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JJarmuth07
July 17th, 2014, 10:23
Its not like they are doing anything to me - but their non stop chatter (AH ARIGATOUUUU... AH SOKA SOKA), laughter, and noise around me has taken a toll. At first I did not mind, I am a first year, but now as I have been working here for one year - it is getting to me.

The printer is right by me, which means noise non stop and people always right by my desk, likely looking over my shoulder. Tired of that, and of people staring, laughing etc.. Could be phase 3 in the cultural shock thing (or whatever you call it), but the tatemae that I see everyday is just laughable - so many times I a day I think, <one of these days you guys are going to just learn to drop it,> which of course they wont.

I know this is a pretty petty thing to bitch about, but it has taken a toll. Often times I know they are not working, talking about work, but rather just bullshitting around talking about whatever.

Thankfully, I am taking about two weeks off and going back home. Hopefully that will do me some good and I will come back better able to tolerate this. These are VERY SMALL inconveniences, I know, but after a while it gets to me. It gets to a point where I get headaches non-stop and take aspirin like crazy.

Plus, I dont know if anyone else has this problem, but my computer is the biggest POS in the world. It literally freezes every few minutes, I cant go on most websites (i.e. NYT, Economist, etc..) without it freezing, and generally is a POS.

Of course, I have not asked for a new one since most of the same teachers have the same model... but theirs MUST BE running better than mine. This computer is at least 8 years old... And when I ask to bring in my computer, they basically say it is impossible.

Anyone else relate to ANY of this ?

- Frustrated..

Jiggit
July 17th, 2014, 10:24
It's been a while since we had a Gezora. What else sucks about your life, please do share.

Ini
July 17th, 2014, 10:25
maybe you should take a vacation to sunny saitama to refresh the old batteries?

Antonath
July 17th, 2014, 10:37
Welcome to Stage 2, also known as "I hate everything!"

JJarmuth07
July 17th, 2014, 10:49
Welcome to Stage 2, also known as "I hate everything!"

Hah I do not hate everything, just a lot of the small annoyances of my base school. So maybe Stage 2... but after a year?

coop52
July 17th, 2014, 10:57
Stage 2 can hit at any time. They also don't tell you that you can regress back to it.

Jiggit
July 17th, 2014, 11:26
If people here irritate you with their everyday behaviour I suggest you stay here for the full 5 years, make over 20000 posts on here complaining, bang one of the forum landwhales and go to all possible lengths not to be an adult and take responsibility for your easily solvable problems.

Ini
July 17th, 2014, 11:35
why are you sat at your desk trying to read the economist? Shouldn't you be working?

ihatefall
July 17th, 2014, 12:00
maybe you should take a vacation to sunny saitama to refresh the old batteries?

I believe the OP lives in Saitama.

Ini
July 17th, 2014, 12:01
I believe the OP lives in Saitama.

4093

tealparadise
July 17th, 2014, 12:04
why are you sat at your desk trying to read the economist? Shouldn't you be working?

Good joke.





@JJarmuth07 (http://www.ithinkimlost.com/members/jjarmuth07.html)

I totally do understand, but these kinds of everyday annoyances were basically how I realized Japan is NOT a good fit for me. Maybe it's not a good fit for you either. I totally relate to the "just drop it" feeling. Aisatsu and renraku are my worst enemies, but there's no escaping them here. So if, like me, you really get frustrated and angry a lot of the time, then it's time to admit that Japan may not be a good fit. Or rather, that Japan's salaryman type life may not be a good fit. I get along GREAT with anyone who isn't a fucking salaryman/woman. Bartenders, entrepreneurs, construction workers... basically people who don't laugh if a joke's not funny, and don't jog around just to look busy.

I could see myself working in Tokyo, surrounded by ex-pats and yankees and enjoying travel etc. But I can't see myself staying in the public school system.

Ini
July 17th, 2014, 12:08
oh yeah, there are no salarymen in tokyo......

BeckyJones
July 17th, 2014, 12:15
download a linux live CD, copy all your networking information down onto a piece of paper and then load the linux live CD. set up internet and see how fast the computer is from there. Chances are you got 10 years of ALT porn, files, IE4 and a bunch of other crap literally sucking the life out of your computer.

Also, join into the conversation and talk some shit about others in the office.

tealparadise
July 17th, 2014, 13:21
oh yeah, there are no salarymen in tokyo......

There's enough variety that you can avoid them.

ihatefall
July 18th, 2014, 09:30
There's enough variety that you can avoid them.

Haha

What would you do for work?

uthinkimlost?
July 18th, 2014, 09:35
Haha

What would you do for work?

4107

Ini
July 18th, 2014, 09:38
Come on guys, moving from the countryside where the only office jobs for miles around are at the Town Hall to a major city full of offices is the perfect office worker avoidance strategy.

coop52
July 18th, 2014, 09:45
There's enough variety that you can avoid them.

Bless your heart

lil oni
July 18th, 2014, 10:16
booo