So, I've already shared with you my list of things I will greatly miss about living in South Korea. I have completely enjoyed the experience of living here and being immersed in a totally different culture. I have seen things and met people I would have never had the opportunity to do or meet by taking the plunge and moving to the other side of the world. I really, truly will miss this beautiful place as a whole, but there are certainly things I will not miss and cannot wait to distance myself from!! Through all of my posts, I've tried to show the positive and happy sides of Korea; I haven't disclosed much on our bad experiences. I don't want anyone to think this is me bashing a country and a people who've been so generous to me this past year. This is just me having a little humor and showing you that living in Korea does have some downsides!
So here we go.. Things I will NOT miss, not even a little bit, about living in South Korea.
1. The drivers. Oh sweet Jesus, Koreans do not know how to drive. You know that stereotype where Asian women can't drive? Well.. That's only half of the truth because ASIANS cannot drive. I do not understand how there aren't millions and billions of wrecks every day. In fact, in the last year I've only seen a handful! I haven't driven much this year, but when I do I'm always terrified, annoyed, and raging mad. Koreans don't really follow road rules; they make them up as they go. Red light? Well you know, I don't really have time for this today so I'm just going to drive right through it. One way street? Ehh, who cares? Yield sign? That MUST mean everyone else is going to yield for me and I can do anything I want. Pedestrians? Shouldn't have been in my way! I literally cannot stand it. I have terrible road rage at home. Here.. You don't even want to be in the car with me. I will not miss driving in Korea. I can't wait to be back in my little Ford Focus, driving 75mph down the highway.
The Flower Lady is another regular who just really knows how to ruin fun. This woman goes from bar to bar all night long selling roses. "You wan flowa? For you, 2,000 won." No. We do not want a rose. No. We do not want a flower. No. Go away. We don't want.. okay jeeze. Here's some money. Now give me a flower and get out of my face. That's usually how the conversation goes! This woman does not take no for an answer. She once kissed Drew on the cheek over and over until he gave her money. Then she walked away without giving him a flower. Lovely woman, she is.