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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6180 on: July 14, 2017, 02:38:04 PM »
it's become a little too accepted to bash smokers over other groups who possibly deserve it as much.

My wife makes a big display of disgust whenever she encounters a street smoker and always runs ahead of them whenever they happen to be walking ahead of us in the same direction. It ruins her mood for a good few minutes. I agree, this is a bit overblown. She would make the health argument, and she is truly disgusted by the smell (she's super sensitive to smells in general), but I would imagine that what irks most people about this behavior is that it's largely avoidable without much cost to the smoker (find a parking lot, or at least stop walking, or at least stop walking with a lit cigarette in a very crowded area), but that person doesn't possess even that slightest of considerations for those around her. The funny thing about Davis's example is that the offending smokers *did* make an effort to spare others of the odour, but in so doing  actually make it worse.

Not even smokers want their home to smell like cigarettes. That's why they walk outside and subject everyone else to it. You must admit, the smell of stale smoke that infuses a room can be vomit-inducing. Now imagine your room smells like this and you don't even smoke to begin with.

Two years ago you could still smoke in pubs and restaurants in Korea, now it's banned on whole streets. The turnaround, compared to most places, has been exponential. I guess in other countries smokers had more time to adapt to their persecution little by little.  Somebody smoking on the street ahead of you could never be described as more than a minor irritant. Not worth curtailing people's freedom for IMO.

Totally agree!
but also I don't know about Seoul but here is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than somewhere like the UK. When I was at home I would walk and smoke all the time (if it wasn't super crowded) but here I never would. People generally tuck themselves away in alleys etc. (Apart from a few ). One of my co workers told me that he loved London because people smoke anywhere outside and he felt free!  ;D

I really think more places / apartments / cafes should have designated smoking rooms. Smokers can smoke. Non smokers aren't bothered by it.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6181 on: July 14, 2017, 02:49:18 PM »
I had never even seen spam (except on the television) until I moved here so I bought some thinking this was the hidden treasure of canned foods. It is revolting. *this reminds me - we need a little green sick emoji*
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6182 on: July 14, 2017, 02:56:18 PM »
I had never even seen spam (except on the television) until I moved here so I bought some thinking this was the hidden treasure of canned foods. It is revolting. *this reminds me - we need a little green sick emoji*

Did you have it fried until crispy?  I rather like it when cooked that way.  If you only have it mushy and uncooked then it is blargh indeed. 

I actually prefer it over crispy western style bacon.  I've never been much of a fan of bacon though.  Sausage links are where it's at. 

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6183 on: July 14, 2017, 03:00:17 PM »
Screw Spam. There is only one processed meat product worth eating*, in my book:





*Not counting sausages, brats, all-beef hotdogs, etc.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6184 on: July 14, 2017, 03:00:51 PM »
I'm a fan of the spam and jam toasts~
I am Daniel

I am DonoVan
DonoVan I am

That DonoVan-I-am
That DonoVan-I-am!
I do not like
That DonoVan-I-am

Do you like
Spam and jam?

I do not like them,
DonoVan-I-am.
I do not like
toasted spam and jam.

Would you like them
Here or there?

I would not like them
Here or there.
I would not like them
Anywhere.
I do not like
Toasted spam and jam.
Definitely not. Totally no-jam.

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This is the greatest thing I've read in a while.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6185 on: July 14, 2017, 03:15:07 PM »
I am Daniel

I am DonoVan
DonoVan I am

That DonoVan-I-am
That DonoVan-I-am!
I do not like
That DonoVan-I-am

Do you like
Spam and jam?

I do not like them,
DonoVan-I-am.
I do not like
toasted spam and jam.

Would you like them
Here or there?

I would not like them
Here or there.
I would not like them
Anywhere.
I do not like
Toasted spam and jam.
Definitely not. Totally no-jam.

...

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6186 on: July 14, 2017, 03:18:14 PM »
I had never even seen spam (except on the television) until I moved here so I bought some thinking this was the hidden treasure of canned foods. It is revolting. *this reminds me - we need a little green sick emoji*

Did you have it fried until crispy?  I rather like it when cooked that way.  If you only have it mushy and uncooked then it is blargh indeed. 

I actually prefer it over crispy western style bacon.  I've never been much of a fan of bacon though.  Sausage links are where it's at.

To be fair, Spam is totally edible with a spoon straight out of the can. But, that might not be for everyone.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6187 on: July 14, 2017, 03:22:45 PM »
I had never even seen spam (except on the television) until I moved here so I bought some thinking this was the hidden treasure of canned foods. It is revolting. *this reminds me - we need a little green sick emoji*

Did you have it fried until crispy?  I rather like it when cooked that way.  If you only have it mushy and uncooked then it is blargh indeed. 

I actually prefer it over crispy western style bacon.  I've never been much of a fan of bacon though.  Sausage links are where it's at.

To be fair, Spam is totally edible with a spoon straight out of the can. But, that might not be for everyone.

Mister Fancy Pants with a spoon :rolleyes:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6188 on: July 17, 2017, 10:14:54 AM »
Okay, so I went to class as the bell rang, nothing unusual except the teacher I teach with isn't in the teacher's office. I figure he just went ahead to open the door for the kids.

Get to the classroom and the door is closed, which is strange since there's usually a lot of late kids, but it's not unheard of since my COT closes the door after he gets in there.

Except the door is locked.

I knocked 4 times, and no one answered. I can hear the students in there, and they aren't too loud to hear my knocks.

Wish I could have been told there was no class instead of locked out.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6189 on: July 17, 2017, 10:24:41 AM »

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« Reply #6190 on: July 17, 2017, 02:23:43 PM »
This CT has a solid 20 minutes to get back to me about what she wants done for class tomorrow before I pull a bomb game from here... "I'll let you know by Friday" my butt! I don't even know what grades we have tomorrow since she mentioned possibly teaching a grade I usually don't teach...

