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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12700 on: November 26, 2020, 09:01:35 pm »
At this point, I'm considering wearing a t-shirt to the gym that says "Wear your damn mask properly, you asshole!" (in Korean).

It's a popular gym and for every person you ask to wear their mask properly, 3 more will walk in wearing it around their chin. Last thing I want to do is to walk around like some kind of cop and ruin my session by telling everyone to cover their stupid grin. I try not to bother when there aren't many people in the gym, but when it's busy (in the evenings), it's incredibly irritating to see people leaving their noses and mouths exposed. This is a gym where the windows are closed and everyone's breathing heavily.

I spoke to the owner and he told his staff to tell people to wear their masks properly, but he's rarely there and the 20 something staff seem to not give a crap/are too chicken to tell people to wear their masks properly. I'm pissed because my membership is paid for the next few months and I really do need to lift heavy for a while. so i can't just leave.

Why are people so stupid/selfish/irresponsible?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12701 on: November 27, 2020, 11:24:54 pm »
no matter what....never be a secret....gay, straight, bi, never let yourself be with someone that wants to hide you.....you can't be yourself that way and will always be made to feel like you arent worthy enough

Absolutely! I will never do this again~ I just put up with it because I know Korean women do this with Korean men...BUT being a woman I was introduced as the "best friend" and met 2/3 of the families and grew attached. We also could show great affection with each other and not raise any suspicion.  We went on family vacays together, slept in the same bed......etc... 

I was broken up with last week because she said she could NEVER do THAT to her family....(they are quite wealthy and she didn't want her parents to suffer the ridicule of their friends).... I get it..but I always hoped that she would be stronger.   She told me that she will marry one of the sons of her parents' friends soon (apparently she started dating with him for two months) and hoped I would attend their wedding next year in April.  Her parents and sister love me so much and want me to attend.
No regret.  Just done, and a punch to the gut.  We have been together for about a year......


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12702 on: November 28, 2020, 09:03:47 am »

Why are people so stupid/selfish/irresponsible?
i probably mutter under my breathe "what the **** are you doing...." about 8 times a day. not just in korea, just generally. but yeah, i'd like to know what truly goes on in these people's peabrains


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12703 on: November 28, 2020, 12:41:28 pm »
korean parents are so mental.

i do a skype group class every week. last week, one kid forgot to turn her mic off and asked her mum in korean "what is cucumber in english?". this has happened once in........8 classes.

well, the other parents heard her say this and are now really annoyed about it.

apparently it's a big deal and they want her out the class now. they're apparently annoyed at me for not telling her to speak english, even though she was talking to her mum. ughhh.

this shit is exactly why i couldn't deal with opening my own study room or whatever. christ
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12704 on: November 28, 2020, 03:52:48 pm »
korean parents are so mental.

i do a skype group class every week. last week, one kid forgot to turn her mic off and asked her mum in korean "what is cucumber in english?". this has happened once in........8 classes.

well, the other parents heard her say this and are now really annoyed about it.

apparently it's a big deal and they want her out the class now. they're apparently annoyed at me for not telling her to speak english, even though she was talking to her mum. ughhh.

this shit is exactly why i couldn't deal with opening my own study room or whatever. christ

I'm more surprised that only one student spoke Korean once during the entire class.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12705 on: November 28, 2020, 05:11:32 pm »
korean parents are so mental.

i do a skype group class every week. last week, one kid forgot to turn her mic off and asked her mum in korean "what is cucumber in english?". this has happened once in........8 classes.

well, the other parents heard her say this and are now really annoyed about it.

apparently it's a big deal and they want her out the class now. they're apparently annoyed at me for not telling her to speak english, even though she was talking to her mum. ughhh.

this shit is exactly why i couldn't deal with opening my own study room or whatever. christ

Friend and his wife run a hagwon. Dealing with parents is their biggest headache.

What's happening there is that one "alpha mom" has become the de facto leader of all the other moms, think Hilly Holbrook in 'The Help'. The alpha mom will then persuade the other moms to gang up and complain about any parent or student she doesn't like... and they do it.

Dealing with adults who act like pubescent 6th graders is one thing I'd never be able to tolerate.

It's mental that these adults pay you to teach their kid then go on to lecture you on how to do your job as if they have the first clue. Just teach your kid yourself if you think you can do better.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12706 on: November 28, 2020, 05:26:50 pm »

It's mental that these adults pay you to teach their kid then go on to lecture you on how to do your job as if they have the first clue. Just teach your kid yourself if you think you can do better.
i agree with all your points but this is what galled me the most. i was trying to explain this to my wife (who was dealing with the mums) and she just goes back to the point of "yes but this is korea", like that's some kind of answer or normal explanation

i actually really like the kids and the class pays insanely well, so i want to keep it going. that's why i usually give my wife 25% of the money i get from the class because i feel bad she has to deal with the BS from the parents (they are also her old students, so they all know each other, and that's kind of how i got the job)

but jesus christ


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12707 on: November 30, 2020, 05:28:43 am »
i agree with all your points but this is what galled me the most. i was trying to explain this to my wife (who was dealing with the mums) and she just goes back to the point of "yes but this is korea", like that's some kind of answer or normal explanation

i actually really like the kids and the class pays insanely well, so i want to keep it going. that's why i usually give my wife 25% of the money i get from the class because i feel bad she has to deal with the BS from the parents (they are also her old students, so they all know each other, and that's kind of how i got the job)

but jesus christ


Actually he has nothing to do with it.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12708 on: November 30, 2020, 07:38:22 am »
Actually he has nothing to do with it.
Did you quote him and italicise  it and bold it simply to tell him Jesus didn't cause the mother to be like that?

