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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6920 on: September 21, 2017, 02:13:57 PM »
I went to buy goats milk, and the Lotte employee tells me "We don't have goat's milk."

I'm like "No, you have goats milk."

She replies, "No, sorry.  We don't."

I continue my search and headed for the "expensive" section, called "organic", though it is NOT, and THERE on the shelf in the refrigerated section was milk and yogurt from...goats!!!

I grab some goat's milk and some yogurt and swing by the Lotte employee to show her what I found.

My point, just because one thinks something doesn't "exist" doesn't make it true.

Look around.

Depending on where you live.  I am pretty sure that most human beings are able to do just as you have suggested and discover that in fact sometimes when it isn't available it actually just isn't available. I live in a town with a home plus. A very tiny home plus, pretty much the same size as a normal towns GS25. That is it folks. People cry - COSTCO- Foreign market. Okay, what if we live in rural nowhere and the nearest "real town" is about an hour away. Costco the closest one to me is 2 and a half hours away on a bus.

I am not trying to say it is impossible to get, of course it's possible. I am just saying not readily available to all of us.

I can't just get a hankering for hummus at 10 pm at night and pop out to my Home Plus foreign food aisle for chickpeas, we don't have a foreign food aisle.  I have to plan and order from gmarket, keep a stock handy. If a recipe suddenly calls for chickpeas, oh darn-it-all forgot to stock up on those, let me pop out to the_______ :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank:

The point I am trying to make is that just because something is readily available for some does not mean it is readily available for everyone. Just be mindful of that.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6921 on: September 21, 2017, 02:34:17 PM »
I went to buy goats milk, and the Lotte employee tells me "We don't have goat's milk."

I'm like "No, you have goats milk."

She replies, "No, sorry.  We don't."

I continue my search and headed for the "expensive" section, called "organic", though it is NOT, and THERE on the shelf in the refrigerated section was milk and yogurt from...goats!!!

I grab some goat's milk and some yogurt and swing by the Lotte employee to show her what I found.

My point, just because one thinks something doesn't "exist" doesn't make it true.

Look around.

Depending on where you live.  I am pretty sure that most human beings are able to do just as you have suggested and discover that in fact sometimes when it isn't available it actually just isn't available. I live in a town with a home plus. A very tiny home plus, pretty much the same size as a normal towns GS25. That is it folks. People cry - COSTCO- Foreign market. Okay, what if we live in rural nowhere and the nearest "real town" is about an hour away. Costco the closest one to me is 2 and a half hours away on a bus.

I am not trying to say it is impossible to get, of course it's possible. I am just saying not readily available to all of us.

I can't just get a hankering for hummus at 10 pm at night and pop out to my Home Plus foreign food aisle for chickpeas, we don't have a foreign food aisle.  I have to plan and order from gmarket, keep a stock handy. If a recipe suddenly calls for chickpeas, oh darn-it-all forgot to stock up on those, let me pop out to the_______ :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank:

The point I am trying to make is that just because something is readily available for some does not mean it is readily available for everyone. Just be mindful of that.

Waygook.org user What?What? - you're a smart and independent person who rarely complains and I think you're cool and good. And living somewhere rural is probably really annoying.

But all the people crying, "COSTCO! FOREIGN FOOD MARKET! LOTTE MART! EMART! WHEREVER!!!" are like, ignoring the fact that Gmarket is literally better than all of those unless you live like a two minute walk away.. Why pay more for something that you have to go collect and carry? It's goofy.

Y'all want chickpeas? Let me hit y'all with the good chickpeas.

Want dry chickpeas? HOT DANG 1kg dry chickpeas for 2900 plus 3000 (combinable Smart Shipping).

Want chickpeas encased in literal metal? Four cans of literal canned chickpeas for 9,200 with free shipping oh my golly!!!

Also, to clarify, I'm not saying you're a dummy or nothing for not using this. But sometimes I don't think people realize that online shopping is literally better than going to a store in 90% of cases. (Clothes being an exception - ugh never buy clothes online)

Not arguing with you on that. I can only shop with gmarket, I have no problem with that.  But that is just me. I can't speak for everyone else.
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« Reply #6922 on: September 21, 2017, 02:48:59 PM »
Coupang, y'all.  Coupang. 

Lol I've never even been to a Costco in Korea.  Nearest one is 5 hours away (unless the plans to build one in a nearer city came to fruition, in which case... 3 hours away).  I remember being happy about online shopping for certain items and fools would jump in with "Why don't you just go to Costco?" as if they're just everywhere.  Not everyone lives in Seoul nor even a city  :undecided:

Nearest E/Lotte/Mart is around 2 hours away. 

Regardless, life is still good. 

