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  • Pennypie
  • Expert Waygook

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    • July 26, 2014, 08:16:47 pm
    • Koreaaa
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7920 on: May 10, 2018, 10:41:54 am »
I hate that lesson planning / teaching threads are pushed off to the side but the wasting time type of threads (Including this one) are front and center.


  • Kayos
  • The Legend

    • 2186

    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7921 on: May 10, 2018, 10:47:49 am »
I've been trying hard to get some of my students to stop saying "F&*(".
Just now, one of the Korean teachers, who has super low English, just sounded like they said "Oh, F$%^!" In front of the students who are cursing like sailors. The boy who uses bad words the most just yelled at me: Teacher, teacher. 'Korean' teacher just said $%^&!
The Korean teacher hadn't said that, but it sounded awfully close to it haha.

Though, I will admit, I did laugh at this haha.


  • oglop
  • The Legend

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    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7922 on: May 10, 2018, 10:49:11 am »
I hate that lesson planning / teaching threads are pushed off to the side but the wasting time type of threads (Including this one) are front and center.
most of the lesson plans and ppts on this site are horrendous*, and it's easier to make your own than to sift through all the dross

*not all, some of it is really well done


  • Pennypie
  • Expert Waygook

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    • July 26, 2014, 08:16:47 pm
    • Koreaaa
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7923 on: May 10, 2018, 11:01:18 am »
I hate that lesson planning / teaching threads are pushed off to the side but the wasting time type of threads (Including this one) are front and center.
most of the lesson plans and ppts on this site are horrendous*, and it's easier to make your own than to sift through all the dross

*not all, some of it is really well done

I meant the discussions really.

Sometimes people have questions or good ideas and no one sees it.


  • oglop
  • The Legend

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    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7924 on: May 10, 2018, 11:03:51 am »
true, i enjoy the grammar and help questions


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7925 on: May 10, 2018, 11:24:32 am »
Why are the Americans so into Politics? They're relentless. Every day they wake up and start half a dozen new threads on a Korean website about American politics. Most of the posters have lived here for 10+ years and probably don't even vote but they harp on about it day after day after day. Would they not be better off back home eating waffle fries with a gun hanging out the back of their jeans in some diner in the middle of nowheresville complaining to the waitress about it all?

None of the other E2 countries ever seem to mention politics from back home.

Most ESL teachers in SK are from the US, apparently, so it makes sense that they'll dominate the political debates.
Nothing wrong with complaining, criticizing or politics, it keeps the mind sharp, particularly from those who've been here for a while and most of their friends have left. Having discussions with Koreans in Korean or English is fine for communicating, but it's exceptionally difficult to have complicated discussion in your 2nd language.




  • OnNut81
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    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7926 on: May 10, 2018, 12:08:43 pm »
I've always felt this site has way too many forums and sub-forums.  Once something falls from the recent activity forum it's pretty much done.  It might have been an interesting topic, a true masterpiece even, that just was posted in an unfortunate crack of time and it's missed.  I don't know about others but I've never gone into the forums page and just perused.  I think this site would benefit more from having just a few broader topics like the café used to. You could find posts you were interested in for a much longer period of time.  Just take a scroll through the forum page.  It's ridiculous how much they've broken things down.  Who's going to bother going into all of those?  Probably a lot of good stuff is going unnoticed.


  • oglop
  • The Legend

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    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7927 on: May 10, 2018, 12:11:55 pm »
i never click off the main page. if it ain't on the 'recent posts' bit, i won't see it. anyone else the same?


  • OnNut81
  • The Legend

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    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
    • Anyang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7928 on: May 10, 2018, 12:18:53 pm »
There just be a forum called "Shooting the sh*t" for the bored at work rambling conversations, "Politics" for the fervent few, "DeMartino's Den" so others are free to skip by and finally a "Sh*t that happened to Bingsu on the Job today" thread for everyone's enjoyment.  I'd like to see one dedicated to the incoherent babblings of Foreverparadise but only he could come up with an appropriate name.


  • JNM
  • The Legend

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    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Cairo, Egypt (formerly Seoul)
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7929 on: May 10, 2018, 12:26:00 pm »
i never click off the main page. if it ain't on the 'recent posts' bit, i won't see it. anyone else the same?
Same same.


