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  • OnNut81
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1222

    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
    • Anyang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10840 on: October 30, 2019, 01:24:56 pm »
CO2: Since you brought this up in regards to semantics and opinions just the other day...

Correct way of conversing.

  I don't like Burger King.

  Why not?

  Hmmm, just don't like it. Not great food.

  Alright.

Incorrect way of conversing.


  Apocalypse Now is the worst movie ever made.

  What? Why?

  It's just a total piece of shit.

  Yeah, but why? You have to list a few reasons why it's the worst.

3rd Party Eavesdropper   ACKSHUALLY, EVERYONE IS ENTITLED TO THEIR OPINION.

  Get bent.

My pet peeve is when someone says something that is their favourite is the best.  I mean, if that pizza is really the best in Korea let's hear what factors come into to play in regards to it having been ranked #1 in all of Korea. 

To paraphrase: Yeah, but why? You have to list a few reasons why it's the BEST.

3rd Party Eavesdropper   ACKSHUALLY, EVERYONE IS ENTITLED TO THEIR OPINION.

I know what you think of people who make that claim hahaha


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10841 on: October 30, 2019, 01:35:07 pm »
Best pizza in Korea? It was at Megabox Isu. They have a special floor called ArtNine and they had an Italian place there. Their margherita was amazing.

Now? Brera. And Sanbon has a Monster Pizza now which is stupendous.

I'm not a fan of Monster Pizza. I do love me some Redcap, though. It's arguably one of the best Korean franchise pizzas.

I also secretly love Pizza School. But it's not good. And it's barely pizza.


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 6038

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10842 on: October 30, 2019, 01:36:22 pm »
CO2: Since you brought this up in regards to semantics and opinions just the other day...
I know what you think of people who make that claim hahaha
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


  • NorthStar
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1317

    • July 05, 2017, 10:54:06 am
    • Mouseville
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10843 on: October 30, 2019, 01:48:20 pm »
Best pizza in Korea? It was at Megabox Isu. They have a special floor called ArtNine and they had an Italian place there. Their margherita was amazing.

Now? Brera. And Sanbon has a Monster Pizza now which is stupendous.

I'm not a fan of Monster Pizza. I do love me some Redcap, though. It's arguably one of the best Korean franchise pizzas.

I also secretly love Pizza School. But it's not good. And it's barely pizza.

I openly love Pizza School.  While I do acknowledge it is on the low end of pizza, I can hack it.  And, for the the price, it is quite agreeable. 


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4026

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10844 on: October 30, 2019, 01:50:26 pm »
anyway i remember emart pizzas being fairly good (apart from their "chicago" pizza, which is one of the worst pizzas i've ever had

best pizza delivery places? mine is 7번가피자
haha wht happened? i only typed in korean

7번가피자

edit: k, can't type korean on here anymore
« Last Edit: October 30, 2019, 01:52:00 pm by oglop »


  • OnNut81
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1222

    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
    • Anyang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10845 on: October 30, 2019, 01:56:16 pm »
CO2: Since you brought this up in regards to semantics and opinions just the other day...
I know what you think of people who make that claim hahaha


Ok, now that I can dig.  And I have spied a Monster Pizza in Sanbon, and since you're not given to hyperbole I am going to have to try it and see what this stupendous pizza is all about. 

I'm not crazy about the toppings on a Maddox slice (they're fine) but I love the crust.  Crispy, and edging towards slightly burnt with some crust bubbles.  Good stuff.  Although, it's so busy most times I'm in Itaewon I can usually only bother to go when I'm on one of those deskwarming lunch breaks. 


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10846 on: October 30, 2019, 02:24:08 pm »
best pizza delivery places? mine is 7번가피자
Your taste is trash. Clearly  5@48#;#48569;#71052;)#62673;#32477 is the best pizza delivery place.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10847 on: October 30, 2019, 02:43:24 pm »
Uhhhh. I dunno about E-Mart's head office prohibiting them from making cheese pizzas.

Looks like they make cheese pizzas at both E-Mart and E-Mart Traders. So... I mean, I feel like that's not really the case. Like, they're literally on the menu. They're called the Cheese Deluxe Pizza.

Example 1

Example 2

Example 3

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unreliable_narrator


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4026

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10848 on: October 30, 2019, 02:59:59 pm »
best pizza delivery places? mine is 7번가피자
Your taste is trash. Clearly  5@48#;#48569;#71052;)#62673;#32477 is the best pizza delivery place.
Haha. Can't even tell if you're mocking me or if it won't let you type in Korean either :'(


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10849 on: October 30, 2019, 06:51:19 pm »
best pizza delivery places? mine is 7번가피자
Your taste is trash. Clearly  5@48#;#48569;#71052;)#62673;#32477 is the best pizza delivery place.
Haha. Can't even tell if you're mocking me or if it won't let you type in Korean either :'(
I ran into the same problem.

