Originally Posted by ZenChicken
I have to deal with obnoxious NYC parents
Too bad the whole place is run by a psycho ****.
please elaborate on these two items. with anecdotes.
now. okay. ya'll know i teach the children of the people's republic. it's srsly a great job. i get to get to know the little ****ers really well because i see the same 23 kids like four hours a day, which is unheard of for english teachers in china. so basically my **** is the best. i love them and they love me and it's a big fat love-in. one boy, max, raises his hand every day and says "may-lee-sa, i have the most important question! [...] how are YOU?" and i just die every time.
but it's not all sunshine and daffodils, kids. i spend the other half of my day in an office with some crazy ****s. people who abandon their homelands are a mixed bag. some of us are terrific human beings having adventures and generally enjoying existence in a weird place (me) and some of us are ****ing weird. one lady, she's a first grade teacher, is just a ****ing spazz. she's always having heart palpitations over something in the news and she's often telling the parents (in earnest) that they're doing everything wrong with their children. this does not go over well. then there's the dumb worthless **** from nyc who needs to be told everything a minimum of four times and then still asks at the last minute what's going on. he also wears massive headphones and guffaws at his computer all day. i assume he's laughing at youtubes of people falling down stairs because i've never witnessed him actually getting the punchline of an irl joke that uses words. and the britfag next to me who eats smelly pot noodles and leaves the container on his desk to rot and he mumbles into his chest and gets irritated when i can't understand him. and the crazy go-getter canadian girl who wears world's brightest clothes and makes everyone get involved in horrible school-wide activities that she cooks up in her free time. she also tries to finish everyone's sentences, and will chime in on the last word AFTER you start to say it, so it's not even that she's a good guesser. it's horrendous. and my boss is a good guy and he goes to bat for us all the time against the forces of evil (chinese school administration), but he also does really awful things like call me to his office to talk about his women drama. which he has a lot of as he likes to date girls half his age with minimal english ability. god i wonder why it never works out. jesus ****?
oh and the lunch food is ****ing vile. i was going to post a pix but the internet in this office is slower than ****ing ****. that's another dumb thing.
i could go on forever but i see others are mercifully keeping it pretty brief. FINE. i'm done.