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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5060 on: April 27, 2017, 02:42:58 pm »
Every thing here is so loud all of the time and some days it's really overwhelming. I'm tired of the kids screaming constantly, the people in my office who won't shut up, the noisy buses, and my neighbor and his raucous friends. I went and hid up on an stairwell where people aren't supposed to go now and listened to the Interstellar soundtrack, but as soon as I came back into the office (before I'd even sat down) my co got all nosy and demanded to know where I'd been and why. She literally hasn't stopped talking all afternoon and I'm just so tired of it.

This probably is a minor thing but I'm so done with noise. I miss my peaceful home in the Rockies.

Definitely not a minor thing, I find the noise pollution here odious.  I strongly suggest investing in Noise Isolating headphones, ATh-m50x is what I use, and it blocks out a LOT here.  Best investment I've made, you can wear it while walking around, deskwarming, and even to help you sleep if you have obnoxious neighbors. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5061 on: April 27, 2017, 02:44:19 pm »
Definitely not a minor thing, I find the noise pollution here odious.  I strongly suggest investing in Noise Isolating headphones, ATh-m50x is what I use, and it blocks out a LOT here.  Best investment I've made, you can wear it while walking around, deskwarming, and even to help you sleep if you have obnoxious neighbors.
I don't own these but I give these a recommendation, I've heard them a dozen times. Good quality to cost ratio.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5062 on: April 27, 2017, 02:56:24 pm »
Every thing here is so loud all of the time and some days it's really overwhelming. I'm tired of the kids screaming constantly, the people in my office who won't shut up, the noisy buses, and my neighbor and his raucous friends. I went and hid up on an stairwell where people aren't supposed to go now and listened to the Interstellar soundtrack, but as soon as I came back into the office (before I'd even sat down) my co got all nosy and demanded to know where I'd been and why. She literally hasn't stopped talking all afternoon and I'm just so tired of it.

This probably is a minor thing but I'm so done with noise. I miss my peaceful home in the Rockies.

I'm similar and when I first came (not saying your new, I just mean in my first year or over) I hated but now I totally tune it out. Also I made my place cosy as fudge. It's my  little island of peace so I have somewhere to escape to.

Anyway these days its fine, I actually feel weird when it's too quiet.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5063 on: April 27, 2017, 03:35:03 pm »
Every thing here is so loud all of the time and some days it's really overwhelming. I'm tired of the kids screaming constantly, the people in my office who won't shut up, the noisy buses, and my neighbor and his raucous friends. I went and hid up on an stairwell where people aren't supposed to go now and listened to the Interstellar soundtrack, but as soon as I came back into the office (before I'd even sat down) my co got all nosy and demanded to know where I'd been and why. She literally hasn't stopped talking all afternoon and I'm just so tired of it.

This probably is a minor thing but I'm so done with noise. I miss my peaceful home in the Rockies.

Definitely not a minor thing, I find the noise pollution here odious.  I strongly suggest investing in Noise Isolating headphones, ATh-m50x is what I use, and it blocks out a LOT here.  Best investment I've made, you can wear it while walking around, deskwarming, and even to help you sleep if you have obnoxious neighbors.
I'll throw in a recommendation for Bose noise cancelling earbuds if you can get them at a reasonable price here. I got my first pair in college, lasted four years, $200. my pair now was $250 and are over 2 years old. Walking around I actually have to turn on the environmental sound setting so I don't get nailed by an impatient cyclist or sommat. The charge lasts about 12 hours (I think they advertise more but meh). They are in-ear and have a pretty good sound quality when off with a very good quality when on.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5064 on: April 27, 2017, 03:57:04 pm »
Printing got bungled up because a teacher was manually doing double sided printing...

