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The Joongang Daily (HT to ROKDrop for first post) tells us about how much police time is spent on drunk people:

According to the Busan Metropolitan Police Agency, officers at the city’s
58 police precincts handled 54,925 cases of drunk pedestrians between January
and May, or some 364 cases per day. Handling drunks can take up a third of the
task of an average officer. Police precincts that handle Busan’s most crowded
and busy areas - Seomyeon, Yeonil, Jeonpo - complain that there are so many
drunks that they completely clog up their daily tasks.

The Busan police department estimates that the nation’s police spends at

Question from a reader: giving gifts to a director

A reader writes in with a question:

I am on my way to Incheon in a few weeks to start teaching at a hagwon. I'm both excited and terrified (in a good way), and can't wait to leave!

I have read that it is a good idea to bring your Director a gift, and doing so usually starts you off on a good note with them. The problem is I haven't found any examples of the type of gift to bring. Any ideas?


Hi J.,

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