Love it! Captured my entire experience in Seoul! Great job, Baek In-Jae
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I totally forgot to add the impetus for writing on this topic. I walked past a "Chinese" restaurant (i.e. jjajangmyon and jambong) and the scotter driver walks out and loads his deliveries in the basket. He puts his thumb to his nostril, evacuates the contents, then does the same to the other nostril. And this guy is delivering your food. Eat up!
Koreans have the highest rate of tuberculosis out of all developed countries. The Klown government has yet to introduce any sort of public awareness campaigns on the subject, and how you can spread tuberculosis by spitting all over the streets/sidewalks/stairways/floors etc. And then at public schools, the teachers (if they are being polite) will go and spit in trash cans, which shows that they know spitting on the ground is rude, because they aren't doing it where they work, or where students or co-workers can see them. They also blow snot rockets into the sinks, and often times don't wash out the sinks afterwards. It's hilarious to see one guy blowing snot rockets into the sink, while the guy standing at the sink next to him brushes his teeth. And since everyone is eating loads of fermented cabbage for lunch, the bathrooms smell like a fucking elephant cage from 1pm onwards. Students in classrooms will dribble-spit on the floors, and then it freezes over in the winter, leaving icy spit pools all over the classroom. In the other months, the spit-pools (which contain lots of phlegm) never actually dry, and instead, dust and dirt starts to stick to them, so they just turn black and permanently stain the floor.Lots of people see those big black spots on the sidewalk near subways etc, and they assume that it's gum, but actually it's not gum, it's dried up phlegm with dirt stuck to it. Foreign drug companies like Merck run clinical TB trials here specifically because the rate of TB is high, so they can always find patients to run tests on.
That's nasty. The only false part of your comment is that Korea in a developed country. Citizens of developed nations are....well...developed.TB rates are high here for the reason you mentioned, of course. But I think the majority of TB cases are from sharing shotglasses and bowls of stew. One of the reasons that I don't drink soju is that I dont want to get dragged into their social custom of sharing the soju shotglasses. That's nasty, too. Plus, soju is a low-rent alcohol, probably inorganic and just chemicals mixed together and not distilled, on par with Southern moonshine, with fewer quality controls.And they have a bowl of dwenjang chigae (beanpaste stew) on the table when they eat galbi and everyone dips their spoons into the community stew bowl. Holy shit.I would rather share a hypodermic needle with a Thai male prostitute who specialized in getting barebacked than share a festering bowl of stew or an ajoshhi's shotglass.If your culture is going to be one of sharing glasses and dishes, it simply cannot be one where hygiene is optional.
Koreans love to stereotype all Americans as 'handsome soldiers' and 'Gossip Girls'. It's all they can relate to before they return to their mindless zombie lives. Now they have Baek-in-jae, a real American to listen to!! How ya like me now, bitches?
Wake up, Maggie, I think I got something to say to you. Thanks for the comment. I think I might be falling for you...or at least getting excited.
Dirty hygiene strengthens the immune system of the Korean people. When babies are exposed to more germs, they will have a healthier immune system later in life. By making each other sick, they are actually making the whole Korean population stronger. Death by sickness is just the Koreans way of implementing natural selection of only letting the most healthy and strongest survive and breed! Americans are just overly worried about hygiene!
If you are joking, it is comic gold. If you are serious, you are a sick, sick man.