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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2020 on: October 26, 2016, 11:34:59 AM »
Apparently the parents of some of my students have been telling their children that they don't need to study in my class because my 'university ranking is low'. That is how my co-teacher explained it to me, at least. These are kids from a rural middle school of less than 50 students, most of whom will not go to university. Also they don't even know what university I went to...

Probably the strangest complaint I've ever heard, but I still feel pretty thoroughly disrespected.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2021 on: October 26, 2016, 11:46:24 AM »
Apparently the parents of some of my students have been telling their children that they don't need to study in my class because my 'university ranking is low'. That is how my co-teacher explained it to me, at least. These are kids from a rural middle school of less than 50 students, most of whom will not go to university. Also they don't even know what university I went to...

Probably the strangest complaint I've ever heard, but I still feel pretty thoroughly disrespected.

I've been noticing this kind of unwarranted/unmerited snobbery a lot these days. It's not anything new, but it's gotten more annoying.

I wonder if they tell their kids to stop using Microsoft items because Bill Gates is a college dropout.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2022 on: October 26, 2016, 11:48:22 AM »
Apparently the parents of some of my students have been telling their children that they don't need to study in my class because my 'university ranking is low'. That is how my co-teacher explained it to me, at least. These are kids from a rural middle school of less than 50 students, most of whom will not go to university. Also they don't even know what university I went to...

Probably the strangest complaint I've ever heard, but I still feel pretty thoroughly disrespected.

I love it when I'm asked what uni I went to. No one knows. "Laurentian."

Hmmmmmm, awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, I don no.

It's like if I met a Korean in Canada and they said, Oh I went to JeonbukDae.

hahaha, We can't all go to Harvard and Yale.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2023 on: October 26, 2016, 12:12:08 PM »
Apparently the parents of some of my students have been telling their children that they don't need to study in my class because my 'university ranking is low'. That is how my co-teacher explained it to me, at least. These are kids from a rural middle school of less than 50 students, most of whom will not go to university. Also they don't even know what university I went to...

Probably the strangest complaint I've ever heard, but I still feel pretty thoroughly disrespected.
Whaaaaat? Thats so rude. So because your uni was low you don't know what you are talking about and therefore are unqualified to teach?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2024 on: October 26, 2016, 12:16:09 PM »
I wouldn't accept that for a second. An apology should be forthcoming.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2025 on: October 26, 2016, 12:26:51 PM »
omg.... why

so, I don't take the school lunch because it was both unhealthy and unappetizing 90% of the time (a "wow this is so good" day was getting a cold hamburger patty with tonkatsu sauce I'm not even kidding) and this is a source of concern for the new principal. I explained to her that it just has a lot of starch and I'm trying to eat less starchy foods and she was still concerned but didn't push me on it.

So, during lunch I usually take a relaxing nap in the rest room. I don't always actually nap, but it's nice to get away from all the noise and people in the main office. About half an hour I had settled in with my yo and pillow and was about to nap.

WHEN SOMEONE OPENS THE DOOR and unlike usual, doesn't just go "oh, someone's napping here, I'll take my phone call somewhere else" oh no, this person calls out "Moonbrie?"

It's the principal. Now she's concerned that I'm not feeling well, and I begin trying to explain that it's nice to rest after teaching 4 classes, but she puts something in my hands.

A bowl from the cafeteria full of that $hitty-a$$ fruit salad they like to eat. You know, the kind that's mostly apples with some mysterious white sauce on it. I have to eat it while she watches me, and then she disappears for a moment.

She comes back with two bowls of soup (some kind of mix between cream of vegetable and that cream soup they serve at tonkatsu places here) and another teacher, who also doesn't eat the school lunch. The other teacher tries to tell the principal to eat the other bowl of soup, but she isn't having it. So we both sit there and drink the soup until the principal leaves.

I guess I'm not napping today, at any rate.

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« Reply #2026 on: October 26, 2016, 12:28:44 PM »
omg.... why

so, I don't take the school lunch because it was both unhealthy and unappetizing 90% of the time (a "wow this is so good" day was getting a cold hamburger patty with tonkatsu sauce I'm not even kidding) and this is a source of concern for the new principal. I explained to her that it just has a lot of starch and I'm trying to eat less starchy foods and she was still concerned but didn't push me on it.

So, during lunch I usually take a relaxing nap in the rest room. I don't always actually nap, but it's nice to get away from all the noise and people in the main office. About half an hour I had settled in with my yo and pillow and was about to nap.

