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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7460 on: January 12, 2018, 12:42:59 PM »
So much tonsil knowledge~

They took me to the GP because he was a lot closer than the ENT, though I had initially wanted to go straight there. I've been drinking a lot of tea and broth/juk for the most part this week. Here's to hoping that it's bacterial so the antibiotics I was given will work, even if slowly.

When I had tonsilitis, it was bacterial, and noticeable improvement came within the first 48 hours (more like the first 24, but I was pretty out of it at the time so saying 48 to err on the safe side). Even though it can take a while for tonsilitis to clear up and each case can vary, you should still feel a noticeable difference shortly after undergoing appropriate treatment.

If you really don't feel a difference after several days of taking whatever medication he's given you, see a different doctor that won't be as likely to blow you off with antibiotics. They really over-prescribe those things here. It's almost a go-to treatment for anything and everything, and a lot of the times they'll just prescribe a stronger or different antibiotic if you come back and tell them that what you were given isn't working.

An ENT will be your best bet. Being more specialized, they normally investigate a little more thoroughly.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7461 on: January 18, 2018, 09:36:06 AM »
I've been using Mall Tail as my forwarding agency lately, but this time they are driving me bonkers! I ordered some earrings from a site, and they got delivered to the warehouse just fine. I filled out my application for forwarding, and waited to be told how much it would be. Then, about 3 weeks ago, I got a message from them saying that my application was incorrect. I reviewed it, looked it over, and no it's not. Everything is in order. So I emailed them just that. A little while later, I get an email saying that No, I forgot to put 2 shirts from the same site on the application, and I need to go put them on the application before they can send me the package.

I ordered no shirts, and I told them that, and then they send me a message with the details of what the shirts were. I guess in case I forgot what I ordered. Again, I tell them that, no, these are not my items and I only ordered the earrings from the site, no shirts. THEN they send me a picture of the shirts, as well as the order form, where it very clearly says a different name, email, address, and order number. I was sending my item to DE and these shirts were supposed to go to NC. SO obviously a delivery mistake. Why they are attaching it to my order, I have no idea. I suppose because they are from the same website.

Anyways, now they are asking me if I want to return or just throw the shirts away, but if it's a return, I have to pay for it. I won't get my earrings until I let them know. I feel like they're being held hostage! So, if anyone ordered 2 shirts, one for Yuri on Ice and one for Rick and Morty, sorry, you aren't getting your stuff.  :undecided: :rolleyes:

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« Reply #7462 on: January 19, 2018, 10:06:14 AM »
Sorry, me again~

As of last night, I am back on the market after very nearly two years. My bf broke up with me because he wasn't feeling it anymore. It was honestly a long time coming (for both of us), but it still hurts. And now I have to go to the post office and pick up the birthday present I ordered for him for next week.  :cry: :cry:

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« Reply #7463 on: January 19, 2018, 11:36:33 AM »
Sorry, me again~

As of last night, I am back on the market after very nearly two years. My bf broke up with me because he wasn't feeling it anymore. It was honestly a long time coming (for both of us), but it still hurts. And now I have to go to the post office and pick up the birthday present I ordered for him for next week.  :cry: :cry:

Ceremonial burning time? Or the less dramatic re-gifting?

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« Reply #7464 on: January 19, 2018, 11:48:58 AM »
Sorry, me again~

As of last night, I am back on the market after very nearly two years. My bf broke up with me because he wasn't feeling it anymore. It was honestly a long time coming (for both of us), but it still hurts. And now I have to go to the post office and pick up the birthday present I ordered for him for next week.  :cry: :cry:

Ceremonial burning time? Or the less dramatic re-gifting?
Nah, it was a somewhat pretty penny, so probably a mid-drama selling.

