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    Strangest teacher you have worked with

    It would be hard to deny that Thailand attracts some mighty strange teachers to its shores. So out of interest, what the craziest, most eccentric or just quirky teacher you have ever come across? My example: letís just call him ĎThe Giantí cos he was bloody massive. The Giant comes to his interview in traditional Thai dress which raised a few eyebrows to say the least. Still, he was hired and itís important not to judge a book be its cover,right? Turns out the guy was an utter fruit cake. The same day as arriving he demanded that we all go to HIS welcome party. A few of us decided to give him the benefit of the doubt and went along. I arrived and he was shouting in the road and it looked like it was about to get nasty. I asked the apartment owner what had gone on. The Giant had tried to barfine the local noodle vendorís teenage daughter. I made a quiet exit. Saturday comes along and the news soon comes that The Giant is drunk on campus demanding a date with a Thai teacher. Obviously this is completely normal behaviour so it was something of a terrible shock when he got fired. You would have thought that was it and he would leave the area, but he hung around for weeks. In that time the following amusing and troubling events occurred: he fell in the khlong, got run over by a song taew, got in a few fights with the locals, tried to barfine more locals, threatened to murder a co-worker and slept by the side of the khlong. In the end the police where called and they drove him to Bangkok and dumped him at the embassy. Still wonder what happened to that nutter!

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    I had a science teacher, a young chap who was quite happy to jump up on a lab bench, curl up in the foetal position, and wiggle about to demonstrate the mating behaviour of fresh water crayfish.
    Apologies if this anecdote is insufficiently salacious.

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    My mate and I used to let the tyres downon our maths - science teachers pushbike, after a couple of days he started bringing a pump , so we took the valves out. One day he told to one of the lads to go outside to get the strap, (leather about 1 and a half ins wide and 18 ins long) we all started laughing so he said " who wants to join him" after all the boys and a couple of the girls stood up he backed down and went on trying to teach .
    Cant work out why the prick neve liked us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RangsitRiot
    It would be hard to deny that Thailand attracts some mighty strange teachers to its shores. So out of interest, what the craziest, most eccentric or just quirky teacher you have ever come across? My example: let’s just call him ‘The Giant’ cos he was bloody massive. The Giant comes to his interview in traditional Thai dress which raised a few eyebrows to say the least. Still, he was hired and it’s important not to judge a book be its cover,right? Turns out the guy was an utter fruit cake. The same day as arriving he demanded that we all go to HIS welcome party. A few of us decided to give him the benefit of the doubt and went along. I arrived and he was shouting in the road and it looked like it was about to get nasty. I asked the apartment owner what had gone on. The Giant had tried to barfine the local noodle vendor’s teenage daughter. I made a quiet exit. Saturday comes along and the news soon comes that The Giant is drunk on campus demanding a date with a Thai teacher. Obviously this is completely normal behaviour so it was something of a terrible shock when he got fired. You would have thought that was it and he would leave the area, but he hung around for weeks. In that time the following amusing and troubling events occurred: he fell in the khlong, got run over by a song taew, got in a few fights with the locals, tried to barfine more locals, threatened to murder a co-worker and slept by the side of the khlong. In the end the police where called and they drove him to Bangkok and dumped him at the embassy. Still wonder what happened to that nutter!
    Go on - name him. We can then do a "this is your life" thread for him.

    At least what nationality was he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus
    Go on - name him
    I'm not AO, I don't do childish shit like that.

    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus
    At least what nationality was he?
    From the land of the free

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    Quote Originally Posted by RangsitRiot View Post
    It would be hard to deny that Thailand attracts some mighty strange teachers to its shores. So out of interest, what the craziest, most eccentric or just quirky teacher you have ever come across? My example: letís just call him ĎThe Giantí cos he was bloody massive. The Giant comes to his interview in traditional Thai dress which raised a few eyebrows to say the least. Still, he was hired and itís important not to judge a book be its cover,right? Turns out the guy was an utter fruit cake. The same day as arriving he demanded that we all go to HIS welcome party. A few of us decided to give him the benefit of the doubt and went along. I arrived and he was shouting in the road and it looked like it was about to get nasty. I asked the apartment owner what had gone on. The Giant had tried to barfine the local noodle vendorís teenage daughter. I made a quiet exit. Saturday comes along and the news soon comes that The Giant is drunk on campus demanding a date with a Thai teacher. Obviously this is completely normal behaviour so it was something of a terrible shock when he got fired. You would have thought that was it and he would leave the area, but he hung around for weeks. In that time the following amusing and troubling events occurred: he fell in the khlong, got run over by a song taew, got in a few fights with the locals, tried to barfine more locals, threatened to murder a co-worker and slept by the side of the khlong. In the end the police where called and they drove him to Bangkok and dumped him at the embassy. Still wonder what happened to that nutter!

    RR, I would guess by the title of this thread that you are a teacher too.

