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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #860 on: September 08, 2016, 10:29:13 AM »
And some kid is being punished for something and his punishment is to stand behind my desk and look over my shoulder I guess.  Not sure why I'm also being punished.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #861 on: September 08, 2016, 10:40:30 AM »
So there is a Chuseok lunch that the teachers at my school are going to that I was never invited to. I didn't know about it until one of the admin secretaries accidentally came up to me to inform me off the time change, then awkwardly giggled and scurried off when she found out I didn't know about it.

Who knew my 1st grade co-teacher would be even more useless than the one she replaced? The one who, while nice about it, always had to leave class half an hour early to write some sort of "urgent email."

The new one waltzes in 10 minutes late on the regular and spends the rest of the time presumably catching up on her own work in the back. I wish she wouldn't show up at all because it puts me in an even fouler mood than I would be otherwise having to deal with obnoxious first graders.
Thats what all of my CoTs did last year. One came late, one left early, and one stayed the whole time, but they all did their own work the whole time.

Would you mind not going to this lunch?

I asked to be excluded from all future 회식 at my school because I feel super excluded from every conversation at the dinners. I can usually handle this at lunch and sometimes the other teachers and admins make an attempt to speak to me in English. However, at 회식 i feel super left out. I dont expect them to cater to me and I know that these events are super informal. The teachers feel relaxed and just unwind drink and have casual conversations in Korean. I hate just sitting there eating and not speaking to anyone other than my coteacher who hates being there and just stares at the clock the entire time.

I may appear rude but I think at some level the other teachers and administrators understand my reasons why.
I don't mind too much honestly, because last year when we had the end of the year dinner it was the same old awkward no one talks to me thing like what you said. However, I never did ask to be excluded, so the fact that they just automatically excluded me is what makes me... not sad and not mad, but something. Haha. I know its dumb, since I don't really even want to go and I have Chuseok plans, its just the intentional leaving out.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #862 on: September 08, 2016, 10:50:51 AM »
I asked to be excluded from all future 회식 at my school because I feel super excluded from every conversation at the dinners. I can usually handle this at lunch and sometimes the other teachers and admins make an attempt to speak to me in English. However, at 회식 i feel super left out. I dont expect them to cater to me and I know that these events are super informal. The teachers feel relaxed and just unwind drink and have casual conversations in Korean. I hate just sitting there eating and not speaking to anyone other than my coteacher who hates being there and just stares at the clock the entire time.

I may appear rude but I think at some level the other teachers and administrators understand my reasons why.

I completely get where you're coming from.

I often make an excuse not to go to those, more so for their benefit than mine. 

My colleagues are all lovely people but I know they'd be able to relax and unwind a lot more if a foreigner who speaks no Korean wasn't sitting in the middle of the group.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #863 on: September 08, 2016, 10:52:57 AM »
So frustrated.  Spent a bit working on a powerpoint, tried to open it from my flashdrive again and got an error message in Korean.  I originally was just going to make it again rather than ask my coteacher to help since she's useless and I try to minimize interactions with her, but I decided to ask anyway.  She said, "I think error.  Best to turn off the computer and turn on again."  Yeah, I realize there's a ****** error, and turning my computer off isn't going to fix it.  So I did it anyway and yeah, here I am remaking my powerpoint.

Do you have google translate on your phone? It won't give you a 100% accurate translation but it should give you a general idea of what the error is if you take a picture of the screen. Or if there's an error number then google the error number.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #864 on: September 08, 2016, 11:04:41 AM »
I have a little shit in one of my classes. He is one of those manipulating little twits. Causes all sorts of havoc and never stops talking and the minute I call him out on it, or his classmates do...he cries.

He did it again today. I asked him to keep quiet, he ignored me, carried on, his classmates called him out (because we were having a fun lesson). I talk to him again, no response. I tell him to move groups. Nothing. I stop the activity. His classmates tell him he needs to keep quiet and join in. He cries.

End of class the class leaves. And there he sits still crying (this is what he does.) Cries until another teacher comes looking for him). So I left him there. CT comes to find him, asks me again why he is crying. Normally I explain. Today I just said, "new semester, new rules, he shuts up or gets out." She says "oh but he is so sorry and sad, oh poor little boy."

I shrugged my shoulders and said "I don't care."

Because I REALLY REALLY DO NOT CARE ANYMORE. Little cry baby!!!

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #865 on: September 08, 2016, 11:43:45 AM »
I shrugged my shoulders and said "I don't care."

Because I REALLY REALLY DO NOT CARE ANYMORE. Little cry baby!!!

She ball that kid.

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« Reply #866 on: September 08, 2016, 11:53:51 AM »
I shrugged my shoulders and said "I don't care."

Because I REALLY REALLY DO NOT CARE ANYMORE. Little cry baby!!!

She ball that kid.

Yeah, I personally don't think tears should get you out of jack squat.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #867 on: September 08, 2016, 12:06:05 PM »
Is anyone else feeling this mercury retrograde?  I feel like everything is messed up.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #868 on: September 08, 2016, 01:18:50 PM »
I just asked my Korean friend. This is the break down:

Anything grown from the earth is considered bread.

Except things that have a certain shape e.g a lettuce leaf

Chilies are bread , he said "spicy bread".

This is absolutely mind boggling. Surely not?! I need further clarification haha

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #869 on: September 08, 2016, 01:23:21 PM »
I just asked my Korean friend. This is the break down:

Anything grown from the earth is considered bread.

