Zilch, nada, fokol. I am not a half wit and neither are many other folk on here, of course we have looked in the dried section. Sometimes if someone says "hey we never/hardly ever get those", perhaps accept that as reality, instead of assuming you have some superior mental acuity that others do not.

And yes, Cowboy, I order from Gmarket in bulk, still takes 3-4 days to get to me though. But I have learned. I was making a point. Not all of us can just pop out to the nearest big store and stock up.

True. But going to a store is an awful experience and takes a lot of time. So, I just skip it and buy online anyways. But - to each his or her own.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6925 on: September 21, 2017, 12:54:40 PM »
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6926 on: September 21, 2017, 12:59:38 PM »
I just order my chickpeas from here, pretty easy to find online, dunno what the big deal is
http://www.ktfoods.com/goods/goods_search.php?adUrl=%2Fgoods%2Fgoods_view.php%3FgoodsNo%3D1000000198&keyword=%EB%B3%91%EC%95%84%EB%A6%AC%EC%BD%A9&recentCount=10

or just get them from iHerb: https://kr.iherb.com/search?kw=chickpeas


If you live in Seoul, you can get them at the foreigner market too

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6927 on: September 21, 2017, 01:02:43 PM »
I went to buy goats milk, and the Lotte employee tells me "We don't have goat's milk."

I'm like "No, you have goats milk."

She replies, "No, sorry.  We don't."

I continue my search and headed for the "expensive" section, called "organic", though it is NOT, and THERE on the shelf in the refrigerated section was milk and yogurt from...goats!!!

I grab some goat's milk and some yogurt and swing by the Lotte employee to show her what I found.

My point, just because one thinks something doesn't "exist" doesn't make it true.

Look around.

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« Reply #6928 on: September 21, 2017, 01:11:09 PM »
I have not been able to find chickpeas .... and now that CO2 posted that brothers green video in another thread a am angry and will also probably be disappointed with my lunch.

Costco.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6929 on: September 21, 2017, 01:13:19 PM »
Homeplus at least in Seoul, has them in the foreign foods aisle. In cans.

I have not been able to find chickpeas .... and now that CO2 posted that brothers green video in another thread a am angry and will also probably be disappointed with my lunch.

Costco.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6930 on: September 21, 2017, 02:12:29 PM »
So a bit sensitive here, and this is NOT an invitation to get into a heated discussion about this topic. I just have to get it off my chest. If I see something like this again I will start speaking with my co-workers about it.

Buckle up. This is a long one.


Perhaps grow a pair of balls and talk to your boss about this. Hope that's not breaking the TOS.

Exacty. That's what I really don't understand about situations like this. It obviously bothers that particular person. But they do nothing! Just foaming at the mouth and internal judgement. If it bothers you that much, why not do something about it? Or just admit that it's not THAT big of an issue for you, that "ruined my day" is a gross exaggeration.  Because it certainly was not big enough for you to stand up for what you think is right... But I guess typing away is much easier than actually manning up for your ideals  :rolleyes:

That's my rant for the day  :laugh:

Didn't really have a solid opportunity to talk to anyone about it soon after it happened. But since writing my post I have talked to a few individuals about it and they share my sentiment. I don't think you can speak for me when I say something made me feel a certain way, but I guess you can try as you might :undecided: By "ruined my day" I meant it put me in a sour mood for the rest of the day as I didn't have the right opportunity to tell anyone. When I told them, they said they would look into it. If it continues, I'll just bring it up again and again.

But hey man, assume what you want. Makes no difference to me.

In other news, Thursday is quickly becoming my least favorite day. The third graders are quite possibly the worst students I've ever seen in my time here. And while the other 4 teachers I teach with for grades 5 and 6 are great at controlling their students, (they are homeroom teachers, so figures) the teacher I teach with for 3rd grade will yell at the students occasionally but that's really it. And she doesn't control them all the time, which sends very mixed signals to the students I'm guessing. Don't feel like typing out the details as I'm mentally drained. Perhaps another time. Blah.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6931 on: September 21, 2017, 02:13:57 PM »
I went to buy goats milk, and the Lotte employee tells me "We don't have goat's milk."

I'm like "No, you have goats milk."

She replies, "No, sorry.  We don't."

I continue my search and headed for the "expensive" section, called "organic", though it is NOT, and THERE on the shelf in the refrigerated section was milk and yogurt from...goats!!!

I grab some goat's milk and some yogurt and swing by the Lotte employee to show her what I found.

My point, just because one thinks something doesn't "exist" doesn't make it true.

Look around.

Depending on where you live.  I am pretty sure that most human beings are able to do just as you have suggested and discover that in fact sometimes when it isn't available it actually just isn't available. I live in a town with a home plus. A very tiny home plus, pretty much the same size as a normal towns GS25. That is it folks. People cry - COSTCO- Foreign market. Okay, what if we live in rural nowhere and the nearest "real town" is about an hour away. Costco the closest one to me is 2 and a half hours away on a bus.

I am not trying to say it is impossible to get, of course it's possible. I am just saying not readily available to all of us.

