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Title: "Teacher what are you doing ? "...
Post by: The 13th Earl on April 10, 2014, 01:33:55 pm
while looking at my phone.

If ever was the phrase 'nothing to do with you' relevant then this is the case.
Title: Re: "Teacher what are you doing ? "...
Post by: iamrhart on April 10, 2014, 01:35:17 pm
was this a student saying it? or a teacher/staff member?

be careful who you say "nothing to do with you" to
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Post by: ithinkinailedit on April 10, 2014, 01:37:50 pm
Is it really necessary to go online to vent about something so ridiculously trivial?
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Post by: Gaikoku.org on April 10, 2014, 01:41:47 pm
As petty and stupid as some of the stuff I see on this site is this is really the first time I've felt the need to remind someone that this isn't facebook or twitter.
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Post by: MrSt1nkFinger on April 10, 2014, 02:11:49 pm
while looking at my phone.

If ever was the phrase 'nothing to do with you' relevant then this is the case.

You seem like a real pleasant person to be around.  Cool story bro
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Post by: sejongthefabulous on April 10, 2014, 03:33:32 pm
while looking at my phone.

If ever was the phrase 'nothing to do with you' relevant then this is the case.

You seem like a real pleasant person to be around.  Cool story bro
My thoughts exactly.
It's a student, they are curious about teachers, specially foreign ones. Also if the kid said it in English, it's just practicing.

You don't need to submit court evidence. Just tell him you researching about greatness of Korea's Dokdo and Hangul and he will think you are a cool guy instead of an arrogant shady foreign teacher.
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Post by: Allison-teacher on April 11, 2014, 08:52:18 am
Why does it matter? Does say the obvious. People here are all curious about foreigners. No need to be a jerk about it.
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Post by: myungsup on April 11, 2014, 08:58:15 am
You must be having an awfully rough day.
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Post by: adfletch83 on April 11, 2014, 08:59:29 am
I have to agree with the OP on this one. I mean how intrusive can these little brats be huh?

Just now, one of the little sh*ts had the gall to ask me how I am? cheeky lil *sshole

Sarcasm aside, cheer up man, it's Friday!
Title: Re: "Teacher what are you doing ? "...
Post by: gagevt on April 11, 2014, 09:09:28 am
while looking at my phone.

If ever was the phrase 'nothing to do with you' relevant then this is the case.

Lol, this guy.. :undecided:  :rolleyes:

I feel so bad for your students.

Then again, maybe he's just "trolling" us all, because he's bored on a Friday.

As petty and stupid as some of the stuff I see on this site is this is really the first time I've felt the need to remind someone that this isn't facebook or twitter.

That could be said for a few others IMO
Title: Re: "Teacher what are you doing ? "...
Post by: rorio82 on April 11, 2014, 09:19:03 am
Personally, students shouldn't be allowed to converse with us outside the classroom. 

jus sayin
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Post by: Space on April 11, 2014, 09:50:21 am
Have people always bashed people this much on this site?

I don't remember it being so.... but maybe I'm just awake to it.
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Post by: kyndo on April 11, 2014, 10:38:48 am
Have people always bashed people this much on this site?

I don't remember it being so.... but maybe I'm just awake to it.
Yeah, it's sad because just a few years ago, this site was filled with contrary people with weird points of view (just like it is now  :wink:) who were still able to present their arguments and have passionate discussions without immediately resorting to name calling and culture bashing.
I miss the juxtaposition of well researched, eloquently written drivel.  :sad:
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Post by: madison79 on April 11, 2014, 11:02:52 am
Have people always bashed people this much on this site?

I don't remember it being so.... but maybe I'm just awake to it.
Yeah, it's sad because just a few years ago, this site was filled with contrary people with weird points of view (just like it is now  :wink:) who were still able to present their arguments and have passionate discussions without immediately resorting to name calling and culture bashing.
I miss the juxtaposition of well researched, eloquently written drivel.  :sad:

This site has been nerfed for the sensitivity of those reading it.  I guess when u live in a mentally weak country that can't take comments against it's view, you tone it down.  No babe u aren't fat, that dress is tight.

Example:  Korean:  Why do Waygooks think driving is so bad in Korea?
Fact:     Korea is in the top 10 crash per car and 10 pedestrian deaths in the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delusion

Keep telling yourself it's okay.  Let's see how it plays out.
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Post by: shimshimhayo on April 11, 2014, 11:52:20 am
And with that post, I think OP pretty much just got exactly what they were after.

