Read 1549177 times

Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9880 on: June 10, 2019, 07:47:22 am »
I'll be honest, about 90% of the taxi drivers I encounter have been decent to good. But I only take taxis about three or four times a month, so I don't have the biggest sample to go off. But the 10% bad ones that I've encountered - wow. The worst. People have already listed all the crappy things they do.

I get that they have a (ridiculously) strong lobby, somehow, and they want to fight things that may compete with their job, but like... that's not how the world works? Nobody's helping the people whose manufacturing jobs (clothing, electronics, metal stuff, etc) is getting outsourced to cheaper countries. Nobody's helping people whose jobs are being replaced by automated kiosks in restaurants. Job landscapes change. The fact that the taxi lobby expects such preferential treatment as to literally outlaw any competition blows my mind.


  • lhelena
  • Veteran

    • 122

    • March 11, 2018, 01:57:14 pm
    • Anseong
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9881 on: June 10, 2019, 08:07:41 am »
i find it insane that korean taxi drivers have such a strong union, and keep protesting other companies being allowed to operate in korea. i know this is anecdotal, but it also sums up my experience of taxi drivers too. this happened today when my wife was in a taxi

korean taxi driver:
- refused to use the gps
- took a long route (10-15 mins longer than it should have taken)
- kept asking her inappropriate questions (she kept texting me telling me she was a bit scared of him)
- refused to turn the music down (she was with our cat, which was getting stressed out by the loud music)
- got angry when my wife kept trying to get him to drop her off, err, where she actually wanted to go)

on the way back she got a tada taxi:
- driver was very professional and friendly
- took the quickest route (took normal time, i.e. 15 mins less than wit the other taxi)
- asked if she was comfortable / was okay with the music volume (and station)
- turned off the gps notifications (the "turn left, go straight" voice)
- apologised when he went over a speed bump quickly
- cheaper than the korean taxi

my wife was amazed and said she will try her best to use tada whenever possible from now on

i mean, no shit that people want to use taxi alternatives. taxi drivers can honestly **** off



Oh yeah, my favourite bunch.

Either last year, or early this year, one idiot taxi driver protested the new ride-sharing service by setting himself alight; the very pinnacle of a crybaby temper tantrum. I watched an Asian Boss documentary where they interviewed some passengers and taxi drivers, who were protesting (in Seoul).

The passengers claimed:

- They'd sometimes have to wait for over an hour for a taxi as drivers didn't want to pick them up at night.
- Drivers complained or refused to pick them up if their destination was to close.
- Drivers drove recklessly
- Some female passengers claimed there was sexual harassment
 
Taxi drivers complained:

- They'd lose their jobs (as a result of not doing their jobs properly in the first place and creating a demand in the market)
- The other ride services didn't undergo the rigorous safety training the taxi drivers did (LOL, taxi drivers break every driving law there is)
- The other ride services were just young people trying to make extra booze money (..........)

Nobodies stopping taxi drivers from becoming tada drivers, they're acting exactly like 5-year olds looking for a mother to bitch to.
 You couldn't have put it more succinctly "taxi drivers can **** off."

If most taxi drivers were normal, sane people they'd realize the only reason their job is in jeopardy is because of the way they do their job. If they did their jobs well and weren't constantly trying to pick fights with people, cause traffic accidents or just be nasty people in general there wouldn't be a problem with them. My husband has had so many near accidents because of taxi drivers trying to run anyone and everyone off the road. Even when you're not in a taxi you're in danger of their wrath. And don't even get me started on them trying to convince foreigners they can't use their card to pay for short trips (less than 10,000) and then not wanting to give change.


  • HappyPlanetAbuser
  • Super Waygook

    • 260

    • May 30, 2019, 11:30:16 pm
    • in my car polluting your air
    more
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9882 on: June 10, 2019, 08:13:24 am »
If you talk to them you'll learn that many of them used to work at this or that company but got laid off. They have families, kids going to hagwons and faces to save for their forever nasty wives disappointed at her salary man having become just a taxi ajeossi.

