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  • mrc45
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    • April 19, 2015, 12:50:26 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5720 on: June 28, 2017, 06:59:11 am »
Hah, so this flyer thing isn't really a unique situation for me, is it? xD

Yeah, the flyer I taped down in front of his place is still there, but he's taken down another advert and tossed it on the floor in front of my door.

Seriously, the guy's an asshole. Maybe I should do what lifeisgood did. xD

This guy's behavior is just bizarre, but I guess not uncommon. Why would someone do this in the first place? I had a neighbor who one day decided that my porch was the perfect place for his bike. And this was not a large porch. We lived in one of those old neighborhoods where three or four houses are connected. I lived on the first floor and you would have to walk past the first house on a person's left, past the stairs to go up to the second level, and then my place. The end of the walkway was blocked off by one of the rooms of my house. On the right was a little storage area and then the wall of the next building. So my neighbor decides that my porch was going to be where his bike was going to go. He sticks it right in front of my door so that I can't even open it. At first I thought perhaps he stuck it there just for a minute, so I just moved it out of the way, but it kept happening. I had no idea which neighbor was actually doing it (I lived there for three years and I didn't meet anyone you lived in that building except for a kind old lady who left after about a year of me living there and then I never met the person who moved in), so I left a note asking him to stop. He continued to leave his bike in front of my door until I threw it out into the street. I don't know if anything on it broke, but he stopped leaving his bike in front of my door.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5721 on: June 28, 2017, 07:51:03 am »
Oh my god. I'm gonna snap. It is a real pet peeve that people here have no regard for conserving energy. The aircon in our office is making the room nice and cool. Some bitch comes in, opens the door, turns on the fan, then proceeds to sit down and eat her stankin ass kimchi while the aircon is still running.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5722 on: June 28, 2017, 08:09:15 am »
Oh my god. I'm gonna snap. It is a real pet peeve that people here have no regard for conserving energy. The aircon in our office is making the room nice and cool. Some bitch comes in, opens the door, turns on the fan, then proceeds to sit down and eat her stankin ass kimchi while the aircon is still running.

Unfortunately billions of people are also not using power very smartly. Know that as we speak there are huge numbers of people with their windows down blasting the AC in their cars, schools, stores, etc. I'm quite a pessimist, with some realism thrown in.
Ko fills half his luggage with instant noodles for his international business travels, a lesson he learned after assuming on his first trip that three packages would suffice for six days. “Man, was I wrong. Since then, I always make sure I pack enough.”
-AP


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5723 on: June 28, 2017, 08:28:56 am »
Hah, so this flyer thing isn't really a unique situation for me, is it? xD

Yeah, the flyer I taped down in front of his place is still there, but he's taken down another advert and tossed it on the floor in front of my door.

Seriously, the guy's an asshole. Maybe I should do what lifeisgood did. xD

This guy's behavior is just bizarre, but I guess not uncommon. Why would someone do this in the first place?

I keep asking myself the same thing, it really doesn't require that much more energy to carry the flyer in with him. He walks right into his kitchen where most people keep a garbage bag/can. Honestly, he's expelling a lot of effort just to be an asshole.

Also possible that in his head he feels like he shouldn't have to throw away something he never asked for to begin with... but then why force it on someone else who has nothing to do with it, lol? That includes the building super who comes in once a week and has to clean up any messes left by asshole tenants.

One guy leaves his used cigarette ash and butts in the indoor stairwell. Smoking isn't allowed in my building but someone's been doing it. A sneaky smoker doesn't really surprise me... but flicking your ashes and used butts on the floor? Who ****** does that? Landlord put up signs "reminding" tenants that smoking isn't permitted in the building and that all tenants are responsible for cleaning up for themselves, lol. It stopped the habit for a while, but it started back up again a few months later -- just not as frequent. Really wouldn't surprise me if this were also my neighbor, but I have no way of knowing. xD


  • HaLo3
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    • January 02, 2014, 08:19:08 am
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5724 on: June 28, 2017, 09:47:04 am »
I can't even believe the schooling system here sometimes. Working at a high school, in charge of my own grades and all that. One student came up to me to try and change his failing grade... for all 6 semesters of his high school career. The previous teacher failed him because he never showed up to class, I failed him for 2 years because he never showed up to class. He brought his friend to talk to me to ask for passing grades. I tell him he has to do some work, like anyone else that fails. I start giving him his assignments, one small task for every semester, and he starts complaining that it's too hard and please teacher-ing me. HE THEN TRIES TO BRIBE ME.

