What's got you flummoxed today?

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I need to figure out how to deal with one really unruly kid in class who ruins it for everyone else. Too bad spanking is illegal in Germany. :ph34r:

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Taser?

I'm open to any suggestions. I just took over this class... this kid is bouncing off the walls, and he won't ever STFU. I threatened "time out" today, and he looked at me like I was out of my mind. It sort of worked. So next time, he will get the T.O.

 

I am new to this teaching business, and am now having second thoughts about doing it when back in the States. This is a job for saints! :lol: I have enough trouble with my own 4 year old.

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Forgetting my Amazon password. They didn't send my password via my email address, so I had to use the Help option. And of course, all my various guesses at finding the magic words to find help to get my password sent to my email address did not work. So...couldn't order from them. I think I must have old passwords at every textbook company online. And I always have to move to the next one, because they don't cater to people who order once or twice a year and use a password different to their regular passwords. And of course, no easy way to send them mail to ask for help, because they want your email and password! SOL, apparently.

 

I guess they aren't interested in dim people's money.

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That I would get the worst cough and chest infection after visiting the dentist for a routine clean...my throat feels like its been run through a grill...

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Its bad enough that the Scottish Government has put 13 million GBP towards the 50 million price tag for some painting to stay in Scotland, but even worse that someone opposed to that used the fact that the current owner of the painting is a Campbell and "from a family responible for the Highland clearances" as a reason. I mean fucking hell, I cant imagine what this dickhead might have said if it had been a German who owned it.

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Someone I went to school with has been sent to prison for child pornography and abusing a seven year old boy.

 

I sat beside him in school when he was the age of the kid he abused. It's so far beyond wrong that I can't even articulate the wrongness.

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On my bike this morning I paused to look right and left to see if a tram was coming. Then I remembered the MVG strike and that no tram would be coming.

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Just landed in Dresden and we got to about 20 - 30m from the ground before we could see it. :o

 

Not a comfortable feeling.

 

Yes I know about Cat III landings.

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I searched, and did not find an official WTF thread. Here's my quandary for the day; feel free to add yours.

 

Why is every theme in German "high school" level English class extremely heavy/ depressive? I tutor teens, and if it's not drugs, rape, then it's murder, gangs/ guns, vandalism. etc. Today's lesson was in "gang English", replete with swearing, etc.

 

WTF??!

 

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Why is every theme in German "high school" level English class extremely heavy/ depressive? I tutor teens, and if it's not drugs, rape, then it's murder, gangs/ guns, vandalism. etc.

For the same reasons certain (most?) newspapers focus on the bad or freaky or even the bad AND freaky aspects of life: It creates an emotional response and makes the news interesting in a way. In my school days we had loads of happy families with boring hobbies in our textbooks. I can assure you we were bored to death. Maybe the new approach works?

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I guess... but I had to explain what a "hit" on someone is... What "gonna" means (and tons of other slang like it)... I just wonder if this is the English vocabulary they really should be learning. He already knew what "shithead" meant. :lol:

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Just noticed 3 dodgy tranactions in Warsaw Poland on my bank statement for 600eur!!

 

Never stood in Poland in years!!

 

I had bought some 'normal' asian books from this company on same day!!

 

http://www.dcothai.com/

 

Bank will refund but got to cancel me card etc (already did this..)

 

Nasty business!!

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All of the furnished rental homes back home are booked! sigh. Guess it's going to be a hotel for months...

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I understand taking your drink along to the ladies' room as a precaution against date-rape. But why take it into the toilet stall?

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Tonight's pricey CA wine that I lugged around on a long bike ride, and that surprisingly showed up here in Germany (liquids not allowed in shipping container), was corked. <_<

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Why did PR in Houston decorate its Restructuring brochure with a picture of 100 Deutsche Mark-bills in the year of grace 2009?

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