One ajeossi talked bitterly about miguk saram (Army) spending what they earn in a month just in 1 night. That was around Yeongsan. I never had much trouble though getting cabs waving 20.000 won around.
« Last Edit: June 10, 2019, 08:21:51 am by HappyPlanetAbuser »
Who's ready for another 4 years of Trump 2020!


  • kobayashi
  • Expert Waygook

    • 987

    • August 18, 2016, 11:14:47 am
    • Nibiru
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9883 on: June 10, 2019, 05:14:42 pm »
we were studying about poems in one class. they had to give me some adjectives to describe korea. one student said 'small", which was good, so i wrote it on the board.

about half the class then went in uproar shouting "KOREA IS NOT SMALL! KOREA IS NOOOOOT SMALLLLL!", which was...weird. i asked them to name me a smaller country, and they couldn't, so...

it's so weird. i mean, this is a grade 5 class, and they are the upper level, so they are quite intelligent. where do they get this weird nationalistic nonsense from such a young age?

they get this nationalistic nonsense from their textbook and classes. they're taught all this shite in their social studies and history classes. stuff like how korean is the most scientific language, and how to hate the japanese. the terms 'uri minjok' (our race) and 'uri nara' (our country) appear all over those books.

then you have this type of thing, just look at those pictures drawn by school kids in korea. can't imagine having that much hate in my heart for another country i've never even been to as a child:
http://orientals.web.fc2.com/paniren.html



  • HappyPlanetAbuser
  • Super Waygook

    • 260

    • May 30, 2019, 11:30:16 pm
    • in my car polluting your air
    more
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9884 on: June 10, 2019, 06:43:37 pm »
That's why I've been saying all along not to have any children, especially them Korean 'uns!
Who's ready for another 4 years of Trump 2020!


  • Aristocrat
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1912

    • November 10, 2014, 01:04:27 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9885 on: June 10, 2019, 09:16:16 pm »
we were studying about poems in one class. they had to give me some adjectives to describe korea. one student said 'small", which was good, so i wrote it on the board.

about half the class then went in uproar shouting "KOREA IS NOT SMALL! KOREA IS NOOOOOT SMALLLLL!", which was...weird. i asked them to name me a smaller country, and they couldn't, so...

it's so weird. i mean, this is a grade 5 class, and they are the upper level, so they are quite intelligent. where do they get this weird nationalistic nonsense from such a young age?

they get this nationalistic nonsense from their textbook and classes. they're taught all this shite in their social studies and history classes. stuff like how korean is the most scientific language, and how to hate the japanese. the terms 'uri minjok' (our race) and 'uri nara' (our country) appear all over those books.

then you have this type of thing, just look at those pictures drawn by school kids in korea. can't imagine having that much hate in my heart for another country i've never even been to as a child:
http://orientals.web.fc2.com/paniren.html



Oh yeah, the nationalist BS seems to peek at around 5th grade, but... I've noticed that for all but the most die-hard nationlists the sentiment is usually bulldozed by Pokemon, Nintendo Switches, Mario, Anime, Sushi etc.

Couple of weeks ago, we did the lesson on green energy. Now, there's no way to fill up 4 periods with nothing but those ridiculous expressions, so we talked about air pollution and how nobody can dispute that, on average, most of it is domestically produced. I explored the reasons why, discussing Korea's geography, lack of wind, reliance on coal, overuse of aircons and believe it or not, it actually went down pretty well. My CT was on board as she also believes most of the air pollution comes from Korea. The feeling I got was that most of the students agreed that it made perfect sense that while China was to blame for a lot of the air pollution during certain times of the year, on average, Korea itself is responsible.

One boy refused to accept it, even after showing an interview with the head of the Korean national environmental group, who collaborated with NASA. He said that in social studies, he was taught that over 90% of the pollution comes from China and he was sticking with it. <meh> Kid was probably just screwing around to get a reaction, but whatever, most of the 6th grade students seemed to be showing signs of being more critical thinkers than the students of previous years.

