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  • CO2
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10900 on: November 13, 2019, 07:57:35 am »
10 minutes early for a year. Okay

10 minutes late once. KEVIN TEACHER, DILIGENCE.
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


  • oglop
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10901 on: November 13, 2019, 08:12:12 am »
10 minutes early for a year. Okay

10 minutes late once. KEVIN TEACHER, DILIGENCE.
Yep. In Korea, I always feel like doing something well is never rewarded, but doing something slightly wrong is always punished


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10902 on: November 13, 2019, 03:15:50 pm »
A big fuking thank you to the bitch who just shoved past me on the subway, ripped the bag I was holding, making my stuff go all over the floor. Thanks again for looking at what happened, shrugging, and walking off


  • theman3285
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10903 on: November 13, 2019, 03:38:04 pm »
A big fuking thank you to the bitch who just shoved past me on the subway, ripped the bag I was holding, making my stuff go all over the floor. Thanks again for looking at what happened, shrugging, and walking off
Special mention to the bitch who intentionally sped up to block me from changing lanes on my way home from school yesterday, forcing me make a mandatory right turn into a neighborhood that literally only has one road going in and out, making me drive all the way to the end of said road, make an awkward three point turn at the top with cars parked everywhere, come back down and wait at the traffic lights before turning back onto the road I started on. I don't care what Martino says, every second driver here is a bit of a poes.

I went back to Cape Town with my Korean girlfriend last year. She was constantly amazed at the common courtesy of our fellow motorists. Ironically, Capetonian drivers are somewhat infamous among other South Africans. But compared to Koreans they're goddamn saints.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10904 on: November 13, 2019, 04:22:14 pm »
 ;D Afrikaners saints?
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10905 on: November 13, 2019, 07:46:49 pm »
A big fuking thank you to the bitch who just shoved past me on the subway, ripped the bag I was holding, making my stuff go all over the floor. Thanks again for looking at what happened, shrugging, and walking off
Special mention to the bitch who intentionally sped up to block me from changing lanes on my way home from school yesterday, forcing me make a mandatory right turn into a neighborhood that literally only has one road going in and out, making me drive all the way to the end of said road, make an awkward three point turn at the top with cars parked everywhere, come back down and wait at the traffic lights before turning back onto the road I started on. I don't care what Martino says, every second driver here is a bit of a poes.

I went back to Cape Town with my Korean girlfriend last year. She was constantly amazed at the common courtesy of our fellow motorists. Ironically, Capetonian drivers are somewhat infamous among other South Africans. But compared to Koreans they're goddamn saints.

Yesterday, as I'm starting my car to pull out my parking bay I notice this massive 4X4 was blocking the exit to my apartments parking area (facing the exit). Engine was running and there was traffic blocking the road exiting the parking area. Cool, she's probably waiting for a lull in the traffic so she can exit the parking area and merge into traffic. Nope, the traffic drives off and she's still blocking the exit. I give a polite hoot, nothing... I lay on the hooter for a solid 10sec! Nothing! This is a covered parking area and anyone who isn't completely deaf is going to hear the sound of a damn hooter if the car blasting it is directly behind you.

I get out, bang on her window and she almost gets a heart attack. She apologises, this retard was chatting to her equally oblivious friend who didn't realize there's a freaking car behind them laying on the horn! The drive off and unfortunately, they're driving on the same direction I'm heading. Cars are parked on the side of the road and there's no space to overtake. She's travelling at about 5... maybe 10km/h. I'm hooting, there car behind me is hooting! Eventually, there's an opening and I overtake her, so does the guy behind me.

Cape Town taxi drivers would find this shitshow shocking.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10906 on: November 14, 2019, 08:42:22 am »
Yeah. I have to agree - there's an alarming percentage of terrible drivers here. Not to mention people on bikes and motorcycles wearing with earbuds in so they can't hear what's going on around them. And people on their phones while they're driving - ugh.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10907 on: November 14, 2019, 08:48:26 am »
I'm pretty certain I've transported this to the correct thread, B Farrell, haha.

So my main co-teacher has decided she hates me now, for some reason, and I cannot figure out why.  As far as I know, Monday last week everything was fine;  then I got sick that night with food poisoning so I ended up taking Tuesday off and when I came back Wednesday, everything had changed.

~I wasn't aware of anything wrong at first until Thursday during lunch hour, when I went to brush my teeth in the teacher's bathroom.

~Friday, the next day, I'm usually at my secondary school but I had received a message from my co-teacher at the secondary school that I wouldn't be needed there, so I was at my main school on Friday deskwarming and getting lessons done.

