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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11000 on: November 29, 2019, 02:24:51 pm »
I'm sure it has some effect, just that I think it might be overstated, just as the effectiveness of those against fine dust appears to be overstated.

Apples and oranges.

    Surgical masks worn by sick people help reduce the transmission of airborne crap. While they're certainly not 100% effective, they are statistically significantly helpful in controlling contagion.

    Surgical/dust masks worn against pollution are next to useless as they do not effectively filter out gases and pm 2.5 particulates. For this you need respirators or rated pollution masks.

    But yeah, I agree that their effect are probably somewhat over rated. Still, wearing a mask when you're contagious seems like the socially responsible thing to do.  :undecided:


  • oglop
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11001 on: November 29, 2019, 03:01:20 pm »
Third time now that someone has coughed or sneezed in my face today. Ffs

Went 20 years in the UK without it happening once


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11002 on: November 29, 2019, 07:47:36 pm »
Third time now that someone has coughed or sneezed in my face today. Ffs

Went 20 years in the UK without it happening once

It's your fault...you don't understand Korean culture.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11003 on: November 29, 2019, 10:16:46 pm »
Third time now that someone has coughed or sneezed in my face today. Ffs

Went 20 years in the UK without it happening once

It's your fault...you don't understand Korean culture.
Just sit back and pretend it's Seolhyun.
레새 뭐 페르, 커나르드. 에스티 타베르낰 트루 드 볘르즈.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11004 on: November 30, 2019, 12:18:06 pm »
What the fuk is up with people having tiny as fender benders on the highway during rush hour and keeping their car in the middle lane and standing outside waving traffic around like an asshat.  FFS 90% it's barely a scratch and they have backed traffic up for 2km bc they can't pull their fooking car to the side of the highway.  Everyone has dashcams anyways.. take a picture and move your shit.  Why isn't there a law for this.   Being late to work because some adjosshis eqquis got a 1 inch dent is asinine.   


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11005 on: November 30, 2019, 12:51:21 pm »
What the fuk is up with people having tiny as fender benders on the highway during rush hour and keeping their car in the middle lane and standing outside waving traffic around like an asshat.  FFS 90% it's barely a scratch and they have backed traffic up for 2km bc they can't pull their fooking car to the side of the highway.  Everyone has dashcams anyways.. take a picture and move your shit.  Why isn't there a law for this.   Being late to work because some adjosshis eqquis got a 1 inch dent is asinine.   

...you don't understand Koren culture and it is your fault.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11006 on: December 02, 2019, 01:29:51 pm »
Is it just me or has youtube changed its viewing of videos etc.  On my laptop, the default screen for watching a video is really annoying as  it is pretty big and in the middle of the screen with all other videos under it, whereas on my school computer it is on the left with the list of other videos next to it on the right, like it used to be.  Did I mess this up as I can't seem to find any options to change the video view back to how I used to have it?  I'm logged in on my laptop, but I'm not on the school computer.   :undecided:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11007 on: December 02, 2019, 01:40:40 pm »
Is it just me or has youtube changed its viewing of videos etc.  On my laptop, the default screen for watching a video is really annoying as  it is pretty big and in the middle of the screen with all other videos under it, whereas on my school computer it is on the left with the list of other videos next to it on the right, like it used to be.  Did I mess this up as I can't seem to find any options to change the video view back to how I used to have it?  I'm logged in on my laptop, but I'm not on the school computer.   :undecided:

Sounds like you clicked the Theatre Mode button. It's on the bottom right of the video screen.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11008 on: December 02, 2019, 01:50:30 pm »
So, late last week, Gmarket support contacted the person I bought the heater from. The seller finally contacted me, told me my address was wrong, and that's why it hasn't been sent yet.
Then over the weekend, gmarket contacted me again, and the seller told them, my heater is at Korean customs, and hasn't been cleared yet because they needed something like my ARC number to clear customs, which isn't a big deal, I've had to give it before for stuff to clear customs. But it must have been at customs for close to 3 weeks, and the seller made no attempt to contact me and get my number from me for it to clear customs. :\ I contacted the seller, and passed on my number, but never heard anything back. I guess I'll have to contact gmarket again to get them to check up on everything, since my attempts, and my co-t's, aren't resulting in us getting any useful information. :\


