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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6020 on: June 29, 2017, 01:14:15 PM »
So, is there a reason for knocking?

They do it on the airplane, too, though it is plain to see that it is occupied.

I've never heard of any other culture of people doing that before.

Any guesses?
I would guess that it's to let the occupant know that there's somebody waiting for them  so stop playing with your phone and get off the pot.
Where I'm from in Canada we usually knock lightly if the occupied sign looks broken, or if it's not a stall, but a closed door just to see if someone's actually in there opposed to waiting outside for 5 minutes before realizing there's no one in there. I've done it out of habit other times, but it's a light, questioning kind of knock.

If they're banging on the door and it's the cleaning person they're probably assuming some kid's camped out in there and its a warning to hurry up, then they realize it's you and stick with their message of "gtfo". I've never had angry knocking done to me here so I'm hoping that it's just a double check kind of knock you're getting o.o

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« Reply #6021 on: June 29, 2017, 01:43:50 PM »
Does anyone else feel like their co-teachers  are rearranging your schedule merely to convenience themselves? There's one day a week where I teach with all homeroom teachers, and every single week, someone reschedules their class from the morning to my-normally-free final afternoon slot. I swear, at this point they're just rotating who gets to dump their monsters on me final period because they sure aren't coming to class.
Yes. I know it's petty, but I wish I could just start rearranging my schedule because of a minor inconvenience and see how they like it.

Rant at myself: I don't know what I'm doing for summer vacation. I'm hoping to go to a place that's not too far but also not too hot. Maybe northern Japan?


Idk how hot it's gonna be, but I'm hitting up Fukuoka again and doing day trips around Kyushu.  Fukuoka's a nice part of Japan.   :azn:  I got cheap roundtrip tickets just last weekend through Air Busan! Might still be some good deals left!

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« Reply #6022 on: June 29, 2017, 01:59:59 PM »
So, is there a reason for knocking?

They do it on the airplane, too, though it is plain to see that it is occupied.

I've never heard of any other culture of people doing that before.

Any guesses?
I would guess that it's to let the occupant know that there's somebody waiting for them  so stop playing with your phone and get off the pot.

There has been three occasions on Korean flights whereby the door is showing as vacant only for me to push through it, and hear a scream as some middle-aged adjumma pushes the door back, with her undies around her ankles.  I asked one teacher after I got back and they thought maybe the adjumma likes the thrill of being caught, kind of like a less dangerous mile high club  :afro:

The flipside of this was when I was taking a dump in my middle school male toilets about 6 or so years back.  I was in the bog with the accordion type door and the terrible lock.  Only for the special education teacher, thinking it was her student using the toilet, to force the door back with me in the middle of crimping one off.  She apologised and never really looked at me the same way again. 

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« Reply #6023 on: June 29, 2017, 03:15:26 PM »
Same here with regards to them not locking the door on the airplane.

There must have been a time 30+ years or so ago when they must have just had doors, but no locks on stalls.

Other than a Korean, who doesn't lock the bathroom door on an airplane?

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« Reply #6024 on: June 29, 2017, 04:08:05 PM »


There has been three occasions on Korean flights whereby the door is showing as vacant only for me to push through it, and hear a scream as some middle-aged adjumma pushes the door back, with her undies around her ankles.  I asked one teacher after I got back and they thought maybe the adjumma likes the thrill of being caught, kind of like a less dangerous mile high club  :afro:


ok, right. this has happened to me on flights, i think, 3 times - and only with middle-aged korean women.

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« Reply #6025 on: June 30, 2017, 09:13:52 AM »
I'm reading Harry Potter right now, on Half Blood Prince. A student sees me reading it, walks by and smiles and says "Dumbledore dies." He's lucky I've read them before. I hate people who spoil things!

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« Reply #6026 on: June 30, 2017, 09:29:49 AM »
I'm reading Harry Potter right now, on Half Blood Prince. A student sees me reading it, walks by and smiles and says "Dumbledore dies." He's lucky I've read them before. I hate people who spoil things!


Had a roommate in college who loved spoiling things.  I was watching Avatar (the series) for the first time and was pretty engrossed. 

Roommate:  Do you want to know what happens???
Me:  No, I'm good.
Roommate:  Are you sure???
Me:  Yes... that's why I'm watching it.   :undecided:
Roommate:  Oh.  Okay. 

