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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4740 on: March 27, 2018, 11:09:27 AM »
So today I learned that a lot of schools in my area conduct urine tests for nicotine.

The admin lady in our teachers' room, on the other side of the room, has been sniffing every 20 seconds for the last three days.  Do you think I could sneak over and stuff some toilet roll up her nose?

Still continues to sniff every twenty seconds for over two weeks now.  Toilet roll maybe not work anymore, how about a swimming towel?

She probably needs to see an allergist or ENT at this point, lol.

That, or she's not sleeping with an air purifier.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4741 on: March 27, 2018, 12:22:52 PM »
I have a couple of students who are making it a habit of coming into my office during lunch and after school. This normally wouldn't be a problem, but it's become all the time, and we're talking almost an hour each time, so it is cutting into the time I use to get work done here and there. I don't want to shoo them away, though, because both are rather low-level students, and it's encouraging that they want to spend time with me for as much English practice as possible... but at the same time, I'm beginning to suspect that their desire to spend time with me has more to do with childhood crushes than it does with actual English, lol.

I'm still battling out how to best limit how often or how long they come to visit me for without disparaging them from coming in altogether. It's so easy to give off the wrong impressions.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4742 on: March 28, 2018, 12:03:51 AM »
I share an office with one of my coteachers, and we regularly have lower level students just coming to hang out and sit around. Sometimes they're studying, but a lot of the time they're just kind of loafing around. It doesn't bother me too much, and when they get too chatty with me I just tell them to go entertain themselves if I'm trying to get work done.

But yeah - it's tough. It's mildly annoying, but most of the time the students aren't really doing anything bad, so I feel guilty just kicking them out. But sometimes I'm really not in the mood to be entertaining.

I'd love it if they'd just busy themselves, but they insist on interacting with me for pretty much the entire time they're in my office. xD Like, it's cute, but yeah, it starts to grind when I've got work to do and they aren't really taking the hint. But it's like you said, they're kids and they're not doing anything wrong. They just really want to interact, and I don't want to discourage that.

But I'm also an introvert, so I really need a little time to myself every day. Doesn't matter if I'm working in that time as long as I'm in my bubble, so having some quiet time to get work done doubles as quiet time to unwind a bit, too.

I'm just gonna have to politely tell them when I'm too busy to chat, and hope that they don't take that to mean that I don't ever have time to chat. Maybe I can give them an alternative time to come in, as if I'm penciling in a reschedule, lol. That way they know that I'm fine with them visiting, but that not all times are good times for it.

If I'm still here next year, I might even create office hours for chatting and whatever, make it part of my introduction so that students will feel more welcome to visit while also knowing exactly when it would be a good time to do so.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4743 on: March 30, 2018, 09:28:00 AM »
I've been hit with enough energy to pursue some inspiration lately. I just hope it lasts long enough for me to actually get some shit done over the weekend.

In other news, all of my students think that drawing is my hobby. I have no idea why they think that.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4744 on: March 30, 2018, 11:00:00 AM »
This site is boring. RIP waygook.
Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4745 on: March 30, 2018, 11:32:28 AM »
...

In other news, all of my students think that drawing is my hobby. I have no idea why they think that.

That's better than them thinking that "bees" was your major (all because I told them I was in the beekeeping club in college).


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4746 on: March 30, 2018, 11:43:19 AM »
This site is boring. RIP waygook.
This sounds exactly like that one student we all know and love who insists on bringing a classroom down with their "teacher... game is booooring. :blank:".


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4747 on: March 30, 2018, 11:51:11 AM »
...

In other news, all of my students think that drawing is my hobby. I have no idea why they think that.

That's better than them thinking that "bees" was your major (all because I told them I was in the beekeeping club in college).

It would be amazing to be able to say I majored in bees.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4748 on: March 30, 2018, 11:52:48 AM »
This site is boring. RIP waygook.
This sounds exactly like that one student we all know and love who insists on bringing a classroom down with their "teacher... game is booooring. :blank:".


Where's the buzz to kill. It's either unlimited ramblings on Trump or Chinguetti talking to herself in this and the ranting thread.

NO JAM.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4749 on: March 30, 2018, 12:01:32 PM »
This site is boring. RIP waygook.
This sounds exactly like that one student we all know and love who insists on bringing a classroom down with their "teacher... game is booooring. :blank:".

