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  • yirj17
  • The Legend

    • 2782

    • September 16, 2015, 02:23:16 am
    • Korealand
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5240 on: May 16, 2017, 03:19:38 pm »

- why are Koreans afraid of sodas being too fizzy. All the sodas here are soooo flat.



I like flat soda or those of the gently effervescent variety.  I'm that person. 


  • zola
  • The Legend

    • 2917

    • September 30, 2012, 06:56:11 am
    • Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5241 on: May 16, 2017, 03:27:01 pm »
- why is like half the food sold in supermarkets here rotten. They can ship anything overnight from Gmarket, but they can't store chicken or fruit for a few days?
There just seems to be a greater acceptance of half rotten food here. People seem to have no qualms with paying 3000won for a head a half brown, spongy brocolli, so they just keep on selling it. A homeplus was busted recently for just stickering over expiry dates on meat. "It's not too grey, give it another 5 days"
Kpip! - Martin 2018


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5242 on: May 16, 2017, 03:37:05 pm »
- why is like half the food sold in supermarkets here rotten. They can ship anything overnight from Gmarket, but they can't store chicken or fruit for a few days?
There just seems to be a greater acceptance of half rotten food here. People seem to have no qualms with paying 3000won for a head a half brown, spongy brocolli, so they just keep on selling it. A homeplus was busted recently for just stickering over expiry dates on meat. "It's not too grey, give it another 5 days"

Or they just stick a layer of fresh beef over the old beef and discount it so it looks like you're getting nice beef at a good price.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5243 on: May 16, 2017, 07:34:07 pm »
I don't understand how an activity that I've played successfully in multiple forms over the last couple of years has bombed with my 4 newest classes.

I even tried changing the format with the next class when I realised it failed with the previous class.

I'm peeved and frustrated.


  • Loki88
  • Expert Waygook

    • 722

    • July 25, 2014, 08:41:07 am
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5244 on: May 16, 2017, 07:46:56 pm »
I like pizza. I don't like onions.

I ordered my pizza and went to get it.

Potatoes. Check.
Corn. Check.
Cheese crust. Check.
Onions. Nope, check.

As I'm leaving the lady tells me she added green peppers to give it flavour...

There are only two things I don't like on pizza. Onions are in the second most hated position...

WTF.


  • Pecan
  • The Legend

    • 3769

    • December 27, 2010, 09:14:44 am
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5245 on: May 16, 2017, 08:43:49 pm »
I like pizza. I don't like onions.

I ordered my pizza and went to get it.

Potatoes. Check.
Corn. Check.
Cheese crust. Check.
Onions. Nope, check.

As I'm leaving the lady tells me she added green peppers to give it flavour...

There are only two things I don't like on pizza. Onions are in the second most hated position...

WTF.
I feel your pain.

Pizza places used to refuse to make cheese-only pizza, because they said it wouldn't be delicious :) (they aren't the ones eating it...go figure).


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5246 on: May 17, 2017, 07:29:00 am »
- why is like half the food sold in supermarkets here rotten. They can ship anything overnight from Gmarket, but they can't store chicken or fruit for a few days?
There just seems to be a greater acceptance of half rotten food here. People seem to have no qualms with paying 3000won for a head a half brown, spongy brocolli, so they just keep on selling it. A homeplus was busted recently for just stickering over expiry dates on meat. "It's not too grey, give it another 5 days"

Not necessarily, and I don't think the staff and customers at my Lotte Mart understand how avocados work. Rock hard and bright green avos, 2000 won each. Soft, dark green avos, with a few black spots, which nobody buys, 700W each. Thank you very much ;D
« Last Edit: May 17, 2017, 07:38:12 am by Aristocrat »


  • HaLo3
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1058

    • January 02, 2014, 08:19:08 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5247 on: May 17, 2017, 08:33:26 am »
- why is like half the food sold in supermarkets here rotten. They can ship anything overnight from Gmarket, but they can't store chicken or fruit for a few days?
There just seems to be a greater acceptance of half rotten food here. People seem to have no qualms with paying 3000won for a head a half brown, spongy brocolli, so they just keep on selling it. A homeplus was busted recently for just stickering over expiry dates on meat. "It's not too grey, give it another 5 days"

Not necessarily, and I don't think the staff and customers at my Lotte Mart understand how avocados work. Rock hard and bright green avos, 2000 won each. Soft, dark green avos, with a few black spots, which nobody buys, 700W each. Thank you very much ;D
Woah woah woah, where at?

I'm thinking of walking to World Cup Market today because I remember seeing cheapish avos there.


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4626

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5248 on: May 17, 2017, 08:50:40 am »
only 930am and unnecessarily shoved 4 times already

- unnecessarily shoved on the subway
- unnecessarily shoved on the bus
- unnecessarily shoved in the lift
- unnecessarily shoved by workers (twice) in the supermarket

"nobody matters but me"


  • JahMoo
  • Expert Waygook

    • 639

    • May 11, 2016, 12:55:18 pm
    • Gyeonggi-do, ROK
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5249 on: May 17, 2017, 08:57:55 am »
only 930am and unnecessarily shoved 4 times already

- unnecessarily shoved on the subway
- unnecessarily shoved on the bus
- unnecessarily shoved in the lift
- unnecessarily shoved by workers (twice) in the supermarket

"nobody matters but me"

I fell onto several high school and junior high kids on the bus this morning. Consider it your revenge.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5250 on: May 17, 2017, 08:57:56 am »

- why do all bottles and some cans of Sprite here taste like plasticky grass, while other cans taste like Sprite. At least 7-Up here is always good, but it's hard to find.