  • Kayos
  • The Legend

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    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7930 on: May 10, 2018, 12:49:51 pm »
I've always felt this site has way too many forums and sub-forums.  Once something falls from the recent activity forum it's pretty much done.  It might have been an interesting topic, a true masterpiece even, that just was posted in an unfortunate crack of time and it's missed.  I don't know about others but I've never gone into the forums page and just perused.  I think this site would benefit more from having just a few broader topics like the café used to. You could find posts you were interested in for a much longer period of time.  Just take a scroll through the forum page.  It's ridiculous how much they've broken things down.  Who's going to bother going into all of those?  Probably a lot of good stuff is going unnoticed.

Sometimes when I have very little to do, I go searching on these forums for something interesting to read.


  • oglop
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    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7931 on: May 10, 2018, 01:25:06 pm »
Does this happen to anyone else, daily? I stand to the side of the subway doors, to let people off first. Everyone behind me piles on, pushing in front of me, also blocking anyone getting off. Makes no sense, and it's so rude...


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7932 on: May 10, 2018, 01:38:13 pm »
Does this happen to anyone else, daily? I stand to the side of the subway doors, to let people off first. Everyone behind me piles on, pushing in front of me, also blocking anyone getting off. Makes no sense, and it's so rude...

Not anymore, it's improved quite a bit.
The ugliest, most inconsiderate, selfish and dangerous side of Korean society still manifests itself in the driving culture.
Given the anonymity of tinted windows and no fear of any real traffic enforcement, the most shameful side of Korean culture is on show for all to see.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7933 on: May 10, 2018, 01:51:47 pm »
Does this happen to anyone else, daily? I stand to the side of the subway doors, to let people off first. Everyone behind me piles on, pushing in front of me, also blocking anyone getting off. Makes no sense, and it's so rude...

Not anymore, it's improved quite a bit.
The ugliest, most inconsiderate, selfish and dangerous side of Korean society still manifests itself in the driving culture.
Given the anonymity of tinted windows and no fear of any real traffic enforcement, the most shameful side of Korean culture is on show for all to see.

Honestly, the complete disregard for traffic lights, crosswalks, pedestrians, turn signals, etc completely blows my mind.

I've had cars actually swerve towards me on the street while riding my bike. They might have been swerving to miss something on the other side, but do you really need to suddenly pulling a @#&*(@! 90 degree right turn when I'm right between you and a parked car? I'm literally crashing into the curb and falling off my bike because I'm trying to avoid getting hit when you suddenly need to swerve to miss some invisible object on your other side.

I feel like so much would be solved if people didn't park on the sidewalks and bike lanes. Sidewalks are for pedestrians. Bike lanes are for bikers. The regular lanes are for everyone traveling in some sort of motorized vehicle (car, bongo, bus, scooter, what-have-you).


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7934 on: May 10, 2018, 06:49:49 pm »
Young lady and two of her friends walking through the mall. She drops her ice-cream on the floor. They all do this mini shriek then take out their phones and take a picture of it before walking off... The f**k is wrong with these kids?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7935 on: May 10, 2018, 09:05:19 pm »
Today a bird pooped *in* my car.

I was ahead of schedule for a factory visit, so I stopped at a CU for a coffee and kimbap. I went back to my car, rolled down the window, and a little finch-type bird flu in, craps on my dash, and leaves.

That was my fault. I was feeling salty about our speeding debate, so I trained my pet finch to crap in your Prius.

Does this happen to anyone else, daily? I stand to the side of the subway doors, to let people off first. Everyone behind me piles on, pushing in front of me, also blocking anyone getting off. Makes no sense, and it's so rude...

Not anymore, it's improved quite a bit.
The ugliest, most inconsiderate, selfish and dangerous side of Korean society still manifests itself in the driving culture.
Given the anonymity of tinted windows and no fear of any real traffic enforcement, the most shameful side of Korean culture is on show for all to see.

Honestly, the complete disregard for traffic lights, crosswalks, pedestrians, turn signals, etc completely blows my mind.

It seems that everything people do offends your sensibilities. Further evidence that modern liberals are just as judgmental and intolerant as the conservatives they love to hound for being judgmental and intolerant.


  • zola
  • The Legend

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    • September 30, 2012, 06:56:11 am
    • Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7936 on: May 14, 2018, 08:58:02 am »
I usually avoid the supermarket during the weekend, but I had to do my weekly shop this past Saturday.

It's a packed, rainy, Saturday. Busier still as the next day is the bi-weekly Sunday close. Made worse by the fact that many people here push shopping carts the same way they drive cars. Made worse by the supermarket screamers whose job it is to scream at ear splitting, distortion levels through a blown out 15 watt amp about whatever special is happening. Made worse by the fuckin sample ladies who set there shit up at the end of aisles, over half of the aisle entrance, blocking passage and creating a bottleneck.