WHEN SOMEONE OPENS THE DOOR and unlike usual, doesn't just go "oh, someone's napping here, I'll take my phone call somewhere else" oh no, this person calls out "Moonbrie?"

It's the principal. Now she's concerned that I'm not feeling well, and I begin trying to explain that it's nice to rest after teaching 4 classes, but she puts something in my hands.

A bowl from the cafeteria full of that $hitty-a$$ fruit salad they like to eat. You know, the kind that's mostly apples with some mysterious white sauce on it. I have to eat it while she watches me, and then she disappears for a moment.

She comes back with two bowls of soup (some kind of mix between cream of vegetable and that cream soup they serve at tonkatsu places here) and another teacher, who also doesn't eat the school lunch. The other teacher tries to tell the principal to eat the other bowl of soup, but she isn't having it. So we both sit there and drink the soup until the principal leaves.

I guess I'm not napping today, at any rate.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2027 on: October 26, 2016, 12:32:19 PM »
All that weed talk has made me want to spark a doobie and reminisce on my time in University hahahaha!

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2028 on: October 26, 2016, 12:57:32 PM »
omg.... why

so, I don't take the school lunch because it was both unhealthy and unappetizing 90% of the time (a "wow this is so good" day was getting a cold hamburger patty with tonkatsu sauce I'm not even kidding) and this is a source of concern for the new principal. I explained to her that it just has a lot of starch and I'm trying to eat less starchy foods and she was still concerned but didn't push me on it.

So, during lunch I usually take a relaxing nap in the rest room. I don't always actually nap, but it's nice to get away from all the noise and people in the main office. About half an hour I had settled in with my yo and pillow and was about to nap.

WHEN SOMEONE OPENS THE DOOR and unlike usual, doesn't just go "oh, someone's napping here, I'll take my phone call somewhere else" oh no, this person calls out "Moonbrie?"

It's the principal. Now she's concerned that I'm not feeling well, and I begin trying to explain that it's nice to rest after teaching 4 classes, but she puts something in my hands.

A bowl from the cafeteria full of that $hitty-a$$ fruit salad they like to eat. You know, the kind that's mostly apples with some mysterious white sauce on it. I have to eat it while she watches me, and then she disappears for a moment.

She comes back with two bowls of soup (some kind of mix between cream of vegetable and that cream soup they serve at tonkatsu places here) and another teacher, who also doesn't eat the school lunch. The other teacher tries to tell the principal to eat the other bowl of soup, but she isn't having it. So we both sit there and drink the soup until the principal leaves.

I guess I'm not napping today, at any rate.

I get flack for taking my phone with me to the john, and here's moonbrie taking naps in the restroom! :blank:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2029 on: October 26, 2016, 12:59:42 PM »
omg.... why


That's annoying. I really hate when people give me food I don't want and then watch me eat it. But do you just skip lunch completely or do you usually bring your own?

I used to bring lunch but I stopped because I discovered that if I take a nap during lunch I can get through the day without eating (sleep is an appetite suppressant)

Sometimes I'll bring a banana or a tangerine or some kind of small bready thing, but usually I don't. Or I eat whatever snacks the teachers brought to share with the office.

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« Reply #2030 on: October 26, 2016, 01:07:10 PM »
omg.... why

so, I don't take the school lunch because it was both unhealthy and unappetizing 90% of the time (a "wow this is so good" day was getting a cold hamburger patty with tonkatsu sauce I'm not even kidding) and this is a source of concern for the new principal. I explained to her that it just has a lot of starch and I'm trying to eat less starchy foods and she was still concerned but didn't push me on it.

So, during lunch I usually take a relaxing nap in the rest room. I don't always actually nap, but it's nice to get away from all the noise and people in the main office. About half an hour I had settled in with my yo and pillow and was about to nap.

WHEN SOMEONE OPENS THE DOOR and unlike usual, doesn't just go "oh, someone's napping here, I'll take my phone call somewhere else" oh no, this person calls out "Moonbrie?"

It's the principal. Now she's concerned that I'm not feeling well, and I begin trying to explain that it's nice to rest after teaching 4 classes, but she puts something in my hands.

A bowl from the cafeteria full of that $hitty-a$$ fruit salad they like to eat. You know, the kind that's mostly apples with some mysterious white sauce on it. I have to eat it while she watches me, and then she disappears for a moment.

She comes back with two bowls of soup (some kind of mix between cream of vegetable and that cream soup they serve at tonkatsu places here) and another teacher, who also doesn't eat the school lunch. The other teacher tries to tell the principal to eat the other bowl of soup, but she isn't having it. So we both sit there and drink the soup until the principal leaves.