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« Reply #6923 on: September 21, 2017, 02:51:12 PM »
I went to buy goats milk, and the Lotte employee tells me "We don't have goat's milk."

I'm like "No, you have goats milk."

She replies, "No, sorry.  We don't."

I continue my search and headed for the "expensive" section, called "organic", though it is NOT, and THERE on the shelf in the refrigerated section was milk and yogurt from...goats!!!

I grab some goat's milk and some yogurt and swing by the Lotte employee to show her what I found.

My point, just because one thinks something doesn't "exist" doesn't make it true.

Look around.

Depending on where you live.  I am pretty sure that most human beings are able to do just as you have suggested and discover that in fact sometimes when it isn't available it actually just isn't available. I live in a town with a home plus. A very tiny home plus, pretty much the same size as a normal towns GS25. That is it folks. People cry - COSTCO- Foreign market. Okay, what if we live in rural nowhere and the nearest "real town" is about an hour away. Costco the closest one to me is 2 and a half hours away on a bus.

I am not trying to say it is impossible to get, of course it's possible. I am just saying not readily available to all of us.

I can't just get a hankering for hummus at 10 pm at night and pop out to my Home Plus foreign food aisle for chickpeas, we don't have a foreign food aisle.  I have to plan and order from gmarket, keep a stock handy. If a recipe suddenly calls for chickpeas, oh darn-it-all forgot to stock up on those, let me pop out to the_______ :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank:

The point I am trying to make is that just because something is readily available for some does not mean it is readily available for everyone. Just be mindful of that.

Waygook.org user What?What? - you're a smart and independent person who rarely complains and I think you're cool and good. And living somewhere rural is probably really annoying.

But all the people crying, "COSTCO! FOREIGN FOOD MARKET! LOTTE MART! EMART! WHEREVER!!!" are like, ignoring the fact that Gmarket is literally better than all of those unless you live like a two minute walk away.. Why pay more for something that you have to go collect and carry? It's goofy.

Y'all want chickpeas? Let me hit y'all with the good chickpeas.

Want dry chickpeas? HOT DANG 1kg dry chickpeas for 2900 plus 3000 (combinable Smart Shipping).

Want chickpeas encased in literal metal? Four cans of literal canned chickpeas for 9,200 with free shipping oh my golly!!!

Also, to clarify, I'm not saying you're a dummy or nothing for not using this. But sometimes I don't think people realize that online shopping is literally better than going to a store in 90% of cases. (Clothes being an exception - ugh never buy clothes online)

I will agree with you on the fact you can get almost anything online. My original comment came from just seeing a video and wanted to make the food in the near future (aka today or tomorrow ) and expressing that it could not be done. As this is the ... ranting thread!

I should look up a big order and get some stuff for my doomsday prep ;) jk. But seriously, living on an island sometimes the shipping doubles the price and makes it less affordable (even when free shipping was stated).

And to Pecan... Guess what stores have not had avocados the last few weeks? Lotte and EMart. But I must be lying because your eFart and Lotte have them right?


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« Reply #6924 on: September 21, 2017, 02:58:31 PM »
The Lotte store you mentioned sounds like an 'express" and not an actual Lotte Mart.

I could be wrong, but it sounds like you are confusing the type of Lotte store.

The mart sells them, the express does not...never has.

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« Reply #6925 on: September 21, 2017, 03:00:52 PM »


I will agree with you on the fact you can get almost anything online. My original comment came from just seeing a video and wanted to make the food in the near future (aka today or tomorrow ) and expressing that it could not be done. As this is the ... ranting thread!

I should look up a big order and get some stuff for my doomsday prep ;) jk. But seriously, living on an island sometimes the shipping doubles the price and makes it less affordable (even when free shipping was stated).

And to Pecan... Guess what stores have not had avocados the last few weeks? Lotte and EMart. But I must be lying because your eFart and Lotte have them right?

 :laugh: :laugh: this yeah!
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« Reply #6926 on: September 21, 2017, 03:05:54 PM »
Coupang, y'all.  Coupang. 

Lol I've never even been to a Costco in Korea.  Nearest one is 5 hours away (unless the plans to build one in a nearer city came to fruition, in which case... 3 hours away).  I remember being happy about online shopping for certain items and fools would jump in with "Why don't you just go to Costco?" as if they're just everywhere.  Not everyone lives in Seoul nor even a city  :undecided:

Nearest E/Lotte/Mart is around 2 hours away. 

Regardless, life is still good.


I love coupang.

 I needed some more coffee, a English book for a gift and some fish for dinner tomorrow. It'll all be waiting for me when I get home from work tomorrow.

I'm so spoiled because of Rocket delivery!

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« Reply #6927 on: September 21, 2017, 03:17:53 PM »
Coupang, y'all.  Coupang. 