I love 킨 사이다 and I recently found out that it's just Sprite made for the Korean market. It tastes better than Sprite though. I think it must use real sugar instead of corn syrup.


  • What?What?
  • Expert Waygook

    • 602

    • October 14, 2016, 10:29:17 am
    • Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5251 on: May 17, 2017, 10:10:05 am »
Some kids here are just horrid. Three years in and I still cannot get used to how I am told I must "let them be kids" when they blatantly defy me, throw a book at me and toss worksheets out of a window while screaming no at me. I merely told the little f*&ker that he needed to sit down so i could start my class.

How is this okay? It's not the first time he has had a major upset in my class, but it is getting progressively worse and he is only in Grade 4.
People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
-A.A. Milne


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5252 on: May 17, 2017, 10:16:56 am »
Some kids here are just horrid. Three years in and I still cannot get used to how I am told I must "let them be kids" when they blatantly defy me, throw a book at me and toss worksheets out of a window while screaming no at me. I merely told the little f*&ker that he needed to sit down so i could start my class.

How is this okay? It's not the first time he has had a major upset in my class, but it is getting progressively worse and he is only in Grade 4.

Go get a student from grade 6. Problem solved.

99% of my kids always say hello to me in the hallways etc but the odd one or two ignore me even if I say hi. Then a Korean teacher walks around the corner and they are giving it the MJ lean and bringing out the big guns with 안녕하십니까?. Cheeky little fuckers.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5253 on: May 17, 2017, 11:35:52 am »

- why do all bottles and some cans of Sprite here taste like plasticky grass, while other cans taste like Sprite. At least 7-Up here is always good, but it's hard to find.


I love 킨 사이다 and I recently found out that it's just Sprite made for the Korean market. It tastes better than Sprite though. I think it must use real sugar instead of corn syrup.


Ugh any Korean "saEEEda" either tastes like bubblegum or plastic grass.


AND WHY DO KOREANS CALL IT CIDER WHY WHY WHY. I know Japan is to blame as usual but who was dopey enough to start calling lemon-lime soda cider?????
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  • scpru
  • Veteran

    • 78

    • October 03, 2016, 09:46:41 am
    • Samcheonpo
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5254 on: May 17, 2017, 12:17:16 pm »
Some kids here are just horrid. Three years in and I still cannot get used to how I am told I must "let them be kids" when they blatantly defy me, throw a book at me and toss worksheets out of a window while screaming no at me. I merely told the little f*&ker that he needed to sit down so i could start my class.

How is this okay? It's not the first time he has had a major upset in my class, but it is getting progressively worse and he is only in Grade 4.

Girl, you gotta lay down the law. What do you currently do when this stuff happens?


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 6749

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5255 on: May 17, 2017, 01:26:07 pm »
Why is Gmarket ordering so difficult. Am I retarded?

I've linked it to my bank account, I think.............. .. Has anyone else done this.

I don't have a credit card, just my checking card.

As a separate rant, I hate it when Koreans say that my KB bank card is a credit card. NO IT AIN'T, SUNSHINE.
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5256 on: May 17, 2017, 01:58:25 pm »
Why is Gmarket ordering so difficult. Am I retarded?

I've linked it to my bank account, I think.............. .. Has anyone else done this.

I don't have a credit card, just my checking card.

As a separate rant, I hate it when Koreans say that my KB bank card is a credit card. NO IT AIN'T, SUNSHINE.

Yeah, it was pretty easy I thought. You choose your bank, they send the appropriate routing/acct number and you do the transfer through your online banking.


  • Loki88
  • Expert Waygook

    • 722

    • July 25, 2014, 08:41:07 am
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5257 on: May 17, 2017, 02:02:19 pm »
I like pizza. I don't like onions.

I ordered my pizza and went to get it.

Potatoes. Check.
Corn. Check.
Cheese crust. Check.
Onions. Nope, check.

As I'm leaving the lady tells me she added green peppers to give it flavour...

There are only two things I don't like on pizza. Onions are in the second most hated position...

WTF.
I feel your pain.

Pizza places used to refuse to make cheese-only pizza, because they said it wouldn't be delicious :) (they aren't the ones eating it...go figure).

Lol, it worked out. My wife will eat anything and we had two pizzas. I just took the one with onions. Lesser of two evils.


  • JNM
  • The Legend

    • 4733

    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5258 on: May 17, 2017, 02:08:29 pm »
So, yesterday, I was driving home.  About 400 m from my place, there is a very busy little intersection of 2 narrow streets.  I am about 4 car lengths from the intersection - there are about 6 people crossing it in various directions, a parked car, and a couple of scooters in my forward field of view. I am taking it slow, because I don't know which way everybody is headed.

I hear "vrooom" on my left.  Some asshat in a van (with a corporate logo on it) it trying to pass me on the left (barely room to do it), while another scooter is passing me on the right.

I decide to lay on the horn so everybody sees this.

The van stops.  I proceed at the same (low) speed, slightly proud of myself.

I don't know what company it was, but I hope the people in the intersection recognized it.


  • grey
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1536

    • April 08, 2011, 04:47:11 am
    • USA
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5259 on: May 17, 2017, 02:47:50 pm »
Maybe a Samsung employee?

I once saw a black Samsung-branded car with one of those tacky window stickers. I didn't take a picture, but I think I can do it justice.

Samsung
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    Law



The above is fictional, but like the world we now live in-not implausible.
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