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11009 on: December 02, 2019, 02:00:29 pm »
So, late last week, Gmarket support contacted the person I bought the heater from. The seller finally contacted me, told me my address was wrong, and that's why it hasn't been sent yet.
Then over the weekend, gmarket contacted me again, and the seller told them, my heater is at Korean customs, and hasn't been cleared yet because they needed something like my ARC number to clear customs, which isn't a big deal, I've had to give it before for stuff to clear customs. But it must have been at customs for close to 3 weeks, and the seller made no attempt to contact me and get my number from me for it to clear customs. :\ I contacted the seller, and passed on my number, but never heard anything back. I guess I'll have to contact gmarket again to get them to check up on everything, since my attempts, and my co-t's, aren't resulting in us getting any useful information. :\

Pro tip: don't order 해와직구 stuff from Gmarket. If you're going to 직구 something, use Coupang or Amazon.

Anyways: it's not the seller's responsibility to deal with customs for you. Usually you'll receive an automated SMS message from customs telling you to input your customs clearance information. Or call customs. They speak English.

Good luck!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11010 on: December 02, 2019, 02:27:48 pm »
So, late last week, Gmarket support contacted the person I bought the heater from. The seller finally contacted me, told me my address was wrong, and that's why it hasn't been sent yet.
Then over the weekend, gmarket contacted me again, and the seller told them, my heater is at Korean customs, and hasn't been cleared yet because they needed something like my ARC number to clear customs, which isn't a big deal, I've had to give it before for stuff to clear customs. But it must have been at customs for close to 3 weeks, and the seller made no attempt to contact me and get my number from me for it to clear customs. :\ I contacted the seller, and passed on my number, but never heard anything back. I guess I'll have to contact gmarket again to get them to check up on everything, since my attempts, and my co-t's, aren't resulting in us getting any useful information. :\

Pro tip: don't order 해와직구 stuff from Gmarket. If you're going to 직구 something, use Coupang or Amazon.

Anyways: it's not the seller's responsibility to deal with customs for you. Usually you'll receive an automated SMS message from customs telling you to input your customs clearance information. Or call customs. They speak English.

Good luck!

Ahh, gmarket support told me to contact the seller about the customs stuff.
I've only had to deal with customs once, in all my online purchases here; so I'm not familiar with it haha. And, since I haven't heard from customs about it, that must mean it isn't with them yet?

Also, how do you tell if something is: 해와직구 / 직구?
Pretty sure the product listed as domestic delivery.

I'm mostly annoyed, because it's been over 5 weeks since I ordered it, the seller hasn't reached out to me, or my co-T (her number is my secondary number, and people often call her, if they call me and can't speak English), when there has been issues, and since they put it to having been shipped after a week or so, I can't cancel my order and order from a different place or anything. :\
It's getting really cold here, and I was expecting to be able to use my new heater by now. D:
This is the only major issue I've had with gmarket in my time here too.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11011 on: December 02, 2019, 02:39:22 pm »
So, late last week, Gmarket support contacted the person I bought the heater from. The seller finally contacted me, told me my address was wrong, and that's why it hasn't been sent yet.
Then over the weekend, gmarket contacted me again, and the seller told them, my heater is at Korean customs, and hasn't been cleared yet because they needed something like my ARC number to clear customs, which isn't a big deal, I've had to give it before for stuff to clear customs. But it must have been at customs for close to 3 weeks, and the seller made no attempt to contact me and get my number from me for it to clear customs. :\ I contacted the seller, and passed on my number, but never heard anything back. I guess I'll have to contact gmarket again to get them to check up on everything, since my attempts, and my co-t's, aren't resulting in us getting any useful information. :\

Pro tip: don't order 해와직구 stuff from Gmarket. If you're going to 직구 something, use Coupang or Amazon.

Anyways: it's not the seller's responsibility to deal with customs for you. Usually you'll receive an automated SMS message from customs telling you to input your customs clearance information. Or call customs. They speak English.