And 34534%#$$#$%#$2^2#%@#% chicken is the best chicken in Korea.


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4026

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10850 on: October 30, 2019, 07:30:31 pm »
keep seeing adverts on tv with something called "cone dancing". just realised they are saying "condensing" or "콘덴싱". not sure wtf feature that is still though

edit: hangeul worked! must be a problem with my weird work computer


  • L I
  • The Legend

    • 4992

    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10851 on: October 30, 2019, 07:43:05 pm »
Korea and Japan reached a final settlement in the 60s. Once you've settled, it's final, you can't demand settlement again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSfhRdzBKwc


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10852 on: October 31, 2019, 07:55:12 am »
Good idea - Employing crossing guards so kids can get to school safely.

Bad idea - Employing a crossing guard with the situational awareness and intelligence of a dirty dishcloth.

The dickhead in question didn't check to see if there were any cars approaching the crossing and decided to raise the crossing flag as my car was going over the crossing. Not only did his pole nearly hit my car, but a few equally oblivious kids took the raised flag as a start gun for a track meet and bolted from the sidewalk, without looking of course, and nearly ran into the side of my car.


  • Kayos
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1816

    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10853 on: October 31, 2019, 08:32:17 am »
All I wanted was a phucking fresh CHEESE pizza (made at E-Mart) and they could not do it.  But they can make combination pizza.............. this pucking place, these phucking people.
It's probably done by POS software, so if no button for cheese pizza, they can't do it. Or get this, it's a miscommunication. Why? They're probably assuming you'll want a lower price, which they can't do.  Or, considering that most Korean pizza places DO offer Cheese Pizza, they might be thinking you're asking for a cheese pizza as though it's a menu item, and they're telling you "No, it's not a menu item."

Instead just order a combination pizza and say "Pepperoni baego;, etc. etc." That might make them understand that you're willing to pay full price, you just want things off. HOWEVER, they still might be unwilling because they're either A) Concerned their boss will pitch a fit B) Concerned some customers might suddenly demand cheese pizzas and then demand substantially lower prices

Here's the flip side to consider with Asian "lack of expression" and "just accepting things": Give me 50 Asian customers and they'll order 50 standard pizzas off of our standard menu and there will be virtually no fuss (not sure about here, where I imagine someone will get in a huff about their points card or some crap). They'll get their stuff 8 minutes after they order it, freshly baked, no mistakes. With one employee on the register and one on the makeline, I could probably get those 50 pizzas made and those people served in about 30-40 minutes total (the pizzas bake on a conveyor so total time is less than individual make time for each pizza- 1 pizza takes 8 minutes, but 2 pizzas take 9 minutes)

Give me 50 waygook customers and it would take significantly longer.
"No we don't have gluten-free crust"
"No our chicken isn't free-range"
"No we don't have vegetarian pepperoni"
"No, we don't have kosher bacon"

"Can I have you combination pizza, but with white sauce instead of tomato sauce. And no black olives. And can I substitute roasted red pepper for green pepper. And instead of sausage, can I have seasoned herbed chicken breast?"
"Seasoned herbed chicken breast will be $1 extra"
"What? Why?"

Of course with 50 different things being changed and customized, inevitably you get mistakes. During non-peak times, special requests are pretty easy. When the store is slammed and you have pizzas almost falling out of the oven because you're overworked and understaffed, all that individuality and customization adds another layer of issues and more chances for something to go wrong. And once one thing goes wrong it tends to back everything else up. The system is designed for efficiency and repetition and to be done by relatively unskilled labor. Yet the average customer treats a franchised quick service place as their personal chef.

Everything is a trade off. Back home I can get a pizza made just the way I want it. I'm also getting that factored into costs and order time and the odds that my food will arrive messed up.

Anyways, the average quick service food customer is an idiot. They believe they should be able to get a large pizza with up to 5 toppings, with wings and breadsticks and a soda for $20, delivered in 30 minutes. The store should also go through intense inspection and follow a list of regulations the size of James Joyce's 'Ulysses'. The employees should all be paid $15/hour with health insurance and who knows what else. The delivery vehicles should all be eco-friendly. And there should be a ton of people staffing the place at all times to ensure efficient service.

