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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8740 on: September 18, 2018, 10:40:14 am »
Are your clothes drying properly?  That could be causing them to smell.  It's quite difficut to dry them properly during these humid months.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8741 on: September 18, 2018, 10:40:30 am »
They pulled Oxiclean?

Man, that's an insult to the late, great Billy Mays. Shame on them.


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    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8742 on: September 18, 2018, 10:43:43 am »
They pulled Oxiclean?

Man, that's an insult to the late, great Billy Mays. Shame on them.
Wasn't that the company that was implicated in the humidifier cleaner poisonings?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8743 on: September 18, 2018, 10:52:04 am »
Are your clothes drying properly?  That could be causing them to smell.  It's quite difficut to dry them properly during these humid months.

Yes, I either leave the window open or have the fan on (sometimes both, if there's no breeze and/or if it's at night). My clothes never take more than 2-3 hours to dry.

The unpleasant smells I get from freshly washed clothes is either because of mold growing in the drum (if your clothes smell moldy, this is the #1 reason for it, not because your clothes are drying too slowly -- unless they take days to dry and you have them bunched up too closely together to allow for proper air flow, your clothes shouldn't smell of mold after a wash), or because of trapped/built up bacteria that my washing machine is not adequately washing away from my clothes (it literally only uses just enough water to make the clothes wet, no matter what setting I put it under -- without a lot of hand-scrubbing, this is not enough for adequate washing).

Soaking my clothes in a pre-wash solution once a month to help break up the built-up crap that the machine is not washing away on its own is the only thing that works to have my clothes smelling normally after a wash. That, and using a mold-killing washing machine cleaner once a month during warm-hot weather (I don't have to worry so much about mold in the drum during colder weather, but avoiding that bacterial smell is a year-round maintenance).
« Last Edit: September 18, 2018, 11:36:44 am by Chinguetti »


  • Lazio
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    • January 27, 2018, 03:56:10 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8744 on: September 18, 2018, 11:28:15 am »
I hate my piece-of-shit washing machine. It's a cheap efficiency model, so it doesn't use enough water to adequately clean my clothes unless I have literally two items (a shirt and a pair of pants) plus maybe a pair of socks in there. And even then, I have to soak my clothes in a pre-wash solution at least once every month before washing or else they'll still come out smelling weird after a couple of weeks (of regular wearing AND washing).

I'm at a point where I'm ready to purchase a new washing machine, but I really don't know what to do with the old one since it belongs to the landlord, so I feel like I'm stuck with it. It really, really ****** pisses me off.

You can easily make your laundry machine use more water. On their factory setting they use almost no water at all for washing and very little even for rinsing. That is not enough to rinse all the laundry detergent out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gYXdfg9TFg

Check the video. The pressure switch might be in a different spot in your device but once you see it in the video you will recognize it for sure. It take about 3 minutes and all you need is a screwdriver.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8745 on: September 18, 2018, 11:29:54 am »
I hate my piece-of-shit washing machine. It's a cheap efficiency model, so it doesn't use enough water to adequately clean my clothes unless I have literally two items (a shirt and a pair of pants) plus maybe a pair of socks in there. And even then, I have to soak my clothes in a pre-wash solution at least once every month before washing or else they'll still come out smelling weird after a couple of weeks (of regular wearing AND washing).

I'm at a point where I'm ready to purchase a new washing machine, but I really don't know what to do with the old one since it belongs to the landlord, so I feel like I'm stuck with it. It really, really ****** pisses me off.

You can easily make your laundry machine use more water. On their factory setting they use almost no water at all for washing and very little even for rinsing. That is not enough to rinse all the laundry detergent out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gYXdfg9TFg

Check the video. The pressure switch might be in a different spot in your device but once you see it in the video you will recognize it for sure. It take about 3 minutes and all you need is a screwdriver.

Thanks, I'll definitely take a look at it once I get home because this shit has been driving me crazy for far too long.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8746 on: September 18, 2018, 11:30:14 am »
English room at 8:40AM. I'm the only person who's been using this room for the past 3yrs.
I'm chilling, the lights are off, a gentle morning sun is lighting up the room and I'm listening to the birds.

A young woman (early to mid 20s) smashes the door open like she's 5-0, notices me and gets startled. I get a damn shock, but it's ok, she probably thought nobody was in the class as the lights are off. Without saying a word, she takes the liberty of switching on every light. I ask her not to do it and she complies. Again, not saying a word of greeting or introduction, she marches to the box of English materials and rummages through it.