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« Reply #7465 on: January 19, 2018, 12:21:23 PM »
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Sorry, me again~

As of last night, I am back on the market after very nearly two years. My bf broke up with me because he wasn't feeling it anymore. It was honestly a long time coming (for both of us), but it still hurts. And now I have to go to the post office and pick up the birthday present I ordered for him for next week.  :cry: :cry:

On the bright side you're only 24 posts away from 1000.  :P

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« Reply #7466 on: January 19, 2018, 01:34:48 PM »
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Sorry, me again~

As of last night, I am back on the market after very nearly two years. My bf broke up with me because he wasn't feeling it anymore. It was honestly a long time coming (for both of us), but it still hurts. And now I have to go to the post office and pick up the birthday present I ordered for him for next week.  :cry: :cry:

On the bright side you're only 24 posts away from 1000.  :P
For that reason alone, I shall keep posting my woes.

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« Reply #7467 on: January 22, 2018, 01:28:51 PM »
Winter camp. I'm so glad it is over. For the most part, it was pretty good. Except for day 2.
Day 2 was the start of the arts and crafts + snacks day.
5 of the students show up on time, and are happily working away. 2 of the boys aren't really enjoying the activities, but they are being quiet, and just talking together while making some little things.

Then 1 of the boys shows up really late. Takes a look at what we are doing, then flat out refuses to do it, puts some Korean into his translator app which translates to: "This isn't worth my time."
So I said, he could play a board / card game if he wants, and to ask the boys that aren't really enjoying the arts and crafts. They don't want to play a board or card game, and are happy doing what they are doing. So I offer to play with the kid. "NO TEACHER. NO PLAY UNLESS 4 PEOPLE." (He meant, he won't play a board / card game unless there is a total of 4 people or more).
He then puts on headphones and tries to listen to music. I told him, no listening to music, and to either: keep his phone in his pocket, unless using it for translating; or to put it on the desk with the others until the end of the camp day.

"I f%^&ING HATE YOU, TEACHER!! f%^&ING f%^&ING f%^&ING f%^&ING" (he literally said that 4 times after telling me he hates me).
I dealt with that swiftly, and calmly, right away. And then got the Korean co-teacher, who was relaxing in the teachers office, while talking to their partner or child on the phone (non-important personal call) to which I get "you interrupted me for this..." so, I searched for a list of bad Korean words and said, what if the student, or myself, just started saying.. *points to a word on the list*. The teacher then saw my point, and came to deal with the student.
The student then just proceeds to do the exact same thing a few minutes later. And myself, and the other students got pretty mad this time. While I still dealt with it calmly, the students were angry and yelling at him because the bad student was ruining their good time.

Luckily for me, the student didn't come back for the rest of the camp.

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« Reply #7468 on: January 22, 2018, 02:50:35 PM »
Luckily for me, the student didn't come back for the rest of the camp.

I hate talking like this about students, but what a little shit.

Good on you for not allowing him to take control of the situation at no time.

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« Reply #7469 on: January 22, 2018, 02:59:41 PM »
Luckily for me, the student didn't come back for the rest of the camp.

I hate talking like this about students, but what a little shit.

Good on you for not allowing him to take control of the situation at no time.

I do as well. That's the only time I've probably come close to actually getting angry with a student in my time teaching.

And yeah, I know middle schoolers love to use English curse words, but it's one of the few things I really crack down on here.

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« Reply #7470 on: January 22, 2018, 03:08:11 PM »
Luckily for me, the student didn't come back for the rest of the camp.

I hate talking like this about students, but what a little shit.

Good on you for not allowing him to take control of the situation at no time.

I do as well. That's the only time I've probably come close to actually getting angry with a student in my time teaching.

And yeah, I know middle schoolers love to use English curse words, but it's one of the few things I really crack down on here.

Yeah, same here. They know it's disrespectful and they would NEVER say those things to a Korean teacher. It's not even about what they say but how they say it -- the tone they're giving you, the attitude. They don't even have to be cursing. But when they're tossing in curse words in to go along with that behavior, they're purposely trying to upset you, and that goes double when they know it's against your rules and you've made it very clear that it's disrespectful. They don't forget that shit. And I have no problem with letting them know that I'm upset with their behavior. But it normally plays out in a way that they didn't anticipate, lol. They want you to yell at them while they stay smug. When you stay calm but stern and react in a way where it results in them losing control of the situation, it throws them off.

Good for you that the kid didn't return. Battle won, lol.