"But teacher I have a lot of money..."


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5725 on: June 28, 2017, 09:50:02 am »
Oh my god. I'm gonna snap. It is a real pet peeve that people here have no regard for conserving energy. The aircon in our office is making the room nice and cool. Some bitch comes in, opens the door, turns on the fan, then proceeds to sit down and eat her stankin ass kimchi while the aircon is still running.

Unfortunately billions of people are also not using power very smartly. Know that as we speak there are huge numbers of people with their windows down blasting the AC in their cars, schools, stores, etc. I'm quite a pessimist, with some realism thrown in.
You guys are funny.

I have worked in 20+ schools in my time here, and everyone uses AC the same way...with open windows ;)

Go figure.

And to be fair, AC is a recent phenomena in public schools, so count your blessings.  You could be fan only or nothing at all.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5726 on: June 28, 2017, 09:55:48 am »
Eating that cereal this morning instead of last night's leftover steak was a mistake. I'm so hungry that I feel like I could resort to cannibalism right now.

Why did I do it?  :cry:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5727 on: June 28, 2017, 10:06:47 am »
When President Donald Trump signed an executive order in February mandating the creation of task forces at federal agencies to roll back government regulations, he handed the pen to Dow's chief executive, who was standing at his side. Liveris heads a White House manufacturing working group. His company also wrote a $1 million check to help underwrite Trump's inaugural festivities.

The American Academy of Pediatrics urged Pruitt on Tuesday to take chlorpyrifos off the market. The group representing more than 66,000 pediatricians and pediatric surgeons said it is "deeply alarmed" by Pruitt's decision to allow the pesticide's continued use.


http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/epa-chief-met-with-dow-ceo-before-deciding-on-pesticide-ban/ar-BBDmoEt?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=ientp


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5728 on: June 28, 2017, 10:07:03 am »
Eating that cereal this morning instead of last night's leftover steak was a mistake. I'm so hungry that I feel like I could resort to cannibalism right now.

Why did I do it?  :cry:
PSA: What you are feeling is NOT hunger.  What you are feeling is sugar withdrawals.

Not semantics, but it is a physiological/chemical/??? difference with what is actually happening in your body.

True hunger takes weeks to kick in and it happens in your throat, not your stomach.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5729 on: June 28, 2017, 10:13:24 am »
Eating that cereal this morning instead of last night's leftover steak was a mistake. I'm so hungry that I feel like I could resort to cannibalism right now.

Why did I do it?  :cry:
PSA: What you are feeling is NOT hunger.  What you are feeling is sugar withdrawals.

Not semantics, but it is a physiological/chemical/??? difference with what is actually happening in your body.

True hunger takes weeks to kick in and it happens in your throat, not your stomach.

omg stahp

Unless you give me some protein to help alleviate my "sugar withdrawal" pains because I ran out of my mixed nuts last week and haven't bothered to restock them yet for these in-between meal pangs.

I'm seriously going to eat everything at lunch today. Everything. I don't give a fk what it is.
« Last Edit: June 28, 2017, 10:15:21 am by Chinguetti »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5730 on: June 28, 2017, 10:36:02 am »
I can't even believe the schooling system here sometimes. Working at a high school, in charge of my own grades and all that. One student came up to me to try and change his failing grade... for all 6 semesters of his high school career. The previous teacher failed him because he never showed up to class, I failed him for 2 years because he never showed up to class. He brought his friend to talk to me to ask for passing grades. I tell him he has to do some work, like anyone else that fails. I start giving him his assignments, one small task for every semester, and he starts complaining that it's too hard and please teacher-ing me. HE THEN TRIES TO BRIBE ME.

"But teacher I have a lot of money..."

