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  • VanIslander
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12700 on: November 16, 2020, 08:31:37 pm »
I tried that "Twix Top" and it is not good.

I love Twix, though haven't bought it in years. I really liked the taste of chocolate and texture of the oozing caramel against the crunchy part.

This Twix Top lacks much chocolate taste, lacks caramel oozing texture and leaves my mouth dry like after an arrowroot biscuit.

I won't be getting that again. I like to try new things. I remember when Twix debuted in my hometown in the 1980's, the company sending a free sample in the mail (my neighbor was an old woman who didn't consume dairy so i got her sample as well).

I also recall getting a free sample in the mail of a new candy called Skittles. Hated it. Bought it twice since, forgeting how much i didn't like it.

These days i eat less sweet dark chocolate, usually Swiss (or French, Italian), one bar a month. 80+% cocoa. Once a year i get those Belgian shells because they are so creamy, though borderline sickly sweet. The blue box brand however tastes like wax. Ugh.

Rant over.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12701 on: November 17, 2020, 07:45:22 am »
Korean drivers. Lot of wannabe Lewis Hamiltons  on the road this morning. Pulling out behind me whilst Iíve already signaled to overtake and changing lanes. Go f@ck yourselves!


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12702 on: November 17, 2020, 08:04:26 am »
Korean drivers. Lot of wannabe Lewis Hamiltons  on the road this morning. Pulling out behind me whilst Iíve already signaled to overtake and changing lanes. Go f@ck yourselves!

Turn signals are like yellow lights ó an indicator to speed up!


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12703 on: November 17, 2020, 08:11:09 am »
I tried that "Twix Top" and it is not good.

I agree. A few people told me it was way better than ordinary Twix, so I tried it, and it was like eating sweet cardboard. Sure, it's not as sweet as regular Twix, but that doesn't suddenly make it better.

Cookie should have been more buttery, chocolate should have been dark, caramel should have been caramel and not glue. THEN it could have been good.
« Last Edit: November 17, 2020, 08:30:09 am by Chinguetti »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12704 on: November 17, 2020, 08:29:01 am »
Yeah the Twix Top is edible at best. Definitely not something I'll be picking up again.


  • JNM
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12705 on: November 18, 2020, 03:44:31 am »
So, today my 12-year-old kid learned that a cell phone is not a suitable pry-bar for opening a stuck patio door.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12706 on: November 18, 2020, 04:07:30 am »
So, today my 12-year-old kid learned that a cell phone is not a suitable pry-bar for opening a stuck patio door.

A valuable lesson!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12707 on: November 18, 2020, 04:42:52 am »
A valuable lesson!
You spelled ďexpensiveĒ wrong.


  • tylerthegloob
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12708 on: November 18, 2020, 07:49:42 am »
holy shit am i in don hobak's signature? and im in there with KYNDO? that's dope
more gg more skill


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12709 on: November 18, 2020, 07:50:59 am »
congrats, you've done better!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12710 on: November 18, 2020, 07:57:30 am »
holy shit am i in don hobak's signature? and im in there with KYNDO? that's dope
Now imagine how I feel!  ;D


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12711 on: November 18, 2020, 08:57:39 am »
congrats, you've done better!

You could have made the cut too had you just been a little more encouraging to our pal Martin.

holy shit am i in don hobak's signature? and im in there with KYNDO? that's dope

It wasnít meant to be permanent but now that youíve drawn attention to it Iíll look like a jerk if I remove it.  >:( But the fact that you posted your comment in the Venting thread makes me dubious of your commentís sincerity  :sad: That and youíre a little too excited to join the likes of Kyndo  :lipsrsealed:
« Last Edit: November 18, 2020, 09:10:57 am by Don Hobak »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12712 on: November 18, 2020, 09:04:42 am »
in my excitement, i ignored the spirit of the thread (apologies kyndo)
more gg more skill


