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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10320 on: September 17, 2019, 10:18:21 am »
People who refer to their cars as the model name. "I spent the weekend driving the Sonata around town."

 :laugh:

Unless it's...

'My Lotze is a total heap of shit'
'The fukcing clutch on my Terracan exploded when I went over 50kms/h on the highway'
'All the wheels fell off my Korando when I went around the corner'
'More than two people in my Tuscani and it's tight like a nun's kazoo'


  • Mister Tim
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10321 on: September 17, 2019, 10:36:54 am »
People who refer to their cars as the model name. "I spent the weekend driving the Sonata around town."


Even if it's a Korando? Surely that'd be worth mentioning as often as possible.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10322 on: September 17, 2019, 10:50:15 am »
Threads get locked then unlocked but then new comments have to wait for admin approval. Which takes days, if at all???

Also ranting about Koreans creating dummy accounts to defend their shitshows. Ffs


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10323 on: September 17, 2019, 10:54:52 am »
Threads get locked then unlocked but then new comments have to wait for admin approval. Which takes days, if at all???

Also ranting about Koreans creating dummy accounts to defend their shitshows. Ffs

Just so you know, there aren't any comments in the mod's "waiting for approval"  list. Maybe it got deleted?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10324 on: September 17, 2019, 11:02:08 am »
Threads get locked then unlocked but then new comments have to wait for admin approval. Which takes days, if at all???

Also ranting about Koreans creating dummy accounts to defend their shitshows. Ffs

Just so you know, there aren't any comments in the mod's "waiting for approval"  list. Maybe it got deleted?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10325 on: September 17, 2019, 11:06:07 am »
Ah. The request must've been deleted before I saw it. :undecided:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10326 on: September 17, 2019, 11:46:24 am »
Spicy rice cake dumped on a bunch of white rice isn't a meal. Fight me.

Also ranting about Koreans creating dummy accounts to defend their shitshows. Ffs

Just now saw that thread, I agree that it's definitely a Korean behind the necro, not sure if I'm allowed to post that now, though.

EDIT: **** it, I did it anyway. I hate shady business owners.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2019, 11:49:24 am by Chinguetti »


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10327 on: September 17, 2019, 11:55:39 am »
Ah. The request must've been deleted before I saw it. :undecided:

Says itís still pending.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10328 on: September 17, 2019, 12:00:25 pm »
Ah. The request must've been deleted before I saw it. :undecided:
Says itís still pending.
Bizarre.

Maybe it's above my paygrade?  :laugh:
« Last Edit: September 17, 2019, 12:06:31 pm by kyndo »


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10329 on: September 17, 2019, 12:03:05 pm »
Ah. The request must've been deleted before I saw it. :undecided:
Says itís still pending.
Bizarre.

Maybe it's above my paygrade?  :laugh:

Can you see mine? It's pending approval, too.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10330 on: September 17, 2019, 12:08:52 pm »
Can you see mine? It's pending approval, too.
No, nada.
Apparently you guys need the kind of oversight that a lowly lvl 1 just isn't qualified to provide.  :sad:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10331 on: September 17, 2019, 12:12:15 pm »
Can you see mine? It's pending approval, too.
No, nada.
Apparently you guys need the kind of oversight that a lowly lvl 1 just isn't qualified to provide.  :sad:

Haha, this is interesting.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10332 on: September 17, 2019, 12:20:46 pm »
Can you see mine? It's pending approval, too.
No, nada.
Apparently you guys need the kind of oversight that a lowly lvl 1 just isn't qualified to provide.  :sad:

Hmmm, now I'm thinking 'on a motorbike, an ashtray, as useful as'   :undecided:

It's shame as you'd be on these approvals like a pigeon on a chip. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10333 on: September 17, 2019, 01:08:54 pm »
Hmmm, now I'm thinking 'on a motorbike, an ashtray, as useful as'   :undecided:
It's shame as you'd be on these approvals like a pigeon on a chip. 
I dunno. I'm not exactly to be trusted with authority of any kind.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10334 on: September 17, 2019, 01:41:31 pm »
Hmmm, now I'm thinking 'on a motorbike, an ashtray, as useful as'   :undecided:
It's shame as you'd be on these approvals like a pigeon on a chip. 
I dunno. I'm not exactly to be trusted with authority of any kind.

