Saturday, December 29, 2007

Only in Korea...

So, something very funny happened today.  My friend, Johanna, took me to a mall (it gets funnier...).  She is the same gal that helped me discover the joys of the flower market a few weeks ago.  When we came out to our car, we found that we were completely parked in!  Sometimes people here will leave their car unlocked with the keys in it so you can move their car or they will leave it in neutral so you can push it out of the way if you need to.  None of these were true today.  So, we are walking around this big van trying to figure out what to do when Johanna says, "Do you have a cell phone?  I think this is a phone number..."  I hand her my phone, and she starts dialing.  This owner of this van had a sticker inside the windshield (at the location where most people have stickers reminding you of when you need your oil changed), with a cell phone number.  When Johanna called the number, after battling the language barrier for a few minutes, the man said he would come soon.  Within three minutes, he was there moving his van.  Only in Korea could you leave your cell phone number on your windshield for people to call you when you need to move.  In the US, your vehicle would either be keyed or towed or both!  Always an adventure....

4 comments:

Carrie and Lisa said...

Wow. What a story. Hope your Christmas was wonderful. Lisa and I are going to explore your blog a little more and look at your pictures.

Lisa sends love.

~Carrie and Lisa

Short Stop said...

LOL! That's hilarious. Everyone thinks it's so funny when they come here to visit because we have a coat rack right inside the mall where people hang their coats, diaper bags, etc. and then go shopping. Can you imagine that in Baltimore?

Mary@notbefore7 said...

OK, that is wild. Totally unheard of. :)

Johanna said...

What!!! Another Johanna....how cool! It is so neat to read about Korea:-)