The printer has an option for double sided printing.   :undecided:  I knew this even though the computer is in Korean. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5065 on: April 27, 2017, 06:16:44 pm »
Incredibly sick to the point I was sent home. All I want to do is order some junk food to make me feel better and so I don't have to leave and the app is being horrible. Literally copy and pasted the same address a friend has used for over a year except the apartment number and it won't take it.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5066 on: April 28, 2017, 07:35:30 am »
My regular pokemon hunt at my main school has been a disaster today. They all keep escaping. Such bulls*it. Damnit all to hell.

(Also it is so nice that this my rant of the day, considering how hellish life was last year).  ;D
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5067 on: April 28, 2017, 07:37:20 am »
Have to work this bullshit job for 2 more months


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5068 on: April 28, 2017, 07:48:47 am »
I laminated for the first time yesterday and was feeling all  8) for figuring out another machine in Korean but somehow I fed something through and it spiraled into the machine and now someone has to come fix it because I am a dumb foreigner.  :-[


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5069 on: April 28, 2017, 07:54:52 am »
I laminated for the first time yesterday and was feeling all  8) for figuring out another machine in Korean but somehow I fed something through and it spiraled into the machine and now someone has to come fix it because I am a dumb foreigner.  :-[

This is more awakening than any cup of coffee could ever be. Thank you for f**king up.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5070 on: April 28, 2017, 08:03:15 am »
I laminated for the first time yesterday and was feeling all  8) for figuring out another machine in Korean but somehow I fed something through and it spiraled into the machine and now someone has to come fix it because I am a dumb foreigner.  :-[

This is more awakening than any cup of coffee could ever be. Thank you for f**king up.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5071 on: April 28, 2017, 08:03:56 am »
Apparently, my wife and I were invisible for a while yesterday.

We went to the Samsung store in Seorae Maul (usually a very foreigner-friendly area) to pick up a vacuum cleaner.  All the staff (3 people) were busy waiting for other customers.  We waited ~20 minutes, but didn't mind that part... they were busy serving people who were there before us.  Another customer comes in at about 20 minutes, and waits.  When one salesman sees his customer to the door, he looks our way makes eye contact with my wife, and proceeds to the person who just came in.

We left.  I waved dismissively on the way out.

Next we went to Paris Croissant for supper, as we do about once a month.

About 10 minutes in, the lady who entered ahead of us (we followed her up the stairs) was served, and we had not even been given menus. We waited about 5 more minutes before leaving.

On the way out, I asked the lady at the cash (downstairs) if I could talk to the manager.  She said "Can I help you?"  I told her my story, and then walked out.  She chased me saying "so sorry", sticking her head out the door behind us.

"The time for sorry was about 15 minutes ago!"


Epilogue:

We had a great supper at Brioch Doree, and went to Homeplus to get a (non-Samsung) vacuum. 



Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5072 on: April 28, 2017, 08:29:17 am »
Apparently, my wife and I were invisible for a while yesterday.

We went to the Samsung store in Seorae Maul (usually a very foreigner-friendly area) to pick up a vacuum cleaner.  All the staff (3 people) were busy waiting for other customers.  We waited ~20 minutes, but didn't mind that part... they were busy serving people who were there before us.  Another customer comes in at about 20 minutes, and waits.  When one salesman sees his customer to the door, he looks our way makes eye contact with my wife, and proceeds to the person who just came in.

We left.  I waved dismissively on the way out.

Next we went to Paris Croissant for supper, as we do about once a month.

About 10 minutes in, the lady who entered ahead of us (we followed her up the stairs) was served, and we had not even been given menus. We waited about 5 more minutes before leaving.

On the way out, I asked the lady at the cash (downstairs) if I could talk to the manager.  She said "Can I help you?"  I told her my story, and then walked out.  She chased me saying "so sorry", sticking her head out the door behind us.

"The time for sorry was about 15 minutes ago!"


Epilogue:

We had a great supper at Brioch Doree, and went to Homeplus to get a (non-Samsung) vacuum.