  • oglop
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12713 on: November 20, 2020, 04:12:59 pm »
i've got this kid in my after-school class with literally 0 redeeming qualities. he honestly ruins every class, and has done for months.

today he was already pissing me off by interrupting me, then he started rubbing hand sanitiser on these cardboard dividers we have between the desks. then, about a minute after i told him off, he looked me straight in the eye, and threw some trash over his shoulder onto the floor

i've never gone so apeshit at a kid before. i'm honestly done with him. the manager won't kick him out the class, so i think i'm going to move his desk facing the corner of the room and he can sit there in silence, facing the wall, for the next 3 months (or until he quits). **** it
« Last Edit: November 20, 2020, 04:15:21 pm by oglop »


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12714 on: November 20, 2020, 08:18:17 pm »
i've never gone so apeshit at a kid before.

Deets?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12715 on: November 20, 2020, 08:43:34 pm »
Yeah just yelling at him like a nutter. Cathartic though. Also deserved. God, out of the thousands of kids I've taught over 9 years, he may be the worst


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12716 on: November 20, 2020, 09:05:12 pm »
Yeah just yelling at him like a nutter. Cathartic though. Also deserved. God, out of the thousands of kids I've taught over 9 years, he may be the worst

It's always said that there are no bad kids, only bad parents. I kind of agree with that but while that may be the case, when you're teaching dozens or hundreds of different students a week, you don't have the time or patience to teach a single kid manners or make accommodations for them when they're acting like a little shit.

My only critique of your approach is that the little bastard is going to take this whole thing as a game. He's going to take it as a challenge to find a way to disrupt your lesson, while sitting in the corner; playing drums on his desk, throwing things etc.

Personally, I'd remind your director that you're only able to teach English, not manners, and if he keeps distributing your lesson, your other students will complain to their parents and they might move to a different hagwon. Better he kicks the little shit out and lose 1 liability as opposed to losing several paying students.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12717 on: November 20, 2020, 09:15:11 pm »
Well I work at a private elementary school. This is the after school bit, so the parents pay extra, but it's optional. My manager said "oh we've never kicked a kid out of the after program before". But the other teachers all agreed it's a mental policy and just makes so many more students drop out instead. I'll keep pushing it if he's bad. Worst comes to worst I'll drop him off at manager's office or HR teacher. Or just refuse to let him in my classroom altogether. I don't care. I'm not putting up with this shit every day for the next 3 months. Life is too short.

But yes, I know he'll start thinking of it as a game, but 3 months of being patient and trying to reason with him, I finally gave up/exploded.

Some kids are objectively terrible. Some kids just can't be taught. Probably only the second kid in 9 years, but... Yep.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12718 on: November 20, 2020, 09:30:34 pm »
I remember being so fed up with a kid during my first year that I picked up his desk ó with him in it ó and placed it outside my classroom. Looking back I... probably wasnít a very good teacher and could have handled it better, but maybe not. Itís kind of like berating the customer service representative over the phone. You take it out on them because theyíre the ones presented to you, but theyíre not the ones writing the corporate policy. Managers have to be responsive to their employees, and parents need to be responsive to their kids (Iím *guessing* itís not the kidís desire to be in that class). When theyíre not, itís hell for everyone.

Did you get the kid to crack at all, even for a moment?
« Last Edit: November 20, 2020, 09:47:39 pm by Don Hobak »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12719 on: November 20, 2020, 10:38:34 pm »
yeah i made him cry today by berating him. but then 10 minutes later he acts like it didn't happen and is as happy as larry (and being an annoying shit again). i wonder if he has some kind of undiagnosed condition. but that's not my job to find out - all i want to do is teach my class, which he stops me from doing....every few minutes, every single day

but yes, what am i supposed to do? all the other students are suffering from him being there. feels like the parents/manager/school don't care and that it's my job to just "deal with it". mental
« Last Edit: November 20, 2020, 10:41:21 pm by oglop »