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  • Hero of Waygookistan

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #260 on: July 25, 2015, 09:53:24 am »
I found not taking Koreans seriously really helped my mental state. Before I made the change the illogical behaviour would bother me.

I do a lot of smiling and nodding for the smaller stuff. Pretty good chance they will forget about it, anyway.

I probably shouldn't but I troll IRL.
Ko fills half his luggage with instant noodles for his international business travels, a lesson he learned after assuming on his first trip that three packages would suffice for six days. “Man, was I wrong. Since then, I always make sure I pack enough.”
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  • Nivea
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • September 02, 2011, 11:23:30 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #261 on: July 25, 2015, 10:35:49 am »
so after summer camp i have to do some type of reading program with my students. principal says it must be in the library. but the big tv screen in the library is broken, meaning i can't do any PPT based stuff like showing them comprehension questions, doing a vocab ppt, etc.

so i say, "no problem, let's just have it in the english room". principal says it must be in the library because it's a reading program. i say "it doesn't make any difference where it is, we'll just do the same stuff. what difference does it make if it's in the library or the english room?"

principal says it must be in the library because it's a reading program and reading is done in the library.

welcome to Korean 'logic' at its finest.

oh, and we also have a staff hiking trip today despite the fact that there are torrential downpours outside. and the principal is refusing to cancel the trip. fun times ahead.

Sounds like the perfect time for a case of the explosive shits...hiking in Korea is horrible.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #262 on: July 25, 2015, 02:06:26 pm »
the hiking trip didn't actually turn out to be that bad. the rain abated quite a bit, and the trip was actually a walk through the Konjiam forest (at the ski resort), which is paved. so it wasn't muddy like i thought it would be.

looks like a still have a battle ahead about the reading program though. after arguing with my co-teacher about it after a while i just told her that we're going to be about 15-20 minutes short per day if i can't use a computer, and that i've spent hours preparing for it and i'm not doing any more prep. so she can either do the prep to fill the time or the students can just draw pictures about the book for 20 minutes each day. looks like they'll probably be drawing pictures.

the english room at my school is right next to the frikken library too! arrrrgggggg!


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #263 on: July 27, 2015, 01:04:27 pm »
I'm selling stuff on Facebook in preparation for my upcoming (yay!) move. I have learned the following things about people in my city:

1. They cannot read. The words "this item has been claimed" mean nothing. I'll update a post to reflect that someone else has expressed an intention to buy the item, and immediately receive three or four messages asking me if that VERY SAME ITEM is available. BITCH, IT IS NOT!

"where do u live" IT SAYS IT IN THE FIRST POST
"how much is this" IT SAYS IT IN THE POST THAT YOU ARE CURRENTLY COMMENTING ON
"what size is this" IT SAYS IT IN THE POST THAT YOU ARE CURRENTLY COMMENTING ON

Why don't I just delete the post? Well, you see...

2. Everyone is flakier than a fine croissant, except nowhere near as wonderful. I've been on the hook for THREE WEEKS with some buyers who keep insisting they're sending the money, they're totally gonna make it to meet up next time...and then nothing. Oh, I changed my mind. Oh, I can't make it to the third attempted appointment because the weather is bad. Oh, I forgot and I don't want it anymore. Oh, I know I said I was going to pay you on Tuesday because the item in question is big and I promised I would get it out of your house immediately, but I plumb forgot that I'm actually going on vacation that day DERRRRRR.

3. Apparently, a 3,000 won item is worth f-ing bargaining over.

4. There is no concept of space and time. Oh, you want to meet at 5:00 in front of your house...but you live in Gyeongju, which is more than an hour away? Uh, no.

5. That I am apparently very challenged in the brain region: "Send the item to me first and then I'll send you the money." HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH not bloody likely.

6. That I am the least important person in the world: "Hey, I want to buy this book for 2,000 won. I'll be around sometime today, maybe. I'll message you when I'm in your neighborhood." Seven hours later, "Oh, right, sorry."

