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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #780 on: September 05, 2016, 07:33:24 PM »
Diluted? I think you mean deluded. Come on mate, you are an English teacher. Get it right.
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Now, I've got an editor, too.

Nice one.

My people use "diluted" as in drunk/wasted, which would work, but I meant the other.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #781 on: September 05, 2016, 09:34:56 PM »
Somebody needs to make DKLK my personal mod or something.

Imagine being stalked by someone like this in the "real world"...I'd at least be able to get a restraining order.

Keyboard warrior, give it a rest, already.

Everyone knows you criticize the things in others that you see within yourself...so you've got some serious problems.

Why do you want me to make him your own personal mod, Pecan?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #782 on: September 06, 2016, 07:48:19 AM »
If the school would stop spending so much money on those ridiculously huge banners that they only use once and instead buy something useful, like a printer that doesn't jam every 5 pages, that would be great.

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« Reply #783 on: September 06, 2016, 08:52:03 AM »
This is my fifth year here, and I've given up on making new friends. I had my friends from orientation at first, but most of them are long gone.


I feel like the Office of Education could do more about this...I mean maybe not organize anything official but at least unoffically organize things so people can meet up. There must be a fair few lonely NETS out there (I'm not saying you are lonely, I just mean in general)

 I know it's not their jobs...but it's frustrating when they have everyone's contact details and it wouldn't be too hard.
I've also just hit my 5 year mark and although there are a few people who I've known from the beginning, most of them are Korean. People often wonder why I make more Korean friends than foreign friends, but I'm in KOREA and they don't leave or go far.  :undecided:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #784 on: September 06, 2016, 09:55:42 AM »
I don't like humans in general so I don't really mind not knowing anyone or not having any friends. I did once really meet some people I thought I could be friends with, but I got burned there in an awful, awful way, when the one person I really did get along with, tried desperately hard to ruin my relationship for their own gain. Without any shame, lied, and manipulated, and took advantage of my trust, kindness. I guess just your usual run of the mill sh**ty human.

I discovered that all this had gone on, and confronted the person, who then proceeded to spread a rather nasty story about me through our little town. Which I have never bothered to react to or discuss with anyone, because, I'm not much into drama. So no one is really interested in being friends with me either. This person truly did a number on me with all that they did, I am almost 40 and have never experienced such shameless nastiness and coldness from a person, it has left quite the scar.

This is the first time I have ever really spoken about it.

So now it is just me, my partner,  series, xbox and farmville. People come and go, and I will probably be around for a couple more years, but I think I will just stay in my little private bubble, where it is warm and safe.

Because #sh**tyhumans

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #785 on: September 06, 2016, 10:47:29 AM »
I don't like humans in general so I don't really mind not knowing anyone or not having any friends. I did once really meet some people I thought I could be friends with, but I got burned there in an awful, awful way, when the one person I really did get along with, tried desperately hard to ruin my relationship for their own gain. Without any shame, lied, and manipulated, and took advantage of my trust, kindness. I guess just your usual run of the mill sh**ty human.

I discovered that all this had gone on, and confronted the person, who then proceeded to spread a rather nasty story about me through our little town. Which I have never bothered to react to or discuss with anyone, because, I'm not much into drama. So no one is really interested in being friends with me either. This person truly did a number on me with all that they did, I am almost 40 and have never experienced such shameless nastiness and coldness from a person, it has left quite the scar.

This is the first time I have ever really spoken about it.

So now it is just me, my partner,  series, xbox and farmville. People come and go, and I will probably be around for a couple more years, but I think I will just stay in my little private bubble, where it is warm and safe.

Because #sh**tyhumans

Yeah, humans are shitty. I agree completely. Actually, you and I sound very similar. We should not hang out sometime.

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« Reply #786 on: September 06, 2016, 11:14:50 AM »
I don't like humans in general so I don't really mind not knowing anyone or not having any friends. I did once really meet some people I thought I could be friends with, but I got burned there in an awful, awful way, when the one person I really did get along with, tried desperately hard to ruin my relationship for their own gain. Without any shame, lied, and manipulated, and took advantage of my trust, kindness. I guess just your usual run of the mill sh**ty human.

I discovered that all this had gone on, and confronted the person, who then proceeded to spread a rather nasty story about me through our little town. Which I have never bothered to react to or discuss with anyone, because, I'm not much into drama. So no one is really interested in being friends with me either. This person truly did a number on me with all that they did, I am almost 40 and have never experienced such shameless nastiness and coldness from a person, it has left quite the scar.