Lol I've never even been to a Costco in Korea.  Nearest one is 5 hours away (unless the plans to build one in a nearer city came to fruition, in which case... 3 hours away).  I remember being happy about online shopping for certain items and fools would jump in with "Why don't you just go to Costco?" as if they're just everywhere.  Not everyone lives in Seoul nor even a city  :undecided:

Nearest E/Lotte/Mart is around 2 hours away. 

Regardless, life is still good.


I love coupang.

 I needed some more coffee, a English book for a gift and some fish for dinner tomorrow. It'll all be waiting for me when I get home from work tomorrow.

I'm so spoiled because of Rocket delivery!

Considering how I do literally everything online for shopping, I can't believe I still haven't gotten on the Coupang train.


I love me some Rocket delivery. 

And the selection of garbage is pretty nice. 

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« Reply #6928 on: September 21, 2017, 03:20:37 PM »
Coupang, y'all.  Coupang. 

Lol I've never even been to a Costco in Korea.  Nearest one is 5 hours away (unless the plans to build one in a nearer city came to fruition, in which case... 3 hours away).  I remember being happy about online shopping for certain items and fools would jump in with "Why don't you just go to Costco?" as if they're just everywhere.  Not everyone lives in Seoul nor even a city  :undecided:

Nearest E/Lotte/Mart is around 2 hours away. 

Regardless, life is still good.


I love coupang.

 I needed some more coffee, a English book for a gift and some fish for dinner tomorrow. It'll all be waiting for me when I get home from work tomorrow.

I'm so spoiled because of Rocket delivery!

Considering how I do literally everything online for shopping, I can't believe I still haven't gotten on the Coupang train.

Yeah I really need to jump on this train too. I do remember once checking out the website and something must have put me off.  I should try again, maybe I was just in a bad mood from being on Waygook.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6929 on: September 21, 2017, 03:33:37 PM »
The Lotte store you mentioned sounds like an 'express" and not an actual Lotte Mart.

I could be wrong, but it sounds like you are confusing the type of Lotte store.

The mart sells them, the express does not...never has.

Yes... you could be wrong....
I specifically stated "in the last few weeks" which means they were there before. They just seem to be having a supply and demand issue the last 2 weeks or so.
Do I need to make a reading comprehension remark?  :cry: :evil:

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« Reply #6930 on: September 21, 2017, 04:36:33 PM »
Do I need to make a reading comprehension remark?  :cry: :evil:
Perhaps, but it looks more like you got your sock handles mixed up, as I was responding to What?What?'s
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I live in a town with a home plus. A very tiny home plus, pretty much the same size as a normal towns GS25.
..not Maxi

I got the Lotte and Homeplus crossed, while you got your user accounts twisted...

We could just call it even ;)

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« Reply #6931 on: September 22, 2017, 08:49:51 AM »
 :police: Where are the grade 5s going today?  ;D

 :-* We don't have grade 5 class today.

 :police: No, I mean they have a field trip. Do you know where they're going?  ;D

 :-* That is not our concern. It's not our responsibility.  >:(

 :police: *Holy Christ, just making some small talk*  :rolleyes:

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« Reply #6932 on: September 22, 2017, 09:05:25 AM »
CJ: I find Japanese easier to pronounce than Korean.

KT: Thatís because Korean is a scientific language.

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« Reply #6933 on: September 22, 2017, 09:08:51 AM »
OMG, I have had conversations like this soooo many times.

Additionally, on a much sadder, angrier note...I find out a student commits suicide in my school (by now I have taught all them, I love them and they all matter to me a great deal), Me: I whisper, who was it?
teacher: Why?
me:  :huh: Because I care. I taught them. I'd like to mourn them.
Teacher: You don't need to know.

This has happened 4 times in 3 years. Aside from the fact suicide shouldn't even be happening or so frequently, why can't I know???


:police: Where are the grade 5s going today?  ;D

 :-* We don't have grade 5 class today.

 :police: No, I mean they have a field trip. Do you know where they're going?  ;D

 :-* That is not our concern. It's not our responsibility.  >:(

 :police: *Holy Christ, just making some small talk*  :rolleyes:
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« Reply #6934 on: September 22, 2017, 09:14:16 AM »
OMG, I have had conversations like this soooo many times.

Additionally, on a much sadder, angrier note...I find out a student commits suicide in my school (by now I have taught all them, I love them and they all matter to me a great deal), Me: I whisper, who was it?
teacher: Why?
me:  :huh: Because I care. I taught them. I'd like to mourn them.
Teacher: You don't need to know.

This has happened 4 times in 3 years. Aside from the fact suicide shouldn't even be happening or so frequently, why can't I know???

Do they think it would bring shame to the kid/family?  :undecided:  Otherwise seems like bollocks to me. 