    I hope for the benefit of your students that you aren't an English teacher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palexxxx
    I hope for the benefit of your students that you aren't an English teacher.
    Tizzy. Why bother to proofread for a forum. Be everything that you can and don't get in a tizzy

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    Quote Originally Posted by RangsitRiot
    Why bother to proofread for a forum.
    Why bother to proofread at all, eh ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    Why bother to proofread at all, eh ?
    Why indeed. You never do willy.

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    Muslim colleagues washing their faces and feet in the sink next to me before call to prayer. Usually they have a separate deal for feet washing but some places don't so I found that to be filthy where I was recently.
    Last edited by fohk; 30-10-2014 at 01:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RangsitRiot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by palexxxx
    I hope for the benefit of your students that you aren't an English teacher.
    Tizzy. Why bother to proofread for a forum. Be everything that you can and don't get in a tizzy

    I wasn't getting into a tizzy, but obviously you did, couldn't help yourself from redding me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RangsitRiot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by palexxxx
    I hope for the benefit of your students that you aren't an English teacher.
    Tizzy. Why bother to proofread for a forum. Be everything that you can and don't get in a tizzy
    You would think a teacher would at least use paragraphs as a matter of course.

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    Give him a break he's breaking out of the teacher mindset. Next time Riot, don't capilatize. Funny story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo
    You would think a teacher would at least use paragraphs as a matter of course.
    U wot m8?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RangsitRiot View Post
    Saturday comes along and the news soon comes that The Giant is drunk on campus demanding a date with a Thai teacher. Obviously this is completely normal behaviour so it was something of a terrible shock when he got fired.
    Was his name "James" by any chance? He sounds just like this guy that started in a school in Chanthaburi a couple of years ago. Huge hulking guy. Naive as Hell. Was asking for phone numbers and email addresses of all the young Thai teachers and assistants. Did the same to just about every female stall vender around the school, including some birds in the post office and coffee shop near the school. He was fired for "lewd behaviour". The school's words...not mine.

    I thought he was just "networking".
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    I would say large cities in general attract eccentric teachers!

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    Cambodia has quite a few.

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    I've got a classic, though I don't know if it's so much "stupid" rather than "strange"

    At the language center I work at on the weekend, there's a chap there that played Monopoly repeatedly in class, for the entire 3 hour class.

    His response to the boss: "Well, sometimes it takes three hours to play a game of Monopoly."

    I also work with him at a school during the week. One day, I walk in and notice that he's watching "True Blood" on his laptop in the staff room. I asked him if he thinks its appropriate material to be watching at a school.

    His response: "There's no students in the room, so what does it matter?" I didn't point out to him there's a devout female Muslim and several Buddhist female Thai teachers that also work in the office that might be offended by the porn/violence or that porn is technically illegal in Thailand.

    This year, our school had sports days on Dec 24th, 25th and 26th. Needless to say, the teachers were encouraged to wear "sporty" dress, being reminded that Christmas is formal as the English department is managing the Christmas show.

    Dec 24th comes around and he's dressed like he's going fishing, ball cap, untucked old dress shirt and shorts with tennis shoes.

    Dec 25th, he comes to school the same way. Every other whitey and all of the FLD teachers are dressed up. The boss (Thai) is so impressed by his attire and general stupidity that she puts him up front and center to judge one of the contests.

    Dec 26th he comes dressed the same, though apparently someone said something to his boss as he decided to tuck in his shirt.

    Yes, he's still employed by the school and by the language center. A first I thought I'd be helpful and point out where he's being stupid/unprofessional by now I just kick back and watch the show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan
    The boss (Thai) is so impressed by his attire and general stupidity that she puts him up front and center to judge one of the contests.

    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan
    he's still employed by the school
    looks likes he's winning to me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong
    looks likes he's winning to me?
    Yes he is, but I'm guessing changes are a coming.

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    DO IELTS examiners count?

    Because pretty much all of them I worked with in China were 'off' in some or other way - the closet homo/pedo, the "lawyer"-turned examiner, the twat who wore a three piece suit to examining, the ex-copper from Oz, the 300kg grizzly bear-woman thing from the US that was at least 20 decibels higher than anyone else, the old geezer who dyed his hair orange, and myself of course (mostly I was just a moody cnt).

    Made work interesting at times, bust mostly just painful.

    Bailed on examining in China. Wonder if examiners across Asia are as fooked up?

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    We had a teachers who was very into sports, sometimes he would talk about some football match for an entire lesson in stead of teaching :')

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete View Post
    We had a teachers who was very into sports, sometimes he would talk about some football match for an entire lesson in stead of teaching :')
    Did the students learn or get more experience listening/talking about sports? If so... he was teaching.

    I heard of one guy who who based an entire lesson on "How to make an omelet"

    It's what gets the job done that counts... not "Open your grammar books at page 32"


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    Quote Originally Posted by pete View Post
    We had a teachers who was very into sports, sometimes he would talk about some football match for an entire lesson in stead of teaching :')
    Please, please tell me you are not a teacher...

    We had a teachers
    in stead of

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    "We had a teachers"

    He's either a school director or a student ...

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