Wrong...they must won't make it.  Why?  Because their head office won't allow them....but they can make a combination, and a 1/2 and 1/2....but no simple cheese pizza. 

At other places, like Pizza School, one cannot get what they want either...and, it can be done on their POS.

When I go to dominoes pizza here in Korea, I ask for a pizza with no mushrooms and green peppers.
I've never been told no; and it's never been a problem. :O I've also been during busy times.
I know it happens to others, and it would suck when it happens.

There is a KT shop in the slightly bigger small town from me, where the 1 lady that works there will absolutely refuse to let me into the shop without a Korean person with me.
When my contract finished, and I got told I could go renew it for a large discount, I went a couple times by myself, and tried to show her the message from KT (which was is in Korean), she literally just tried pushing me out the door while saying "opso" repeatedly. Finally managed to get my co-T on a non-busy day to come with me, and it took like 5 minutes, and while she was doing it, she'd keep looking at me, and giving me an angry facial expression haha.


  • NorthStar
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1317

    • July 05, 2017, 10:54:06 am
    • Mouseville
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10854 on: October 31, 2019, 08:46:21 am »
Quote
When I go to dominoes pizza here in Korea, I ask for a pizza with no mushrooms and green peppers.
I've never been told no; and it's never been a problem. :O I've also been during busy times.
I know it happens to others, and it would suck when it happens.

There is a KT shop in the slightly bigger small town from me, where the 1 lady that works there will absolutely refuse to let me into the shop without a Korean person with me.
When my contract finished, and I got told I could go renew it for a large discount, I went a couple times by myself, and tried to show her the message from KT (which was is in Korean), she literally just tried pushing me out the door while saying "opso" repeatedly. Finally managed to get my co-T on a non-busy day to come with me, and it took like 5 minutes, and while she was doing it, she'd keep looking at me, and giving me an angry facial expression haha.

...enter Dr. D, to howl about its a miscommunication or some other excuse which in turns, ends up being your fault. 


  • Kayos
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1816

    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10855 on: October 31, 2019, 08:50:01 am »
Uhhhh. I dunno about E-Mart's head office prohibiting them from making cheese pizzas.

Looks like they make cheese pizzas at both E-Mart and E-Mart Traders. So... I mean, I feel like that's not really the case. Like, they're literally on the menu. They're called the Cheese Deluxe Pizza.

Example 1

Example 2

Example 3

In my first year, I got a pizza from E-mart or Homeplus. The closest the had to an Hawaiian pizza, was like ham, cheese, pineapple, egg, and sweet potato.
One of the foreign teachers that was showing me around, asked in Korean to just exclude the egg and sweet potato (allergic to egg, and don't like sweet potato), wasn't a problem them too. :p


  • Kayos
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1816

    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10856 on: October 31, 2019, 08:55:06 am »
Also, is anyone else getting crazy large google ads in the middle of peoples posts? :O


  • tylerthegloob
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1522

    • September 28, 2016, 10:46:24 am
    • Busan
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10857 on: October 31, 2019, 09:04:50 am »
Also, is anyone else getting crazy large google ads in the middle of peoples posts? :O

yes and it is far from my favorite new "feature"


  • AvecPommesFrites
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1017

    • September 04, 2017, 02:19:33 pm
    • Incheon International Airport Immigration Office Detention Facility
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10858 on: October 31, 2019, 09:21:29 am »
Waygookin: 1 large cheese pizza please.  :smiley:

Demartino: Our state of the art pen and notepad aren't able to decipher 'cheese pizza' therefore your request has been denied. Now I can offer you a combination pizza with loads of shit on you don't like as a replacement or you can get the **** out of here you foreign culturally insensitive cesspit of a person. My grandparents don't collect weeds from the side of a highway with cars driving past inches from their crippled spines at 130kph for you to come in here and order a ****** cheese pizza.  :evil:


Korean walks in: 85 pizza (phlegm ) balli joe

Demartino: 알겠습니다!  :afro:
« Last Edit: October 31, 2019, 09:34:50 am by AvecPommesFrites »
Soggy undergarments


  • sbk
  • Veteran

    • 129

    • March 22, 2016, 02:44:47 pm
    • seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10859 on: October 31, 2019, 09:27:24 am »
Also, is anyone else getting crazy large google ads in the middle of peoples posts? :O

yes and it is far from my favorite new "feature"

I don't see those ads but i do have an ad blocker so maybe that is why. Absolutely essential if you are showing YouTube in class to your students too - no annoying ads.