This is the first time I have ever really spoken about it.

So now it is just me, my partner,  series, xbox and farmville. People come and go, and I will probably be around for a couple more years, but I think I will just stay in my little private bubble, where it is warm and safe.

Because #sh**tyhumans

Yeah, humans are shitty. I agree completely. Actually, you and I sound very similar. We should not hang out sometime.

Oh yeah, defs. Don't call any time!!

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #787 on: September 06, 2016, 11:35:14 AM »
Quote
“If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us.”

Whenever you're judgmental of others, you're, in fact, judging yourself.

When you point your blaming index finger to someone, you point three fingers to yourself.

Does that mean if you dislike the rapist, the war criminal, the pathological liar, you are identifying yourself with these people as well?

Not necessarily.

What Hesse was referring to, and what Freud and Jung referred to before him, is that kind of dislike has a very particular energy.

You're triggered by another person in a way that's obsessive and almost irrational.

When you hate the same kind of people wherever you go, what you dislike in them is likely something you dislike about yourself.

Sometimes what we consider an imperfection in other people pushes our buttons or touches aspects of ourselves that demand our attention.

It's the hypocrisy of the mother who whips her son to teach him not to hit other people, or the homophobic person who hides homosexual feelings.

Think of the user who obsesses with one's lack of compassion, yet continually calls people "idiots"; the unkindness of others confronts his own shortcomings.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #788 on: September 06, 2016, 11:43:29 AM »
I don't like humans in general so I don't really mind not knowing anyone or not having any friends. I did once really meet some people I thought I could be friends with, but I got burned there in an awful, awful way, when the one person I really did get along with, tried desperately hard to ruin my relationship for their own gain. Without any shame, lied, and manipulated, and took advantage of my trust, kindness. I guess just your usual run of the mill sh**ty human.

I discovered that all this had gone on, and confronted the person, who then proceeded to spread a rather nasty story about me through our little town. Which I have never bothered to react to or discuss with anyone, because, I'm not much into drama. So no one is really interested in being friends with me either. This person truly did a number on me with all that they did, I am almost 40 and have never experienced such shameless nastiness and coldness from a person, it has left quite the scar.

This is the first time I have ever really spoken about it.

So now it is just me, my partner,  series, xbox and farmville. People come and go, and I will probably be around for a couple more years, but I think I will just stay in my little private bubble, where it is warm and safe.

Because #sh**tyhumans

Yeah, humans are shitty. I agree completely. Actually, you and I sound very similar. We should not hang out sometime.

Oh yeah, defs. Don't call any time!!

You got it man. Lookin forward to it.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #789 on: September 06, 2016, 01:08:41 PM »
Okay so I just want to share today's experience:

I love my school and my co-teachers they are amazing and sometimes they can be a bit over the top about looking out for me. Anyway today I felt a little bit under the weather, I'm at my desk and I can't keep my eyes open and so I just close them for a while and put my head in my hands. My co teacher suddenly wakes me up saying she's worried about me and I should take a rest. I said okay il go into my classroom and just rest in there rather than the office. This is where it gets interesting she says why don't you go into the new rest room we have set up. I'm a bit hesitant I would rather go into my own classroom but I thought ah she's being nice il go along with it.

As she was finding the key to the room one of my other co teachers walks past and I explain I'm going in the "rest room" to which he replies "what for the ladies". Me being a lad this already starts to ring alarm bells. Anyway walking towards the building I mention the lady room comment to my co teacher and I said what does he mean. Turns out the room is especially for women teachers who are on their period. At this point I'm already in the room and she's sitting me down in some electric massage sofa machine that the female staff use for relaxation when it's that time of the month, so embarrassing! But it's gets better yet!! The sofa doesn't work for some reason so she rings up the office and a couple staff from the admin office come out to the building to try and get it working whilst probably thinking "what the hell is this guy doing in the lady rest room".

So here I am writing this message here in the massage chair not feeling all too comfy haha!

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« Reply #790 on: September 06, 2016, 01:17:33 PM »
Okay so I just want to share today's experience:

I love my school and my co-teachers they are amazing and sometimes they can be a bit over the top about looking out for me. Anyway today I felt a little bit under the weather, I'm at my desk and I can't keep my eyes open and so I just close them for a while and put my head in my hands. My co teacher suddenly wakes me up saying she's worried about me and I should take a rest. I said okay il go into my classroom and just rest in there rather than the office. This is where it gets interesting she says why don't you go into the new rest room we have set up. I'm a bit hesitant I would rather go into my own classroom but I thought ah she's being nice il go along with it.