I can't just get a hankering for hummus at 10 pm at night and pop out to my Home Plus foreign food aisle for chickpeas, we don't have a foreign food aisle.  I have to plan and order from gmarket, keep a stock handy. If a recipe suddenly calls for chickpeas, oh darn-it-all forgot to stock up on those, let me pop out to the_______ :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank:

The point I am trying to make is that just because something is readily available for some does not mean it is readily available for everyone. Just be mindful of that.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6932 on: September 21, 2017, 02:34:17 PM »
I went to buy goats milk, and the Lotte employee tells me "We don't have goat's milk."

I'm like "No, you have goats milk."

She replies, "No, sorry.  We don't."

I continue my search and headed for the "expensive" section, called "organic", though it is NOT, and THERE on the shelf in the refrigerated section was milk and yogurt from...goats!!!

I grab some goat's milk and some yogurt and swing by the Lotte employee to show her what I found.

My point, just because one thinks something doesn't "exist" doesn't make it true.

Look around.

Depending on where you live.  I am pretty sure that most human beings are able to do just as you have suggested and discover that in fact sometimes when it isn't available it actually just isn't available. I live in a town with a home plus. A very tiny home plus, pretty much the same size as a normal towns GS25. That is it folks. People cry - COSTCO- Foreign market. Okay, what if we live in rural nowhere and the nearest "real town" is about an hour away. Costco the closest one to me is 2 and a half hours away on a bus.

I am not trying to say it is impossible to get, of course it's possible. I am just saying not readily available to all of us.

I can't just get a hankering for hummus at 10 pm at night and pop out to my Home Plus foreign food aisle for chickpeas, we don't have a foreign food aisle.  I have to plan and order from gmarket, keep a stock handy. If a recipe suddenly calls for chickpeas, oh darn-it-all forgot to stock up on those, let me pop out to the_______ :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank:

The point I am trying to make is that just because something is readily available for some does not mean it is readily available for everyone. Just be mindful of that.

Waygook.org user What?What? - you're a smart and independent person who rarely complains and I think you're cool and good. And living somewhere rural is probably really annoying.

But all the people crying, "COSTCO! FOREIGN FOOD MARKET! LOTTE MART! EMART! WHEREVER!!!" are like, ignoring the fact that Gmarket is literally better than all of those unless you live like a two minute walk away.. Why pay more for something that you have to go collect and carry? It's goofy.

Y'all want chickpeas? Let me hit y'all with the good chickpeas.

Want dry chickpeas? HOT DANG 1kg dry chickpeas for 2900 plus 3000 (combinable Smart Shipping).

Want chickpeas encased in literal metal? Four cans of literal canned chickpeas for 9,200 with free shipping oh my golly!!!

Also, to clarify, I'm not saying you're a dummy or nothing for not using this. But sometimes I don't think people realize that online shopping is literally better than going to a store in 90% of cases. (Clothes being an exception - ugh never buy clothes online)

Not arguing with you on that. I can only shop with gmarket, I have no problem with that.  But that is just me. I can't speak for everyone else.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6933 on: September 21, 2017, 02:48:59 PM »
Coupang, y'all.  Coupang. 

Lol I've never even been to a Costco in Korea.  Nearest one is 5 hours away (unless the plans to build one in a nearer city came to fruition, in which case... 3 hours away).  I remember being happy about online shopping for certain items and fools would jump in with "Why don't you just go to Costco?" as if they're just everywhere.  Not everyone lives in Seoul nor even a city  :undecided:

Nearest E/Lotte/Mart is around 2 hours away. 

Regardless, life is still good. 

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6934 on: September 21, 2017, 02:51:12 PM »
I went to buy goats milk, and the Lotte employee tells me "We don't have goat's milk."

I'm like "No, you have goats milk."

She replies, "No, sorry.  We don't."

I continue my search and headed for the "expensive" section, called "organic", though it is NOT, and THERE on the shelf in the refrigerated section was milk and yogurt from...goats!!!

I grab some goat's milk and some yogurt and swing by the Lotte employee to show her what I found.

My point, just because one thinks something doesn't "exist" doesn't make it true.

Look around.

Depending on where you live.  I am pretty sure that most human beings are able to do just as you have suggested and discover that in fact sometimes when it isn't available it actually just isn't available. I live in a town with a home plus. A very tiny home plus, pretty much the same size as a normal towns GS25. That is it folks. People cry - COSTCO- Foreign market. Okay, what if we live in rural nowhere and the nearest "real town" is about an hour away. Costco the closest one to me is 2 and a half hours away on a bus.

I am not trying to say it is impossible to get, of course it's possible. I am just saying not readily available to all of us.

I can't just get a hankering for hummus at 10 pm at night and pop out to my Home Plus foreign food aisle for chickpeas, we don't have a foreign food aisle.  I have to plan and order from gmarket, keep a stock handy. If a recipe suddenly calls for chickpeas, oh darn-it-all forgot to stock up on those, let me pop out to the_______ :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank:

The point I am trying to make is that just because something is readily available for some does not mean it is readily available for everyone. Just be mindful of that.