I was completely discombobulated and couldn't respond to the shock of this rudeness.

I ask, in English, if she needs any help. She gives a curt no and before I can ask her who the hell she is, her phone rings and she answers it. She continues her conversation as she walks out the class leaving the door wide open. I later discover that she's the substitute English teacher (my CT is absent till November). She arrives 10min late to our first class, sits on her phone throughout the lesson and is already out the door and down the stairs before the bell can finish ringing.

Between classes, I caught her in the corridor. I try to express my annoyance in as polite a way as possible and ask that she introduce herself and greet before barging into the English room. She gives me one of those sarcastic 예s, the same ones you'd expect from an obnoxious middle-schooler and walks off.

What a rude little brat.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8747 on: September 18, 2018, 11:40:55 am »
I hate my piece-of-shit washing machine. It's a cheap efficiency model, so it doesn't use enough water to adequately clean my clothes unless I have literally two items (a shirt and a pair of pants) plus maybe a pair of socks in there. And even then, I have to soak my clothes in a pre-wash solution at least once every month before washing or else they'll still come out smelling weird after a couple of weeks (of regular wearing AND washing).

I'm at a point where I'm ready to purchase a new washing machine, but I really don't know what to do with the old one since it belongs to the landlord, so I feel like I'm stuck with it. It really, really ****** pisses me off.

I've started feeling like that towards mine. I noticed a few weeks ago, that my shirts are still coming out a tad smelly. I didn't know what to do, so I bought this de-odor type spray, that is meant to destroy what is causing the smell, but it works for a bit, but not all day :\

Just curious, what pre-wash stuff do you use? I might need to look into doing that myself.
Adulting is hard, I tell you Hwhat :o
Probably not going to replace the washing machine, as I've already had to replace a bed and refrigerator out of my own pocket. :\

To avoid that weird, dirty rag smell, I use an Oxyclean solution, like one or two scoops in warm water. I let my clothes soak in there all day while I'm at work, and then stick them into the wash as soon as I get home. Korea used to sell the brand Oxyclean, but stores pulled it to sell a Korean version of it instead, which works fine. The one I buy comes in a pink plastic tub, can't think of what it's called atm, though. I'll look at it when I get home.

To avoid the moldy smell, I also treat my washing machine with a mold-killing cleaning solution that's specifically meant to kill the mold that grow in the drums here. Do that at least once a month, too, during the hot and warm seasons.

Do you mind PM'ing me the names of the cleaning solution and the mold stuff you mentioned once you get home? I'll try keep an eye out for them this weekend when I go grocery shopping!
And thanks heaps!! :D


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8748 on: September 18, 2018, 11:47:14 am »
English room at 8:40AM. I'm the only person who's been using this room for the past 3yrs.
I'm chilling, the lights are off, a gentle morning sun is lighting up the room and I'm listening to the birds.

A young woman (early to mid 20s) smashes the door open like she's 5-0, notices me and gets startled. I get a damn shock, but it's ok, she probably thought nobody was in the class as the lights are off. Without saying a word, she takes the liberty of switching on every light. I ask her not to do it and she complies. Again, not saying a word of greeting or introduction, she marches to the box of English materials and rummages through it.

I was completely discombobulated and couldn't respond to the shock of this rudeness.

I ask, in English, if she needs any help. She gives a curt no and before I can ask her who the hell she is, her phone rings and she answers it. She continues her conversation as she walks out the class leaving the door wide open. I later discover that she's the substitute English teacher (my CT is absent till November). She arrives 10min late to our first class, sits on her phone throughout the lesson and is already out the door and down the stairs before the bell can finish ringing.

Between classes, I caught her in the corridor. I try to express my annoyance in as polite a way as possible and ask that she introduce herself and greet before barging into the English room. She gives me one of those sarcastic 예s, the same ones you'd expect from an obnoxious middle-schooler and walks off.

What a rude little brat.

I've seen that from younger Koreans working the convenience stores, but a teacher?? She has some nerve. I wonder where she got it from :lipsrsealed:
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    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8749 on: September 18, 2018, 12:00:20 pm »
English room at 8:40AM. I'm the only person who's been using this room for the past 3yrs.
I'm chilling, the lights are off, a gentle morning sun is lighting up the room and I'm listening to the birds.

