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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5740 on: June 28, 2017, 01:14:50 PM »
Eating that cereal this morning instead of last night's leftover steak was a mistake. I'm so hungry that I feel like I could resort to cannibalism right now.

Why did I do it?  :cry:
PSA: What you are feeling is NOT hunger.  What you are feeling is sugar withdrawals.

Not semantics, but it is a physiological/chemical/??? difference with what is actually happening in your body.

True hunger takes weeks to kick in and it happens in your throat, not your stomach.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5741 on: June 28, 2017, 01:15:06 PM »
Am I the only one whose school shuts all the windows and doors when turning on the AC?  It's like an icebox in here.  I had to go get a jacket.

My schools do the same. Class is paused so that the students can close the windows. I prefer the cold over the heat though so I don't mind it freezing in the rooms.


I always think I prefer the cold over heat until it feels like a freezer, hahah.  Still though, I'd rather bundle up than be sweating buckets!

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5742 on: June 28, 2017, 01:36:17 PM »
Domino's driver, I think he's dead.
The thing is/ he was "wearing" his helmet, but he wasn't "wearing" his helmet.
I see it too often.
They put it on, but they don't strap it/"clip" the strap!!!  Why?
Is it just law to put the helmet on, but you don't have to fasten it?
How in the heck is the helmet going to protect you without it being strapped on?
Your chances of survival are pretty low to begin with, but you are pretty much guaranteed to be a vegetable, if you happen to survive, as that helmet is going to go flying off, as it did to the poor Domino's kid.
I feel for them as individuals, but as a group, I have lost all sympathy towards scooter drivers. It's not an accident when you actually try to get yourself killed: they compete to break every single possible traffic law, are a hazard to motorists and pedestrians both, and still manage to routinely deliver my haejang-guk to the wrong address.  >:(

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5743 on: June 28, 2017, 01:47:44 PM »
Eating that cereal this morning instead of last night's leftover steak was a mistake. I'm so hungry that I feel like I could resort to cannibalism right now.

Why did I do it?  :cry:
PSA: What you are feeling is NOT hunger.  What you are feeling is sugar withdrawals.

Not semantics, but it is a physiological/chemical/??? difference with what is actually happening in your body.

True hunger takes weeks to kick in and it happens in your throat, not your stomach.


PSA: You're not overly bright.
You poor, insecure thing...

Coming from you, I'll take that as a compliment :)

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5744 on: June 28, 2017, 01:52:10 PM »
Domino's driver, I think he's dead.
The thing is/ he was "wearing" his helmet, but he wasn't "wearing" his helmet.
I see it too often.
They put it on, but they don't strap it/"clip" the strap!!!  Why?
Is it just law to put the helmet on, but you don't have to fasten it?
How in the heck is the helmet going to protect you without it being strapped on?
Your chances of survival are pretty low to begin with, but you are pretty much guaranteed to be a vegetable, if you happen to survive, as that helmet is going to go flying off, as it did to the poor Domino's kid.
I feel for them as individuals, but as a group, I have lost all sympathy towards scooter drivers. It's not an accident when you actually try to get yourself killed: they compete to break every single possible traffic law, are a hazard to motorists and pedestrians both, and still manage to routinely deliver my haejang-guk to the wrong address.  >:(

Reminds me of the question:

Two Korean scooter drivers are involved in a head-on collision. One is delivering fried chicken. The other is delivering pizza. Which one would you put in the body bag first?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5745 on: June 28, 2017, 02:04:22 PM »
Reminds me of the question:

Two Korean scooter drivers are involved in a head-on collision. One is delivering fried chicken. The other is delivering pizza. Which one would you put in the body bag first?
Depends. Is it a super-deluxe-combo pizza, or just a plain cheese pizza?

Also, I would probably jam the guy who is still conscious enough to try and escape in first so that the second guy blocks access to the zipper etc.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5746 on: June 28, 2017, 02:28:05 PM »
Domino's driver, I think he's dead.
The thing is/ he was "wearing" his helmet, but he wasn't "wearing" his helmet.
I see it too often.
They put it on, but they don't strap it/"clip" the strap!!!  Why?
Is it just law to put the helmet on, but you don't have to fasten it?
How in the heck is the helmet going to protect you without it being strapped on?
Your chances of survival are pretty low to begin with, but you are pretty much guaranteed to be a vegetable, if you happen to survive, as that helmet is going to go flying off, as it did to the poor Domino's kid.

I understand your frustration, and I'm sorry that you had to bear witness to something so tragic. Helmets really define the line between life and death in so many cases, no idea why people don't take them more seriously.

I wouldn't want to be the person to inform that poor boy's family.

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« Reply #5747 on: June 28, 2017, 02:30:36 PM »
This is my head 5 years and two days ago.

Wear a fukking helmet, I beg of you.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5748 on: June 28, 2017, 02:43:14 PM »
My Co-Teacher is giving the grade 5 class all the answers and prompts for the open class that we will have after lunch.
Last year my coteacher was so nervous about open class that she rehearsed the entire lesson the day before, so the open class was just a performance.

Also helmet safety is no joke. I want to feel sorry for the people that get injured in motorcycle wrecks, but honestly it's kind of a struggle. What do they think is going to happen when their head slams into the ground going so fast?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5749 on: June 28, 2017, 05:03:31 PM »
This is my head 5 years and two days ago.

Wear a fukking helmet, I beg of you.

My father was an amateur cyclist and had a pretty bad accident a few years back thanks to some jackass who turned suddenly in a race without any indication. He's only here today thanks to his helmet. People, put your helmets on, wear your seatbelts, and take other safety precautions, because in the end, if you won't do it for yourself, do it for your loved ones.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5750 on: June 28, 2017, 05:16:21 PM »
Sorry I wasn't more clear.