~Yesterday during a class with her, I was having problems with the students and I made the mistake of accidentally saying her name without adding 'teacher' at the end (I honestly make this mistake with my other cts, not just her, but the others usually let it go.

-Today I'm not even in the office for 10 mins in the morning when she calls my name (WITHOUT adding 'teacher' at the end, may I add?)

I'm not even hurt or anything that she doesn't like me (I honestly couldn't care less about it) but it's the random suddenness of it all. I literally was helping her decided which jacket/vest looked best on her two weeks ago and now she hates my guts and is undermining me in front of our students every-which-way. She's been teaching for like 25 years and apparently has a reputation from all of her schools about getting into fights and arguments with all of the teachers and I truly have been waiting for my day to come cause she's done this with the other teachers in department, but this is just ridiculous. I really can't wait for school to end in 6 weeks. I'm over this woman.


CO2 you are a gem!

Thank you!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10908 on: November 14, 2019, 01:22:37 pm »
Yeah. I have to agree - there's an alarming percentage of terrible drivers here. Not to mention people on bikes and motorcycles wearing with earbuds in so they can't hear what's going on around them. And people on their phones while they're driving - ugh.

How did the f*** did all those folks pass their driving test?
Does the Korean driving test not teach how to drive safely and considerately. Or do Koreans just bottle their assholery attitude until they pass the test?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10909 on: November 14, 2019, 01:31:53 pm »
Yeah. I have to agree - there's an alarming percentage of terrible drivers here. Not to mention people on bikes and motorcycles wearing with earbuds in so they can't hear what's going on around them. And people on their phones while they're driving - ugh.

How did the f*** did all those folks pass their driving test?
Does the Korean driving test not teach how to drive safely and considerately. Or do Koreans just bottle their assholery attitude until they pass the test?

I mean, there are plenty of terrible drivers in other countries who also somehow managed to pass a driving test. I think it's more down to the fact that when there's an instructor watching them making sure they do the right thing, they're basically competent drivers, but then as soon as they start driving on their own and feel like nobody is there to tell them off if they do something wrong, they just drive however they want.

And seriously. There are so many awful drivers here.


  • oglop
  • The Legend

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    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10910 on: November 14, 2019, 01:35:12 pm »
a mixture of "because f everyone else but me" and the tinted windows, so nobody can see them

having said that, most people can't seem to walk nomrally in this country either, so i dunno


  • theman3285
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • June 16, 2017, 09:01:06 am
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10911 on: November 14, 2019, 01:55:54 pm »
"because f everyone else but me"
I really don't understand this. Can someone explain it to me from a cultural perspective, please? If a country as divided and culturally fragmented as South Africa can produce (mostly) civil drivers - then how in the hell does a perfectly homogenous country like Korea get it so very wrong? Surely it's easier to empathise with people you basically share an identity with?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10912 on: November 14, 2019, 02:27:49 pm »
1) South Korea is overcrowded in terms of population density and arable land. High density tends to affect how people treat other people. In rural Korea you might have similar problems but usually since it's just another person and in a small town, it might be someone you know, you're more likely to not get upset and more likely to think "Oh they must have made an innocent mistake" rather than assuming the worst motives.
2) The lack of high school driver education is a serious problem. Experience is the number one factor for road safety. They really should have a dedicated driving class in high school.
3) Street design incorporating meandering roads, weird intersections, designs that were overtaken by growth and unexpected business, etc.
4) An incredibly distracting cityscape and landscape. I remember one time I almost blew through a traffic light  because the damn thing literally blended into the 5-story, 50 sign building at the angle behind it.
5) Because of historical factors, the populace is reluctant to empower a strict police force that would rigidly enforce laws. Korea, while not total anarchy on the roads, is about as high as you will get in the developed world short of Eastern Europe. You get a maximal freedom result. At the same time you aren't getting police forces using traffic laws to bilk the citizens out of money or pulling you over and extorting bribes. Or dragging random people out of claws and clubbing them for "marijuana".


