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ck
May 19th, 2004, 15:03
Hi,
I'm leaving Japan this year and I found out that my succesor is a 24 y/o female from Manchester with initials AM, I believe. If you are reading this or anyone that knows her is reading this please send an email my way, ckhester at yahoo dot com, and I'll let you in on the wilds of Miyazaki long before your info letter is sent out. Thanks!

dobharrison
May 19th, 2004, 17:42
I only know one person from Manchester and he's a he. I'm pretty sure your successor hasn't joined the site yet.

Amul, you have to track her down!

nitrate
May 19th, 2004, 20:31
where to begin dob.... manchester is a BIG place! and if you don't wanna be found.... you don't wanna be found!

She's the one missing out though. This pred has been trying to track her down for ages! She could know where she is going!

Dynamis
May 19th, 2004, 20:37
I've been told its possible to apply to go on JET without knowing what the Internet is, but I don't believe it!!

dobharrison
May 19th, 2004, 20:48
Without knowing what the Internet is!?! Do you realise the impossibility of what you're saying?

You'll be telling me she doesn't know how to breathe next!

Amul, maybe you should start hanging around Wagamama, Tampopo, etc, and keep an eye out for a young girl with somewhat of a 'I'm going to Japan' look about them. That can't be too hard, unless she really doesn't want to be found and applied for JET by mistake!

Fyrey
May 20th, 2004, 17:43
man... i can't tell you how many times thats happened to me.

Well you know how it is...

A few beers, a couple of tequillas, and the whole night a blur....

and you wake up, feeling like shit with some JET acceptance form.

'ohhh man, i applied again?'....' shit.'

dobharrison
May 20th, 2004, 18:05
LOL! I'm sure many people have gone through this, although how they get through the interview is a mystery to me. This explains why so many people have somewhat of a drugged, glazed expression at the Tokyo orientation. It's because they're not quite sure where they are or even why they're there. These unfortunates are known as JET Terminated Expressionals (JTEs). So whenever people talk about JTEs, this is what they mean.

If someone should introduce themselves to you as a JTE, you should say to them, 'You are in Japan. May I please escort you to the airport?' in a loud and clear voice. This will alleviate the confusion and fear they may be feeling.

Occasionally, a JTE may become so enraged by their hopeless situation that they then become an ALT (Angry, Listless and Trapped). If somebody should introduce themselves as an ALT, you must be very careful not to enrage them further! Sit them down and patiently explain that people are there to help. In extreme cases, it may be necessary to pour a small amount of water on them before trying to console them.

I hope that helps.

yabighoor
May 20th, 2004, 23:14
Dob you think about things too much!

dobharrison
May 21st, 2004, 00:06
It was either come up with that or write a letter about planning applications!

llumynia
May 21st, 2004, 10:05
As for the not knowhing what the internet is... NOT KIDDING, I worked in a computer lab for a very long time up until recently, you don't know how many times I heard questions like:

"Um, for class I'm suposed to... uhh" looks down at paper, "Browse a Yahoo for a "Site"... what kind of one of these computer things does that?"

or maybe a

"So, how do I use this internet thing because my professor just told me i have to access this RLU or whatever this is here with all these slashy things."

or the best

"So, can you tell me how I use this internet thing cause I've been supposed to be sending this stuff in and making a website thing for this class and it's all due tomorrow, so I need to do it now. What's a... uhh... brow-ser?"

public university, big city, over 50,000 people at the school... yet the ignorance persists.

kellicopter
May 21st, 2004, 20:37
he he he

my brother had to suggest i look on net for others going on jet..to which i replied---HUH????
he then very kindly found the yahoo grp for me and hooked me up and offered a quick internet 101 training course....i have then had to have LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS of help from ppl on this site(mainly MAtt and Rich) to follow whats going on :the move from yahoo to here was very intereting--ask rich about setting me up with mIRC..fun and games

and only last night Matt had to post a map of where i was going as i could not possibly find it on my own..hehe

so although unusual---it can happen ..LOL

kell

kellicopter
May 21st, 2004, 20:39
oh by the way.. iam a computer addict now(((even though i still need some help in certain areas)--so there is hope for my kind yet

kell

dobharrison
May 21st, 2004, 20:43
Aww, it's good to see another social, outgoing person being changed gradually into a computer geek!

Good on you, Kell!

:lol:

Beq
May 21st, 2004, 21:01
Oh no! Geekitis strikes again! Yet another willing victim is sucked into it's blurry depths. I only have one thing to say...if you start playing d&d online, say the word, I will put you out of your misery!

By the way....anyone know a good name for a mercenary elf... :P

dobharrison
May 21st, 2004, 22:09
Trigarius should do, Beq. :wink:

Is mercenary an actual character class?