...

Roommate:  What happens is--!!!!! 

I cut her off by just up and leaving.  Least favorite roommate, but for a lot of reasons.   

Also, the HP audio books are pretty great!  I've listened to the American version (Jim Dale) of the series and I'm hoping to find access to the British version (Stephen Fry) to compare. 

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« Reply #6027 on: June 30, 2017, 09:33:35 AM »
Heard a story about the British Harry Potter audiobooks - apparently Steven Fry was a bit condescending to JK Rowling when he first met her (oh you write childrens' books good for you), so later when he had difficulty saying the phrase "he pocketed it", and asked if he could change it for the audiobook, he was rejected. And according to him, the phrase was then used more often in following books.

Note: I'm pretty sure I heard Steven Fry tell this story somewhere, but I can't remember for the life of me where.

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« Reply #6028 on: June 30, 2017, 09:39:33 AM »
I haaaaate when my first graders are late. Gives me false hope that class was cancelled.  :cry: :cry: :cry:

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« Reply #6029 on: June 30, 2017, 09:46:11 AM »
When I came out of a Premiere Friday showing of The Dark Knight, the line was all set up and waiting to be ushered in to the next showing. I come out right next to them and tell my gf, "Wow, that was so weird that the Joker's character was gay." Cue the instant whispering and gasps as my false flag spread through the line like fire through a dry, summer forest. \
I wonder what they thought as they watched.

Another great example of spoiling as movie is the pilot for Kenny Vs. Spenny. It's a competition between two dudes every week and the loser has to do something humiliating. In this case, going up to the line wating for Unbreakable and ruining the twist. Enjoy.

http://youtube.com/qdR7emD8IL4?t=22m11s

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« Reply #6030 on: June 30, 2017, 10:15:33 AM »
... I come out right next to them and tell my gf, "Wow, that was so weird that the Joker's character was gay."

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« Reply #6031 on: June 30, 2017, 10:36:59 AM »
If you're waiting for a page to load for what seems like forever and determine that it might be frozen, refresh the page -- it'll finish loading right as you're doing that so that you can sit in fury while it attempts to load a second time.

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« Reply #6032 on: June 30, 2017, 11:47:03 AM »


There has been three occasions on Korean flights whereby the door is showing as vacant only for me to push through it, and hear a scream as some middle-aged adjumma pushes the door back, with her undies around her ankles.  I asked one teacher after I got back and they thought maybe the adjumma likes the thrill of being caught, kind of like a less dangerous mile high club  :afro:


ok, right. this has happened to me on flights, i think, 3 times - and only with middle-aged korean women.

As someone who has used many ((women's)) restrooms in Korea, sometimes these ladies don't even bother closing the door. I've been in restrooms where the adjummas leave the door halfway open and do their business. I've also been in one where there was a line, and an old lady walks in, skips the line, and squats on the child sized toilet that was out in the open. I guess they figure kids don't need privacy if they go in with their parents... but who expected a grown woman to use it in front of a full room? They really are from a different time, not to mention the men I see peeing outside during broad daylight surrounded by students and families walking by.
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« Reply #6033 on: June 30, 2017, 11:58:33 AM »
I'm reading Harry Potter right now, on Half Blood Prince. A student sees me reading it, walks by and smiles and says "Dumbledore dies." He's lucky I've read them before. I hate people who spoil things!


Had a roommate in college who loved spoiling things.  I was watching Avatar (the series) for the first time and was pretty engrossed. 

Roommate:  Do you want to know what happens???
Me:  No, I'm good.
Roommate:  Are you sure???
Me:  Yes... that's why I'm watching it.   :undecided:
Roommate:  Oh.  Okay. 

...

Roommate:  What happens is--!!!!! 

I cut her off by just up and leaving.  Least favorite roommate, but for a lot of reasons.   

Also, the HP audio books are pretty great!  I've listened to the American version (Jim Dale) of the series and I'm hoping to find access to the British version (Stephen Fry) to compare.
Oh, I've met one or two people like that. I don't understand what makes them tick like that.

I think the worse though, is self-spoilers. I did that to myself for both GoT and Vikings, both times by complete accident and out of nowhere, where I should have been safe.

Also, Avatar is the best! I loved that show. Korra isn't as good, but I still liked it.