Good luck!

Ahh, gmarket support told me to contact the seller about the customs stuff.
I've only had to deal with customs once, in all my online purchases here; so I'm not familiar with it haha. And, since I haven't heard from customs about it, that must mean it isn't with them yet?

Also, how do you tell if something is: 해와직구 / 직구?
Pretty sure the product listed as domestic delivery.

I'm mostly annoyed, because it's been over 5 weeks since I ordered it, the seller hasn't reached out to me, or my co-T (her number is my secondary number, and people often call her, if they call me and can't speak English), when there has been issues, and since they put it to having been shipped after a week or so, I can't cancel my order and order from a different place or anything. :\
It's getting really cold here, and I was expecting to be able to use my new heater by now. D:
This is the only major issue I've had with gmarket in my time here too.

It'll say in the shipping description area whether it's domestic or from abroad. Right under the shipping price. If you can give me a link to what you bought, I can take a look, if you'd like.
Have you received any messages from customs asking for your info at all?

If you're freezing, I'd suggest just buying from a different seller just so you can have a heater.

You should be able to cancel your order if an item isn't received though - if it's an import order, it'll list the expected delivery time (it's usually 2 weeks), and if it's five weeks and you still haven't received anything, you can just go into your orders and cancel it and select 'item not received' as the reason, and then Gmarket will take care of the rest for you.

Sorry you're having such a difficult time.



Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11012 on: December 02, 2019, 02:41:12 pm »
Is it just me or has youtube changed its viewing of videos etc.  On my laptop, the default screen for watching a video is really annoying as  it is pretty big and in the middle of the screen with all other videos under it, whereas on my school computer it is on the left with the list of other videos next to it on the right, like it used to be.  Did I mess this up as I can't seem to find any options to change the video view back to how I used to have it?  I'm logged in on my laptop, but I'm not on the school computer.   :undecided:

Sounds like you clicked the Theatre Mode button. It's on the bottom right of the video screen.

Nope, not as simple as that.  The default setting is the annoying size.  When I toggle 'cinema' mode, it is almost full screen.  I logged out, deleted all cache, all cookies and when I started youtube again, it was the same again.  Thing is, I'm fairly tech-savvy, but on this verison of youtube there is no 'default' setting option.  Maybe see if I can roll back a version.   


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  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11013 on: December 02, 2019, 02:47:30 pm »
So, late last week, Gmarket support contacted the person I bought the heater from. The seller finally contacted me, told me my address was wrong, and that's why it hasn't been sent yet.
Then over the weekend, gmarket contacted me again, and the seller told them, my heater is at Korean customs, and hasn't been cleared yet because they needed something like my ARC number to clear customs, which isn't a big deal, I've had to give it before for stuff to clear customs. But it must have been at customs for close to 3 weeks, and the seller made no attempt to contact me and get my number from me for it to clear customs. :\ I contacted the seller, and passed on my number, but never heard anything back. I guess I'll have to contact gmarket again to get them to check up on everything, since my attempts, and my co-t's, aren't resulting in us getting any useful information. :\

Pro tip: don't order 해와직구 stuff from Gmarket. If you're going to 직구 something, use Coupang or Amazon.

Anyways: it's not the seller's responsibility to deal with customs for you. Usually you'll receive an automated SMS message from customs telling you to input your customs clearance information. Or call customs. They speak English.

Good luck!

Ahh, gmarket support told me to contact the seller about the customs stuff.
I've only had to deal with customs once, in all my online purchases here; so I'm not familiar with it haha. And, since I haven't heard from customs about it, that must mean it isn't with them yet?

Also, how do you tell if something is: 해와직구 / 직구?
Pretty sure the product listed as domestic delivery.

I'm mostly annoyed, because it's been over 5 weeks since I ordered it, the seller hasn't reached out to me, or my co-T (her number is my secondary number, and people often call her, if they call me and can't speak English), when there has been issues, and since they put it to having been shipped after a week or so, I can't cancel my order and order from a different place or anything. :\
It's getting really cold here, and I was expecting to be able to use my new heater by now. D:
This is the only major issue I've had with gmarket in my time here too.