This kid is going places, really. No sarcasm.
Ko fills half his luggage with instant noodles for his international business travels, a lesson he learned after assuming on his first trip that three packages would suffice for six days. “Man, was I wrong. Since then, I always make sure I pack enough.”
-AP


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5731 on: June 28, 2017, 10:49:30 am »
HE THEN TRIES TO BRIBE ME.

"But teacher I have a lot of money..."

Define "a lot"?

I would give him credit for shamelessness and honesty. Better than some sob story.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5732 on: June 28, 2017, 11:06:03 am »
My Co-Teacher is giving the grade 5 class all the answers and prompts for the open class that we will have after lunch.
The joys of fauxtherhood


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5733 on: June 28, 2017, 11:21:13 am »
Last week, I had my students write a little skit from dialog I provided them. I encouraged them to be creative and write down their lines so they don't remember. Came into class today and started handing back scripts, and it turns out the students are not sitting with the same people. Instead of everyone going back to their groups, my COT just says to give them a random script to perform.

WTF. That defeats the whole purpose of them working together last week to come up with lines.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5734 on: June 28, 2017, 11:54:29 am »
Eating that cereal this morning instead of last night's leftover steak was a mistake. I'm so hungry that I feel like I could resort to cannibalism right now.

Why did I do it?  :cry:
PSA: What you are feeling is NOT hunger.  What you are feeling is sugar withdrawals.

Not semantics, but it is a physiological/chemical/??? difference with what is actually happening in your body.

True hunger takes weeks to kick in and it happens in your throat, not your stomach.

This is it. This is the most Pecan post ever made by Waygook.org user Pecan.

I'm so #blessed that I was able to see it.
Not sure what that even means, but thanks, I guess ;)


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5735 on: June 28, 2017, 12:07:28 pm »
Eating that cereal this morning instead of last night's leftover steak was a mistake. I'm so hungry that I feel like I could resort to cannibalism right now.

Why did I do it?  :cry:
PSA: What you are feeling is NOT hunger.  What you are feeling is sugar withdrawals.

Not semantics, but it is a physiological/chemical/??? difference with what is actually happening in your body.

True hunger takes weeks to kick in and it happens in your throat, not your stomach.

This is it. This is the most Pecan post ever made by Waygook.org user Pecan.

I'm so #blessed that I was able to see it.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: We shall all share a moment of silence  :lipsrsealed:


  • HaLo3
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    • January 02, 2014, 08:19:08 am
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5736 on: June 28, 2017, 12:08:30 pm »
I can't even believe the schooling system here sometimes. Working at a high school, in charge of my own grades and all that. One student came up to me to try and change his failing grade... for all 6 semesters of his high school career. The previous teacher failed him because he never showed up to class, I failed him for 2 years because he never showed up to class. He brought his friend to talk to me to ask for passing grades. I tell him he has to do some work, like anyone else that fails. I start giving him his assignments, one small task for every semester, and he starts complaining that it's too hard and please teacher-ing me. HE THEN TRIES TO BRIBE ME.

"But teacher I have a lot of money..."

This kid is going places, really. No sarcasm.
Yeah, probably so.  :rolleyes: Makes me wonder if he will just get a classmate to do the assignments for him (probably).
« Last Edit: June 28, 2017, 12:14:43 pm by HaLo3 »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5737 on: June 28, 2017, 12:52:51 pm »
Am I the only one whose school shuts all the windows and doors when turning on the AC?  It's like an icebox in here.  I had to go get a jacket. 


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5738 on: June 28, 2017, 01:02:13 pm »
Eating that cereal this morning instead of last night's leftover steak was a mistake. I'm so hungry that I feel like I could resort to cannibalism right now.

Why did I do it?  :cry:
PSA: What you are feeling is NOT hunger.  What you are feeling is sugar withdrawals.

Not semantics, but it is a physiological/chemical/??? difference with what is actually happening in your body.

True hunger takes weeks to kick in and it happens in your throat, not your stomach.


PSA: You're not overly bright.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5739 on: June 28, 2017, 01:06:07 pm »
Am I the only one whose school shuts all the windows and doors when turning on the AC?  It's like an icebox in here.  I had to go get a jacket.

My schools do the same. Class is paused so that the students can close the windows. I prefer the cold over the heat though so I don't mind it freezing in the rooms.