Really, if it turns out that this was some sort of social experiment and this was one of the presumed outcomes, then I gotta give it props, because that's good stuff.
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Post by: Gaikoku.org on April 11, 2014, 11:58:08 am
And with that post, I think OP pretty much just got exactly what they were after.

Really, if it turns out that this was some sort of social experiment and this was one of the presumed outcomes, then I gotta give it props, because that's good stuff.

This would be pathetically small potatoes for a troll topic. The equivalent of shoplifting a single piece of gum or something. No troll wants to see a bunch of people walk into his topic and say "we all think this is a stupid waste of time, right? oh! we actually do all agree on this...wow"
Title: Re: "Teacher what are you doing ? "...
Post by: drgenderpotato on April 11, 2014, 11:59:04 am
God, what a bunch of weird reactions!

Why have a Korean expat community if having the slightest complaint, no matter how specious, is treated as if you'd set fire to a pile of kimchi and then covered the pile with the Imperial flag of Japan?

Yes, the OP said something a bit silly. What they didn't say was:

"My kids are little shits."
"I hate my students."
"korea sucks."

...or anything similar.

You've never had a kid hell-bent on looking at your phone, computer screen , in your bag? You've never had a bad day and overreacted to a minor annoyance? What a bunch of magnificent saints you all must be.

Also, OP, chill.
Title: Re: "Teacher what are you doing ? "...
Post by: iamrhart on April 11, 2014, 12:04:41 pm
God, what a bunch of weird reactions!

Why have a Korean expat community if having the slightest complaint, no matter how specious, is treated as if you'd set fire to a pile of kimchi and then covered the pile with the Imperial flag of Japan?

Yes, the OP said something a bit silly. What they didn't say was:

"My kids are little shits."
"I hate my students."
"korea sucks."

...or anything similar.

You've never had a kid hell-bent on looking at your phone, computer screen , in your bag? You've never had a bad day and overreacted to a minor annoyance? What a bunch of magnificent saints you all must be.

Also, OP, chill.

first and foremost, i am going to tell you my tone is playful. ^.^ of course, if you didnt know my tone, it could make for some interesting response from you. haha.

you dont like korea? you dont like students? you dont your kids?  you have something against japan and kimchi? awww come on! chill out too.

this post seems to be a common occurrence for some of us. but i would have to say, out of the 'stupid topics', this one has taken the cake, for the week.

and yes. i am a saint. so thhhpppptttt  :P
Title: Re: "Teacher what are you doing ? "...
Post by: TeachaTeacha on April 11, 2014, 12:09:07 pm
Have people always bashed people this much on this site?

While I do think that this particular thread is ridiculous, from start to finish, I have been thinking the same thing. The time I've spent on here has dropped drastically throughout the past month or so because posters seem to have become more defensive, rude, bitter, and angry as of late.
Title: Re: "Teacher what are you doing ? "...
Post by: Gaikoku.org on April 11, 2014, 12:11:12 pm
Why have a Korean expat community if having the slightest complaint, no matter how specious, is treated as if you'd set fire to a pile of kimchi and then covered the pile with the Imperial flag of Japan?

I'm curious where in this thread you came up with the idea someone was offended on behalf of Korea. The only post I see that even directly mentions Korea for any reason is insulting Koreans.

Edit: and sejong's sarcastic post about the awesomeness of Dokdo.
Title: Re: "Teacher what are you doing ? "...
Post by: shimshimhayo on April 11, 2014, 12:19:37 pm
And with that post, I think OP pretty much just got exactly what they were after.

Really, if it turns out that this was some sort of social experiment and this was one of the presumed outcomes, then I gotta give it props, because that's good stuff.

This would be pathetically small potatoes for a troll topic. The equivalent of shoplifting a single piece of gum or something. No troll wants to see a bunch of people walk into his topic and say "we all think this is a stupid waste of time, right? oh! we actually do all agree on this...wow"

Well, what I see happening is OP made a throwaway post, and now people are arguing about all of the usual stuff that people argue about on this thread.
"People are too sensitive."
"Koreans are delusional."
"Expats are delusional."
"You're cynical and disengaged."
"You're naive."
The statement is that it takes very little for people on this forum to take a molehill of a post and turn it into a mountain of cultural criticism.
Title: Re: "Teacher what are you doing ? "...
Post by: Gaikoku.org on April 11, 2014, 12:56:24 pm
I stand by my statement. When you make a pointless topic people post pointless things in it until something gets picked up on. Given that this site is about teaching English in Korea it was more likely than anything else that Korea/teachers/teaching would somehow become the subject.
Title: Re: "Teacher what are you doing ? "...
Post by: gagevt on April 11, 2014, 01:01:09 pm
God, what a bunch of weird reactions!

