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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2780 on: November 30, 2016, 01:02:42 PM »
Shut the door
Shut the door
Shut the door
Shut the door
Shut the door
Shut the door
Shut the door
Shut the door

FOR GOD'S SAKE SHUT THE DOOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes.  My desk is next to the door and I want to die daily.

same. once the kids get out of school they're coming in and out of the door in the office all the time, leaving it open, and I will sprint to the door and close it very purposefully while glaring at any nearby students.

The worst offenders here are the adults.

Oh yeah, I was talking about the adults  :laugh:

I can't get my head around why a grown adult would leave a door open.  It blows my mind.  All of the good work done by the heating gets undone in thirty seconds so we have to start from scratch.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2781 on: November 30, 2016, 01:05:24 PM »
classes done for today, re-writing this morning's rant:

So, I have this nice jacket that my friend gave me. It looks really nice on me (actually he said "it makes me look like an anime character" but I take that as a compliment). I decided to wear it today with another jacket to see if it would be warmer than my ninja getup. I always get confused comments on this coat from Koreans though because it's second-hand from one of the shipyards, and still has the tags of the name of the shipyard and the original employee's name. They have no conception of second-hand clothing and it's always a bit annoying, but the original tags add character so I don't want to take them off.

Less than ten minutes after I walk in the door, jerk boss starts hassling me about my jacket. I explain that it's second-hand, and what that means, but she won't quit.

 :undecided: : you should take the tags off that jacket
 :smiley: : I don't want to
 :undecided: : but you aren't 김현주. you don't work at a shipyard
 :smiley: : it adds character
 :undecided: : it's strange. take them off
 :smiley: : I know it's strange to Koreans, but in America many people have clothing like this, so I'm leaving it
 :undecided: : no, you should take them off
 :smiley: : (turns my chair away from her)

SURPRISINGLY this tactic worked. She stood there awkwardly for a minute and then went back to her seat, instead of yelling at me for "ignoring my elder"
Yeah, I could see that short circuiting a few people here. I had an old work shirt from when I was a teenager in the late 1990s and I was going through my old clothes and came across it. My wife couldn't understnad why anyone would ever wear
a)something that is second hand
b)something showing the name of the previous owner

Where did you get the jacket from?


My friend gave it to me, but he got it from Deokcheon market in Busan

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2782 on: November 30, 2016, 01:07:34 PM »
Something is wrong (with the water pressure??) because all of the toilets in the school are out of order.

Every. Single. One.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2783 on: November 30, 2016, 01:09:56 PM »
I was teaching past tense to my grade 4s today.

Me: washed

Kids: Wash-ed

Me: No, repeat after me 'Washed' with a clap for the single syllable.

CT: Yes everyone, wash-eD. (Strong emphasis on the D sound while not removing the extra vowel).

Kids: wash-eD.

Me: Yup, great job let's move on.

Ha yeah I also have those frequent moments of "This is totally wrong but just say good job and move on"

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2784 on: November 30, 2016, 01:11:40 PM »
Something is wrong (with the water pressure??) because all of the toilets in the school are out of order.

Every. Single. One.

That's when school should be canceled

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« Reply #2785 on: November 30, 2016, 01:17:27 PM »
Something is wrong (with the water pressure??) because all of the toilets in the school are out of order.

Every. Single. One.

That's when school should be canceled

I'm now hearing loud gurgling and plunging noises (bathrooms are across the hall). I guess they're being attended to... sounds pretty gross

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« Reply #2786 on: November 30, 2016, 01:45:17 PM »
I don't like to complain much, but one thing that deeply bothers me is the custom of not removing the removable tags from the sleeves of winter coats. Like, you know when you buy a wool coat, and there's a small name label on the sleeve that is very lightly held on by a couple of threads, because you're supposed to remove it? SO MANY PEOPLE LEAVE IT ON AND IT'S LITERALLY THE WORST.

It's so... bad.

Lol sometimes even on suits. I don't really care but I kind of internally chortle. At my old job I removed a lot of such labels.