  • theman3285
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10913 on: November 14, 2019, 02:37:22 pm »
1) South Korea is overcrowded in terms of population density and arable land. High density tends to affect how people treat other people. In rural Korea you might have similar problems but usually since it's just another person and in a small town, it might be someone you know, you're more likely to not get upset and more likely to think "Oh they must have made an innocent mistake" rather than assuming the worst motives.
2) The lack of high school driver education is a serious problem. Experience is the number one factor for road safety. They really should have a dedicated driving class in high school.
3) Street design incorporating meandering roads, weird intersections, designs that were overtaken by growth and unexpected business, etc.
4) An incredibly distracting cityscape and landscape. I remember one time I almost blew through a traffic light  because the damn thing literally blended into the 5-story, 50 sign building at the angle behind it.
5) Because of historical factors, the populace is reluctant to empower a strict police force that would rigidly enforce laws. Korea, while not total anarchy on the roads, is about as high as you will get in the developed world short of Eastern Europe. You get a maximal freedom result. At the same time you aren't getting police forces using traffic laws to bilk the citizens out of money or pulling you over and extorting bribes. Or dragging random people out of claws and clubbing them for "marijuana".
Thanks. Your reasons are all valid in their own right - but none of them really explain why you would hit the accelerator to deliberately cut off someone attempting to merge into your lane. Like, where is the self awareness in that? If I did that to someone, I'd literally feel like a piece of shit. The guilt would be extreme.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10914 on: November 14, 2019, 03:14:27 pm »
People do it in purpose though. People intentionally block both sides of the escalator, purposely shoulder check you, purposely cut in front of you in line, purposely smoke where there are no smoking signs, purposely drive through red lights, purposely don't stop at zebra crossings, purposely stand in front of the subway doors, purposely walk in a chain of 4 people so nobody can walk around them...


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10915 on: November 14, 2019, 09:13:55 pm »
People do it in purpose though. People intentionally block both sides of the escalator, purposely shoulder check you, purposely cut in front of you in line, purposely smoke where there are no smoking signs, purposely drive through red lights, purposely don't stop at zebra crossings, purposely stand in front of the subway doors, purposely walk in a chain of 4 people so nobody can walk around them...
No.

But you thinking it is done on purpose ignites your rage.

They are OBLIVIOUS. They don't care. They don't think about it. It doesn't matter the slightest to them. ... i just shake my head at it.... no need to get angry...


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    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10916 on: November 14, 2019, 09:37:14 pm »
People do it in purpose though. People intentionally block both sides of the escalator, purposely shoulder check you, purposely cut in front of you in line, purposely smoke where there are no smoking signs, purposely drive through red lights, purposely don't stop at zebra crossings, purposely stand in front of the subway doors, purposely walk in a chain of 4 people so nobody can walk around them...
No.

But you thinking it is done on purpose ignites your rage.

They are OBLIVIOUS. They don't care. They don't think about it. It doesn't matter the slightest to them. ... i just shake my head at it.... no need to get angry...

^ this.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10917 on: November 15, 2019, 08:57:55 am »
People do it in purpose though. People intentionally block both sides of the escalator, purposely shoulder check you, purposely cut in front of you in line, purposely smoke where there are no smoking signs, purposely drive through red lights, purposely don't stop at zebra crossings, purposely stand in front of the subway doors, purposely walk in a chain of 4 people so nobody can walk around them...
No.

But you thinking it is done on purpose ignites your rage.

They are OBLIVIOUS. They don't care. They don't think about it. It doesn't matter the slightest to them. ... i just shake my head at it.... no need to get angry...
bollocks. half the time people are looking directly at you and still refuse to do most of the things i listed

it's just like on the subway when peple pretend to sleep or pretend to be engrossed on their phone, so they don't have to get up and give their seat to someone who needs it more. they aren't oblivious, they're just pretending to be


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10918 on: November 15, 2019, 10:03:05 am »
People do it in purpose though. People intentionally block both sides of the escalator, purposely shoulder check you, purposely cut in front of you in line, purposely smoke where there are no smoking signs, purposely drive through red lights, purposely don't stop at zebra crossings, purposely stand in front of the subway doors, purposely walk in a chain of 4 people so nobody can walk around them...
No.

But you thinking it is done on purpose ignites your rage.

They are OBLIVIOUS. They don't care. They don't think about it. It doesn't matter the slightest to them. ... i just shake my head at it.... no need to get angry...
bollocks. half the time people are looking directly at you and still refuse to do most of the things i listed

it's just like on the subway when peple pretend to sleep or pretend to be engrossed on their phone, so they don't have to get up and give their seat to someone who needs it more. they aren't oblivious, they're just pretending to be
Some of what you say is true, especially pretend sleeping on the subway.  But some of the rest I disagree: people don't *purposely* smoke where there is a No Smoking sign--they smoked there for years, and then someone came along and put up a sign.  I've lived in Seoul for 10+ years and I've never seen a vehicle plow through a zebra crossing when there were pedestrians nearby.  The motorcycle delivery guys on the sidewalk, however--that is a menace.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10919 on: November 15, 2019, 10:11:09 am »
people don't *purposely* smoke where there is a No Smoking sign--they smoked there for years, and then someone came along and put up a sign. 
right. so they purposely smoke next to a no smoking sign