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  • Waygook Lord

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    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11560 on: April 13, 2020, 04:31:32 pm »
Why didn't you get out of the way?
Cuz it was one of those bloody Korando drivers.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11561 on: April 13, 2020, 06:05:31 pm »
After a long day of sitting at a desk, I'm pumped to head to the track and do some training.

I get there, go inside, start setting up my blocks and here comes the security guard. He tells me that because of the virus, nobody is allowed in the stadium. Huh? There are 2 other people on this entire stadium (ajjumas walking laps) and I train here 2-3 times a week. I trained here throughout the pandemic, even when a guy was flying a drone around the stadium spraying disinfectant. Why now? He calls the other people and tells them to leave.

I'm perfectly on board if they shut the place off to the public, even if there hasn't been a major event at the stadium in 8 months, but why now, why not a month ago?

Why is a stadium, with daily attendees in the single digits and at least 50m distance between people closed, but:

- teachers need to come to schools to do work they can do at home
- 90% of kindergartens are open and filled with students
- hundreds of people are allowed to flock to parks to take selfies with the cherry blossoms
- gym down the street is open with about 50 people training inside and most of the windows closed

Some consistency, some effective leadership, come on Korea.


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  • Waygook Lord

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11562 on: April 13, 2020, 06:06:41 pm »
Oh boy.

I actually got into a spot of trouble for this sort of thing.

Well after about 12 years of this nonsense I finally did it. I finally lost my shit.

As I was crossing a pedestrian crossing (cars MUST give way to pedestrians/ 보행자에게 양보 해야돼 writing ones) I'm about just less than 1/2 way across this thing and a car comes around the corner, continues at speed to proceed in front of me on the last slither of pedestrian crossing on our 2 lane side of the road. Well, I carried on walking and and this car shows no signs of yielding. Thing is, I'm on foot but I've got my bicycle in my hands wheeling it. The car is almost at the crossing and not showing any signs of slowing down. At our current trajectories we are going to collide unless one of us yields. I ain't yielding this time. I've had enough. Fight or flight has kicked in and we've gone with fight. This white generic car blasts the horn and goes for glory... I sling the bike straight out in front of me and the car slams the anchor down and clatters into it. This ahjoessi gets out the car and he's flipping his shit. I'm pumped up to my eye sockets with the fight response pulsating through body. He's going crazy and then this calmness just comes over me like that monk from the Avengers End game movie when she realises she has to give the stone to the hulk and I say to this guy; you can either pay for a new bike, deal with the police when I call them for attempted murder with a vehicle or you can get the **** out of here now before I put your skull through your windscreen... cars horns behind are blaring. It's like the vuvuzelas at the world cup in South Africa. This guy bottles it, gets back in his car and fucks off.
 
 



Love this.
There is no known medical cure for stupidity!


  • pkjh
  • The Legend

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    • May 02, 2012, 02:59:44 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11563 on: April 13, 2020, 08:53:47 pm »
- 90% of kindergartens are open and filled with students
- gym down the street is open with about 50 people training inside and most of the windows closed
Interesting... kindergartens, and gyms, are still closed in my part of the nation.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11564 on: April 14, 2020, 07:39:30 am »
yeah i went to the gym yesterday for the first time since everything started. the owner guy was like "woah where have u been my dude?" (probably). everyone got their temperature taken and had to wear the mask. we couldn't use the gym's towels or clothes either. also there weren't many people compared to a few months ago. seemed pretty safe overall (lots of hand sanitizer) but breathing in the mask the whole time was not fun
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11565 on: April 14, 2020, 07:42:32 am »
yeah i went to the gym yesterday for the first time since everything started. the owner guy was like "woah where have u been my dude?" (probably). everyone got their temperature taken and had to wear the mask. we couldn't use the gym's towels or clothes either. also there weren't many people compared to a few months ago. seemed pretty safe overall (lots of hand sanitizer) but breathing in the mask the whole time was not fun

My gym is still closed :(


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11566 on: April 14, 2020, 07:51:40 am »
Oh boy.

I actually got into a spot of trouble for this sort of thing.

Well after about 12 years of this nonsense I finally did it. I finally lost my shit.

As I was crossing a pedestrian crossing (cars MUST give way to pedestrians/ 보행자에게 양보 해야돼 writing ones) I'm about just less than 1/2 way across this thing and a car comes around the corner, continues at speed to proceed in front of me on the last slither of pedestrian crossing on our 2 lane side of the road. Well, I carried on walking and and this car shows no signs of yielding. Thing is, I'm on foot but I've got my bicycle in my hands wheeling it. The car is almost at the crossing and not showing any signs of slowing down. At our current trajectories we are going to collide unless one of us yields. I ain't yielding this time. I've had enough. Fight or flight has kicked in and we've gone with fight. This white generic car blasts the horn and goes for glory... I sling the bike straight out in front of me and the car slams the anchor down and clatters into it. This ahjoessi gets out the car and he's flipping his shit. I'm pumped up to my eye sockets with the fight response pulsating through body. He's going crazy and then this calmness just comes over me like that monk from the Avengers End game movie when she realises she has to give the stone to the hulk and I say to this guy; you can either pay for a new bike, deal with the police when I call them for attempted murder with a vehicle or you can get the **** out of here now before I put your skull through your windscreen... cars horns behind are blaring. It's like the vuvuzelas at the world cup in South Africa. This guy bottles it, gets back in his car and fucks off.
 

 :laugh:  I have this image of you, as he gets out of the car, ripping part of your shirt open and taking some of the oil from your bike chain and rubbing it in lines on your face (ala Billy from Predator) and getting ready for a dustup. 


