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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12740 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 #12741 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 #12742 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 #12743 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 #12744 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 #12745 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 #12746 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 #12747 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 #12748 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 #12749 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 #12750 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 #12751 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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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12752 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 #12753 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 #12754 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 #12755 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 #12756 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.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12757 on: November 30, 2020, 09:22:50 am »
what in christ's name is going on here


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12758 on: November 30, 2020, 10:04:05 am »
.Actually there is quite a lot of secular evidence that He did exist, Google is your friend there.

I tend to disagree. And googling for evidence says: There is no evidence he actually existed.
Chances are, there was a guy named Jesus who existed in that time period but, can you show me tangible proof that he truly was the son of god, that he actually performed miracles, etc. 'cause ATM, google is proving the opposite of what you are claiming.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12759 on: November 30, 2020, 10:12:02 am »
I tend to disagree. And googling for evidence says: There is no evidence he actually existed.
Chances are, there was a guy named Jesus who existed in that time period but, can you show me tangible proof that he truly was the son of god, that he actually performed miracles, etc. 'cause ATM, google is proving the opposite of what you are claiming.

Yeah, the fact that there was a Jesus walking around and talking to people would say nothing of his being born of a virgin, or that he healed the sick with his palm, or that he was the son of god. None of that is proven, nor CAN it be proven.

We have records of taxes and what King's names were and their policies in written history and we believe them to be true because they're not incredible claims. If I see tax forms from Babylon and they say "The local tax collector got 5 gold pieces from Mr. X on June 28th," I'm inclined to beleieve it because it's so low stakes. And we STILL collect taxes to this day and write down how much.

With Jesus we're being asked to believe the extraordinary. And none of these events are replicable, nor have they happened since.

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I'll grant you that it would possible to track the pregnancy of the woman Mary who's mentioned about three times in the Bible and to show there was no male intervention in her life at all but yet she delivered herself of a healthy baby boy. I can sayŚ I don't say that's impossible. Parthenogenesis is not completely unthinkable. It does not prove that his paternity is divine and it wouldn't prove that any of his moral teachings were thereby correct. Nor, if I was to see him executed one day and see him walking the streets the next, would that show that his father was God or his mother was a virgin or that his teachings were true, especially given the commonplace nature of resurrection at that time and place. After all, Lazarus was raised, never said a word about it. The was raised, didn't say a thing about what she'd been through. And the Gospels tell us that at the time of the crucifixion all the graves in Jerusalem opened and their occupants wandered around the streets to greet people. So it seems resurrection was something of a banality at the time. Not all of those people clearly were divinely conceived. So I'll give you all the miracles and you'll still be left exactly where you are now, holding an empty sack.

Hitchens is a smart, well-spoken man and I agree with him, I don't worship the man.
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