It'll say in the shipping description area whether it's domestic or from abroad. Right under the shipping price. If you can give me a link to what you bought, I can take a look, if you'd like.
Have you received any messages from customs asking for your info at all?

If you're freezing, I'd suggest just buying from a different seller just so you can have a heater.

You should be able to cancel your order if an item isn't received though - if it's an import order, it'll list the expected delivery time (it's usually 2 weeks), and if it's five weeks and you still haven't received anything, you can just go into your orders and cancel it and select 'item not received' as the reason, and then Gmarket will take care of the rest for you.

Sorry you're having such a difficult time.

I'll PM ya the link.
I know it says origin is China, but the company only does domestic deliveries.
I haven't heard anything from customs but, the seller told gmarket it is with customs.

I have a small space heater, and it is okay for now. It's just it uses a lot of power, and can barely heat a small room haha.

I guess, I'll try cancel it and get the money refunded, since it hasn't been received. I wouldn't mind waiting, if they could at least give me an estimate of when to expect the order to arrive haha.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11014 on: December 03, 2019, 08:43:04 am »
I pulled a groin muscle while at the gym this morning.  >:(

 :cry:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11015 on: December 03, 2019, 09:38:00 am »
I pulled a groin muscle while at the gym this morning.  >:(

 :cry:
Serves you right for being an overachieving morning gymer :laugh:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11016 on: December 03, 2019, 10:10:18 am »
I pulled a groin muscle while at the gym this morning.  >:(

 :cry:
Serves you right for being an overachieving morning gymer :laugh:

BUT I HAVEN'T BEEN TO THE GYM IN THE MORNING IN FOREVER

I even went to bed early last night so that I could enjoy an empty gym for once. 3:<

Now everyone keeps asking me why I'm walking around like a penguin.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11017 on: December 03, 2019, 11:39:12 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!

UPDATE: just received a text message from my other G2 co-teacher about why my main has been so snappy and hateful towards me this past week and it turns out the the homeroom teacher for one of the second grade classes was out on sick leave for 3 days and main co-teacher (who is one of the only second grade teachers with no homeroom class) was substituting as homeroom teacher for that class. She was stressed out and decided to take that stress out on me - instead of any of the other 60+ teachers at the school.

While I'm happy to know why she was snappy the whole time, still doesn't explain everything but oh well.

Update-update: After getting everything resolved with this woman the following week, and her going back to loving me, I am now hated again and just discovered that she has talked to the VP at my main school - telling him that she is not satisfied with my teaching and requesting that I be transferred next year to another school. Now I have a total of four co-teachers at my main school, one at my secondary school, and everybody else besides this woman (who is my main co-teacher) loves me and the students all love me (besides maybe the kids in her class, who are extremely out of control and she does nothing with them). I'm not entirely too worried about not being renewed but I also really don't want to be forced to work with her again.  I'm currently going on four days of no sleep because of stress (mostly caused by said woman) and some other things going on, so at this point I really couldn't care less that she spoke to the VP but it is adding onto the anxiety.

I used to love this school.  :cry: :cry:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11018 on: December 03, 2019, 11:46:25 am »
usually when you encounter a mentalist like that, everyone else is well aware she's insane too. so i wouldn't worry about it


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11019 on: December 03, 2019, 11:59:21 am »
Agreed, you said it before that this woman's reputation precedes her.

You might have to work with her for the time being, but do not let her get to you. Easier said than done, I know, but use this opportunity to practice SNIP.

And also, I don't think it's too late to put in a request to transfer to another school, either, if you really don't feel like you can work with her in the future. I'm assuming that you're with the EPIK or GEPIK programs. If you are, contact your coordinator about it, lay out the details of what's been going on. With your coT's reputation being what it is, they should never have allowed her to be your coT to begin with.

usually when you encounter a mentalist like that, everyone else is well aware she's insane too. so i wouldn't worry about it

I've never actually noticed this word being used in this way before, and I think it's my new favorite thing right now.