Waygook.org user What?What? - you're a smart and independent person who rarely complains and I think you're cool and good. And living somewhere rural is probably really annoying.

But all the people crying, "COSTCO! FOREIGN FOOD MARKET! LOTTE MART! EMART! WHEREVER!!!" are like, ignoring the fact that Gmarket is literally better than all of those unless you live like a two minute walk away.. Why pay more for something that you have to go collect and carry? It's goofy.

Y'all want chickpeas? Let me hit y'all with the good chickpeas.

Want dry chickpeas? HOT DANG 1kg dry chickpeas for 2900 plus 3000 (combinable Smart Shipping).

Want chickpeas encased in literal metal? Four cans of literal canned chickpeas for 9,200 with free shipping oh my golly!!!

Also, to clarify, I'm not saying you're a dummy or nothing for not using this. But sometimes I don't think people realize that online shopping is literally better than going to a store in 90% of cases. (Clothes being an exception - ugh never buy clothes online)

I will agree with you on the fact you can get almost anything online. My original comment came from just seeing a video and wanted to make the food in the near future (aka today or tomorrow ) and expressing that it could not be done. As this is the ... ranting thread!

I should look up a big order and get some stuff for my doomsday prep ;) jk. But seriously, living on an island sometimes the shipping doubles the price and makes it less affordable (even when free shipping was stated).

And to Pecan... Guess what stores have not had avocados the last few weeks? Lotte and EMart. But I must be lying because your eFart and Lotte have them right?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6935 on: September 21, 2017, 02:58:31 PM »
The Lotte store you mentioned sounds like an 'express" and not an actual Lotte Mart.

I could be wrong, but it sounds like you are confusing the type of Lotte store.

The mart sells them, the express does not...never has.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6936 on: September 21, 2017, 03:00:52 PM »


I will agree with you on the fact you can get almost anything online. My original comment came from just seeing a video and wanted to make the food in the near future (aka today or tomorrow ) and expressing that it could not be done. As this is the ... ranting thread!

I should look up a big order and get some stuff for my doomsday prep ;) jk. But seriously, living on an island sometimes the shipping doubles the price and makes it less affordable (even when free shipping was stated).

And to Pecan... Guess what stores have not had avocados the last few weeks? Lotte and EMart. But I must be lying because your eFart and Lotte have them right?

 :laugh: :laugh: this yeah!
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« Reply #6937 on: September 21, 2017, 03:05:54 PM »
Coupang, y'all.  Coupang. 

Lol I've never even been to a Costco in Korea.  Nearest one is 5 hours away (unless the plans to build one in a nearer city came to fruition, in which case... 3 hours away).  I remember being happy about online shopping for certain items and fools would jump in with "Why don't you just go to Costco?" as if they're just everywhere.  Not everyone lives in Seoul nor even a city  :undecided:

Nearest E/Lotte/Mart is around 2 hours away. 

Regardless, life is still good.


I love coupang.

 I needed some more coffee, a English book for a gift and some fish for dinner tomorrow. It'll all be waiting for me when I get home from work tomorrow.

I'm so spoiled because of Rocket delivery!

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6938 on: September 21, 2017, 03:17:53 PM »
Coupang, y'all.  Coupang. 

Lol I've never even been to a Costco in Korea.  Nearest one is 5 hours away (unless the plans to build one in a nearer city came to fruition, in which case... 3 hours away).  I remember being happy about online shopping for certain items and fools would jump in with "Why don't you just go to Costco?" as if they're just everywhere.  Not everyone lives in Seoul nor even a city  :undecided:

Nearest E/Lotte/Mart is around 2 hours away. 

Regardless, life is still good.


I love coupang.

 I needed some more coffee, a English book for a gift and some fish for dinner tomorrow. It'll all be waiting for me when I get home from work tomorrow.

I'm so spoiled because of Rocket delivery!

Considering how I do literally everything online for shopping, I can't believe I still haven't gotten on the Coupang train.


I love me some Rocket delivery. 

And the selection of garbage is pretty nice. 

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6939 on: September 21, 2017, 03:20:37 PM »
Coupang, y'all.  Coupang. 

Lol I've never even been to a Costco in Korea.  Nearest one is 5 hours away (unless the plans to build one in a nearer city came to fruition, in which case... 3 hours away).  I remember being happy about online shopping for certain items and fools would jump in with "Why don't you just go to Costco?" as if they're just everywhere.  Not everyone lives in Seoul nor even a city  :undecided:

Nearest E/Lotte/Mart is around 2 hours away. 

Regardless, life is still good.


I love coupang.

 I needed some more coffee, a English book for a gift and some fish for dinner tomorrow. It'll all be waiting for me when I get home from work tomorrow.

I'm so spoiled because of Rocket delivery!

Considering how I do literally everything online for shopping, I can't believe I still haven't gotten on the Coupang train.

Yeah I really need to jump on this train too. I do remember once checking out the website and something must have put me off.  I should try again, maybe I was just in a bad mood from being on Waygook.
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