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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5240 on: April 25, 2018, 01:45:35 PM »
The hen in the local 7/11 never says hello to me when I walk in. While I'm checking out the goods and I hear/see other folk walk into the store she greets them with a hello.  :sad:

To counter this. I always wait until I've collected my change or receipt before staring her down for a good few seconds, staring at the food/drinks and then eventually asking for a bag like this.... bag? Man, she looks so pissed every time. We could end this all if she'd acknowledge my presence like a normal human being when I walk through the door in the first place.

Not a good idea to play the passive aggressive game with me because I can't be beaten and I've got nothing to lose.  :wink:
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5241 on: April 25, 2018, 03:01:55 PM »
I've come to the conclusion that 95% of Korean phone conversations are completely pointless and a waste of time.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5242 on: April 25, 2018, 03:06:14 PM »
A Korean phone conversation:

네?
네.
네 네 네!
네?
네~~~ *hangs up*

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5243 on: April 26, 2018, 09:07:26 AM »
So I chose to watch the new Avengers movie instead of sleep last night because friends were being assholes and kept talking about it.

Who else have seen it, already?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5244 on: April 26, 2018, 09:37:13 AM »
So I chose to watch the new Avengers movie instead of sleep last night because friends were being assholes and kept talking about it.

Who else have seen it, already?

Over 2 hours of my life I won't get back.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5245 on: April 26, 2018, 09:37:55 AM »
So I chose to watch the new Avengers movie instead of sleep last night because friends were being assholes and kept talking about it.

Who else have seen it, already?

Over 2 hours of my life I won't get back.

I take it you don't consider that a worthy sacrifice.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5246 on: April 26, 2018, 01:00:09 PM »
The hen in the local 7/11 never says hello to me when I walk in. While I'm checking out the goods and I hear/see other folk walk into the store she greets them with a hello.  :sad:

To counter this. I always wait until I've collected my change or receipt before staring her down for a good few seconds, staring at the food/drinks and then eventually asking for a bag like this.... bag? Man, she looks so pissed every time. We could end this all if she'd acknowledge my presence like a normal human being when I walk through the door in the first place.

Not a good idea to play the passive aggressive game with me because I can't be beaten and I've got nothing to lose.  :wink:
The ranting thread is over there.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5247 on: April 26, 2018, 01:35:19 PM »
오늘 한국어 수업 시간에...

선생님 (학생에게): 내일은 네가 생일이에요. 뭐 먹을래요?

다른 학생: 여자 친구!
 :shocked: :shocked:
나밖에 안 들은 것 같아요...

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5248 on: April 26, 2018, 01:36:27 PM »
The hen in the local 7/11 never says hello to me when I walk in. While I'm checking out the goods and I hear/see other folk walk into the store she greets them with a hello.  :sad:

To counter this. I always wait until I've collected my change or receipt before staring her down for a good few seconds, staring at the food/drinks and then eventually asking for a bag like this.... bag? Man, she looks so pissed every time. We could end this all if she'd acknowledge my presence like a normal human being when I walk through the door in the first place.

Not a good idea to play the passive aggressive game with me because I can't be beaten and I've got nothing to lose.  :wink:
The ranting thread is over there.
To add, this is the pettiest thing I've ever seen. haha

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5249 on: April 26, 2018, 01:52:07 PM »
오늘 한국어 수업 시간에...

선생님 (학생에게): 내일은 네가 생일이에요. 뭐 먹을래요?

다른 학생: 여자 친구!
 :shocked: :shocked:
나밖에 안 들은 것 같아요...

Gosh :3

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5250 on: April 26, 2018, 03:01:17 PM »
Sat down and talked with one of my co-teachers over some tea. She asked me about classrooms in America, and started telling me how envious she was that parents back home stress good grades AND good behavior.

That said, I started wondering how the pay here for the average Korean teacher compares to the average American teacher. I know American teachers are waging protests these days for better pay, but she told me it's pretty bad here too.

Anyone know how it stacks up?
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5251 on: April 26, 2018, 03:05:46 PM »
오늘 한국어 수업 시간에...

선생님 (학생에게): 내일은 네가 생일이에요. 뭐 먹을래요?

다른 학생: 여자 친구!
 :shocked: :shocked:
나밖에 안 들은 것 같아요...

Well, sounds fun.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5252 on: April 26, 2018, 03:07:12 PM »
The hen in the local 7/11 never says hello to me when I walk in. While I'm checking out the goods and I hear/see other folk walk into the store she greets them with a hello.  :sad:

To counter this. I always wait until I've collected my change or receipt before staring her down for a good few seconds, staring at the food/drinks and then eventually asking for a bag like this.... bag? Man, she looks so pissed every time. We could end this all if she'd acknowledge my presence like a normal human being when I walk through the door in the first place.

