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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5160 on: May 17, 2018, 03:28:05 pm »
A bee made it in to my last classroom and the kids didn't completely freak out :shocked:

It was an actual bee, not a wasp, but it was still a big sucker.

Donovan, this is your big chance, bud.  Start small, with the bee, and then work your way up, size-wise, through the creatures that get released into the classroom and get them to resist reaction.  It'll be great training for them. Bee, pigeon, crab, lemur, dingo, pony, ox, camel, Badoon, cave troll, mumakil, and then finally on the last day of term Thanos.  Piece of piss.

I had a bird stuck in the corridors last week, and a big one at that. Metre wing span at least!

Then again, at my last workplace a baby goat managed to find its way in, so I'm already pretty high up the animal chain I think...

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5161 on: May 17, 2018, 03:41:52 pm »
A bee made it in to my last classroom and the kids didn't completely freak out :shocked:

It was an actual bee, not a wasp, but it was still a big sucker.
hmm. most korean kids are absolute wimps. does anyone else agree? scared of any insects, go to the nurse's office for non-existent injuries, don't like to do painting or play with clay, etc because it's 'dirty' (at least, in my experience)

It's not just kids. Grown ass adults will go to the 'hospital' if they have a minor cold. And doctors will put a literal cast on someone for a non-existent injury. Parents will take their kid to a doctor and the doctor will give them medicine if the kid just has the sniffles. It's ridiculous.
We had a student that took 4 days off to recover from surgery to remove a piece of pencil lead from her finger. This was a very very small piece of lead too. I remember my friends just waiting for it to work itself out when that happened to us. But she had actual surgery to remove it, and then needed time to recover.

I've had a piece of graphite embedded in my thigh since the spring of 2008 lmao. Not to be all "kids are wimps here, back in my day..." but..... cmon.
:laugh: Exactly. If it didn't work itself out, too bad. My friend is in the same boat as you.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5162 on: May 18, 2018, 08:22:08 am »
I don't know what's going on right now, but it literally sounds like the students are bowling with every piece of furniture in the entire school.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5163 on: May 18, 2018, 08:44:12 am »
A couple of days ago, my younger brother sent me this video of some guy taking off his shirt and then falling down some steps in London.  I showed it to my wife yesterday and she said it had been on the Korean news.



Haha. yeah, I saw it last night on TV. My wife thought it was hillllarious~ (it's admittedly pretty funny)


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5164 on: May 18, 2018, 09:07:25 am »
His face took it all the way down...man that sucks.

On another note, I am trying to figure out the best way to tell the custodian that the bathrooms are too dirty. I mean, I can handle a dirty bathroom to some extent, but there is black mold growing all over the place. Not to mention there is phlegm all over the back of the doors. I suppose she just opens the door and cleans, but what is on the inside behind the door is so much worse.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5165 on: May 18, 2018, 09:07:56 am »
A couple of days ago, my younger brother sent me this video of some guy taking off his shirt and then falling down some steps in London.  I showed it to my wife yesterday and she said it had been on the Korean news.



Like the slime mold or whatever the **** was on those steps wasn't going to give him any other option, he just had to accept his fate and brace himself for the onslaught.

I hope the water didn't stink too much for him. xD

On another note, I am trying to figure out the best way to tell the custodian that the bathrooms are too dirty. I mean, I can handle a dirty bathroom to some extent, but there is black mold growing all over the place. Not to mention there is phlegm all over the back of the doors. I suppose she just opens the door and cleans, but what is on the inside behind the door is so much worse.

That's probably the reason why she avoids it. xD Not sure what the school is giving her to work with, but I doubt she's getting paid enough, whatever the case may be.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5166 on: May 18, 2018, 09:19:03 am »

On another note, I am trying to figure out the best way to tell the custodian that the bathrooms are too dirty. I mean, I can handle a dirty bathroom to some extent, but there is black mold growing all over the place. Not to mention there is phlegm all over the back of the doors. I suppose she just opens the door and cleans, but what is on the inside behind the door is so much worse.