Could all these bad experiences be related to your election campaign?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5073 on: April 28, 2017, 08:31:43 am »
I laminated for the first time yesterday and was feeling all  8) for figuring out another machine in Korean but somehow I fed something through and it spiraled into the machine and now someone has to come fix it because I am a dumb foreigner.  :-[

Year 10 England work experience...College Library.

Laminating game is pretty lit.  8)


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5074 on: April 28, 2017, 08:42:48 am »
I laminated for the first time yesterday and was feeling all  8) for figuring out another machine in Korean but somehow I fed something through and it spiraled into the machine and now someone has to come fix it because I am a dumb foreigner.  :-[

This is more awakening than any cup of coffee could ever be. Thank you for f**king up.

Do u want 2 go 2 a luv motel y/n

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5075 on: April 28, 2017, 08:51:46 am »
I laminated for the first time yesterday and was feeling all  8) for figuring out another machine in Korean but somehow I fed something through and it spiraled into the machine and now someone has to come fix it because I am a dumb foreigner.  :-[

Year 10 England work experience...College Library.

Laminating game is pretty lit.  8)

Laminating for school work experience?

I only progressed as far as the automatic stapler on the printer/copy machine at my local council offices.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5076 on: April 28, 2017, 08:54:18 am »
Apparently, my wife and I were invisible for a while yesterday.

We went to the Samsung store in Seorae Maul (usually a very foreigner-friendly area) to pick up a vacuum cleaner.  All the staff (3 people) were busy waiting for other customers.  We waited ~20 minutes, but didn't mind that part... they were busy serving people who were there before us.  Another customer comes in at about 20 minutes, and waits.  When one salesman sees his customer to the door, he looks our way makes eye contact with my wife, and proceeds to the person who just came in.

We left.  I waved dismissively on the way out.

Next we went to Paris Croissant for supper, as we do about once a month.

About 10 minutes in, the lady who entered ahead of us (we followed her up the stairs) was served, and we had not even been given menus. We waited about 5 more minutes before leaving.

On the way out, I asked the lady at the cash (downstairs) if I could talk to the manager.  She said "Can I help you?"  I told her my story, and then walked out.  She chased me saying "so sorry", sticking her head out the door behind us.

"The time for sorry was about 15 minutes ago!"


Epilogue:

We had a great supper at Brioch Doree, and went to Homeplus to get a (non-Samsung) vacuum.

Might just be their best haughty French impression. Working in the French village has gone to their head.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2017, 08:57:26 am by donovan »


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5077 on: April 28, 2017, 09:04:06 am »
I laminated for the first time yesterday and was feeling all  8) for figuring out another machine in Korean but somehow I fed something through and it spiraled into the machine and now someone has to come fix it because I am a dumb foreigner.  :-[

Year 10 England work experience...College Library.

Laminating game is pretty lit.  8)

Laminating for school work experience?

I only progressed as far as the automatic stapler on the printer/copy machine at my local council offices.

I've always been ahead of time.

9-5 at the college library working for free was very enjoyable  :lipsrsealed: especially when there was always that bellend who got paid for doing his work experience. My dewey decimal game is pretty strong too.



Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5078 on: April 28, 2017, 10:03:10 am »
They won't let me use the laminator at my school unsupervised, even though I know how to use it better than they do.

But I guess it makes it harder for them to blame the foreigner if/when it finally craps out (the thing is like 100 years old). Could be they're also afraid of it blowing up and injuring me... not sure if the plan is shield me with their bodies, should that happen, but whatever.

Kind of thinking about getting my own laminator to keep in my office, they've got some decent personal use ones that are far more affordable than I'd originally believed a good laminator would be.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5079 on: April 28, 2017, 10:03:39 am »
I laminated for the first time yesterday and was feeling all  8) for figuring out another machine in Korean but somehow I fed something through and it spiraled into the machine and now someone has to come fix it because I am a dumb foreigner.  :-[

I've literally done the exact same thing. Not #based.

I'm sure if I had been wearing a tie, that would've been laminated too.