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  • Colburnnn
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1183

    • August 10, 2015, 05:52:37 pm
    • South Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11740 on: April 29, 2020, 01:30:52 pm »
LOL no way. That is not happening.

Imagine parents already skeptical about schools open, then have their babies cooked alive all day long?

Nope.
Haven't you got some pictures of birds to be jacking off to, son?

Colburnnn: Complains a lot, very sassy. Has a loudmouth.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11741 on: April 29, 2020, 01:37:13 pm »
LOL no way. That is not happening.

Imagine parents already skeptical about schools open, then have their babies cooked alive all day long?

Nope.

I freaking hope not. I would probably die. And opening the window doesn't help either when it's humid and gross and polluted.

They also had these other weird rules, like the teacher has to tie the garbage bags up at the end of every day because students will throw out tissues there. But who the heck is rummaging through the trash and touching tissues... lol. But there was no policy on lunchtime and other important stuff that you know, will actually affect the spread of the virus.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11742 on: April 29, 2020, 01:41:30 pm »
My school's cafeteria is under construction so we will have lunches delivered to each class room, probably CU or GS25 style lunchboxes, until the end of June anyway.


  • OnNut81
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1816

    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
    • Anyang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11743 on: April 29, 2020, 01:54:42 pm »
A couple of years ago I had a cast on my leg and wore shorts.  Once the cast came off I had a split for awhile and got so used to wearing the shorts that once it came off I continued to wear shorts and no one said a thing.  Last year I used to wear shorts in the morning and change.  Forgot to change one morning and mentioned that to the co-teacher.  She said as long as they were nice shorts it wasn't a problem.  So, I wore shorts during all the warm weather.  New P this year so I will give it a shot again once it gets warm and the students return.  Makes such a difference. 


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5650

    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11744 on: May 03, 2020, 04:06:24 pm »
My coT said the government gave schools a bunch of guidelines on how to operate when schools open. One of them is not operating the air conditioner (because of virus circulating I guess?) RIP this summer.
Summer of 2020 to be the ‘hottest ever’
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20200429000789


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11745 on: May 03, 2020, 05:05:48 pm »
Summer of 2020 to be the ‘hottest ever’
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20200429000789

It's unrealistic. Do we expect students to learn at all if they're in a stifling hot room wearing masks all day? Do they expect elementary students to do that? They need to open school without these nonsensical guidelines or delay it further.


  • confusedsafferinkorea
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5658

    • October 08, 2010, 01:02:32 pm
    • Zhubei, Hsinchu County, Taiwan (not part of China)
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11746 on: May 04, 2020, 05:43:39 am »
It's unrealistic. Do we expect students to learn at all if they're in a stifling hot room wearing masks all day? Do they expect elementary students to do that? They need to open school without these nonsensical guidelines or delay it further.

In Taiwan we don't have a/c's in the classrooms, we have ceiling fans. They open the windows, put on the fans and masks and away you go. Taiwan is pretty hot in summer so it can be done.
There is no known medical cure for stupidity!


  • stoat
  • The Legend

    • 2087

    • March 05, 2019, 06:36:13 pm
    • seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11747 on: May 04, 2020, 06:22:29 am »
In Taiwan we don't have a/c's in the classrooms, we have ceiling fans. They open the windows, put on the fans and masks and away you go. Taiwan is pretty hot in summer so it can be done.


Don't the kids' worksheets blow all over the place?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11748 on: May 04, 2020, 06:29:51 am »
In Taiwan we don't have a/c's in the classrooms, we have ceiling fans. They open the windows, put on the fans and masks and away you go. Taiwan is pretty hot in summer so it can be done.


Fans are also not allowed.


  • OnNut81
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1816

    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
    • Anyang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11749 on: May 04, 2020, 08:00:56 am »
In Taiwan we don't have a/c's in the classrooms, we have ceiling fans. They open the windows, put on the fans and masks and away you go. Taiwan is pretty hot in summer so it can be done.


Taiwan?  Hot in the summer?  Good to see consistency.  See this poster's comments about Taiwan NOT being hot.

Confusedsaffer:

The weather, hot?  Obviously you have never been to South Africa in summer, Taiwan is cool compared to some parts of eastern and northern South Africa.


