Converstional English in daily life- shameful that client has advert

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Chilli
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Converstional English in daily life- shameful that client has advert

It is utterly shameful that a man has to advertise for a friend  and pay them to have a chat.

What is going on? Why can't he meet a friend, so strange to me. We benefit so much and lose out by not mixing. Korean people are great fun and loyal friends.

Personally, I am  ashamed that they need to advertise with all the Waykooks making cash here and doing well, by comparison to work conditions at home. People seem to use Koreans when they think they are giving an English class for free, seen it a milion times. If you chose to meet them , don't be a waster, pay your way! Don't take advantage.

Saw it yesterday. Suddenly, miserly types are shotuing rounds, knocking back shots, not asking for the usual cheapo drink and seperate bill. With the prices of you "privates" and other shit, give something back you spongers. The old "I'll pay mate", complete hoodwanking.

If you are the other type of person , sorry. Please ignore and good on ya. She/he may have no choice to advetise, it was his/her choice, but its an indictment on us here.

crudler
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"What is going on? Why can't he meet a friend, so strange to me."

 

Maybe he has poor social skills?  Maybe he's completely uninteresting or unpleasant to be around?  Maybe he can't meet a friend for the usual reasons that people have trouble making friends.

The Korean friends whom I have are people I enjoy being around in social situations. I don't feel any moral obligation to be "friends" with someone simply because that person wants to have a foreign friend.

Chilli
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To have a foreign friend- There is the flaw. Why the need for " foreign" in there?

crudler
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"Why the need for " foreign" in there?"

 

You're the one who set up the question in those terms, so you're in the best position to answer that.

Chilli
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Oxymoron-  Foreign vs friend, you didnt get it. Why can't he meet a friend, so strange to me? As for moral obligation, I'm not saying that is your duty, but still quite sad. You needn't worry, I doubt you'll be messaging them, unless s/he pulls out the wallet. I presume you are the finanical obligation type of Waykookun. Look after no.1!

crudler
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I don't charge people to be my friends.  However, I don't provide English lessons/practice for the cost of a drink, nor do I provide free English lessons/practice just because someone wants to say that we're friends.  It's not difficult to tell the difference between relaxing with friends and teaching.

"I presume you are the finanical obligation type of Waykookun. Look after no.1!"

You're making that presumption based on the fact I don't agree that I should be friends with everyone who says they're looking for a friend.  It's not based on my actual character or behvior.  Of course, that's what I've come to expect on these forums: ignorant insults instead of substantive discussion.

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This thread is just some stereotyping of people in a negative light . .No facts in here juat opinions .
the_business_teacher
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Chilli, friendship isn't a service I sell. If someone approaches me and says I want to be your friend so I can improve my English, my response is go away. I live here supporting my Korean family but I am perplexed by your conclusion about how good we have it here. I like living here but it isn't for the money. I am the equivalent of an associate lecturer here, a job that pays about 30%-40% of the wage I would receive in my home country whilst teaching 3 times the hours and getting less than half of the vacation. I am qualified to be an associate lecturer in my home country. Unfortunately there are many great things about Korea but the money isn't one of them nor are the working conditions.
Chilli
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If you can't stand the "heat", the condtitions, buy your air tickets. I think it depends on the individual, in some cases, conditions aren't as good. I still think you're overpaid. lol

TCC
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Joined: 07/31/2011 - 19:26
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Chilli, what part of Korea are you from originally?

Chilli
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I thought all parts were good, tell me more please?

carolinelquick
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Joined: 05/30/2012 - 21:37
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It is sad that he has to advertise for a friend, foreign or not, but I shan't be replying to it either...not become I'm a selfish waygookin who looks after No 1 or because my friendship is only given to Koreans in exchange for cash, but because perhaps it is not a great idea to reply to adverts for friendship. In fact (even in Korea) I'd say it could be a pretty dangerous, stupid thing to do for a foreigner living alone in a place they may not know very well. 

I'm sad that this person has to resort to offering payment for friendship but I'd be sadder if I ended up dead in a ditch. 

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What a "shameful" take on his post in general. If it's not your cup of tea then leave it alone. This kind of thing pops up once in awhile (can't remember if it's the same guy) but fair shot to him. I didn't get the sense that he wanted to head straight for a hof. Prolly an older fellow who you aint gonna see at KSU late on a Friday night. Let it go!