7. That picking a specific place and time to meet up is difficult.
"hey i want ur shirt."
"Okay, what time and where?"
"maybe tuesday"
"Okay, what time and where?"
"do u know the university"
"Yes, of course. What time?"
"okay i will meet u at university"
"Okay, but what time? I really need to know the time. And also, the campus is quite large, so where on campus?"
"okay 1:30"
"Sorry, I have a job. I'm available after 5."
"hwo about saturday"
"Yes, okay, but what time and where on campus?"

FOREVER. And they probably won't even end up buying the thing!

UGH!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #264 on: July 27, 2015, 01:23:09 pm »
I'm selling stuff on Facebook in preparation for my upcoming (yay!) move. I have learned the following things about people in my city:

1. They cannot read. The words "this item has been claimed" mean nothing. I'll update a post to reflect that someone else has expressed an intention to buy the item, and immediately receive three or four messages asking me if that VERY SAME ITEM is available. BITCH, IT IS NOT!

"where do u live" IT SAYS IT IN THE FIRST POST
"how much is this" IT SAYS IT IN THE POST THAT YOU ARE CURRENTLY COMMENTING ON
"what size is this" IT SAYS IT IN THE POST THAT YOU ARE CURRENTLY COMMENTING ON

Why don't I just delete the post? Well, you see...

2. Everyone is flakier than a fine croissant, except nowhere near as wonderful. I've been on the hook for THREE WEEKS with some buyers who keep insisting they're sending the money, they're totally gonna make it to meet up next time...and then nothing. Oh, I changed my mind. Oh, I can't make it to the third attempted appointment because the weather is bad. Oh, I forgot and I don't want it anymore. Oh, I know I said I was going to pay you on Tuesday because the item in question is big and I promised I would get it out of your house immediately, but I plumb forgot that I'm actually going on vacation that day DERRRRRR.

3. Apparently, a 3,000 won item is worth f-ing bargaining over.

4. There is no concept of space and time. Oh, you want to meet at 5:00 in front of your house...but you live in Gyeongju, which is more than an hour away? Uh, no.

5. That I am apparently very challenged in the brain region: "Send the item to me first and then I'll send you the money." HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH not bloody likely.

6. That I am the least important person in the world: "Hey, I want to buy this book for 2,000 won. I'll be around sometime today, maybe. I'll message you when I'm in your neighborhood." Seven hours later, "Oh, right, sorry."

7. That picking a specific place and time to meet up is difficult.
"hey i want ur shirt."
"Okay, what time and where?"
"maybe tuesday"
"Okay, what time and where?"
"do u know the university"
"Yes, of course. What time?"
"okay i will meet u at university"
"Okay, but what time? I really need to know the time. And also, the campus is quite large, so where on campus?"
"okay 1:30"
"Sorry, I have a job. I'm available after 5."
"hwo about saturday"
"Yes, okay, but what time and where on campus?"

FOREVER. And they probably won't even end up buying the thing!

UGH!
You must be new here.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #265 on: July 27, 2015, 01:34:12 pm »
"Please choose your English Camp activities wisely we don't really have a budget. Please do at least 3-4 creative things though so English camp can be FUN!"
"No sorry we can't do that art project yarn and paper plates cost too much money"


"I ORDERED ICE CREAM everyday to be delivered to the school everyday after English camp! IT WAS EXPENSIVE!!!!"


 :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #266 on: August 02, 2015, 06:46:25 pm »
Reading through these post, I'm shocked at just how crap native teachers are being treated by Korean teachers and the schools in general.

Koreans view foreigners as something to be exploited.

Wether it is employers, friends, or significant others, they will use you up and discard you. They are nice as pie when they want something from you. Once they have it, you won't see them for dust.

The foreigners needs come last in this country, we are a temporary resource and nothing more.

Creating shared values


  • krissyboo75
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    • September 27, 2011, 01:01:39 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #267 on: August 17, 2015, 10:07:53 am »
Facebook is blocked on many school computers now. The one I'm on today still hasn't. I know I can still use it on my phone, but ughhh some dummy was on Facebook on his school computer during class and got caught and now will be blocked for the rest of us? Lame.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #268 on: August 17, 2015, 10:12:00 am »
Going up or even worse down just one bloody floor in a lift (elevator)  >:(


I really need to learn the Korean for 'what a lazy bastard you are'.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #269 on: August 17, 2015, 10:30:14 am »
Going up or even worse down just one bloody floor in a lift (elevator)  >:(


I really need to learn the Korean for 'what a lazy bastard you are'.
Yes!  And not to mention, in 99% of the cases, they could have walked to where they needed to get to in the time they stood there waiting.