Jesus Christ............. .......


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12709 on: November 30, 2020, 07:44:43 am »
Did you quote him and italicise  it and bold it simply to tell him Jesus didn't cause the mother to be like that?

Jesus Christ............. .......

Jesus died for our sins and yet oglop shows no respect and blames him for these mothers' petty complaints
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12710 on: November 30, 2020, 07:53:06 am »
Jesus died for our sins and yet oglop shows no respect and blames him for these mothers' petty complaints

+1
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12711 on: November 30, 2020, 07:56:35 am »
Did you quote him and italicise  it and bold it simply to tell him Jesus didn't cause the mother to be like that?

Jesus Christ............. .......

I think you are intelligent enough to know my true meaning. In case you missed it, I was objecting to using Jesus' name like this. It is unnecessary and disrespectful to those who follow the Christian faith.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12712 on: November 30, 2020, 07:57:24 am »
Did you quote him and italicise  it and bold it simply to tell him Jesus didn't cause the mother to be like that?

Jesus Christ............. .......

I think you are intelligent enough to know my true meaning. In case you missed it, I was objecting to using Jesus' name like this. It is unnecessary and disrespectful to those who follow the Christian faith.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12713 on: November 30, 2020, 07:59:14 am »
Jesus died for our sins and yet oglop shows no respect and blames him for these mothers' petty complaints

That's if JC was even real. :O


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12714 on: November 30, 2020, 08:00:59 am »
I think you are intelligent enough to know my true meaning. In case you missed it, I was objecting to using Jesus' name like this. It is unnecessary and disrespectful to those who follow the Christian faith.
Well, I find it disrespectful that you believe in something that says I'll be burned for eternity for not believing the stories that you believe in.

I think most of us can agree on who is being more respectful here. You know, the guy who doesn't think you'll be tortured for all eternity?

Just my thoughts on the matter. Jesus Christ.


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« Reply #12715 on: November 30, 2020, 08:07:24 am »
Well, I find it disrespectful that you believe in something that says I'll be burned for eternity for not believing the stories that you believe in.

I think most of us can agree on who is being more respectful here. You know, the guy who doesn't think you'll be tortured for all eternity?

Just my thoughts on the matter. Jesus Christ.

You know I don't happen to believe in the Islamic faith or Buddha etc, but I have enough respect for them not to use their God's name in a way that offends them.  It is called respect.

You have a right to believe what you want, but just be a little more respectful to those who have different beliefs. By the way your definition of God is so way off.  Anyway, I don't want to get into a flame war, I am just asking for a little respect. Not so hard actually.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12716 on: November 30, 2020, 08:09:43 am »
I could not care less, actually. I'll keep using Jesus as a pejorative, so............. you can deal with that or you can whine about it every time someone says it. Balls in your court.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12717 on: November 30, 2020, 08:10:57 am »
That's if JC was even real. :O

.Actually there is quite a lot of secular evidence that He did exist, Google is your friend there.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12718 on: November 30, 2020, 09:01:18 am »
You both have fair points and shortcomings in your arguments.

Confusedsaffa, Isa bin Maryam (Jesus) was a Great Prophet and I have the utmost respect for him. That said, his status has already been decreed by God. Us mortals can't do or say a thing to change the status of any of God's Prophets. There's absolutely no point in defending Christ's honour from mere words.

CO2, You have every right to express your views. That said, there comes a point when it's not about expressing views, but rather taking joy in pushing people's buttons. Confused shouldn't be so sensitive, I agree, but you're not really articulating how being disrespectful to another's Faith is some kind of necessity to your beliefs (unless you're really just trying to be a massive assh*le).
Going off what Confused said, you could be the best Muslim, Christian, Jew, Buddhist or Atheist while respecting the beliefs of others. It's not an issue of Religion, CO2, it's a simple issue of etiquette. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12719 on: November 30, 2020, 09:10:00 am »
CO2, You have every right to express your views. That said, there comes a point when it's not about expressing views, but rather taking joy in pushing people's buttons.
I'm not saying anything about Jesus Christ, the man.

I'm using it the way people have been using forever. "Holy shit!" "What the hell!" "Jesus Christ!"

If it offends someone, then so be it. I don't care. It's like when someone stubs their toe and they say fukk and instead of asking how their toe is, they say "Language!"

You're religious? Go nuts. Doesn't matter to me (although, I will debate the merits of different religions if asked. Always fun to debate, I'm no stranger to that).

But I'm not here to make sure you're comfortable. Confused came in here knowing that "JC" is an exclamation of surprise/annoyance and became super-pedantic about it. "ACKSHUALLY, HE DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT."

It'd be like me telling someone to "F off" and them replying with the fact that they're chaste and don't do that kind of thing. It's being pedantic.