This is Why I Don’t Learn More Korean

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Hey, Korea. It’s been a while since we sparred. I’ve either become soft or have just completely lost interest in bitching about you. The latter is most probable. I’m not gonna lie, you sort of bore me. Even the following is not about you. Sure, you’ve been around for these happenings, but I regret to inform you that you cannot be held responsible. Believe me, I would throw you a bone if I could, but this simply isn’t about you. Maybe next time. Don’t hold your breath.

Not only is my new building much cleaner, bigger, and generally more fantastic than the old one, but it has twice as many elevators. Twice as many elevators! It’s like a castle, without any of the nice stuff that makes a castle a castle. Of course, with twice as many elevators, comes twice as many people who don’t quite understand how elevators work.

Hey, Korea. It’s been a while since we sparred. I’ve either become soft or have just completely lost interest in bitching about you. The latter is most probable. I’m not gonna lie, you sort of bore me. Even the following is not about you. Sure, you’ve been around for these happenings, but I regret to inform you that you cannot be held responsible. Believe me, I would throw you a bone if I could, but this simply isn’t about you. Maybe next time. Don’t hold your breath.

Not only is my new building much cleaner, bigger, and generally more fantastic than the old one, but it has twice as many elevators. Twice as many elevators! It’s like a castle, without any of the nice stuff that makes a castle a castle. Of course, with twice as many elevators, comes twice as many people who don’t quite understand how elevators work.
Every other day or so as I am waiting for the elevator, somebody comes up beside me and pushes the button several times. Perhaps they think that I haven’t bothered to push it yet and am just standing there like an idiot because that’s how I like to spend my time. In this case, the illuminated red light that clearly indicates that I have pushed the button to call for the elevator is just a product of my imagination. The other, more plausible scenario, is that some people actually think that pushing the button multiple times will speed up the elevator and get them where they need to be faster. This is too stupid for me to speculate on any further (though I’m certain you can find such a rant elsewhere).
When I am forced to witness this brand of stupidity in Canada Land, I struggle to get through the situation without bringing attention to the absurdity of the perpetrators actions. It’s only natural that my first response to seeing it here is to come up with a list of snide phrases on my walk to work that I absolutely must get one of my friends to translate into Korean for me. Unfortunately, by the time I get to work I’ve talked myself out of learning Korean for the sake of being an ass. While at work, I like to feign that I’m a good person.
There’s little sense in blowing my cover just so that I can insult people more effectively.


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