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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12600 on: October 27, 2020, 10:45:22 pm »
I just got my application for renewal yesterday, and in the "Current EPIK Level" I wrote in "1+" because that's what I've been at for the last 8 years or whatever. No problem.

In the "Desired EPIK Level" I wrote "1++++", and the administration sent my application back to my head teacher who then handed it back to me. There was a big sticky note attached with what I'm sure is the equivalent of "This is not a joking matter, please take this seriously, this is official government paperwork, what the hell is wrong with you, etc etc" scribbled over it in angry looking hangeul cursive.
  They seriously need to lighten up.  >:(
 
Anyway, the head English teacher snickered, though, so I guess 1 out of 2 isn't bad.

I hope they don’t rescind napping privileges!

“You give a guy a coffee laced with Hot6 and this is how he repays you.” :-[


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12601 on: October 28, 2020, 10:51:02 am »
all the korean teachers at my school pronounce "superlative" as "super-ral-it-ive" with the stress on "ral". drives me crazy. but they all do it. what's that about then


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12602 on: October 28, 2020, 10:52:20 am »
This happens almost every time I pull out from my apartment. The centre square should be left open for drivers who wish to pull into the supermarket entrance however, what usually ends up happening is the driver behind the square sees that I put on my indicators and am waiting at my complex exit for the lights to turn green. Driver behind the circle then drives over the square to block me from pulling in front of them when the light turns green and thus, adopting the title of ASSHOLE.

Asshole blocks the square and now, someone who wants to turn into the supermarket has to wait. This creates a massive backlog all because ASSHOLE isn't prepared to let someone move ahead of them when the light turns green.

Everyone else gets stuck because nobody figures out that simply being kind and patient makes the traffic move faster.



Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12603 on: October 28, 2020, 10:57:20 am »
all the korean teachers at my school pronounce "superlative" as "super-ral-it-ive" with the stress on "ral". drives me crazy. but they all do it. what's that about then

The R followed by an L is probably psyching them out.

I feel like I hear a lot of “month-ez” for the plural of month because of the TH sound followed directly by a similar sounding S.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12604 on: October 28, 2020, 11:01:23 am »
This happens almost every time I pull out from my apartment. The centre square should be left open for drivers who wish to pull into the supermarket entrance however, what usually ends up happening is the driver behind the square sees that I put on my indicators and am waiting at my complex exit for the lights to turn green. Driver behind the circle then drives over the square to block me from pulling in front of them when the light turns green and thus, adopting the title of ASSHOLE.

Asshole blocks the square and now, someone who wants to turn into the supermarket has to wait. This creates a massive backlog all because ASSHOLE isn't prepared to let someone move ahead of them when the light turns green.

Everyone else gets stuck because nobody figures out that simply being kind and patient makes the traffic move faster.




You missed your calling in CAD!!


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12605 on: October 28, 2020, 11:03:04 am »

You missed your calling in CAD!!

Dad's the architect, not me.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12606 on: October 28, 2020, 11:51:39 am »
When the CAD contains cars, is it an auto cad?  :laugh:

I hope they don’t rescind napping privileges!
“You give a guy a coffee laced with Hot6 and this is how he repays you.” :-[

Oh, I could never nap at school. I can't nap anywhere there are people out and about. I have serious trust issues.
Makes sitting in an airplane for 14 hours a bit of a chore. :sad:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12607 on: October 28, 2020, 11:53:38 am »
Everyone else gets stuck because nobody figures out that simply being kind and patient makes the traffic move faster.

Like people who hop around lanes whenever any lane moves ONE iota faster than another or there's an open spot.

Bro, chill out, we'll all get there if these people CALM THE F DOWN.
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12608 on: October 28, 2020, 01:32:21 pm »
Like people who hop around lanes whenever any lane moves ONE iota faster than another or there's an open spot.

Bro, chill out, we'll all get there if these people CALM THE F DOWN.

Which reminds me! Are you driving now?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12609 on: October 28, 2020, 02:11:25 pm »
Like people who hop around lanes whenever any lane moves ONE iota faster than another or there's an open spot.

Bro, chill out, we'll all get there if these people CALM THE F DOWN.

I can lane change a lot on my commute because I’m able to look ahead and see what lanes are moving faster. Also, you may need to get past the car in front who is guaranteed to be using their phone and not seeing their lane moving forward, thus, leaving a massive gap which will get filled. 