A young woman (early to mid 20s) smashes the door open like she's 5-0, notices me and gets startled. I get a damn shock, but it's ok, she probably thought nobody was in the class as the lights are off. Without saying a word, she takes the liberty of switching on every light. I ask her not to do it and she complies. Again, not saying a word of greeting or introduction, she marches to the box of English materials and rummages through it.

I was completely discombobulated and couldn't respond to the shock of this rudeness.

I ask, in English, if she needs any help. She gives a curt no and before I can ask her who the hell she is, her phone rings and she answers it. She continues her conversation as she walks out the class leaving the door wide open. I later discover that she's the substitute English teacher (my CT is absent till November). She arrives 10min late to our first class, sits on her phone throughout the lesson and is already out the door and down the stairs before the bell can finish ringing.

Between classes, I caught her in the corridor. I try to express my annoyance in as polite a way as possible and ask that she introduce herself and greet before barging into the English room. She gives me one of those sarcastic 예s, the same ones you'd expect from an obnoxious middle-schooler and walks off.

What a rude little brat.
yeah, man. a student gave me a nice piece of artwork she made (genuinely was pretty good), so i tape it on a cabinet door, behind the teacher's desk. i'm an after school instructor so share a classroom with the school's english teacher, but figure putting up a student's painting won't do any harm. anyway, i came in the next day and the artwork was gone, and i find it screwed up in the bin. no student would have removed as the class is always occupied with that teacher, or locked. this is the same teacher who, when i'm waiting for her class to finish (so i can prepare and teach my class), will deliberately turn off the computer, knowing i', waiting outside and need to use it after her, turn off the lights and then lock the door right in front of me, knowing i need to go in there. i mean, i've asked her not to several times, but she'll do it anyway the next time, right in front of me, too

i wonder what goes through some people's heads. who's got time for such passive-aggressive pettiness?


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    • March 03, 2011, 09:45:24 am
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8750 on: September 18, 2018, 12:05:03 pm »
i wonder what goes through some people's heads. who's got time for such passive-aggressive pettiness?
Me.
I would replace the computer OS with linux, change the TV settings to English, hide all the board markers, and then plaster a gazillion student pictures over every available surface... 5 layers deep. Also, raise the chair to an uncomfortable level, and randomly lock one of the desk drawers.  :smiley:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8751 on: September 18, 2018, 12:27:40 pm »
i wonder what goes through some people's heads. who's got time for such passive-aggressive pettiness?
Me.
I would replace the computer OS with linux, change the TV settings to English, hide all the board markers, and then plaster a gazillion student pictures over every available surface... 5 layers deep. Also, raise the chair to an uncomfortable level, and randomly lock one of the desk drawers.  :smiley:

Maybe you can set up a big update upon the restart of the computer. Do the TV thing, and let students write nice notes on the board for the class she has in the morning. Continue to wait for her outside, and ask her again not to shutdown the computer and close up. If she does it, do all of the other stuff (every time), and if she listens just leave it all normal. She will eventually catch on.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8752 on: September 18, 2018, 12:38:18 pm »
English room at 8:40AM. I'm the only person who's been using this room for the past 3yrs.
I'm chilling, the lights are off, a gentle morning sun is lighting up the room and I'm listening to the birds.

A young woman (early to mid 20s) smashes the door open like she's 5-0, notices me and gets startled. I get a damn shock, but it's ok, she probably thought nobody was in the class as the lights are off. Without saying a word, she takes the liberty of switching on every light. I ask her not to do it and she complies. Again, not saying a word of greeting or introduction, she marches to the box of English materials and rummages through it.

I was completely discombobulated and couldn't respond to the shock of this rudeness.

I ask, in English, if she needs any help. She gives a curt no and before I can ask her who the hell she is, her phone rings and she answers it. She continues her conversation as she walks out the class leaving the door wide open. I later discover that she's the substitute English teacher (my CT is absent till November). She arrives 10min late to our first class, sits on her phone throughout the lesson and is already out the door and down the stairs before the bell can finish ringing.

Between classes, I caught her in the corridor. I try to express my annoyance in as polite a way as possible and ask that she introduce herself and greet before barging into the English room. She gives me one of those sarcastic 예s, the same ones you'd expect from an obnoxious middle-schooler and walks off.

What a rude little brat.