That's probably the reason why she avoids it. xD Not sure what the school is giving her to work with, but I doubt she's getting paid enough, whatever the case may be.
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Well, I went in and cleaned it last year. I definitely don't think it was/is in my job description. I might have to bring it up, and if nothing happens, I'll bring stuff to scrub it. Maybe when the vice principal and others see the native teacher scrubbing the restroom, they will be a bit more inclined to ask the lady to check it.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5167 on: May 18, 2018, 09:26:32 am »

On another note, I am trying to figure out the best way to tell the custodian that the bathrooms are too dirty. I mean, I can handle a dirty bathroom to some extent, but there is black mold growing all over the place. Not to mention there is phlegm all over the back of the doors. I suppose she just opens the door and cleans, but what is on the inside behind the door is so much worse.

That's probably the reason why she avoids it. xD Not sure what the school is giving her to work with, but I doubt she's getting paid enough, whatever the case may be.

Well, I went in and cleaned it last year. I definitely don't think it was/is in my job description. I might have to bring it up, and if nothing happens, I'll bring stuff to scrub it. Maybe when the vice principal and others see the native teacher scrubbing the restroom, they will be a bit more inclined to ask the lady to check it.
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More likely they will be paralyzed by cognitive dissonance.
On the one hand, your standards are higher than anyone else, AND you are willing to lower yourself do menial work.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5168 on: May 18, 2018, 09:36:17 am »
Honestly, I've thought about taking pictures of some of the common and disgusting things I see in the student bathrooms here so that I can stick them in slides and (hopefully) shame the students into stopping the behaviors to begin with. They don't really think about how disgusting and inconsiderate it is. Sometimes pointing it out makes them think enough about it that it significantly decreases if not completely stops the behavior.

For boys, it's spit and phlegm. For girls, it's makeup smears on surfaces and trash in the sinks -- it looks way worse than it sounds.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5169 on: May 18, 2018, 09:39:32 am »

On another note, I am trying to figure out the best way to tell the custodian that the bathrooms are too dirty. I mean, I can handle a dirty bathroom to some extent, but there is black mold growing all over the place. Not to mention there is phlegm all over the back of the doors. I suppose she just opens the door and cleans, but what is on the inside behind the door is so much worse.

That's probably the reason why she avoids it. xD Not sure what the school is giving her to work with, but I doubt she's getting paid enough, whatever the case may be.

Well, I went in and cleaned it last year. I definitely don't think it was/is in my job description. I might have to bring it up, and if nothing happens, I'll bring stuff to scrub it. Maybe when the vice principal and others see the native teacher scrubbing the restroom, they will be a bit more inclined to ask the lady to check it.

More likely they will be paralyzed by cognitive dissonance.
On the one hand, your standards are higher than anyone else, AND you are willing to lower yourself do menial work.
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I am willing to do it, but it won't be without some amount of time pressuring for someone to clean it.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5170 on: May 18, 2018, 09:47:28 am »
Guys, please send your thoughts. Some of my students were in a car accident and the school has been in a gloomy mood all day. I don't know all the details, but it can't be good considering all the crying students I've had in my office. Please and thanks again for your consideration.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5171 on: May 18, 2018, 10:07:00 am »
Guys, please send your thoughts. Some of my students were in a car accident and the school has been in a gloomy mood all day. I don't know all the details, but it can't be good considering all the crying students I've had in my office. Please and thanks again for your consideration.

That's awful. I hope everyone survived. Please let us know any developments.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5172 on: May 18, 2018, 12:48:52 pm »
I don't know what's going on right now, but it literally sounds like the students are bowling with every piece of furniture in the entire school.