Just 19 more Tuesdays until I'm out of here  :cry:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6191 on: July 17, 2017, 03:06:17 PM »
I should only have this 4th grade class one more time, but they've added two more in so I have them 3 times in the next 5 days. I guess it's make-up for some that might have been cancelled earlier in the year, but I wish they would have scheduled the make-ups for then and not now. We finished the book last week so I dunno what to do with them. I know I shouldn't whine about having to plan a couple classes, but still I wish they would spaced them out bit.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6192 on: July 17, 2017, 03:06:17 PM »
This CT has a solid 20 minutes to get back to me about what she wants done for class tomorrow before I pull a bomb game from here... "I'll let you know by Friday" my butt! I don't even know what grades we have tomorrow since she mentioned possibly teaching a grade I usually don't teach...

Just 19 more Tuesdays until I'm out of here  :cry:

Oh man, I feel you. I have 15 weeks left. That seemed short when other people were leaving before me, but now it feels like forever away.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6193 on: July 17, 2017, 03:13:10 PM »
I should only have this 4th grade class one more time, but they've added two more in so I have them 3 times in the next 5 days. I guess it's make-up for some that might have been cancelled earlier in the year, but I wish they would have scheduled the make-ups for then and not now. We finished the book last week so I dunno what to do with them. I know I shouldn't whine about having to plan a couple classes, but still I wish they would spaced them out bit.

Oh, don't worry, they'll be spaced out.  :laugh:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6194 on: July 17, 2017, 03:15:30 PM »
This CT has a solid 20 minutes to get back to me about what she wants done for class tomorrow before I pull a bomb game from here... "I'll let you know by Friday" my butt! I don't even know what grades we have tomorrow since she mentioned possibly teaching a grade I usually don't teach...

Just 19 more Tuesdays until I'm out of here  :cry:

Oh man, I feel you. I have 15 weeks left. That seemed short when other people were leaving before me, but now it feels like forever away.

I finally got a hold of her and she still didn't give me a straight answer. Bomb games I've never seen before it is. The kids'll have fun with that and I'm not spending my night planning because she couldn't decide after a week what to do.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6195 on: July 17, 2017, 03:20:01 PM »
I should only have this 4th grade class one more time, but they've added two more in so I have them 3 times in the next 5 days. I guess it's make-up for some that might have been cancelled earlier in the year, but I wish they would have scheduled the make-ups for then and not now. We finished the book last week so I dunno what to do with them. I know I shouldn't whine about having to plan a couple classes, but still I wish they would spaced them out bit.

Oh, don't worry, they'll be spaced out.  :laugh:
Ha, that's for sure. They're all in summer vacation mode and nobody is paying attention to anything. I don't blame them, because their break is only 3.5 weeks and I'd get a mental head start if I could too.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6196 on: July 17, 2017, 05:47:24 PM »
I should only have this 4th grade class one more time, but they've added two more in so I have them 3 times in the next 5 days. I guess it's make-up for some that might have been cancelled earlier in the year, but I wish they would have scheduled the make-ups for then and not now. We finished the book last week so I dunno what to do with them. I know I shouldn't whine about having to plan a couple classes, but still I wish they would spaced them out bit.


I have loads of classes like this so i do stuff like board games/go fish/ bananagrams (sometimes called applegrams) usually every school has a stash that some English teacher bought on a whim and never used.

I also make stuff. Mini books (one page of the mini book is one chapter. Chapter title + 1/2 key expressions and a picture)
Or making music videos - (choose a song, students have one line each and have to draw/write the lyrics artistically. Take pictures. Edit with the song after class)

Basically anything with minimum planning and involvement from me. Spin it as student centered learning / using creativity in the classroom. Teachers love it. Students love it. Bobs your uncle  ;D ;D :laugh:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6197 on: July 17, 2017, 09:17:50 PM »
Kids begging to play games for class today (lessons got behind, so we have to finish one last chapter before summer). I acquiesce (done with the lesson and we were going to play a game anyway). They literally just talk the entire time. Don't give a crap about the game. Completely ignoring everything. And I'm fine with that. I don't give a crap what they do as long as they aren't damaging each other or school property. (I honestly don't see why we still have school two weeks after exams anyway.) But the coteacher occasionally pops her head in and says "The students need to talk to you with every activity. They like it." Bull. Sh*t. They're 6th graders. They like talking to each other and bugging the crap out of me until I give them candy. The only English they want to speak is "Candy, teacher!" Not even a d*mn "please".

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« Reply #6198 on: July 18, 2017, 08:07:36 AM »
Kids begging to play games for class today (lessons got behind, so we have to finish one last chapter before summer). I acquiesce (done with the lesson and we were going to play a game anyway). They literally just talk the entire time. Don't give a crap about the game. Completely ignoring everything. And I'm fine with that. I don't give a crap what they do as long as they aren't damaging each other or school property. (I honestly don't see why we still have school two weeks after exams anyway.) But the coteacher occasionally pops her head in and says "The students need to talk to you with every activity. They like it." Bull. Sh*t. They're 6th graders. They like talking to each other and bugging the crap out of me until I give them candy. The only English they want to speak is "Candy, teacher!" Not even a d*mn "please".

You're right, they just want time to chat.
Your CT is lazy and has figured out how to pass the buck to you.
You've created the problem by giving them sweets. Giving students sweets to get them to behave is a quick fix that'll create a bigger problem, as you can see.

You should be worried that the students simply ignore you to talk and do what they want, you've simply become a mild nuisance to them.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6199 on: July 18, 2017, 09:55:28 AM »
Kids are noisy banshees today. They got that summer fever~

 



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