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4626

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11750 on: May 04, 2020, 09:07:51 am »
Don't the kids' worksheets blow all over the place?
yeah it was such a ballache when i worked at public school. wasn't allowed to turn on the aircon, so we had to have fans on. i swear students spent half the class picking up their worksheets, and the other half complaining they were either too hot or too cold (fans were wall mounted, so students near the fans complained it was cold, students in the middle of the room complaining they were hot)


  • theman3285
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1063

    • June 16, 2017, 09:01:06 am
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11751 on: May 04, 2020, 09:27:26 am »
Confusedsaffer:

The weather, hot?  Obviously you have never been to South Africa in summer, Taiwan is cool compared to some parts of eastern and northern South Africa.

Wait... did you just tell a South African he's never been to South Africa?  :laugh:

I'm also South African, and I've been to Taiwan in summer. Temperature was comparable but humidity was way higher, in my opinion.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11752 on: May 04, 2020, 09:31:28 am »
Wait... did you just tell a South African he's never been to South Africa?  :laugh:

I'm also South African, and I've been to Taiwan in summer. Temperature was comparable but humidity was way higher, in my opinion.

As a Capetonian, humidity is still an alien concept to me. During my first Korean summer, I spent most of my time wishing I was somewhere else.


  • confusedsafferinkorea
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5658

    • October 08, 2010, 01:02:32 pm
    • Zhubei, Hsinchu County, Taiwan (not part of China)
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11753 on: May 04, 2020, 11:34:14 am »
Sigh !!!

Onnut in your haste to discredit me (imagine going through all my past posts to do that, you must be bored) your reading skills let you down.

This is what I wrote:

The weather, hot?  Obviously you have never been to South Africa in summer, Taiwan is cool compared to some parts of eastern and northern South Africa.

Note the bold part. I said 'Taiwan is cool compared to SOME parts of SA', not all.

Let me elaborate.  If you travel to the north coast of Natal in summer, the humidity plus heat make Taiwan and Korea seem cool. If you travel to the north-eastern area of SA, known as the Lowveld, let me assure you that it is way hotter than either of the aforementioned places.  Let me give you some personal examples.

During the 1980's I was stationed in a town then called Messina, on the border between SA and Zimbabwe with the SA military for 3 months, July to September (winter/autumn) and the temperature never dropped below 30 degrees.  I went back to that same area in the summer of that year for a vacation and on Christmas Day it was 48 degrees. The hottest recorded temperature at the military base was 52 degrees. So you can see my point. If you have ever travelled to those areas you will know what I am talking about.

Now, please tell me what all this has got to do with Korea and a/c's and Taiwan coping with fans?  I think even with the most basic knowledge of a bit of Geography you would know that Taiwan and Korea are pretty similar places in summer. I would say Taiwan is a tad hotter but that is not important to this point.

Way to derail my comment.
There is no known medical cure for stupidity!


  • confusedsafferinkorea
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5658

    • October 08, 2010, 01:02:32 pm
    • Zhubei, Hsinchu County, Taiwan (not part of China)
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11754 on: May 04, 2020, 11:37:29 am »
Don't the kids' worksheets blow all over the place?

Stoat... I don't experience that. The ceilings are high so the fans with the windows being open circulate the air and it is actually quite effective.  At the moment I am in the teacher's office with the same system and it is 32 degrees outside and I feel quite comfortable.
There is no known medical cure for stupidity!


  • OnNut81
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1816

    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
    • Anyang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11755 on: May 04, 2020, 12:08:41 pm »
Sigh !!!

Onnut in your haste to discredit me (imagine going through all my past posts to do that, you must be bored) your reading skills let you down.

This is what I wrote:

The weather, hot?  Obviously you have never been to South Africa in summer, Taiwan is cool compared to some parts of eastern and northern South Africa.

Note the bold part. I said 'Taiwan is cool compared to SOME parts of SA', not all.

Let me elaborate.  If you travel to the north coast of Natal in summer, the humidity plus heat make Taiwan and Korea seem cool. If you travel to the north-eastern area of SA, known as the Lowveld, let me assure you that it is way hotter than either of the aforementioned places.  Let me give you some personal examples.