But worst of all is the Emart (or lottemark or homeplus. They all do it) staff who need to stack the shelves and seem to think their job is so vital that they block the asiles, make it impossible to get to some products and generally make themselves massive pains in the asses of customers.

I worked in a supermarket when I was at highschool, doing that same job, stacking shelves. The number one rule was, Never Get In The Way of Customers. Which didn't really need to be said. They are buying the shit that I'm stacking, if I get in their way or generally annoy them, they arent going to want to shop in the store. My job is due to them buying. I Dont have a job if they cant do that. So I shouldnt do anything that would stop them from doing that. All fairly common sense. Even on the busiest days, Christmas Eve etc, where certain products needed to be restocked constantly, you would still do wahtever you could to not get in people's ways. Standing to the side, waiting for them to pass.

Theses fucks act as though I'm causing them a hassle becuase I need to maneuver around their pallet jack blocking 90% of the asile way, where they are restocking noodle shelves that are already so full that there is no danger of running low till next winter. ****** sighing at me as I politely ask them to move. Or do that Korean thing, where they can see I'm trying to get past, they are looking directly at me, but will not step 1cm to the side. They'll just continue to stand there with my cart brushing up against them. Morons.

It's honestly in my top 5 most annoying things in this country.

1. Driving
2. Littering
3. Supermarket assholes
4. Lack of soap and handwashing in general
5. Spitting
Kpip! - Martin 2018


  • AvecPommesFrites
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • September 04, 2017, 02:19:33 pm
    • Incheon International Airport Immigration Office Detention Facility
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7937 on: May 14, 2018, 09:23:44 am »
I usually avoid the supermarket during the weekend, but I had to do my weekly shop this past Saturday.

It's a packed, rainy, Saturday. Busier still as the next day is the bi-weekly Sunday close. Made worse by the fact that many people here push shopping carts the same way they drive cars. Made worse by the supermarket screamers whose job it is to scream at ear splitting, distortion levels through a blown out 15 watt amp about whatever special is happening. Made worse by the fuckin sample ladies who set there shit up at the end of aisles, over half of the aisle entrance, blocking passage and creating a bottleneck.

But worst of all is the Emart (or lottemark or homeplus. They all do it) staff who need to stack the shelves and seem to think their job is so vital that they block the asiles, make it impossible to get to some products and generally make themselves massive pains in the asses of customers.

I worked in a supermarket when I was at highschool, doing that same job, stacking shelves. The number one rule was, Never Get In The Way of Customers. Which didn't really need to be said. They are buying the shit that I'm stacking, if I get in their way or generally annoy them, they arent going to want to shop in the store. My job is due to them buying. I Dont have a job if they cant do that. So I shouldnt do anything that would stop them from doing that. All fairly common sense. Even on the busiest days, Christmas Eve etc, where certain products needed to be restocked constantly, you would still do wahtever you could to not get in people's ways. Standing to the side, waiting for them to pass.

Theses fucks act as though I'm causing them a hassle becuase I need to maneuver around their pallet jack blocking 90% of the asile way, where they are restocking noodle shelves that are already so full that there is no danger of running low till next winter. ****** sighing at me as I politely ask them to move. Or do that Korean thing, where they can see I'm trying to get past, they are looking directly at me, but will not step 1cm to the side. They'll just continue to stand there with my cart brushing up against them. Morons.

It's honestly in my top 5 most annoying things in this country.

1. Driving
2. Littering
3. Supermarket assholes
4. Lack of soap and handwashing in general
5. Spitting

Nice rant.

Ever play that game at the check out where they don't say hello to you and then when they've finished ringing up your goods and they haven't offered you a selection of one of their finest carrier bags they just stick there arm out without telling you how much it is and you just stand there like a tin of sardines and stare at them for a couple seconds before saying 'how much is it? And they looking utterly ****** disgusted that you'd have the audacity to even ask such a question. That happened to me on sat in the local supermarket.

Another thing I hate about supermarkets is the bakery section. They practically hold a gun to your head as you peruse the bread.


Soggy undergarments


  • Savant
  • The Legend

    • 2719

    • April 07, 2012, 11:35:31 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7938 on: May 14, 2018, 09:26:41 am »
@Zola

I've noticed with supermarkets here that they will also just abandon boxes in the aisles. They might be unopened or opened but they're just left there. Then you get the asshole who just parks their cart opposite the box preventing you from moving forward.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7939 on: May 14, 2018, 09:36:45 am »
No, I didn't just ****** post 5 seconds ago, STOP LYING

I should subscribe to a less popular VPN.