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11567 on: April 14, 2020, 08:03:52 am »
Interesting... kindergartens, and gyms, are still closed in my part of the nation.

The ones at my schools are all filled with kids, when I drive around I'm seeing and hearing kids in kindergartens. Pretty much every hagwon is business as usual too.
The kindergartens are filled because teachers are coming to school to do work they can do at home and nobody as it home to look after their kids.

At this point, the closure of schools is completely pointless.

If you're going to do something, do it properly.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11568 on: April 14, 2020, 08:05:54 am »
I say to this guy; you can either pay for a new bike, deal with the police when I call them for attempted murder with a vehicle or you can get the **** out of here now before I put your skull through your windscreen... cars horns behind are blaring. It's like the vuvuzelas at the world cup in South Africa. This guy bottles it, gets back in his car and fucks off.

My new hero!!! (sorry CO2)

You really said all of that, in Korean? Even the skull through the windscreen part? Amazing!  :laugh:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11569 on: April 14, 2020, 08:07:10 am »
Gyms and kindergartens are open in my area, too, albeit with a bunch of rules. Not nearly as many people using the gym as there would normally be, too.


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

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    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11570 on: April 14, 2020, 08:10:55 am »
My new hero!!! (sorry CO2)

You really said all of that, in Korean? Even the skull through the windscreen part? Amazing!  :laugh:
How quickly we are thrown aside.............. ................... ......
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11571 on: April 14, 2020, 08:17:35 am »
My new hero!!! (sorry CO2)

You really said all of that, in Korean? Even the skull through the windscreen part? Amazing!  :laugh:

I like to imagine what would happen if a dueling law was passed; people had the right to settle disputes through unarmed combat. Ajjushis would transform into the most passive, law-abiding citizens in a heartbeat. 


  • theman3285
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • June 16, 2017, 09:01:06 am
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11572 on: April 14, 2020, 08:23:29 am »
How quickly we are thrown aside.............. ................... ......
Sorry, man. Should've threatened to put her skull through her laptop screen.


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

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    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11573 on: April 14, 2020, 08:29:54 am »
Sorry, man. Should've threatened to put her skull through her laptop screen.
I will bring pepper with me wherever I go and use it in the hopes that someone will sneeze. Kinda like Lou Bloom, I'll create and manipulate my own situations.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11574 on: April 14, 2020, 08:30:40 am »
You really said all of that, in Korean? Even the skull through the windscreen part? Amazing!  :laugh:

More easily done with the same outcome

너 세가지 선택이 있어
첫 번째 나에게 새 자전거를 사줘
두번째 경찰에 전화해서 이 문제를 해결하라
세 번째 너 하늘나라 가
하나를 선택해 이새끼야!

I doubt there'll be much of a conversation after that 


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  • Waygook Lord

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    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11575 on: April 14, 2020, 08:34:10 am »
세 번째 너 하늘나라 가

I doubt there'll be much of a conversation after that 


Jesus Christ, hahahahaha. You sound like my students in English .

 :police: Taemin, where is Minsu today?

 :afro: Oh, teacher, he go sky.
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  • Hero of Waygookistan

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11576 on: April 14, 2020, 08:37:38 am »
너 세가지 선택이 있어
첫 번째 나에게 새 자전거를 사줘
두번째 경찰에 전화해서 이 문제를 해결하라
세 번째 너 하늘나라 가
하나를 선택해 이새끼야!

I doubt there'll be much of a conversation after that 

No idea what this says, but I'm a little reluctant to put it into Google translate. Principal could be monitoring my interwebs, for all I know


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11577 on: April 14, 2020, 08:56:34 am »
No idea what this says, but I'm a little reluctant to put it into Google translate. Principal could be monitoring my interwebs, for all I know

It says exactly what he said it does. Although, the latter part translates more closely to 'Wanna die?' or 'Wanna go to heaven?" as opposed to putting his head through a windshield.

No need for Google on that.



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  • The Legend

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    • May 02, 2012, 02:59:44 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11578 on: April 14, 2020, 09:11:42 am »
The ones at my schools are all filled with kids, when I drive around I'm seeing and hearing kids in kindergartens. Pretty much every hagwon is business as usual too.
The kindergartens are filled because teachers are coming to school to do work they can do at home and nobody as it home to look after their kids.

At this point, the closure of schools is completely pointless.

If you're going to do something, do it properly.
Think they're concerned because of what happened in Singapore, and the elections tomorrow. In Singapore they re-opened schools on March 23, just to shut them down again on March 25, because some Kindergarten kid was found to have the virus. So now Singapore won't be planning to re-open schools until May 4.


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  • Waygook Lord

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11579 on: April 14, 2020, 01:15:56 pm »
Seems like game theory prisoner's dilemma:

Choi, a stay-at-home mum of two high schoolers, is one of the millions of parents keeping South Korea’s cut-throat “hagwon”, or cram schools, in business even as the government imposes tighter restrictions on gatherings in a bid to contain a major coronavirus outbreak.

“It would be nice if hagwons were completely shut and students don’t have to go altogether, because I don’t want my kids to be the ones missing out,” Choi told Reuters.


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea-educati/coronavirus-fails-to-dampen-south-koreas-fever-for-exam-success-idUSKBN21H124

The government has urged people to stay at home, and maintain social distancing, but none of this has dented the enthusiasm for cram schools, part of a $17 billion dollar private tuition industry that Koreans believe sets students up for a placement at an elite university, and life-long success.