What I have noticed, and that irritates me to no end, is this recent attempt at decivilizing other Asian nations like China, SE Asia and even Japan, with regards to strange foods. Suddenly, people in SE Asia all eat cockroaches, Japanese people eat some weird worms and Chinese people are now the ones eating dogs, cats and whatnot.
I asked about 개고기 and magically, everyone seems to have totally forgotten about it and is repulsed that anyone would eat it. 5 years ago, I had half the class telling me 개고기 맛있다! Heck, a few years ago when my wife moved to a new school, that thought it would be a great idea to invite/obligate her (a Muslim woman) to attend her welcome dinner with the other teacher at a 개고기 restaurant. My wife sat there feeling completely sick, while the other teachers all scarfed down dog... 5yrs later, it's suddenly passť and Koreans were never that 'primitive'.



  • Kayos
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1425

    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9886 on: June 11, 2019, 08:05:36 am »
we were studying about poems in one class. they had to give me some adjectives to describe korea. one student said 'small", which was good, so i wrote it on the board.

about half the class then went in uproar shouting "KOREA IS NOT SMALL! KOREA IS NOOOOOT SMALLLLL!", which was...weird. i asked them to name me a smaller country, and they couldn't, so...

it's so weird. i mean, this is a grade 5 class, and they are the upper level, so they are quite intelligent. where do they get this weird nationalistic nonsense from such a young age?

they get this nationalistic nonsense from their textbook and classes. they're taught all this shite in their social studies and history classes. stuff like how korean is the most scientific language, and how to hate the japanese. the terms 'uri minjok' (our race) and 'uri nara' (our country) appear all over those books.

then you have this type of thing, just look at those pictures drawn by school kids in korea. can't imagine having that much hate in my heart for another country i've never even been to as a child:
http://orientals.web.fc2.com/paniren.html

The website isn't working for me, but I'm interested in seeing the pictures.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9887 on: June 11, 2019, 09:02:40 am »
Where do they get it? They get it from the same place as many of you get YOUR sense of superiority.

I'm going to go out on a limb, but I'm going to guess most 5th graders aren't going to have the most advanced sense of geography and might react similarly. Think back to your time in 5th grade (yes, yes, I know in your mind everyone was perfectly behaved and devoid of nationalism. Please. Well at least for those of us who went to school during the 90s). If someone had bashed America, I don't think we would have reacted too well either. I mean when I was in 3rd or 4th grade that was during Desert Storm and patriotism was running high. Same with 9/11.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9888 on: June 11, 2019, 09:11:27 am »
Where do they get it? They get it from the same place as many of you get YOUR sense of superiority.

please take your nationalistic insecurities elsewhere.  this is a ranting/venting thread.  treat it as such.  unless you're ranting about your inferiority complex, then it's fine. 


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 2509

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9889 on: June 11, 2019, 10:08:47 am »
Where do they get it? They get it from the same place as many of you get YOUR sense of superiority.

I'm going to go out on a limb, but I'm going to guess most 5th graders aren't going to have the most advanced sense of geography and might react similarly. Think back to your time in 5th grade (yes, yes, I know in your mind everyone was perfectly behaved and devoid of nationalism. Please. Well at least for those of us who went to school during the 90s). If someone had bashed America, I don't think we would have reacted too well either. I mean when I was in 3rd or 4th grade that was during Desert Storm and patriotism was running high. Same with 9/11.
i wasn't bashing korea. we were writing a poem about korea, as a class. one of the students suggested "small", which was accurate. i'm used to the dumb nationalism here as the next guy, but most of  the class suddenly in uproar that someone suggested korea being small was somehow a dig at korea, was a weird reaction. we definitely learnt about country sizes, etc at primary school, e.g. how many times the uk can fit inside the usa" etc. nobody got their knickers in a twist about it


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9890 on: June 11, 2019, 11:00:40 am »
Again, Where do they get it? They get it from the same place as many of you get YOUR sense of superiority.