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« Reply #6935 on: September 22, 2017, 09:21:48 AM »
I honestly have no idea. If it's that, they why do so many people know but not me.

Me: but you told ____(other foreign teacher)...?
Teacher: She's in his class this semester.
Me: that means she was in my class last semester...? So I still can't know.
Teacher: you won't know her anyway and we don't talk about things like this.
Me:  :huh: 90% of the school knows. The kids are undergoing grief counseling, grade by grade.
Teacher: let it go, okay? You don't need to know.
Me:  >:( :huh:
OMG, I have had conversations like this soooo many times.

Additionally, on a much sadder, angrier note...I find out a student commits suicide in my school (by now I have taught all them, I love them and they all matter to me a great deal), Me: I whisper, who was it?
teacher: Why?
me:  :huh: Because I care. I taught them. I'd like to mourn them.
Teacher: You don't need to know.

This has happened 4 times in 3 years. Aside from the fact suicide shouldn't even be happening or so frequently, why can't I know???

Do they think it would bring shame to the kid/family?  :undecided:  Otherwise seems like bollocks to me.
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« Reply #6936 on: September 22, 2017, 09:37:35 AM »
Holy shittttttt, that would probably make me blow a gauge.

The f is their problem?

"Someone you know died, but I can't tell you who it is."

It's like the worst game of keepaway ever.

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« Reply #6937 on: September 22, 2017, 09:44:43 AM »
Seriously, and it's been mostly girls sadly and I am real close to my girls, so I had to mourn without knowing. I think the biggest problem is because Korean English teachers do not actually teach IN ENGLISH and they just talk AT the students they literally have no idea how high level these kids are. They assume I have no relationship with them, that I don't know them, so it shouldn't matter. But it's bullshit because I know my students. They are high school, they are almost adults, and they talk to me about everything, they come to my class on breaks to chit chat. So every time it has happened I have felt heartbroken and devalued. I really try not to take the attitude personally, but damn it burns.

Holy shittttttt, that would probably make me blow a gauge.

The f is their problem?

"Someone you know died, but I can't tell you who it is."

It's like the worst game of keepaway ever.
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« Reply #6938 on: September 22, 2017, 09:58:41 AM »
Why is a random teacher telling me that I have to go and stay in the staff room every afternoon? What's wrong with staying in the English classroom? She then proceeded to berate me to arrange the desks and keep the place clean. I use this classroom one day a week! The desks are in a different arrangement every week not once perpetrated by myself. There's a bunch of fourth graders who are supposed to clean it during lunch! Pass the buck!! Argh!

I had a similar frustrating situation.  At one of my travel schools, I went to just once a week, I used to have the most amazing English room to teach in.  Clean and stocked with all the supplies I needed.  The school at that time only had 5 students total, and it was in the process of closing down.  Classrooms upstairs were emptied and closed off.  One day, I go to work, greet everyone in the teachers' lounge, and go to the English classroom, except, there is an elderly teacher sitting there and reading.  I'm confused, and the very little Korean I know just makes this ajusshi stare blankly at me.  Go back to find my co-teacher (who didn't bother to even teach with me), who says that now the English room is this other teacher's classroom.  I'm annoyed, but I understand, I just there fleetingly during the week.  But what boiled my blood was I was not allowed to take any of the supplies to the next class over for my students, which was an old out of use Science classroom, with a whole bunch of old science equipment, not suitable for elementary students to be around.  For the rest of my teaching time there, I taught five classes, once a week, in this horrible classroom, that was never cleaned, and constantly ransacked by the students when I wasn't there (and I was reprimanded for not cleaning it).  To top things off, this other teacher used to just sleep or read in his classroom the whole day I taught there.  That space was completely wasted, but I couldn't use it because it was "his" classroom.  I wasn't even sure what he taught there.  It was such a frustrating and stupid situation!  Sorry for the long rant, it really bugged me at that time!

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« Reply #6939 on: September 22, 2017, 10:20:19 AM »
There's a policy at my school where they're not supposed to talk about students' private lives or situations outside of anyone who isn't somehow involved with or directly affected by them. So, technically, only that student's teachers, the head teacher, the VP and the P are supposed to know the exact details. As far as I know, this is fairly standard at most schools, but how strictly it's practiced can vary.

If those outside of that circle know more than the basics (in this case being that someone committed suicide), it's either because they put 2 and 2 together based on things they know about here and there, or because of gossip, which many KTs are not comfortable sharing outside of trusted circles because, if it comes back to them, they could get into legit trouble over it.

Students know about it, of course, through friends and classmates.

I don't personally like how they go about dealing with this sort of thing here, it's not healthy, and I'm sorry that you keep finding yourself caught up in it, travelinpantsgirl.