I guess I'm not napping today, at any rate.

I get flack for taking my phone with me to the john, and here's moonbrie taking naps in the restroom! :blank:
Wait, I was under the impression that this was an actual room for resting. But did Moonbrie actually bring a pillow to the loo? I'm now confused.

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« Reply #2031 on: October 26, 2016, 01:23:54 PM »
I usually take a relaxing nap in the rest room

I get flack for taking my phone with me to the john, and here's moonbrie taking naps in the restroom! :blank:
Wait, I was under the impression that this was an actual room for resting. But did Moonbrie actually bring a pillow to the loo? I'm now confused.

I don't mean to confuse. Follow your initial impression~

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« Reply #2032 on: October 26, 2016, 01:30:06 PM »
My brain initially interpreted "restroom" as in loo but that didn't make sense. The rest(ing) room or sickroom is a more logical choice for taking a pillow.

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« Reply #2033 on: October 26, 2016, 01:30:40 PM »
omg.... why

so, I don't take the school lunch because it was both unhealthy and unappetizing 90% of the time (a "wow this is so good" day was getting a cold hamburger patty with tonkatsu sauce I'm not even kidding) and this is a source of concern for the new principal. I explained to her that it just has a lot of starch and I'm trying to eat less starchy foods and she was still concerned but didn't push me on it.

So, during lunch I usually take a relaxing nap in the rest room. I don't always actually nap, but it's nice to get away from all the noise and people in the main office. About half an hour I had settled in with my yo and pillow and was about to nap.

WHEN SOMEONE OPENS THE DOOR and unlike usual, doesn't just go "oh, someone's napping here, I'll take my phone call somewhere else" oh no, this person calls out "Moonbrie?"

It's the principal. Now she's concerned that I'm not feeling well, and I begin trying to explain that it's nice to rest after teaching 4 classes, but she puts something in my hands.

A bowl from the cafeteria full of that $hitty-a$$ fruit salad they like to eat. You know, the kind that's mostly apples with some mysterious white sauce on it. I have to eat it while she watches me, and then she disappears for a moment.

She comes back with two bowls of soup (some kind of mix between cream of vegetable and that cream soup they serve at tonkatsu places here) and another teacher, who also doesn't eat the school lunch. The other teacher tries to tell the principal to eat the other bowl of soup, but she isn't having it. So we both sit there and drink the soup until the principal leaves.

I guess I'm not napping today, at any rate.

I get flack for taking my phone with me to the john, and here's moonbrie taking naps in the restroom! :blank:
Wait, I was under the impression that this was an actual room for resting. But did Moonbrie actually bring a pillow to the loo? I'm now confused.

You don't sleep on the loo during school hours? O.o How else do you avoid getting given food you don't want to eat while being watched? It is the best thing to do, until the Korean teachers figure out, that they can slide the food under the door on a tray or plate, and listen to us eat it on the toilet. /endjoke. :P

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2034 on: October 26, 2016, 01:51:21 PM »
I usually take a relaxing nap in the rest room

I get flack for taking my phone with me to the john, and here's moonbrie taking naps in the restroom! :blank:
Wait, I was under the impression that this was an actual room for resting. But did Moonbrie actually bring a pillow to the loo? I'm now confused.

I don't mean to confuse. Follow your initial impression~

lmfaoooo

It's a room for rest. There's even a closet full of yos and quilts and pillows. And it has a heated floor. Other people nap in there too.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2035 on: October 26, 2016, 01:54:06 PM »
What are "yos"?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2036 on: October 26, 2016, 01:56:19 PM »
What are "yos"?

요. Those blankets that you put on the floor or your mattress before you lie down.

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« Reply #2037 on: October 26, 2016, 01:58:09 PM »
What are "yos"?

요. Those blankets that you put on the floor or your mattress before you lie down.

Google translate is thoroughly useless sometimes (especially with Korean). I had literally typed in "요" and got "yo" in return. 

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« Reply #2038 on: October 26, 2016, 01:59:27 PM »
What are "yos"?

요. Those blankets that you put on the floor or your mattress before you lie down.

Google translate is thoroughly useless sometimes (especially with Korean). I had literally typed in "요" and got "yo" in return.

LOL I think it's called a comforter in English. Not really sure.

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« Reply #2039 on: October 26, 2016, 02:05:44 PM »
What are "yos"?

a sleeping mat used for sleeping on the floor.