I've never listened to them, but I've heard both are quite good in different ways. My friend listened to the Stephen Fry one and said he messed up on voices a couple times.

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« Reply #6034 on: June 30, 2017, 12:07:17 PM »
The lunch ladies played the game, how many carbs dishes can we put in a meal. Huge ball of rice with tiny specs of veggie, check. Ttokbokki, check. Jeon (Korean pancake), check. Hot water with rice in it (soup), check.   :cry:

I don't think I have ever seen so many children get seconds  lol!

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« Reply #6035 on: June 30, 2017, 02:08:23 PM »
Exams next week, and I only have one week of classes after that before summer vacation.

Was just informed by a coT that she expects me to cram a lesson from the book for my 3rd graders in that week before summer vacation, a lesson that will not be making it into the following semester. And these are for classes that she is NOT in charge of. When she saw that I was about to argue with her on that, she made the claim that this was upon request of the teacher who IS in charge of those classes.

And I know that's a lie, lmao.

In the end I decided to just SNIP.

But I really don't get how people can lie about things that are easily checked out. And also, why the **** would you try to throw your weight into an area where it not only doesn't belong but for something that is absolutely pointless? **** that noise, these kids are getting a movie or a game.
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« Reply #6036 on: June 30, 2017, 02:34:54 PM »
The lunch ladies played the game, how many carbs dishes can we put in a meal. Huge ball of rice with tiny specs of veggie, check. Ttokbokki, check. Jeon (Korean pancake), check. Hot water with rice in it (soup), check.   :cry:

I don't think I have ever seen so many children get seconds  lol!
Sounds like my lunch. A big scoop of rice, tteok in the meat (though the dish has more bones that meat) and tteok in the soup. I don't understand how they don't get sick of the constant rice.
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« Reply #6037 on: June 30, 2017, 03:00:42 PM »
The lunch ladies played the game, how many carbs dishes can we put in a meal. Huge ball of rice with tiny specs of veggie, check. Ttokbokki, check. Jeon (Korean pancake), check. Hot water with rice in it (soup), check.   :cry:

I don't think I have ever seen so many children get seconds  lol!
Sounds like my lunch. A big scoop of rice, tteok in the meat (though the dish has more bones that mean) and tteok in the soup. I don't understand how they don't get sick of the constant rice.

That rice soup is called Nurungji (누룽지) soup. Just scorched rice and hot water. You guys have no idea. This was mine a couple of weeks ago
                        1. Nurungji soup
                        2. Pasta noodles with cream sauce
                        3. (sweet) garlic bread
                        4. Ddeokppokki (which was basically all ddeok)
                        5. For the soup, cream of broccoli (I assume the instant of course)
                        6. Kimchi was the only vegetable (that broccoli didn't count)

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« Reply #6038 on: June 30, 2017, 03:04:11 PM »
The lunch ladies played the game, how many carbs dishes can we put in a meal. Huge ball of rice with tiny specs of veggie, check. Ttokbokki, check. Jeon (Korean pancake), check. Hot water with rice in it (soup), check.   :cry:

I don't think I have ever seen so many children get seconds  lol!
Sounds like my lunch. A big scoop of rice, tteok in the meat (though the dish has more bones that mean) and tteok in the soup. I don't understand how they don't get sick of the constant rice.

I think it's just cultural, honestly.  I grew up eating rice but in tandem with a good medley of western foods, so I don't feel the need to have rice every day much less with every meal. 

I imagine if you grow up having something every day without much exposure to a variety of other cuisines, then it just becomes habit?  I do feel like the younger generations are developing broader palates here due to the influx of western fast food franchises and availability of foreign food in general.  A goodly number of my students don't even like kimchi, their country's national pride and joy  :laugh:  The same students also don't seem to fancy vegetables in general though  :undecided: I've seen their lunch trays (at my middle schools where it's primarily self serve).

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« Reply #6039 on: June 30, 2017, 04:55:52 PM »
Sounds like my lunch. A big scoop of rice, tteok in the meat (though the dish has more bones that mean) and tteok in the soup. I don't understand how they don't get sick of the constant rice.

That rice soup is called Nurungji (누룽지) soup. Just scorched rice and hot water.

I think "tteok in the soup" would be ddeok-guk (떡국). Personally, I like rice and ddeok (rice cakes), so I don't mind eating that stuff. But that's just me.