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« Reply #7471 on: January 22, 2018, 03:24:46 PM »
Luckily for me, the student didn't come back for the rest of the camp.

I hate talking like this about students, but what a little shit.

Good on you for not allowing him to take control of the situation at no time.

I do as well. That's the only time I've probably come close to actually getting angry with a student in my time teaching.

And yeah, I know middle schoolers love to use English curse words, but it's one of the few things I really crack down on here.

Yeah, same here. They know it's disrespectful and they would NEVER say those things to a Korean teacher. It's not even about what they say but how they say it -- the tone they're giving you, the attitude. They don't even have to be cursing. But when they're tossing in curse words in to go along with that behavior, they're purposely trying to upset you, and that goes double when they know it's against your rules and you've made it very clear that it's disrespectful. They don't forget that shit. And I have no problem with letting them know that I'm upset with their behavior. But it normally plays out in a way that they didn't anticipate, lol. They want you to yell at them while they stay smug. When you stay calm but stern and react in a way where it results in them losing control of the situation, it throws them off.

Good for you that the kid didn't return. Battle won, lol.

Yeah, that's true. :P I think I have only yelled 1 time, and it's because the class was so noisy, any non-yelling I used to try get them to quieten down wasn't working. However, it was also loud and scary enough, that the students in that class never got that loud again haha. :P (though, I didn't mean to sound scary haha - once I said that to the students, they had a laugh though!)

And yeah, the rest of the camp was rather enjoyable, especially without that student: he missed out on pancakes day, and fast food and movies day :P

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« Reply #7472 on: January 22, 2018, 05:55:44 PM »
Fidget spinners need and the person who invented them need to be cast off into the same pit reserved for people who use the term "adulting".

Whatever happened to teaching kids not to fidget and if they did, smacking them across the head and threatening them with chores?

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« Reply #7473 on: January 23, 2018, 08:50:39 AM »
Fidget spinners need and the person who invented them need to be cast off into the same pit reserved for people who use the term "adulting".

Whatever happened to teaching kids not to fidget and if they did, smacking them across the head and threatening them with chores?
From what I've read/heard, they were originally intended and made for kids with autism and ADHD, then got taken over into the mainstream, where they became the super annoying toys that all kids used during class. I am in no way a fan, but had they stayed in their original intended use, they would be good. However, I'm certainly not a therapist, so I'm just going off what I've heard.

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« Reply #7474 on: January 23, 2018, 03:30:23 PM »
Fidget spinners need and the person who invented them need to be cast off into the same pit reserved for people who use the term "adulting".

Whatever happened to teaching kids not to fidget and if they did, smacking them across the head and threatening them with chores?
From what I've read/heard, they were originally intended and made for kids with autism and ADHD, then got taken over into the mainstream, where they became the super annoying toys that all kids used during class. I am in no way a fan, but had they stayed in their original intended use, they would be good. However, I'm certainly not a therapist, so I'm just going off what I've heard.

I have no idea what is behind the Western (American?) trend to try and be as infantilized/victimized as possible. Refusing to grow up. Refusing to bathe because you're still angry at mom and dad when they told you to take a bath. Toys for those with conditions. Cry-ins. Adult Coloring books (not just for the artsy/fashion students anymore). Man rompers. 24 is the new 18 (and they want to lower the voting age!). Adulting. The pursuit of happiness above all else.

Then these same people whine and moan when you treat them like the kids they act like.


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« Reply #7475 on: January 23, 2018, 04:17:51 PM »
so what are some mr.demartino-sanctioned activities then, apart from defending everything korea on the internet?


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« Reply #7476 on: January 24, 2018, 08:39:47 AM »
Fidget spinners need and the person who invented them need to be cast off into the same pit reserved for people who use the term "adulting".

Whatever happened to teaching kids not to fidget and if they did, smacking them across the head and threatening them with chores?
From what I've read/heard, they were originally intended and made for kids with autism and ADHD, then got taken over into the mainstream, where they became the super annoying toys that all kids used during class. I am in no way a fan, but had they stayed in their original intended use, they would be good. However, I'm certainly not a therapist, so I'm just going off what I've heard.

