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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6080 on: July 19, 2017, 01:56:00 pm »
Any idea why the "Era of ‘Biological Annihilation’ Is Underway, Scientists Warn" was locked?
It was back on topic, and there were a couple comments at the end there that I really wanted to reply to.  :sad:


Anyway, I'm sick as a dog, can't speak over a whisper, and none of my coworkers were around to help add volume to my lesson.

We ended up playing a lot of quiet games like "sleeping elephants", "duck-duck-goose", "mock the textbook CD videos", and "Heads up 7 up".

On the plus side, I finally got some use out of those rape-whistle thingies they passed out to all the faculty last year.
Class too noisy? Fine. I get to shatter some ear-drums!  :azn:
« Last Edit: July 19, 2017, 02:08:40 pm by kyndo »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6081 on: July 19, 2017, 02:04:30 pm »
I'm so annoyed that the post office won't leave a package at my door. I have no idea how they decide what to leave, and of course I'm never home at deliver times. And for some reason, with this package, they won't even leave one of those 'we missed you' slips so I can call or take it to the post office.

Looks like I'm going to be playing this dance for the rest of the week.

Do they not call you or send an SMS? All the various couriers call me, and the post office delivery guy calls me, too. And if I don't answer they'll send a text.

I'm in Seoul, though, so they might do things differently in not-Seoul.

They called, but I was in class. And the only texts I'm getting are the EMS tracking updates.

I left a note at my door this morning to tell them where I am (which is right down the road) and hopefully they'll come here if they deliver before I can get there.

Weird. I always get an automated text from them. But - it's usually the same few delivery guys for each area, so it's likely the same three or four people who deliver almost all your parcels. Once they know that you just wanted it left at your door, they'll start to do that routinely.

My delivery guy didn't want to leave international parcels at first. They can get into big trouble if it goes missing because they aren't supposed to just leave it.
I had my coworker explain and eventually we agreed a kind of hiding/more secure place just inside my building so now he does it automatically and sends me a text.

If it doesn't work out this time have someone call :)


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6082 on: July 19, 2017, 02:07:49 pm »
They don't leave packages because if they did and it went missing, they would get blamed and be on the hook for it. You can always get things delivered to a convenience store.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6083 on: July 19, 2017, 02:13:08 pm »
They don't leave packages because if they did and it went missing, they would get blamed and be on the hook for it. You can always get things delivered to a convenience store.

Except they've left packages at my door before. The thing I'm waiting for is literally tags for shipping luggage back home. No one's going to steal that.  :laugh:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6084 on: July 19, 2017, 02:16:59 pm »
Huh. Maybe my experience is the unusual one, then. I usually get about 10-15 packages delivered every month, and each and every one is the same process.

But Waygook.org user Mr. DeMartino is right - you can get it dropped off at a convenience store.

I would prefer it get dropped of my school, hence the note I left. I'm a 5 minute walk from my school, and if they won't leave at my door, they might as well just bring it to me.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6085 on: July 19, 2017, 02:21:24 pm »
They don't leave packages because if they did and it went missing, they would get blamed and be on the hook for it. You can always get things delivered to a convenience store.

Except they've left packages at my door before. The thing I'm waiting for is literally tags for shipping luggage back home. No one's going to steal that.  :laugh:

I should say they won't leave valuable seeming items. I have a feeling if it was a bag marked "socks" value=8000won they'd just leave them.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6086 on: July 19, 2017, 03:18:00 pm »

 "mock the textbook CD videos"


 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: I love doing this with my kids!!!!!
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6087 on: July 19, 2017, 03:20:08 pm »
They called me during class again. I texted my location, and they haven't shown up to my school yet. Guess we'll continue this tomorrow.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6088 on: July 19, 2017, 03:20:57 pm »

 "mock the textbook CD videos"


 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: I love doing this with my kids!!!!!

I CAN PLAY THE GUITAR!
-Derpy Dad who sounds............. ........... touched/special


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6089 on: July 19, 2017, 03:28:23 pm »
Huh. Maybe my experience is the unusual one, then. I usually get about 10-15 packages delivered every month, and each and every one is the same process.

But Waygook.org user Mr. DeMartino is right - you can get it dropped off at a convenience store.

I would prefer it get dropped of my school, hence the note I left. I'm a 5 minute walk from my school, and if they won't leave at my door, they might as well just bring it to me.


Not being rude here, I know it's hard to tell meaning from text so I'm not being shitty  :laugh: :laugh:

but why dont you put your schools address and have it delivered there? Most teachers do it.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6090 on: July 19, 2017, 03:30:55 pm »
Huh. Maybe my experience is the unusual one, then. I usually get about 10-15 packages delivered every month, and each and every one is the same process.

