Tales of the Unexpected

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Re: Tales of the Unexpected

Postby StroppyChops » Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:08 pm

^ cute. My high school students in China last year has these amazing compendiums published by the Chinese government that combined translation dictionary, thesaurus and encyclopaedia. The only problem was that any free expression writing ended up being the same for a given topic. When I tested them (informally) on their knowledge of the words they were using, nada.
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Re: Tales of the Unexpected

Postby vladimir » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:45 am

Was working at PUC years back, and they had a campus between 63 and Monivong.

There was a very small teacher's room, about 12 of us at peak hour.

A few days after I started, we're having a break, and this Canadian guy wanders in and in a completely normal tone/volume, starts offering everybody hashish.

He was a bit miffed when I asked him if he thought it was an appropriate thing to do.

'What do you mean'?

Uuh, this is a university, and what you're doing is not only illegal but as a teacher you have certain responsibilities?'

Right.over.the.head.
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Re: Tales of the Unexpected

Postby nightmare.believer » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:54 am

They fired a teacher at a school in seoul I worked for after he put action verbs on index cards and passed them out to the students, getting them to come up one by one and describe the action. A woman from the local women's university got the index card with 'masterbate' on it. She said she didn't want to describe it, but the teacher said she had to describe it. She didn't. He got fired.
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Re: Tales of the Unexpected

Postby Username Taken » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:56 am

vladimir wrote:Was working at PUC years back, and they had a campus between 63 and Monivong.
Previously named Regent College. [see my previous post on this thread]

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Re: Tales of the Unexpected

Postby Milord » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:16 am

nightmare.believer wrote:They fired a teacher at a school in seoul I worked for after he put action verbs on index cards and passed them out to the students, getting them to come up one by one and describe the action. A woman from the local women's university got the index card with 'masterbate' on it. She said she didn't want to describe it, but the teacher said she had to describe it. She didn't. He got fired.
Why? Couldn't find the words or ...
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Re: Tales of the Unexpected

Postby vladimir » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:33 pm

I worked with this guy Johnny, an American who ostensibly worked at Boeing when he was in the States.

Anyway, before I met J, he worked at what is now Build Bright Uni.

One day he takes the wall clock off the class room wall and take sit home.

The manager, a guy called Mike iirc, asks him the next day what he thought he was doing.

Johnny was most indignant:

'How do you expect me to get to work on time if I don't know what the time is?'


On another occasion,I was working at Western Uni. The whole Preah Vihear thing was getting out of hand, there was a CPP rally at Olympic Stadium, and most of my students were buying T-shirts printed with nationalistic slogans on them.

A 4th year student proudly told me he had played a major part in buying the shirts, getting quotes, and having the printing done.

Just one minor irony: the T shirts were made in Thailand.
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Re: Tales of the Unexpected

Postby Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:04 pm

nightmare.believer wrote:They fired a teacher at a school in seoul I worked for after he put action verbs on index cards and passed them out to the students, getting them to come up one by one and describe the action. A woman from the local women's university got the index card with 'masterbate' on it. She said she didn't want to describe it, but the teacher said she had to describe it. She didn't. He got fired.
What an uptight bitch... The key to learning a language is classroom participation!

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Re: Tales of the Unexpected

Postby nightmare.believer » Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:35 pm

Ok, here's the best one of all. It is quite possibly apocryphal as the sheer prurient aspect of the story sounds too unreal to be true, but the story had gone around, and many were repeating it.

A guy is teaching at a high school in Japan. One day, 5 or 6 of the girls came into his office and announced that they wanted him to have sex with them. (Not at the same time). The teacher was a devout Christian, so refused. The girls said that if he didn't service them repeatedly throughout the school year, they would say that he was trying to bang them. He had no choice but to take one for the team.
The most unbelievable part of the whole story, dear brethren, is that he left after the school year was over, never to look back.
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Re: Tales of the Unexpected

Postby Soi Dog » Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:41 pm

^sounds like the first sentence could have been "Dear Penthouse forum..."
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Re: Tales of the Unexpected

Postby vladimir » Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:45 am

A certain Englishman I worked with had a habit of getting very aggressive after drinking. He became well known around town and somehow ended up working at the same school as I did.

Anyway, one night he went overboard a bit more than usual, got into a fight, and it was in the newspaper the next morning. So he arrives at school and heads over to the stall across the road, which sells newspapers.

In his attempt to cover up his imbecility, he buys every single newspaper and destroys them!
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