He, like most, was "wearing" his helmet...but, it wasn't fastened around his chin, so it flew off his head, which didn't do him much good.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5751 on: June 28, 2017, 09:38:28 PM »
Eating that cereal this morning instead of last night's leftover steak was a mistake. I'm so hungry that I feel like I could resort to cannibalism right now.

Why did I do it?  :cry:
PSA: What you are feeling is NOT hunger.  What you are feeling is sugar withdrawals.

Not semantics, but it is a physiological/chemical/??? difference with what is actually happening in your body.

True hunger takes weeks to kick in and it happens in your throat, not your stomach.


PSA: You're not overly bright.
You poor, insecure thing...

Coming from you, I'll take that as a compliment :)

If "insecure" means understanding basic biology and human physiology, then yeah, I'm insecure as hell.

I see you're almost as bad with basic English words as you are with science, empathy, and not being a thumb-plugged butthole.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5752 on: June 28, 2017, 10:43:25 PM »
Eating that cereal this morning instead of last night's leftover steak was a mistake. I'm so hungry that I feel like I could resort to cannibalism right now.

Why did I do it?  :cry:
PSA: What you are feeling is NOT hunger.  What you are feeling is sugar withdrawals.

Not semantics, but it is a physiological/chemical/??? difference with what is actually happening in your body.

True hunger takes weeks to kick in and it happens in your throat, not your stomach.


PSA: You're not overly bright.
You poor, insecure thing...

Coming from you, I'll take that as a compliment :)

If "insecure" means understanding basic biology and human physiology, then yeah, I'm insecure as hell.

I see you're almost as bad with basic English words as you are with science, empathy, and not being a thumb-plugged butthole.
The above pretty much says it all.

What are you, an infant?

Name calling? Really?

http://www.chuckrowtaichi.com/TrueVsFalseHunger.html

http://www.vibrantlife.com/?p=224

https://www.drfuhrman.com/learn/library/articles/25/hungry-true-hunger-versus-toxic-hunger

What is it you think you know about basic biology/human physiology?

Are you trying to convince yourself? ;)

Surely, you can find something better to do with your time.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5753 on: June 29, 2017, 08:01:09 AM »
Does anyone else feel like their co-teachers  are rearranging your schedule merely to convenience themselves? There's one day a week where I teach with all homeroom teachers, and every single week, someone reschedules their class from the morning to my-normally-free final afternoon slot. I swear, at this point they're just rotating who gets to dump their monsters on me final period because they sure aren't coming to class.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5754 on: June 29, 2017, 08:17:19 AM »
What I don't get are people who don't wear their seatbelts just because they're riding in a taxi. Like, I've met so many people who reflexively put their seatbelts on any time they're in a car, but when it's a taxi they just skip it. Like, I don't understand. It makes no sense to me.

I've heard that this was a bad habit created in Korea partly because a lot of the taxi drivers would cover up the seatbelt buckles with those seat covers and get super pissed-off if you tried to get the buckles out from under them (even though there are slots specifically for the seatbelt buckles in those covers). People just got tired of fighting with them.

I don't ride the taxi enough to be affected by this, I've always just dug the buckle out -- sometimes a driver might give me a look, but they'd never say anything.

These days, though, I've found that the buckles are uncovered and available to use in most taxis (not sure if there was some kind of public outcry or new legislation that forced taxi drivers to comply with safety regulations or whatever), but I think a lot of people are still not using them partly out of old habit.

The rest of it, I think, is just a false belief that the backseat is "safe." Or just not having the muscle-memory instilled in them whenever they're not the driver (i.e. it doesn't occur to them to put on a seatbelt if they're not the one behind the wheel).

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« Reply #5755 on: June 29, 2017, 08:24:01 AM »
Anyone know the Korean equivalent of "Occupied!" when you're using the bathroom and someone knocks or tries to open the door? I need something to yell the next time the cleaning lady inevitably comes in when I'm using the bathroom. Shouting in English clearly has no effect  :laugh:.

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« Reply #5756 on: June 29, 2017, 08:25:48 AM »
Anyone know the Korean equivalent of "Occupied!" when you're using the bathroom and someone knocks or tries to open the door? I need something to yell the next time the cleaning lady inevitably comes in when I'm using the bathroom. Shouting in English clearly has no effect  :laugh:.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5757 on: June 29, 2017, 08:26:51 AM »
Anyone know the Korean equivalent of "Occupied!" when you're using the bathroom and someone knocks or tries to open the door? I need something to yell the next time the cleaning lady inevitably comes in when I'm using the bathroom. Shouting in English clearly has no effect  :laugh:.

At orientation we were told to just knock back lol. I guess there's an unspoken rule that you don't speak in that situation. You just knock.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5758 on: June 29, 2017, 08:27:13 AM »
Anyone know the Korean equivalent of "Occupied!" when you're using the bathroom and someone knocks or tries to open the door? I need something to yell the next time the cleaning lady inevitably comes in when I'm using the bathroom. Shouting in English clearly has no effect  :laugh:.

I always just knock on the door and that stops them. Does this not work for you?

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« Reply #5759 on: June 29, 2017, 08:30:14 AM »
Anyone know the Korean equivalent of "Occupied!" when you're using the bathroom and someone knocks or tries to open the door? I need something to yell the next time the cleaning lady inevitably comes in when I'm using the bathroom. Shouting in English clearly has no effect  :laugh:.

I always just knock on the door and that stops them. Does this not work for you?

That isn't really an option, because she comes in to the main part of the bathroom to start cleaning while I'm using stall. That means she can't see anything, thankfully, but it's still just weird to me to have a woman tooling around in the bathroom while I'm in a stall trying to get things done.