Not a good idea to play the passive aggressive game with me because I can't be beaten and I've got nothing to lose.  :wink:
The ranting thread is over there.
To add, this is the pettiest thing I've ever seen. haha

Haha. This is a ramble from my perspective.  :P
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5253 on: April 26, 2018, 06:13:11 PM »
...Is it normal for kids to come over and just touch your food while you're in the middle of eating it?

Kids do it to me every day at lunch and go "good." or try to take stuff from my tray (fruit, yogurt drinks) while I'm eating.

I've been thinking about this since school started and I've no clue if it's just my school or if it's Korea in general lol

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5254 on: April 26, 2018, 08:05:25 PM »
...Is it normal for kids to come over and just touch your food while you're in the middle of eating it?

Kids do it to me every day at lunch and go "good." or try to take stuff from my tray (fruit, yogurt drinks) while I'm eating.

I've been thinking about this since school started and I've no clue if it's just my school or if it's Korea in general lol

It's not normal at all.

Physical boundaries and personal space aren't quite the same as in the west, but you're within your right to insist on them.

Touching somebody else's food without a good reason is weird and rude pretty much everywhere, including Korea.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5255 on: April 27, 2018, 07:51:34 AM »
...Is it normal for kids to come over and just touch your food while you're in the middle of eating it?

Kids do it to me every day at lunch and go "good." or try to take stuff from my tray (fruit, yogurt drinks) while I'm eating.

I've been thinking about this since school started and I've no clue if it's just my school or if it's Korea in general lol

It's not normal at all.

Physical boundaries and personal space aren't quite the same as in the west, but you're within your right to insist on them.

Touching somebody else's food without a good reason is weird and rude pretty much everywhere, including Korea.

I agree. Bother you a bit while you're eating, may be semi-normal with small kids, but touching your food, not so much. It seems like the kids have yet to learn basic manners, or are just being rude to you. I would agree that putting your foot down with the kids is well within your rights. What is the eating arrangement? Do you eat all together, and you're also at a student desk, or are you at a teacher's desk?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5256 on: April 27, 2018, 07:54:50 AM »
Pre-election, how effective are those lone blue or red-coated people waving and bowing at cars driving past?  I'd hazard a guess of 1% or probably lower.   

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5257 on: April 27, 2018, 08:04:19 AM »
...Is it normal for kids to come over and just touch your food while you're in the middle of eating it?

Kids do it to me every day at lunch and go "good." or try to take stuff from my tray (fruit, yogurt drinks) while I'm eating.

I've been thinking about this since school started and I've no clue if it's just my school or if it's Korea in general lol

It's not normal at all.

Physical boundaries and personal space aren't quite the same as in the west, but you're within your right to insist on them.

Touching somebody else's food without a good reason is weird and rude pretty much everywhere, including Korea.

I agree. Bother you a bit while you're eating, may be semi-normal with small kids, but touching your food, not so much. It seems like the kids have yet to learn basic manners, or are just being rude to you. I would agree that putting your foot down with the kids is well within your rights. What is the eating arrangement? Do you eat all together, and you're also at a student desk, or are you at a teacher's desk?

Teacher's area away from the kids. And it's 10-year-old kids doing it, I'd be more okay if it was a 1st grader or something because it's understandable they have less awareness of social customs.

It appears to me that it's just my school that's not normal haha. Every time I ask "is this normal?" it's always just a resounding "no wtf." Ah, the longings for a country town are pulling at my heartstrings again. Maybe there they're less weird.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5258 on: April 27, 2018, 08:09:40 AM »
Pre-election, how effective are those lone blue or red-coated people waving and bowing at cars driving past?  I'd hazard a guess of 1% or probably lower.
has a negative effect for me. if i could vote, i'd vote for someone that didn't have those annoying people everywhere. same with the noisy trucks and dancing ajjumas. what's that got to do with politics and policies anyway?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5259 on: April 27, 2018, 08:29:07 AM »

Teacher's area away from the kids. And it's 10-year-old kids doing it, I'd be more okay if it was a 1st grader or something because it's understandable they have less awareness of social customs.

It appears to me that it's just my school that's not normal haha. Every time I ask "is this normal?" it's always just a resounding "no wtf." Ah, the longings for a country town are pulling at my heartstrings again. Maybe there they're less weird.

You'd just be trading one problem for another I'm sure. My 2nd school is in the countryside and it's a very notable difference from my main one. But then again, if it's just THAT school that's wierd, any school might be a welcome change.
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