Why have a Korean expat community if having the slightest complaint, no matter how specious, is treated as if you'd set fire to a pile of kimchi and then covered the pile with the Imperial flag of Japan?

Yes, the OP said something a bit silly. What they didn't say was:

"My kids are little shits."
"I hate my students."
"korea sucks."

...or anything similar.

You've never had a kid hell-bent on looking at your phone, computer screen , in your bag? You've never had a bad day and overreacted to a minor annoyance? What a bunch of magnificent saints you all must be.

Also, OP, chill.

I am a magnificent saint, thanks! ;D

First there are trolls trolling trolls trolling trolls.

Now we have bashers bashing bashers bashing bashers bashing.. etc.
Title: Re: "Teacher what are you doing ? "...
Post by: kyndo on April 11, 2014, 01:14:46 pm
Have people always bashed people this much on this site?
Yeah, it's sad because just a few years ago [we] were still able to... have passionate discussions without immediately resorting to name calling and culture bashing.
I guess when u live in a mentally weak country that can't take comments against it's view, you tone it down.
Fact:     Korea: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delusion

With some judicious use of omission, rearranging, and out-of-contexting, I think I've managed to turn your reply into a beautiful example of exactly what I meant.

Also, while culture bashing is kind of annoying and repetitious, I can more or less shrug it off (it's not like people are attacking MY particular culture/subculture), it's the ad hominems that really bug me: they're cheap, and hardly ever produce any thought provoking or entertaining desk-warming fodder.
Unless it was Smaug doing it.
Reading posts from what appeared to be a retarded, English(ish) teaching dragon that berate somebody for not thinking something through was truly amusing. :laugh:

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Post by: sejongthefabulous on April 11, 2014, 01:50:41 pm
I'll admit the part of Dokdo was over the top, but my point was OP has a problem as a person and a teacher.

OP is a poor teacher who is more interested in playing with his phone that engaging with students. Sure it is none of the student's business and sure OP has some right to privacy in the classroom and wasn't in the middle of a lesson, but still students are your students inside and outside of the classroom.

As I said instead of completely blowing them off to look at your phone take a second and lie to them (I'm telling my friend how beautiful the flowers look around namsan these days) if you really don't want to tell them you are texting your friend, spying on the government, trading stocks, or shopping for used vintage women's undergarments.

Sure some people get over sensitive about Korea and sure some people whine about Korea a lot, but this post is actually about a guy who is being a jerk of a teacher and I'm criticizing him for beign a poor teacher and a moody character rather than a Korean basher with a racially based superiority issue.
Title: Re: "Teacher what are you doing ? "...
Post by: Chadwickhhs on April 11, 2014, 02:20:49 pm
One of my students asked me why I was cleaning the board today. I turned around and it wasn't really one of the students. It was a bear. The bear swiped at me tearing my shirt and drawing blood. I climbed onto the computer to try and escape but I then realized it wasn't a computer... it was another bear. I survived but the results were grisly. I can't even bear to think about it.
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Post by: jwharrison30 on April 11, 2014, 02:24:19 pm
One of my students asked me why I was cleaning the board today. I turned around and it wasn't really one of the students. It was a bear. The bear swiped at me tearing my shirt and drawing blood. I climbed onto the computer to try and escape but I then realized it wasn't a computer... it was another bear. I survived but the results were grisly. I can't even bear to think about it.

Sounds like you bearly got out alive, certainly gives me paws for thought.
Title: Re: "Teacher what are you doing ? "...
Post by: matthewm12 on April 11, 2014, 02:32:33 pm
Like someone already mentioned it's really easy to manipulate their curiosity with quick lie or change of topic. All I have to do is say 땅땅 and my students will get so excited that they forget about me and talk about chicken for the next 5 minutes.