Make sure you include her in all lesson plans; "This will be your time to do A,B and C" etc.  Make her work!


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8753 on: September 18, 2018, 12:39:40 pm »
DeMartino's home cleaning tips-

1) OxiClean in your washing machine
2) Hangers falling down or in suboptimal locations? Use MightyPutty to set up clothes drying racks and hooks or attach it to tractor trailer to haul your new clothes dryer from store to apartment.
3) Wipe up excess moisture in your washing machine with Zorbeez cleaning cloth
4) Dings and dents can throw off your washing machine and lead to mildew buildup. Use DingKing to get those out.
5) SteamBuddy for lower drycleaning bills


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8754 on: September 18, 2018, 01:20:31 pm »
Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's laundry tips:

- If you have the option, keep the lid or door of your laundry machine open. This also dramatically reduces the chance of getting moldy funk growing in there.

- Throw a bit of baking soda in each wash to help eliminated odours.

- For a boost in cleaning, use some washing soda. It's called 과탄산 소다 and it's amazing, but don't use it every wash, or on super delicate stuff, cause it can make your clothes fade a little more quickly.

- You can also toss a bit of citric acid (구연산) in your wash to kill bacteria and also brighten your clothes and give a boost to cleaning any oil-based dirt that might be in your clothes.

Yeah, I do all of that as others have also suggested the same things and reported good results.

But none of it was effective in my case, except for leaving the washing machine door open (but even then it's not enough -- it just slows it down). The lack of adequate water from my machine is probably the reason why most of the above isn't enough.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8755 on: September 18, 2018, 01:25:51 pm »
English room at 8:40AM. I'm the only person who's been using this room for the past 3yrs.
I'm chilling, the lights are off, a gentle morning sun is lighting up the room and I'm listening to the birds.

A young woman (early to mid 20s) smashes the door open like she's 5-0, notices me and gets startled. I get a damn shock, but it's ok, she probably thought nobody was in the class as the lights are off. Without saying a word, she takes the liberty of switching on every light. I ask her not to do it and she complies. Again, not saying a word of greeting or introduction, she marches to the box of English materials and rummages through it.

I was completely discombobulated and couldn't respond to the shock of this rudeness.

I ask, in English, if she needs any help. She gives a curt no and before I can ask her who the hell she is, her phone rings and she answers it. She continues her conversation as she walks out the class leaving the door wide open. I later discover that she's the substitute English teacher (my CT is absent till November). She arrives 10min late to our first class, sits on her phone throughout the lesson and is already out the door and down the stairs before the bell can finish ringing.

Between classes, I caught her in the corridor. I try to express my annoyance in as polite a way as possible and ask that she introduce herself and greet before barging into the English room. She gives me one of those sarcastic 예s, the same ones you'd expect from an obnoxious middle-schooler and walks off.

What a rude little brat.
yeah, man. a student gave me a nice piece of artwork she made (genuinely was pretty good), so i tape it on a cabinet door, behind the teacher's desk. i'm an after school instructor so share a classroom with the school's english teacher, but figure putting up a student's painting won't do any harm. anyway, i came in the next day and the artwork was gone, and i find it screwed up in the bin. no student would have removed as the class is always occupied with that teacher, or locked. this is the same teacher who, when i'm waiting for her class to finish (so i can prepare and teach my class), will deliberately turn off the computer, knowing i', waiting outside and need to use it after her, turn off the lights and then lock the door right in front of me, knowing i need to go in there. i mean, i've asked her not to several times, but she'll do it anyway the next time, right in front of me, too

i wonder what goes through some people's heads. who's got time for such passive-aggressive pettiness?

Which is why I refuse to lower myself and try to sabotage her or make her life miserable, I'm at the school to teach to the best of my ability and even if I can get away with just playing movies all day or having little schoolyard spats with a 22yr old, I'll do my best to be professional.

This doesn't mean I have to go out of my way to include her. So far, I've been happy with extending her the same courtesy she gave me when she barged into class, I completely ignore her, which is rather easy when she speaks no English and does nothing but play on her phone.
I've taught on my own for years and really don't need the help of a kid who can barely string together an English sentence, actually she can't even do that, which I find disgraceful as a prospective English teacher (particularly a young one).


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8756 on: September 18, 2018, 01:37:59 pm »
Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's laundry tips:

- If you have the option, keep the lid or door of your laundry machine open. This also dramatically reduces the chance of getting moldy funk growing in there.