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« Reply #2787 on: November 30, 2016, 01:52:20 PM »
I don't like to complain much, but one thing that deeply bothers me is the custom of not removing the removable tags from the sleeves of winter coats. Like, you know when you buy a wool coat, and there's a small name label on the sleeve that is very lightly held on by a couple of threads, because you're supposed to remove it? SO MANY PEOPLE LEAVE IT ON AND IT'S LITERALLY THE WORST.

It's so... bad.

Lol sometimes even on suits. I don't really care but I kind of internally chortle. At my old job I removed a lot of such labels.

I have seen Mexicans that leave them on too.

The thinking must me "Nobody will see the inside tag, so I better keep that one on so everybody will know it is a genuine [outlet mall, 2nd-tier, off-the-rack, made in Vietnam...]

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2788 on: November 30, 2016, 02:08:22 PM »
I don't like to complain much, but one thing that deeply bothers me is the custom of not removing the removable tags from the sleeves of winter coats. Like, you know when you buy a wool coat, and there's a small name label on the sleeve that is very lightly held on by a couple of threads, because you're supposed to remove it? SO MANY PEOPLE LEAVE IT ON AND IT'S LITERALLY THE WORST.

It's so... bad.




Lol sometimes even on suits. I don't really care but I kind of internally chortle. At my old job I removed a lot of such labels.

Imagine literally paying hundreds of thousands of won for something and not taking off the tags.

Ugh. UGH.

Is this similar to people who leave all the plastic on their new car?  Or on the computers and tvs?  Or any other dynamic looking piece of software?  I had an old co-teacher who bought a new Avante and for a year he left all of the factory-fitted plastic on the doors and other parts. 

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2789 on: November 30, 2016, 02:42:14 PM »
Hanword or whatever the f it's called.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2790 on: November 30, 2016, 02:44:19 PM »
Imagine literally paying hundreds of thousands of won for something and not taking off the tags.

Ugh. UGH.
Is this similar to people who leave all the plastic on their new car?  Or on the computers and tvs?  Or any other dynamic looking piece of software?  I had an old co-teacher who bought a new Avante and for a year he left all of the factory-fitted plastic on the doors and other parts.

No, because I think what #based is talking about involves people who want to flaunt and show off what they have (LOOKATWHATIBOUGHTITWASREALEXPENSIVE), while people who leave on all that plastic on new cars and electronics are just doing it to protect it.

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« Reply #2791 on: November 30, 2016, 02:46:56 PM »
Finally managed to place my first order with coupang.

It took forever. I had to keep going back and forth between my personal computer and my school computer to get everything set up because of security software.

I ****ing wish Korea would finally start implementing proper internet security protocols that are both updated and universal and all encompassing. **** this current bullshit.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2792 on: November 30, 2016, 02:47:58 PM »
Hanword or whatever the f it's called.

Hanword won't let me copy something from the internet and put it into the doc. When  even something as rudimentary as copy/paste doesn't work, you know you're in the shitter.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2793 on: November 30, 2016, 02:54:32 PM »
Hanword or whatever the f it's called.

Hanword won't let me copy something from the internet and put it into the doc. When  even something as rudimentary as copy/paste doesn't work, you know you're in the shitter.

Curious.

Have you tried copy/pasting the text in notepad first, changing the font to something like Calibri (or one of the Korean fonts listed), and then copying from notepad to hanword?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2794 on: November 30, 2016, 02:58:35 PM »
Finally managed to place my first order with coupang.

It took forever. I had to keep going back and forth between my personal computer and my school computer to get everything set up because of security software.

I ****ing wish Korea would finally start implementing proper internet security protocols that are both updated and universal and all encompassing. **** this current bullshit.


Yeah. For all my Korean website stuff, I do it on my phone. It's honestly so much less miserable than doing it on your desktop with a billion security programs. If I do stuff on my phone, it's like... usually pretty painless.

My phone is shit. I know what phone I want to get and everything, but I keep putting it off because I don't want to spend the money. It's gonna have to happen in the next month or so, though, because I'm going to end up breaking my phone by then.