As she was finding the key to the room one of my other co teachers walks past and I explain I'm going in the "rest room" to which he replies "what for the ladies". Me being a lad this already starts to ring alarm bells. Anyway walking towards the building I mention the lady room comment to my co teacher and I said what does he mean. Turns out the room is especially for women teachers who are on their period. At this point I'm already in the room and she's sitting me down in some electric massage sofa machine that the female staff use for relaxation when it's that time of the month, so embarrassing! But it's gets better yet!! The sofa doesn't work for some reason so she rings up the office and a couple staff from the admin office come out to the building to try and get it working whilst probably thinking "what the hell is this guy doing in the lady rest room".

So here I am writing this message here in the massage chair not feeling all too comfy haha!

Omg, why can't my school have a menstruation room.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #791 on: September 06, 2016, 01:37:27 PM »
STUDENT BEHAVIOR RANT

So my CT decides to leave the classroom about 2 minutes before the next class. Suddenly, I hear a loud BANG and look up to see the usual trouble maker crying and throwing his pencils across the room with his desk knocked over onto the floor. I immediately got up and had to break up a fight between him and another boy while the rest of the students were yelling at them to stop. After breaking up the fight and separating them, I run out into the hallway to see if I can spot my CT, but she's nowhere to be found. Suddenly, a different boy decides to rile up the desk-throwing kid, causing a second fight which I then have to break up. Desk-throwing kid gets hurt from running into his desk, so he lies on the floor, screaming at the top of his lungs and sobbing. Sobbing like, there was a puddle on the floor from his tears. I'm immediately panicking and thinking WTF? while seeing if he's okay. Finally my CT comes in and the students go ahead and tell her what happened. While she goes to console desk-throwing kid, the homeroom teacher appears.....either some student went to go get her or she heard all the screaming from her classroom. She yells at them, the kids calm down, everything goes back to normal.

At the end of the class, my CT decides to give all 3 boys, including desk-throwing kid, a "good behavior" stamp at the end of class as part of the rewards system. I told her I was very shocked and surprised at both the students' behavior and how nothing was done about the situation. She said, "yes, the one boy is a very low level student. He always acts like that, so we can't do anything. We have to understand him."

These are 3rd grade elementary schoolers, by the way.

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« Reply #792 on: September 06, 2016, 01:42:47 PM »
Okay so I just want to share today's experience:

I love my school and my co-teachers they are amazing and sometimes they can be a bit over the top about looking out for me. Anyway today I felt a little bit under the weather, I'm at my desk and I can't keep my eyes open and so I just close them for a while and put my head in my hands. My co teacher suddenly wakes me up saying she's worried about me and I should take a rest. I said okay il go into my classroom and just rest in there rather than the office. This is where it gets interesting she says why don't you go into the new rest room we have set up. I'm a bit hesitant I would rather go into my own classroom but I thought ah she's being nice il go along with it.

As she was finding the key to the room one of my other co teachers walks past and I explain I'm going in the "rest room" to which he replies "what for the ladies". Me being a lad this already starts to ring alarm bells. Anyway walking towards the building I mention the lady room comment to my co teacher and I said what does he mean. Turns out the room is especially for women teachers who are on their period. At this point I'm already in the room and she's sitting me down in some electric massage sofa machine that the female staff use for relaxation when it's that time of the month, so embarrassing! But it's gets better yet!! The sofa doesn't work for some reason so she rings up the office and a couple staff from the admin office come out to the building to try and get it working whilst probably thinking "what the hell is this guy doing in the lady rest room".

So here I am writing this message here in the massage chair not feeling all too comfy haha!

Lol sorry to hear it man, but I must say that sounds like something right out of a sitcom. Now all you need is a random female teacher to walk in, wanting to use the room as well.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #793 on: September 06, 2016, 01:44:50 PM »
STUDENT BEHAVIOR RANT

So my CT decides to leave the classroom about 2 minutes before the next class. Suddenly, I hear a loud BANG and look up to see the usual trouble maker crying and throwing his pencils across the room with his desk knocked over onto the floor. I immediately got up and had to break up a fight between him and another boy while the rest of the students were yelling at them to stop. After breaking up the fight and separating them, I run out into the hallway to see if I can spot my CT, but she's nowhere to be found. Suddenly, a different boy decides to rile up the desk-throwing kid, causing a second fight which I then have to break up. Desk-throwing kid gets hurt from running into his desk, so he lies on the floor, screaming at the top of his lungs and sobbing. Sobbing like, there was a puddle on the floor from his tears. I'm immediately panicking and thinking WTF? while seeing if he's okay. Finally my CT comes in and the students go ahead and tell her what happened. While she goes to console desk-throwing kid, the homeroom teacher appears.....either some student went to go get her or she heard all the screaming from her classroom. She yells at them, the kids calm down, everything goes back to normal.