I have no idea what is behind the Western (American?) trend to try and be as infantilized/victimized as possible. Refusing to grow up. Refusing to bathe because you're still angry at mom and dad when they told you to take a bath. Toys for those with conditions. Cry-ins. Adult Coloring books (not just for the artsy/fashion students anymore). Man rompers. 24 is the new 18 (and they want to lower the voting age!). Adulting. The pursuit of happiness above all else.

Then these same people whine and moan when you treat them like the kids they act like.
I'd certainly like to think that there is a difference between people with diagnosed conditions like autism and people who chose to wear male rompers. Therapists were saying that the act of "fidgeting" was helping those with autism focus more on what they were supposed to be focused on. If it helps them, then who are we to belittle them and the methods that help?

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« Reply #7477 on: January 24, 2018, 09:15:49 AM »
so what are some mr.demartino-sanctioned activities then, apart from defending everything korea on the internet?

A lot of "Get Off My Lawn" type of stuff. People need to learn how to age gracefully and accept when one phase of life is over and another has begun.

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« Reply #7478 on: January 24, 2018, 09:44:40 AM »
Fidget spinners need and the person who invented them need to be cast off into the same pit reserved for people who use the term "adulting".

Whatever happened to teaching kids not to fidget and if they did, smacking them across the head and threatening them with chores?
From what I've read/heard, they were originally intended and made for kids with autism and ADHD, then got taken over into the mainstream, where they became the super annoying toys that all kids used during class. I am in no way a fan, but had they stayed in their original intended use, they would be good. However, I'm certainly not a therapist, so I'm just going off what I've heard.

I have no idea what is behind the Western (American?) trend to try and be as infantilized/victimized as possible. Refusing to grow up. Refusing to bathe because you're still angry at mom and dad when they told you to take a bath. Toys for those with conditions. Cry-ins. Adult Coloring books (not just for the artsy/fashion students anymore). Man rompers. 24 is the new 18 (and they want to lower the voting age!). Adulting. The pursuit of happiness above all else.

Then these same people whine and moan when you treat them like the kids they act like.
I'd certainly like to think that there is a difference between people with diagnosed conditions like autism and people who chose to wear male rompers. Therapists were saying that the act of "fidgeting" was helping those with autism focus more on what they were supposed to be focused on. If it helps them, then who are we to belittle them and the methods that help?

The problem is that the ADHD diagnostic criteria looks a lot like “being a boy”.


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« Reply #7479 on: January 24, 2018, 10:32:14 AM »
Fidget spinners need and the person who invented them need to be cast off into the same pit reserved for people who use the term "adulting".

Whatever happened to teaching kids not to fidget and if they did, smacking them across the head and threatening them with chores?
From what I've read/heard, they were originally intended and made for kids with autism and ADHD, then got taken over into the mainstream, where they became the super annoying toys that all kids used during class. I am in no way a fan, but had they stayed in their original intended use, they would be good. However, I'm certainly not a therapist, so I'm just going off what I've heard.

I have no idea what is behind the Western (American?) trend to try and be as infantilized/victimized as possible. Refusing to grow up. Refusing to bathe because you're still angry at mom and dad when they told you to take a bath. Toys for those with conditions. Cry-ins. Adult Coloring books (not just for the artsy/fashion students anymore). Man rompers. 24 is the new 18 (and they want to lower the voting age!). Adulting. The pursuit of happiness above all else.

Then these same people whine and moan when you treat them like the kids they act like.
I'd certainly like to think that there is a difference between people with diagnosed conditions like autism and people who chose to wear male rompers. Therapists were saying that the act of "fidgeting" was helping those with autism focus more on what they were supposed to be focused on. If it helps them, then who are we to belittle them and the methods that help?

The problem is that the ADHD diagnostic criteria looks a lot like “being a boy”.
Well yes, I do think a lot of the ADHD diagnoses are a load of hooey.

If I were a capable internet user, I would insert a gif or video of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt when Jacqueline puts her kid on "Dyziplene" because he is too active.