Korean Music is Not Compatible With Ecstasy

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This has been the best Monday ever, and it’s not even 2 pm yet. I almost want to go to bed and call it a day. It can only go downhill from here. There have been at least three great moments of quality what-the-Hell-just-happened for me so far today. This was just one. We were discussing anti-smoking regulations in one of my favourite classes this morning. It went something like this:

Barbie: Does anybody have any vocabulary questions from the article?
Sober Student: I just want to know… have you ever had marijuana.
Barbie: That’s not… okay, yes. Yes, I have. Before coming to Korea. I quit a few months before arriving. This is less of a big deal where I come from.
Sober Student: What does marijuana feel like?
Not Sober Student: Marijuana is too soft! Like cigarettes.

This has been the best Monday ever, and it’s not even 2 pm yet. I almost want to go to bed and call it a day. It can only go downhill from here. There have been at least three great moments of quality what-the-Hell-just-happened for me so far today. This was just one. We were discussing anti-smoking regulations in one of my favourite classes this morning. It went something like this:

Barbie: Does anybody have any vocabulary questions from the article?
Sober Student: I just want to know… have you ever had marijuana.
Barbie: That’s not… okay, yes. Yes, I have. Before coming to Korea. I quit a few months before arriving. This is less of a big deal where I come from.
Sober Student: What does marijuana feel like?
Not Sober Student: Marijuana is too soft! Like cigarettes.
Barbie: Like cigarettes?
Not Sober Student: Yes. Too soft.
Barbie: You’re clearly not getting the right stuff.
Not Sober Student: Ecstasy is better. Marijuana, cigarettes, too soft. But ecstasy is good.
Sober Student: Barbie, have you…
Barbie: No. I haven’t. I –
Not Sober Student: Ecstasy is good, but no good with Korean music. Korean music, too slow. Korean music and ecstasy are not compatible.
The class just moved on with the lesson at that point, because really, what more was there to say?


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