Except things that have a certain shape e.g a lettuce leaf

Chilies are bread , he said "spicy bread".

This is absolutely mind boggling. Surely not?! I need further clarification haha

So like... vegans just eat bread?  And maybe lettuce?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #870 on: September 08, 2016, 02:19:09 PM »
I just asked my Korean friend. This is the break down:

Anything grown from the earth is considered bread.

Except things that have a certain shape e.g a lettuce leaf

Chilies are bread , he said "spicy bread".
This is absolutely mind boggling. Surely not?! I need further clarification haha
So like... vegans just eat bread?  And maybe lettuce?
I showed my coworker this thread and she told me to tell zola that her Korean friend probably escaped from a mental institute recently. Her words, not mine. Well, some of them are mine: I paraphrased.

   She very earnestly went on to explain that the Korean use of the word "bread" extends only to bread-like food such as croissants, pastries, bagels, sandwiches etc. Cakes, pies, and cookies are excluded, as are any breakfast cereals and porridges. The claim that fruits and vegetables (such as tomatoes) are considered to be bread genuinely flabbergasted her. Flabbergasted.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #871 on: September 08, 2016, 02:23:04 PM »
Is anyone else feeling this mercury retrograde?  I feel like everything is messed up.
YES make it stop.

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« Reply #872 on: September 08, 2016, 02:25:13 PM »
Is anyone else feeling this mercury retrograde?  I feel like everything is messed up.
YES make it stop.

September 22nd  :sad:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #873 on: September 08, 2016, 02:31:15 PM »

   She very earnestly went on to explain that the Korean use of the word "bread" extends only to bread-like food such as croissants, pastries, bagels, sandwiches etc. Cakes, pies, and cookies are excluded, as are any breakfast cereals and porridges. The claim that fruits and vegetables (such as tomatoes) are considered to be bread genuinely flabbergasted her. Flabbergasted.



Someone should tell that to one of my CoTs. Here's an exchange we had one morning:

CoT: Mr. Tim, have some bread.
M: *looks at it* Oh, I think that's cake.
CoT: In Korea we call this bread.
Me: It says "cake" right there on the package. In korean.
CoT: In Korea we call this bread.
Me: K.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #874 on: September 08, 2016, 02:38:46 PM »
Yeah, lmao, pretty sure this is going to be area/individual-specific.

I'd love to get a survey done to find out just how much of the population consider "this thing" or "that thing" bread.

I've been told the same thing about chilis being "spicy bread" btw.

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« Reply #875 on: September 08, 2016, 02:44:07 PM »
I just asked my Korean friend. This is the break down:

Anything grown from the earth is considered bread.

Except things that have a certain shape e.g a lettuce leaf

Chilies are bread , he said "spicy bread".
Lolololll no way. So rice is also bread.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #876 on: September 08, 2016, 02:45:06 PM »
Let's just all agree that everyone around the world loves gorging on carbs

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #877 on: September 08, 2016, 02:47:08 PM »
I just asked my Korean friend. This is the break down:

Anything grown from the earth is considered bread.

Except things that have a certain shape e.g a lettuce leaf

Chilies are bread , he said "spicy bread".
This is absolutely mind boggling. Surely not?! I need further clarification haha
So like... vegans just eat bread?  And maybe lettuce?
I showed my coworker this thread and she told me to tell zola that her Korean friend probably escaped from a mental institute recently. Her words, not mine. Well, some of them are mine: I paraphrased.

   She very earnestly went on to explain that the Korean use of the word "bread" extends only to bread-like food such as croissants, pastries, bagels, sandwiches etc. Cakes, pies, and cookies are excluded, as are any breakfast cereals and porridges. The claim that fruits and vegetables (such as tomatoes) are considered to be bread genuinely flabbergasted her. Flabbergasted.


Firstly, Zola is a godamn man. She? Come on.

Secondly, is your coworker coming at me and my good friend?
We are both kind of offended. Is your coworker even really Korean?. Doesn't even know spicy bread. Kind of shocking.

Anyway, I'm about to clockout for the day. Gonna have a afternoon snack. Some citrus bread (orange) and green bread (broccoli).
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #878 on: September 08, 2016, 02:47:37 PM »
Someone should tell that to one of my CoTs. Here's an exchange we had one morning:

CoT: Mr. Tim, have some bread.
M: *looks at it* Oh, I think that's cake.
CoT: In Korea we call this bread.
Me: It says "cake" right there on the package. In korean.
CoT: In Korea we call this bread.
Me: K.

You should just start generalsing everything at school.

"The vegetables and grains we had for lunch were amazing."

"Can you pass me some stationery?"

"Wow, beverages are refreshing!"

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #879 on: September 08, 2016, 02:52:07 PM »
I got my first ever complaint at the end of a chain that went child-parent-???-principal-supervisor-me today. Our new P and VP changed everything when they arrived (because, of course they did) and now I'm teaching English conversation club for either 2 or 3 hours every Tuesday and Thursday for about 6 weeks. They're during regular hours forcing me to skip or move my regular co-teaching classes despite the fact that I'm free every afternoon. I teach these classes alone which I suspect is a violation of my contract and/or law because they take place in the morning. Anyway, 3 hours (3x 40 mins) is too long for 3rd and 4th graders and I've mentioned this myself to my supervisor. This is also what the complaint was regarding. So I asked if the class would be shortened and was told, let's say it together now, "No, it's impossible". Why even tell me?

Movies it is. Until one of the high-performing students' mums complain, I guess.