- Throw a bit of baking soda in each wash to help eliminated odours.

- For a boost in cleaning, use some washing soda. It's called 과탄산 소다 and it's amazing, but don't use it every wash, or on super delicate stuff, cause it can make your clothes fade a little more quickly.

- You can also toss a bit of citric acid (구연산) in your wash to kill bacteria and also brighten your clothes and give a boost to cleaning any oil-based dirt that might be in your clothes.

Yeah, I do all of that as others have also suggested the same things and reported good results.

But none of it was effective in my case, except for leaving the washing machine door open (but even then it's not enough -- it just slows it down). The lack of adequate water from my machine is probably the reason why most of the above isn't enough.

For reals, I find most front-loading washers to be totally garbage. I've only had experience with maybe four different ones in my life, but I've never liked them.

Sounds like your washing machine is super suck.


  • Kyndo
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8757 on: September 18, 2018, 02:38:44 pm »
Which is why I refuse to lower myself and try to sabotage her or make her life miserable, I'm at the school to teach to the best of my ability and even if I can get away with just playing movies all day or having little schoolyard spats with a 22yr old, I'll do my best to be professional.
   All jokes aside, I wouldn't really recommend any kind of contest of passive-aggressiveness. It rarely ends well for the foreign teacher.
    Professionalism is something we should all aspire to, especially when dealing with faculty we don't really like.
   Also, I hope nobody actually ever uninstalls Windows on a school computer: it upsets IT to no end.

 I save my pettiness for the teachers I get along with best.  :smiley:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8758 on: September 18, 2018, 02:39:43 pm »
Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt's laundry tips:

- If you have the option, keep the lid or door of your laundry machine open. This also dramatically reduces the chance of getting moldy funk growing in there.

- Throw a bit of baking soda in each wash to help eliminated odours.

- For a boost in cleaning, use some washing soda. It's called 과탄산 소다 and it's amazing, but don't use it every wash, or on super delicate stuff, cause it can make your clothes fade a little more quickly.

- You can also toss a bit of citric acid (구연산) in your wash to kill bacteria and also brighten your clothes and give a boost to cleaning any oil-based dirt that might be in your clothes.

Yeah, I do all of that as others have also suggested the same things and reported good results.

But none of it was effective in my case, except for leaving the washing machine door open (but even then it's not enough -- it just slows it down). The lack of adequate water from my machine is probably the reason why most of the above isn't enough.

When and if you get some free time, fill both reservoirs with white vinegar and run at in the longest setting and the hottest water.  Vinegar helps break up any rust and scale that builds up in the machine/drum.  It also disinfects the drum.  Your place is going to stink like an Easter egg for a day or two, but it helps.  I do this to my machine at least once a month.  As for clothes smelling, you can also soak your clothes in vinegar and water over night then toss them into the machine the next morning.  Vinegar kills that sick mildew smell. 


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8759 on: September 18, 2018, 05:21:09 pm »
Do you mind PM'ing me the names of the cleaning solution and the mold stuff you mentioned once you get home? I'll try keep an eye out for them this weekend when I go grocery shopping!
And thanks heaps!! :D

Sure, no problem. I'm out of the mold cleaner stuff and don't remember the name, but I've got to go grocery shopping myself tonight and I'll take a picture for you. Same with my soaking solution stuff, I'll do it at the same time.

You can easily make your laundry machine use more water. On their factory setting they use almost no water at all for washing and very little even for rinsing. That is not enough to rinse all the laundry detergent out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gYXdfg9TFg

Check the video. The pressure switch might be in a different spot in your device but once you see it in the video you will recognize it for sure. It take about 3 minutes and all you need is a screwdriver.

THANK YOU, THIS WORKED OMG I CAN DO LAUNDRY LIKE A NORMAL PERSON AGAIN.

****** hell, I wish I'd learned about this sooner, gawd.

For reals, I find most front-loading washers to be totally garbage. I've only had experience with maybe four different ones in my life, but I've never liked them.

Sounds like your washing machine is super suck.

Yeah, my heart sank as soon as I saw it. Imagine my horror when I realized it was worse than the norm. But the quick adjustment that Lazio suggested seems to have taken care of that for me, so now it's just the constant mold vigil left.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2018, 05:54:21 pm by Chinguetti »