At the end of the class, my CT decides to give all 3 boys, including desk-throwing kid, a "good behavior" stamp at the end of class as part of the rewards system. I told her I was very shocked and surprised at both the students' behavior and how nothing was done about the situation. She said, "yes, the one boy is a very low level student. He always acts like that, so we can't do anything. We have to understand him."

These are 3rd grade elementary schoolers, by the way.

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I hope she doesn't have kids.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #794 on: September 06, 2016, 01:55:09 PM »
STUDENT BEHAVIOR RANT:
[rantrantrantrantobnoxiouschildrenrantrant]
I hope she doesn't have kids.
I hope she *does* have kids (but that I'm safely out of Korea by the time they reach school age)!

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« Reply #795 on: September 06, 2016, 01:56:27 PM »
STUDENT BEHAVIOR RANT:
[rantrantrantrantobnoxiouschildrenrantrant]
I hope she doesn't have kids.
I hope she *does* have kids (but that I'm safely out of Korea by the time they reach school age)!

She does, they're preschool age if I remember correctly.

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« Reply #796 on: September 06, 2016, 03:03:21 PM »
Today at lunch my elem. coT touched my food with her chopsticks  >:( while gesturing and asking me if I knew what something was. Get your sticks away from my food, woman! I even obviously pulled my lunch tray away from her and she was totally nonplussed and kept gesticulating with wild abandon.

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« Reply #797 on: September 06, 2016, 03:16:53 PM »
Most people concern themselves with what/how to best pack when taking a trip, though often fail to realize that it is actually the expectations they "pack" with them that will have the greatest impact on the "success" of their journey.

The OP clearly stated that they had "expectations" of how it would go, which was/is the problem.

I don't know why anyone would "expect" to have a co-teacher take them around and buy them stuff or shop with them.  That's idiocy.

Feeling lonely?  If you were able to get on the airplane to travel here, you are just as able to hop on the next plane out if you don't have the strength or resolve to "enjoy" the personal struggles and triumphs of going it alone.

It's not like you are blazing some new trail, hundreds of thousands, millions have come before you long before there was the Internet at your fingertips; which is to say that some millennials suffer today from bad parenting via entitlement/narcissistic tendencies.

OP, if you were able to get wifi at PB to make your post, surely you are capable of much more.

I would highly recommend leavin your phone at home and going out and getting lost in the streets of Korea, to explore.

No matter where you go, there you are!  You can't run from yourself.

This journey isn't a mere discovery of the outside world, but of the inner journey of getting to know yourself.

Only you know what you are capable of, but I hope you don't give up too easily.

As for those making side commentary, I'm well aware that I don't have the best bedside-manner., so what?  I do my best to give it straight.

In (most) of our contracts, partially furnished accomodation is expected from our employer. It's perfectly reasonable to assume that from partial we would get the necessities: Bed / sheets / blankets, washing machine, etc. While stuff we may not end up with being things like: Toaster, microwave, rice cooker, various other appliances that aren't as needed

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #798 on: September 06, 2016, 03:28:03 PM »
I hope you are joking...that would be gross.

I would never use the bedding and linens from the previous teacher.  Besides, things like bedding and linens are very personal.  BYOB!

It has been mentioned for the past 20+ years online, so no surprises, really.

You should have seen what qualified as a "bath towel" here in 1995.

18"x8" :)

More like a washcloth.

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« Reply #799 on: September 06, 2016, 03:37:52 PM »
I hope you are joking...that would be gross.

I would never use the bedding and linens from the previous teacher.  Besides, things like bedding and linens are very personal.  BYOB!

It has been mentioned for the past 20+ years online, so no surprises, really.

You should have seen what qualified as a "bath towel" here in 1995.

18"x8" :)

More like a washcloth.

I have no problem using linen and blankets from someone previous, it doesn't take much to give them a wash before using them. If you don't have time, wash them in the morning and have a shower. I don't see what the big deal is. (unless they look disgusting, mine looked very clean and folded.