The place where you presume you are entitled to sit in judgment of them and that your worldview is the correct one an they are wrong for not agreeing with it. The same place we all do.

This is simply to get you to understand that we all possess that same thing in one or another. The same sense of cultural-center that you see in how they express is being expressed right here by all of you. The same kind of presumption. The same shock and denial that you are in any way acting but the correct way. You're doing it. I'm doing it. Everyone is.

But yeah, look at others responses. In some cases there is a serious level of arrogance, presumption and condescension that is just like any Korean nationalism you get. The inherent belief in their superiority and the inferiority of them.

Look at the site kobayashi linked to- http://orientals.web.fc2.com/
It bashes Korea and China for nationalism and ethnocentrism by using...nationalism and ethnocentrism, just in a different form.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9891 on: June 11, 2019, 11:09:46 am »
Quote
Look at the site kobayashi linked to- http://orientals.web.fc2.com/
It bashes Korea and China for nationalism and ethnocentrism by using...nationalism and ethnocentrism, just in a different form.

Should we even be looking at that site, being as how it has a RACIST name?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9892 on: June 11, 2019, 11:16:31 am »
Again, Where do they get it? They get it from the same place as many of you get YOUR sense of superiority.

The place where you presume you are entitled to sit in judgment of them and that your worldview is the correct one an they are wrong for not agreeing with it. The same place we all do.

This is simply to get you to understand that we all possess that same thing in one or another. The same sense of cultural-center that you see in how they express is being expressed right here by all of you. The same kind of presumption. The same shock and denial that you are in any way acting but the correct way. You're doing it. I'm doing it. Everyone is.

But yeah, look at others responses. In some cases there is a serious level of arrogance, presumption and condescension that is just like any Korean nationalism you get. The inherent belief in their superiority and the inferiority of them.

Look at the site kobayashi linked to- http://orientals.web.fc2.com/
It bashes Korea and China for nationalism and ethnocentrism by using...nationalism and ethnocentrism, just in a different form.


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 2509

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9893 on: June 11, 2019, 11:17:22 am »
Again, Where do they get it? They get it from the same place as many of you get YOUR sense of superiority.

The place where you presume you are entitled to sit in judgment of them and that your worldview is the correct one an they are wrong for not agreeing with it. The same place we all do.

This is simply to get you to understand that we all possess that same thing in one or another. The same sense of cultural-center that you see in how they express is being expressed right here by all of you. The same kind of presumption. The same shock and denial that you are in any way acting but the correct way. You're doing it. I'm doing it. Everyone is.

But yeah, look at others responses. In some cases there is a serious level of arrogance, presumption and condescension that is just like any Korean nationalism you get. The inherent belief in their superiority and the inferiority of them.

Look at the site kobayashi linked to- http://orientals.web.fc2.com/
It bashes Korea and China for nationalism and ethnocentrism by using...nationalism and ethnocentrism, just in a different form.
all right, fine. korea is actually massive. one of the biggest countries in the world. happy?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9894 on: June 11, 2019, 11:35:20 am »
Should we even be looking at that site, being as how it has a RACIST name?
Click on it all the live-long day. Like I said, it's not the racism, it's the failure to own it and then pretend you aren't a racist. Anyways, the link is little more than a propaganda site meant to show how great Japan and the Japanese people are and how awful China and Korea are. It's pretty much the Japanese version of "Dokdo is Korean". I mean for that site to criticize blind Korean nationalism and propaganda shows a stunning lack of self-awareness.

Also, it wasn't just the word 'Oriental' which by itself is just an anachronism. It was the way it was said. There was something else there. Like the way he said that wasn't just "SJWs outraged" level, it was one where anti-PC people on the right would be like, "dude..."

Oriental is not on the level of a racial slur, but it definitely dates you. Same as Negro, colored, Mohammedan, darky, gypsy, redskin, eskie, mulatto or Chinaman. I mean if someone said "Animals are dying just so some Negro can get his crack", I think we would have a pretty good idea of how that person thinks of black people deep down.