During the 1980's I was stationed in a town then called Messina, on the border between SA and Zimbabwe with the SA military for 3 months, July to September (winter/autumn) and the temperature never dropped below 30 degrees.  I went back to that same area in the summer of that year for a vacation and on Christmas Day it was 48 degrees. The hottest recorded temperature at the military base was 52 degrees. So you can see my point. If you have ever travelled to those areas you will know what I am talking about.

Now, please tell me what all this has got to do with Korea and a/c's and Taiwan coping with fans?  I think even with the most basic knowledge of a bit of Geography you would know that Taiwan and Korea are pretty similar places in summer. I would say Taiwan is a tad hotter but that is not important to this point.

Way to derail my comment.

I obviously didn't need to go through your posts.  I went through my posts.  When it benefitted your argument Taiwan was cool and didn't have a hot summer.  When you want to join in on the current  a/c in the classroom discussion Taiwan is now hot.  Got it. 

How does one derail a comment?  And are your comments not open to scrutiny?  And as for derailing a thread, this thread is titled the Ranting?Venting Megathread.  How could it possibly be derailed since its stated purpose is basically anything goes? 


  • OnNut81
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1816

    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
    • Anyang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11756 on: May 04, 2020, 12:16:34 pm »
Wait... did you just tell a South African he's never been to South Africa?  :laugh:

No.  I copied and pasted Confusedsaffer's previous statement in a thread where I was making the argument that Taiwan had a hot summer, and he was adamant that it did not.  I was surprised after all the effort he went to rebut my assertion that Taiwan summer was very hot, that he is now on here talking about Taiwan having a hot summer.  It was just a little cheeky fun, but I see he has gone overboard as usual in his response. 


  • confusedsafferinkorea
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5658

    • October 08, 2010, 01:02:32 pm
    • Zhubei, Hsinchu County, Taiwan (not part of China)
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11757 on: May 04, 2020, 12:52:44 pm »
I obviously didn't need to go through your posts.  I went through my posts.  When it benefitted your argument Taiwan was cool and didn't have a hot summer.  When you want to join in on the current  a/c in the classroom discussion Taiwan is now hot.  Got it. 

How does one derail a comment?  And are your comments not open to scrutiny?  And as for derailing a thread, this thread is titled the Ranting?Venting Megathread.  How could it possibly be derailed since its stated purpose is basically anything goes? 


Arghhhh, you still don't get it, I never said Taiwan wasn't hot. I said COMPARED to some places in SA it wasn't.

Whatever dude, enjoy your little rant. Have a good day.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2020, 12:54:43 pm by confusedsafferinkorea »
There is no known medical cure for stupidity!


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11758 on: May 07, 2020, 10:09:21 am »
I just posted in the feel good thread and in the space of 5min, my day has gone to sh*t.

My CT strolls in at 10:40, she has children so this entitles her to arrive at 10:30 and leave at 14:30 (I suspect she doesn't come in everyday either), pretty fair for everyone else who doesn't have children.

First, she informs me that schools with fewer than 60 students are allowed to begin classes next week, so I'll be teaching next week at this rural school. While I'm a bit bummed that my holiday has ended, I still have to make online lessons for my other schools, so my workload has increased.

Then, she informs me that she'll be recording some online material today so she'd like me to leave the classroom... I ask why, she says because she's shy. I tell her that both her and I are professionals, if you need to record, record, it's part of our job. She's a 40yr old women with 3 boys and  she's been teaching English much longer than I have, for God's sake. This doesn't stop her from giggling and doing this ridiculous 14yr old schoolgirl pout.

In the interest of diplomacy, I agree and now I'm in a dark little room, with a tiny window and the AC socket nowhere near the desk. 



  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5650

    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11759 on: May 12, 2020, 05:23:01 am »
Oh my f'ing gawd, if one more of my friends or family members tries to tell me Bill Gates started the virus to control the entire human population. GTFOH!!!

The uglier, the more awkward, the more lacking in charisma a person is, the less he will be trusted / the more smears and slander will stick. (Hillary Clinton and George Soros are other examples.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47dg_C_smtI

On the other hand, a charismatic person can lie yet be perceived as an honest and good person.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LibRNYJmZ-I

Style over substance.