To be fair, this thread can certainly hit the boring threshold.  There are random comments that can generate some conversation, but often comments that make you wonder why someone took the time to type them.  Then you remember it's the pointless rambling thread and it makes sense.  There is another related site that has an ongoing chat function that makes this thread seem like a carnival of fascination. 


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4750 on: March 30, 2018, 12:02:43 PM »
Where are the characters of yesteryear? Where are the greats like Sonny and Ramblesofftopic? They were consigned to the waygook archives by the kimchi dzigae bore jobs who like to make their own marrkolee on Sundays. We need a new hero. Someone to put some spice into this bland site of briefcase wielding green tea drinking let's take the bus instead of a taxi generation of waygooks. At the least KimMandu reporting someone in Starbucks for monetizing a 37 view youtube video to the Korean ministry of foreign affairs. Anything man.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4751 on: March 30, 2018, 12:03:43 PM »
This site is boring. RIP waygook.
This sounds exactly like that one student we all know and love who insists on bringing a classroom down with their "teacher... game is booooring. :blank:".


And who basically doesn't participate in anything unless it has to do with themselves or complaining, but still, it's everyone else's fault that everything is boring. xD

It would be amazing to be able to say I majored in bees.

That would be unbeelievable.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4752 on: March 30, 2018, 12:06:15 PM »
I don't know why, but some of my students who were giving me trouble last week suddenly decided that they wanted to be little balls of sunshine today. Perhaps my CT said something, because she could see how angry I was before. I'm all for this if it means the noisemakers are gonna make the GOOD kind of noise
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4753 on: March 30, 2018, 12:43:26 PM »
Where's the buzz to kill.
NO JAM.
Well, you're not entirely wrong, maybe, but it's impolite to point it out!
And that's unfair: "NO JAM" is an automatic argument winner. Replying with "Yes Jam" just doesn't cut it.  :sad:

                                   

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4754 on: March 30, 2018, 02:07:43 PM »
Where are the characters of yesteryear? Where are the greats like Sonny and Ramblesofftopic? They were consigned to the waygook archives by the kimchi dzigae bore jobs who like to make their own marrkolee on Sundays. We need a new hero. Someone to put some spice into this bland site of briefcase wielding green tea drinking let's take the bus instead of a taxi generation of waygooks. At the least KimMandu reporting someone in Starbucks for monetizing a 37 view youtube video to the Korean ministry of foreign affairs. Anything man.

Oooooh. True.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4755 on: March 30, 2018, 02:24:35 PM »
Where are the characters of yesteryear? Where are the greats like Sonny and Ramblesofftopic? They were consigned to the waygook archives by the kimchi dzigae bore jobs who like to make their own marrkolee on Sundays. We need a new hero. Someone to put some spice into this bland site of briefcase wielding green tea drinking let's take the bus instead of a taxi generation of waygooks. At the least KimMandu reporting someone in Starbucks for monetizing a 37 view youtube video to the Korean ministry of foreign affairs. Anything man.
Smaug was pretty awesome, and I liked the... randomness? ... of Splongebob's advice too. And Frozencat was great because he was both eloquent *and* super easy to rile up.  :laugh:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4756 on: March 30, 2018, 03:22:23 PM »
I don't know, the one I miss the most at the moment is Donovan. He knew how to be funny without being a jerk about it.

But genderpotato / meep were good, too.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4757 on: March 30, 2018, 03:25:20 PM »
I don't know, the one I miss the most at the moment is Donovan. He knew how to be funny without being a jerk about it.
But genderpotato / meep were good, too.
Yep, Donovan was great too, but... I mean, who stops endlessly posting on the interwebs just because they had a baby?  :rolleyes:  :laugh:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4758 on: March 30, 2018, 03:27:06 PM »
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4759 on: March 30, 2018, 03:34:57 PM »
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Yes



I don't know, the one I miss the most at the moment is Donovan. He knew how to be funny without being a jerk about it.
But genderpotato / meep were good, too.
Yep, Donovan was great too, but... I mean, who stops endlessly posting on the interwebs just because they had a baby?  :rolleyes:  :laugh:


Also, yes.