  • stan rogers
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    • August 03, 2015, 04:16:11 am
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #270 on: August 17, 2015, 10:41:23 am »
Going up or even worse down just one bloody floor in a lift (elevator)  >:(


I really need to learn the Korean for 'what a lazy bastard you are'.
Yes!  And not to mention, in 99% of the cases, they could have walked to where they needed to get to in the time they stood there waiting.

Maybe the person has a twisted ankle, or some medical problem that makes going up or down stairs difficult. 


  • country09
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    • January 05, 2011, 10:04:21 am
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #271 on: August 17, 2015, 10:42:02 am »
Going up or even worse down just one bloody floor in a lift (elevator)  >:(


I really need to learn the Korean for 'what a lazy bastard you are'.
Yes!  And not to mention, in 99% of the cases, they could have walked to where they needed to get to in the time they stood there waiting.

Agree for the most part but you gotta remember the state of some of these stairwells in this country. If they aren't bathrooms for the homeless or trashcans for the young they will have some adjushi smoking out of a tiny slit of a window. I know in older buildings I would much rather take the elevator. 


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #272 on: August 17, 2015, 11:01:25 am »
Facebook is blocked on many school computers now. The one I'm on today still hasn't. I know I can still use it on my phone, but ughhh some dummy was on Facebook on his school computer during class and got caught and now will be blocked for the rest of us? Lame.

Shame they didn't block waygook.org too.


  • AndyKanerva
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #273 on: August 17, 2015, 11:24:01 am »
Going up or even worse down just one bloody floor in a lift (elevator)  >:(


I really need to learn the Korean for 'what a lazy bastard you are'.
Calls Koreans lazy for using the elevator to go up or down one floor.
Wants to learn how to say 'what a lazy bastard you are,' in Korean.
Has not yet learned that in Korean... Possibly due to laziness.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #274 on: August 17, 2015, 11:59:21 am »
Don't bother me with lunch or dinner invites. I am here to work. I don't want to sit around and eat with you while you talk to other coworkers in Korean and rush to eat lunch in 50 minutes.  I know you're trying to be nice but just let me be.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #275 on: August 17, 2015, 12:14:02 pm »
Going up or even worse down just one bloody floor in a lift (elevator)  >:(


I really need to learn the Korean for 'what a lazy bastard you are'.
Calls Koreans lazy for using the elevator to go up or down one floor.
Wants to learn how to say 'what a lazy bastard you are,' in Korean.
Has not yet learned that in Korean... Possibly due to laziness.


They don't want to inhale all the smoke, freeze to death, or step on all the sputum or vomit and catch TB etc. on the stairs. I also wondered about this question for a while until I started walking up stairs. ... If you thought that diarohea that wasn't flushed in the men's was rough going just imagine the squelching sounds of loogies sticking to the bottom of your shoes while you retch from the smoke.


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  • Waygook Lord

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    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #276 on: August 24, 2015, 10:12:07 am »
After 2 weeks of summer camp and 2 weeks off, I can't remember how to teach regular classes. HELP ME
ETA 2day 4hour 45min to next reboot.
DO NOT UNPLUG


  • krissyboo75
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #277 on: August 24, 2015, 12:13:46 pm »
I just moved into a new apartment which is great but now the air conditioner is leaking water all over the place when I use it. Hopefully THAT gets fixed soon.   :huh:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #278 on: August 24, 2015, 12:26:23 pm »
I just moved into a new apartment which is great but now the air conditioner is leaking water all over the place when I use it. Hopefully THAT gets fixed soon.   :huh:

Check the filter. You might have to clean it out. Should be easy.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD
« Reply #279 on: August 24, 2015, 12:31:38 pm »
Should have checked everything before moving in. I always take an extra 20 minutes to check all the utilities, heating system, AC, etc. Whether they like it or not.