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12610 on: October 28, 2020, 03:26:07 pm »
It's getting really annoying to constantly be asked by my principal/vice principal and coteachers whether I play to go to Itaewon.........lik e I don't like Itaewon and I hope that people won't put themselves into a position to catch corona just because it is Halloween weekend........but beyond that.....are you gonna ask everyone or just me?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12611 on: October 28, 2020, 03:47:53 pm »
It's getting really annoying to constantly be asked by my principal/vice principal and coteachers whether I play to go to Itaewon.........lik e I don't like Itaewon and I hope that people won't put themselves into a position to catch corona just because it is Halloween weekend........but beyond that.....are you gonna ask everyone or just me?
ask them when they are going to go to church. mention there's been far more church cases than itaewon cases, so you're worried for your health


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12612 on: October 28, 2020, 03:49:46 pm »
The education office sent a notice to tell the foreign English teachers not to leave the city and not to attend any Halloween parties.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12613 on: October 28, 2020, 06:30:54 pm »
The education office sent a notice to tell the foreign English teachers not to leave the city...
The basic premise of Logan's Run, a 1970's sci-fi series i recall fondly, may be revamped for 2020 IRL.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12614 on: October 29, 2020, 12:36:32 am »
IM SO SICK of my coteacher getting hog wild because I tell her her words hurt me.......  She gets hurt NOT cause she hurt me, only cause I TOLD her she hurt me.. and that made her feel embarrassed.  I've encountered this bullshit time and again with Korean women.  It's weird as hell.   My ex-girlfriend would do the same thing and yuck......I don't even know how to deal with it....
« Last Edit: October 29, 2020, 12:40:02 am by dippedinblush »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12615 on: October 29, 2020, 12:43:01 am »
It's called "losing face".

If you took a single Sociology or Anthropology course in your university degree program then you should understand to some degree.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12616 on: October 29, 2020, 05:18:51 am »
Oh, I could never nap at school. I can't nap anywhere there are people out and about. I have serious trust issues.
Makes sitting in an airplane for 14 hours a bit of a chore. :sad:

Yeah, you don’t strike me as the napping-at-work type. It’s something only the higher-ups seem entirely comfortable with from my experience, although I was never shy to put my head down after my last class despite my lowly status.

IM SO SICK of my coteacher getting hog wild because I tell her her words hurt me.......

How often are you telling her this? :sad:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12617 on: October 29, 2020, 07:51:26 am »
IM SO SICK of my coteacher getting hog wild because I tell her her words hurt me.......  She gets hurt NOT cause she hurt me, only cause I TOLD her she hurt me.. and that made her feel embarrassed.  I've encountered this bullshit time and again with Korean women.  It's weird as hell.   My ex-girlfriend would do the same thing and yuck......I don't even know how to deal with it....

hog wild?

Anyways, I'm not condoning Korean social culture, I too think it's archaic and BS, I'm just going to do my best to explain it.

Even if your CT said something hurtful, by telling her that what she said hurt your feelings, you've become the architect of a now awkward situation. According to Korean logic, you're now at fault. Furthermore, she considers herself your senior making it even more of a faux pas.

The Korean way is for you to ignore what she said, particularly if she's your senior. Even if someone is at fault, calling them out causes them to lose face and "breaks the harmony" thus, you are the one at fault. Things are changing in the sense that it seems more acceptable to call someone out for bad behaviour in public, however, social interactions seem to be more traditional.

It's absolutely ridiculous, I know. How would Ideal with it? Be more selective as to who you allow into your circle. If it's a work colleague, keep things professional, polite and cordial, but don't get too personal.

Alternatively, could you just be too sensitive? I'm just entertaining the possibility as I've never had a CT say anything nasty to me in years.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12618 on: October 29, 2020, 09:18:01 am »
I'm just entertaining the possibility as I've never had a CT say anything nasty to me in years.

Careful Aristocrat, you're slipping into the "if it doesn't happen to me it doesn't happen" territory certain posters here occupy  :P


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12619 on: October 29, 2020, 10:07:11 am »
hog wild?

Southern U.S. colloquialism for "crazy" or "out of control." Especially in Texas where the wild hogs are really taking over and causing all kinds of problems, haha.