Jim Rome- Bill Parcells: No Disrespect to the Orientals and "Jap" plays. This was back in 2004. 15 years ago before the rise of SJWs and people knew that was terminology from a bygone era.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HczcZf0TIFY
« Last Edit: June 11, 2019, 11:41:01 am by Mr.DeMartino »


  • Mister Tim
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1566

    • September 08, 2013, 10:33:54 am
    • SK
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9895 on: June 11, 2019, 11:39:39 am »
Here's my rant for the day: The ranting, happy, and rambling threads should be threads I can check every day without having to worry about seeing the apologist diatribes, posturing, and politics sh!tposting that are ruining the rest of the forums. It sure would be great if it could stay that way.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9896 on: June 11, 2019, 12:05:26 pm »
Again, Where do they get it? They get it from the same place as many of you get YOUR sense of superiority.

The place where you presume you are entitled to sit in judgment of them and that your worldview is the correct one an they are wrong for not agreeing with it. The same place we all do.

This is simply to get you to understand that we all possess that same thing in one or another. The same sense of cultural-center that you see in how they express is being expressed right here by all of you. The same kind of presumption. The same shock and denial that you are in any way acting but the correct way. You're doing it. I'm doing it. Everyone is.

But yeah, look at others responses. In some cases there is a serious level of arrogance, presumption and condescension that is just like any Korean nationalism you get. The inherent belief in their superiority and the inferiority of them.

Look at the site kobayashi linked to- http://orientals.web.fc2.com/
It bashes Korea and China for nationalism and ethnocentrism by using...nationalism and ethnocentrism, just in a different form.

Again, Where do they get it? They get it from the same place as many of you get YOUR sense of superiority.

The place where you presume you are entitled to sit in judgment of them and that your worldview is the correct one an they are wrong for not agreeing with it. The same place we all do.

This is simply to get you to understand that we all possess that same thing in one or another. The same sense of cultural-center that you see in how they express is being expressed right here by all of you. The same kind of presumption. The same shock and denial that you are in any way acting but the correct way. You're doing it. I'm doing it. Everyone is.

But yeah, look at others responses. In some cases there is a serious level of arrogance, presumption and condescension that is just like any Korean nationalism you get. The inherent belief in their superiority and the inferiority of them.

Look at the site kobayashi linked to- http://orientals.web.fc2.com/
It bashes Korea and China for nationalism and ethnocentrism by using...nationalism and ethnocentrism, just in a different form.

i'm guessing as there is no point in posting this bilge twice that, due to a faulty cheapskate internet, it posted itself 16 minutes apart?


  • JVPrice
  • Expert Waygook

    • 796

    • August 29, 2017, 10:26:13 am
    • Cheongju
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9897 on: June 11, 2019, 12:23:35 pm »
Here's my rant for the day: The ranting, happy, and rambling threads should be threads I can check every day without having to worry about seeing the apologist diatribes, posturing, and politics sh!tposting that are ruining the rest of the forums. It sure would be great if it could stay that way.

Agreed. Nobody was even trying to pick a fight or call anyone out but this is what happens. Plus, last I checked, someone mentioned that DM doesn't ever post in this thread for... Reasons...?
The World Ends With You


  • JVPrice
  • Expert Waygook

    • 796

    • August 29, 2017, 10:26:13 am
    • Cheongju
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9898 on: June 13, 2019, 12:49:50 pm »
I don't know whose idea it was to have a classroom with nothing but rolling chairs but lemme tell you...

It's as bad as you can imagine it being. :cry:
The World Ends With You


  • Kayos
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1425

    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9899 on: June 13, 2019, 12:54:26 pm »
I don't know whose idea it was to have a classroom with nothing but rolling chairs but lemme tell you...

It's as bad as you can imagine it being. :cry:

I hear that brother. My travel school has a classroom with nothing but rolling chairs, and the students have to use it for my classes there. >.<