But Waygook.org user Mr. DeMartino is right - you can get it dropped off at a convenience store.

I would prefer it get dropped of my school, hence the note I left. I'm a 5 minute walk from my school, and if they won't leave at my door, they might as well just bring it to me.


Not being rude here, I know it's hard to tell meaning from text so I'm not being shitty  :laugh: :laugh:

but why dont you put your schools address and have it delivered there? Most teachers do it.

Because I'm at a different school everyday, and I didn't know when they would ship the tags. I also assumed they would just leave it at my door since it's just an envelope with low value.

Plus the one time I had something delivered here, it was delivered to the wrong school and I spent 2 days trying to track down the teacher who signed for it. Again, I think it's just easier for them to come up here after they call since I'm just down the street...
« Last Edit: July 19, 2017, 03:33:27 pm by jddavis7 »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6091 on: July 19, 2017, 03:33:27 pm »

 "mock the textbook CD videos"


 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: I love doing this with my kids!!!!!

Occasionally my elem. coT will say she needs to teach a class alone (while I just keep quiet in the back), aka click through the CD. 

She sings along with the songs. 

She's the only one. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6092 on: July 19, 2017, 03:43:16 pm »

 "mock the textbook CD videos"


 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: I love doing this with my kids!!!!!

Occasionally my elem. coT will say she needs to teach a class alone (while I just keep quiet in the back), aka click through the CD. 

She sings along with the songs. 

She's the only one.
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :cry: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :cry: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: I honestly would not be able to keep it together. I wouldn't.


 "mock the textbook CD videos"


 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: I love doing this with my kids!!!!!

I CAN PLAY THE GUITAR!
-Derpy Dad who sounds............. ........... touched/special

Hahahaha the Dad's always sound so bad and bus drivers/shopkeepers/bakers and teachers always sound really creepy. There is also always that one kids that is so nasal even I struggle to understand WTF he is saying!
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6093 on: July 19, 2017, 08:18:39 pm »
Why are KIA cars so annoying?  I looked at the new Stonic; terrible name, nuice looking machine for the cost.  Anyway, i try to get in, i don't fit , so i adjust the seat in every possible way, and then the steering wheel.  I end in a position where my knees are very close to the wheel, and may knock it whilst driving.  Also, in this position, there is zero leg room behind me, and my wife needs to sit there to look after the baby.

The Hyundai Kona doesn't seem to have this problem, i can sit quite comfortably as i do in my current small car; Hyundai Accent.  The only prblem is the Kona looks over designed on the outside, and very under designed inside.

I also tried to sit in a K3, and a Sorento and had the same problems.  I am tall but not monstrously tall, 6 foot 1 is barely above UK average!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6094 on: July 19, 2017, 08:39:00 pm »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6095 on: July 20, 2017, 07:43:16 am »
Walked face first into a spider web on my way to the bus stop. 


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6096 on: July 20, 2017, 07:43:51 am »
I dislike when I am trying to relax and use the restroom at school, and the cleaning lady comes in and decides to start slinging her mop all over the place. Actually, I really wish that they would pick up on the whole close the restroom to clean it thing.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6097 on: July 20, 2017, 08:01:13 am »

 "mock the textbook CD videos"


 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: I love doing this with my kids!!!!!

I CAN PLAY THE GUITAR!
-Derpy Dad who sounds............. ........... touched/special
Is that from the YBM grade 4 lesson 4 video?
My kids begged and pleaded to watch that part over and over again. We spent a good 10 minutes with that on loop just laughing and laughing...
I wish I had that on video so I could send it to whoever makes them. I'm sure it would put a warm glow in their heart knowing how much joy they brought to my classroom!
 :laugh:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6098 on: July 20, 2017, 08:45:45 am »
Is that from the YBM grade 4 lesson 4 video?
Grade 3, but yeah, YBM. The mom and dad are sitting in the backyard. So weird.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6099 on: July 20, 2017, 08:54:21 am »
Kids are noisy banshees today. They got that summer fever~

Yep. My classes are write-offs this week. If I walk through the hallway during a free period, I see ~80% of the homeroom teachers playing movies. Heaven forbid I suggest we watch a movie during my class time though. My school is also hilariously starting summer vacation a week later than most schools this year because of some construction last winter vacation (I think. It's unclear.) Another week and a half of movies for the kids it is.

Yeahhh so what's up with that? I've witnessed the same thing yet was pressured to spend the last half week of class continuing to teach from the book. I ended up doing a fun lesson because I don't have a death wish but why am I perceived as lazy for actively planning/participating in a fun lesson and yet 35 minutes of Ratatouille is totes cool elsewhere?