It's evolved from bowling to getting tossed around in a dryer. I really want to be nosy and find out what's going on, but I'm too afraid that I'll end up getting roped into doing whatever the **** they're doing, too.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5173 on: May 18, 2018, 12:55:36 pm »
Guys, please send your thoughts. Some of my students were in a car accident and the school has been in a gloomy mood all day. I don't know all the details, but it can't be good considering all the crying students I've had in my office. Please and thanks again for your consideration.

My second year here my hagwon's bus got into a pretty bad accident, with the driver in critical condition and one of the girls with a pretty serious leg injury.  It was a rough few weeks after that.  I'm sorry your school has to go through that now.

Good reason to follow traffic laws and posted speeds.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5174 on: May 18, 2018, 12:58:19 pm »
Guys, please send your thoughts. Some of my students were in a car accident and the school has been in a gloomy mood all day. I don't know all the details, but it can't be good considering all the crying students I've had in my office. Please and thanks again for your consideration.

Only now just saw this. I'm sorry to hear that this happened. Sending you and everyone involved/affected the best.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5175 on: May 18, 2018, 01:02:06 pm »
I don't know what's going on right now, but it literally sounds like the students are bowling with every piece of furniture in the entire school.

It's evolved from bowling to getting tossed around in a dryer. I really want to be nosy and find out what's going on, but I'm too afraid that I'll end up getting roped into doing whatever the **** they're doing, too.

Smart move.

I've regretted asking too many questions in the past as it usually ends up with me either A) moving pointless heavy sh*t B) cleaning useless dirty sh*t or C) being told about some after work-hours event that I could've avoided, but now must attend (thanks to my own self-destructive nosiness).

Nothing good can come from knowing things. Nothing.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5176 on: May 18, 2018, 02:29:00 pm »
Guys, please send your thoughts. Some of my students were in a car accident and the school has been in a gloomy mood all day. I don't know all the details, but it can't be good considering all the crying students I've had in my office. Please and thanks again for your consideration.

I truly hope it's not as bad as it sounds. I would be a mess if my students were seriously injured or worse in an accident. Sending hope your way brother.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5177 on: May 18, 2018, 02:35:06 pm »
Guys, please send your thoughts. Some of my students were in a car accident and the school has been in a gloomy mood all day. I don't know all the details, but it can't be good considering all the crying students I've had in my office. Please and thanks again for your consideration.

I truly hope it's not as bad as it sounds. I would be a mess if my students were seriously injured or worse in an accident. Sending hope your way brother.

Praying for you and your students, mate. Godspeed.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5178 on: May 18, 2018, 05:11:12 pm »
Guys, please send your thoughts. Some of my students were in a car accident and the school has been in a gloomy mood all day. I don't know all the details, but it can't be good considering all the crying students I've had in my office. Please and thanks again for your consideration.

Did you find anything out? I hope everyone is okay and nothing serious happened.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5179 on: May 18, 2018, 07:44:39 pm »
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20180517000634

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Four students were injured by a teacherís car that suddenly accelerated toward them at a middle school parking lot in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province.

The teacherís sedan unexpectedly accelerated, ran down the school safety fence and drove onto the sidewalk around 8:20 a.m. Thursday inside the schoolís parking lot, said Cheongjuís Cheongwon Police Station.

The vehicle hit four students who were on their way to school. One of them suffered a head injury and is still unconscious, while the other three suffered minor and severe injuries. The teacher was hurt in the accident as well, according to police.

Police are investigating the case. The teacher claimed that her vehicle suddenly charged at the safety fence and went onto the sidewalk while she was parking.


I heard the news from my co-teacher, Thursday evening, but not in great detail. I was teaching at my second school on Thursday when it happened. On my way to the school today, I noticed the fence was missing, but hadn't heard the details. Today during a teacher's meeting in my province, other GETs were asking me about it because they heard the news in this article. I'm only sad because I'm not sure which students were hurt, and which teacher is responsible.  :sad:

On another note, my principal decided that because of this incident, the teachers should come to work on Monday rather than have the day off because ??????????  :undecided:

I'm going to 인천 that day regardless.
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