Heres a short story of the days where I used to teach English as a private tutor.
One time I was meeting a student for the first time. Before he emailed me asking where to meet and I specifically said, Starbucks.
He said 'sorry I don't like it, too shy to speak English there'.
I said, too bad I only teach at cafe, Its too dangerous to go anywhere else. At first I thought he was one of those sick freaks who was going to sugest we go to a hotel (sometimes you get asked). I told him I will only go to starbucks and he finnaly agreed on it.
When he gets to starbucks, I say
'ok lets go inside'. But suddenly he says again 'sorry I don't like Starbucks its too shy'.
'fine, where do you want to go??'
We went to some VERY expensive tea place across the street. The most expensive tea I had in my life Ready for the price? 20$ for a cup.
It was mad fancy place for rich people. The inside of the place was so fancy, there was a live piano player. Wow.
I noticed right away that I didn't like this student. He had a attitude to him that was unfriendly and kind of idiotic. His personality was something I can't even explain, there was so many rude things he did but here is a few.
We had two menus on the table that the waiter gave me and him to look at, and he TOOK MINE, out of my hand while I was trying to read it, and put it near him and said 'you can't read Japanese'.
And thats when I knew I had a idiot customer.
Oh it gets worse.
He would imitate everything I said with a cocky way and it really got on my nerves.
He asked if I could speak Japanese and I said yes. And he said Really? Then he asked me to say something. I asked him in Japanese 'what do you want me to say?' and he laughed.
Then I asked in Japanese, what is funny?
And he said 'you are speaking Japanese.....and you are a foringer'
I just looked at him with a plain face, nothing is funny, this guy is just a idiot.
I couldn't wait for the lesson to be over, I almost wanted to get up and leave. I wanted to freak out and defend myself telling him his behavior was unacceptable and I wont continue this anymore, but I stood my grounds.
Everytime I tryed to ask a question, he would cut my off making stupid noises or repeating English words and laughing, like he was doing it to piss me off.
Anyways, the most crazy shit of the day was when we started talking about my pets. I told him I used to have over 20 pets in my life. He was so surprised and heres how the conversation went.
'wow?!?!?! Where are they all now?'
'well, they are all dead now'
'WHAT!!!? Why? hahahha! Why teacher? '
' well these pets don't live forever, so they are all dead now, this was over a long time'
'did you kill them?? hahaha'
'what happens if you have a baby??'
'will you kill your baby too?'
After that I didn't respond to him, I can't even remember how the rest of the lesson went.
I never contacted that student again.