I've had students physically open my bag or grab my phone out of my hand instead of asking "what are you doing"? That would be worth complaining about.
Title: Re: "Teacher what are you doing ? "...
Post by: tgraves on April 11, 2014, 02:38:26 pm
One of my students asked me why I was cleaning the board today. I turned around and it wasn't really one of the students. It was a bear. The bear swiped at me tearing my shirt and drawing blood. I climbed onto the computer to try and escape but I then realized it wasn't a computer... it was another bear. I survived but the results were grisly. I can't even bear to think about it.

Sounds like you bearly got out alive, certainly gives me paws for thought.

I guess you should "bear" your scars proudly my friend.

**p.s. I'm aware of the improper use of the noun referring to a large mammalian species related to wolves and dogs.**
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Post by: walrus on April 11, 2014, 02:44:11 pm
I find that if you hang your bananas it gives them a few extra days before they start to go brown. They're one of those fruits...

sorry, wrong thread....
Title: Re: "Teacher what are you doing ? "...
Post by: gagevt on April 11, 2014, 03:01:03 pm
One of my students asked me why I was cleaning the board today. I turned around and it wasn't really one of the students. It was a bear. The bear swiped at me tearing my shirt and drawing blood. I climbed onto the computer to try and escape but I then realized it wasn't a computer... it was another bear. I survived but the results were grisly. I can't even bear to think about it.

A few of my students asked me why I had my door open during class change today. I asked them to come in, close the door. Then we all got on the floor and walked the dinosaur.
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Post by: Atomaru on April 11, 2014, 03:01:23 pm
I got this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrUM8m2rnP0
Title: Re: "Teacher what are you doing ? "...
Post by: jwharrison30 on April 11, 2014, 03:06:24 pm
This whole thread is just another example of white privilege
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Post by: iamrhart on April 11, 2014, 03:06:34 pm
One of my students asked me why I was cleaning the board today. I turned around and it wasn't really one of the students. It was a bear. The bear swiped at me tearing my shirt and drawing blood. I climbed onto the computer to try and escape but I then realized it wasn't a computer... it was another bear. I survived but the results were grisly. I can't even bear to think about it.

A few of my students asked me why I had my door open during class change today. I asked them to come in, close the door. Then we all got on the floor and walked the dinosaur.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgiDcJi534Y
Title: Re: "Teacher what are you doing ? "...
Post by: Atomaru on April 11, 2014, 03:10:47 pm
This whole thread is just another example of white privilege
Right? Does anyone else here feel like South Korea is full of white privilage? It's really pissing me off, going everywhere and having people being polite to me just because I'm white, asking me "What are you doing?" and not watching my educational videos about sloths...
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Post by: iamrhart on April 11, 2014, 03:16:32 pm
i like (for the humor) how this thread has become completely random :rolleyes:
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Post by: jwharrison30 on April 11, 2014, 03:17:11 pm
This whole thread is just another example of white privilege
Right? Does anyone else here feel like South Korea is full of white privilage? It's really pissing me off, going everywhere and having people being polite to me just because I'm white, asking me "What are you doing?" and not watching my educational videos about sloths...

Absolutely agree.

I will be setting up a help group called Talented Waygooks Against Thoughtlessness Syndrome we will meet behind the sheds near the blast furnace every tuesday at midnight.
Title: Re: "Teacher what are you doing ? "...
Post by: iamrhart on April 11, 2014, 03:20:19 pm
i think you might be better at become a Demoralized Individual [with] Considerable Knowledge Siphoning member
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Post by: Atomaru on April 11, 2014, 03:24:47 pm
I vote for a merger of the two groups for the most success. 
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Post by: kyndo on April 11, 2014, 03:29:16 pm
One of my students asked me why I was cleaning the board today. I turned around and it wasn't really one of the students. It was a bear. The bear swiped at me tearing my shirt and drawing blood. I climbed onto the computer to try and escape but I then realized it wasn't a computer... it was another bear. I survived but the results were grisly. I can't even bear to think about it.
Don't ewe mean "grizzly"?
 :laugh:
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Post by: johnny russian on April 11, 2014, 03:30:07 pm
and not watching my educational videos about sloths...

i've got one about a talking rabbit:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kz2ZQSRdQbk&feature=youtu.be
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Post by: aklimkewicz on April 11, 2014, 03:40:35 pm
STAY ON TOPIC!

FIRST WARNING!

1/3



 :P