So essentially, you're in charge of the bee?



Just out of interest, do you have a 'Best Driver' jacket you wear to assert authority out and about?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10335 on: September 17, 2019, 02:34:25 pm »

I dunno. I'm not exactly to be trusted with authority of any kind.

So essentially, you're in charge of the bee?

Just out of interest, do you have a 'Best Driver' jacket you wear to assert authority out and about?

Well, no. But I've got something even better!


    And on those days when I'm feeling especially insecure, I'll pair it with my respect-demanding hat and pants.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10336 on: September 19, 2019, 07:55:19 am »
Attitudes to alcohol have changed a lot in my time in Korea.  Ten or so years ago, it was perfectly acceptable for teachers to go out during the week and then rock up to school with hangovers and teach half-assed, smelling of alcohol.  I suppose in elementary and middle now it happens less as both of those finish earlier, so there is no need for 'blowing off steam' as they don't finish late enough for that to happen. 

But in high school, it is still prevalent.  I say this mainly among the older 40s and 50s male teachers.  There is a group of 4 or 5 bloke teachers at my school who do this.  One being my 2nd grade co-teacher.  He is perfectly good at teaching.  But yesterday, he came in saying he blacked out the night before, and he stank while talking to me.  Fine, I had no classes with him yesterday.  Then, when I come to school today his car is parked with the other notorious drinker's car who is in charge of the 3rd grade students (lest we forget, they have the uni entrance test in a couple of months).  They weren't in school early, so it's obvious to me that they were out getting wasted leaving their cars at school.  They rock up at 8:20 today, grinning, and no doubt stinking of booze.  Two days in a row.   :rolleyes:

I realised now that unprofessionalism is one of my huge pet peeves.  You get paid to do a job and you do it from start to finish to the best of your ability.  Doesn't matter if you're a binman, teacher or chef.  You don't let other things get in the way, especially something like alcohol.  I suppose it's a responsibility and pride thing with me.  With teachers, if it's one or two times a semester, I could possibly give it a pass here (welcome dinners/special occasions etc), but it's once a week with these guys.  My students tell me how some teachers smell and then surely they tell their parents, and then at some point something has to be done about it as the parents will complain to the school, because there is no reason to be doing it once or twice  :huh: a week.  Especially in high school.  Students study their asses off through elementary and high school and then when it matters most in high school, you have a teacher who can't teach competently because they are hungover.  Ridiculous. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10337 on: September 19, 2019, 08:04:50 am »
I wonder if they do it because they know they don't need to put any effort into their actual teaching.  They've probably taught the same material day in day out for the past 20 years so they're way past the point of having to put any effort in.  Also teachers don't seem to be strictly evaluated here like they are in the UK (just my own point of reference) so again they can just get away with it.



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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10338 on: September 19, 2019, 08:35:52 am »
I wonder if they do it because they know they don't need to put any effort into their actual teaching.  They've probably taught the same material day in day out for the past 20 years so they're way past the point of having to put any effort in.  Also teachers don't seem to be strictly evaluated here like they are in the UK (just my own point of reference) so again they can just get away with it.



Yes but in the UK they no doubt get lots of advanced warning of any observations so alcoholics can stay off the bottle beforehand.  Also alcoholism is considered to be an illness by UK government employers so technically you could claim any bad lessons were due to your chronic medical problem and probably get lots of paid leave into the bargain.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10339 on: September 19, 2019, 10:31:03 am »
Yeah i am glad i don't really drink very much and i think you should always be ready for work. I also really hate smelling drunk people and smokers on the train when you are up close to them all squashed in together. I have a sensitive nose. Are they not aware how they smell? Maybe they are not and probably don't care.

Also......

I am starting to get annoyed at the sound of people scuffing their feet as they walk. Especially people who wear slippers. Maybe it's because i have listened to some ASMR and it's made me more aware of sounds. Anyway i am going to filter it out before it really gets on my nerves. I have now been successful in filtering out annoying Kakao notifications and ring tones. I am even not getting bothered by slurping so much anymore  - progress.