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« Reply #2795 on: November 30, 2016, 02:59:05 PM »
Stupid co-teacher teaching the kids wierd phrases. Not technically incorrect, I guess, but in context, I don't think it's appropriate. Maybe others can correct me? We're reviewing the lessons and yesterday we did chapter 5 "What's Wrong?" (grade six):

Me: What's the problem?
Ss: What's the problem?
CT: Or, you can say 'What's your problem?'
Me: Well, that could be taken the wrong way. *I proceed to explain that 'What's the problem?' is closer to 'What's the matter' versus 'What's your problem?' which sounds confrontational*
CT: It's depends on the situation.
Me: Yes, and it changes the meaning. It's not incorrect but it would most likely come off the wrong way if you actually said that to someone.
CT: Okay, class. Repeat after me: What's your problem?
Me: *mentally cursing CT*

Today, we did chapter 6 "What will you do this summer vacation?" :

Me: I will get there by plane.
Ss: I will get there by plane.
CT: Or, 'I will get there by airplane' or 'I will get there by aircraft.'
Me: ... *give up*

Is it just me that thinks these are awkward?

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« Reply #2796 on: November 30, 2016, 03:04:26 PM »
Is it just me that thinks these are awkward?

No, those are definitely awkward and aren't proper for natural, conversational English.

Especially for "What's your problem?" This is almost always used in confrontational situations (and acts to assign blame to the person it's directed at), and wouldn't be proper to use in a casual conversation.

As for "airplane"... they can get away with it, but it sounds elementary. And "aircraft" is kind of too general because there are many different types of aircrafts that aren't planes. xD No one uses that.

It kind of sounds like your coT just wants to sound smart or upstage you, especially since she's doing nothing to actually educate the kids in proper usage.
« Last Edit: November 30, 2016, 03:08:22 PM by Chinguetti »

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2797 on: November 30, 2016, 03:04:26 PM »
Stupid co-teacher teaching the kids wierd phrases. Not technically incorrect, I guess, but in context, I don't think it's appropriate. Maybe others can correct me? We're reviewing the lessons and yesterday we did chapter 5 "What's Wrong?" (grade six):

Me: What's the problem?
Ss: What's the problem?
CT: Or, you can say 'What's your problem?'
Me: Well, that could be taken the wrong way. *I proceed to explain that 'What's the problem?' is closer to 'What's the matter' versus 'What's your problem?' which sounds confrontational*
CT: It's depends on the situation.
Me: Yes, and it changes the meaning. It's not incorrect but it would most likely come off the wrong way if you actually said that to someone.
CT: Okay, class. Repeat after me: What's your problem?
Me: *mentally cursing CT*

Yirga, why didn't you just turn to her, stone-faced and say 'What is your problem?' as the absolute perfect use of that sentence?  Before throwing a desk through the window, and shouting 'Zeppellin Rules!' with your bullshorn finger salute as you rock out the door.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2798 on: November 30, 2016, 03:06:38 PM »
Stupid co-teacher teaching the kids wierd phrases. Not technically incorrect, I guess, but in context, I don't think it's appropriate. Maybe others can correct me? We're reviewing the lessons and yesterday we did chapter 5 "What's Wrong?" (grade six):

Me: What's the problem?
Ss: What's the problem?
CT: Or, you can say 'What's your problem?'
Me: Well, that could be taken the wrong way. *I proceed to explain that 'What's the problem?' is closer to 'What's the matter' versus 'What's your problem?' which sounds confrontational*
CT: It's depends on the situation.
Me: Yes, and it changes the meaning. It's not incorrect but it would most likely come off the wrong way if you actually said that to someone.
CT: Okay, class. Repeat after me: What's your problem?
Me: *mentally cursing CT*

Today, we did chapter 6 "What will you do this summer vacation?" :

Me: I will get there by plane.
Ss: I will get there by plane.
CT: Or, 'I will get there by airplane' or 'I will get there by aircraft.'
Me: ... *give up*

Is it just me that thinks these are awkward?

For the first one. I'd just say that it is wrong, for the reasons you mentioned. Explaining the differences would be better suited for higher levels.

They do sound rather awkward though haha.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2799 on: November 30, 2016, 03:07:04 PM »
Hanword or whatever the f it's called.

I had to just change all my camp documents to hanword per the request of the camp teacher, who cannot speak any English. It took almost an entire day. Also, that program has an obscene amount of spyware.

 



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