Foreigners get a bad rap sometimes from some Koreans. It doesn’t help when some of us make it so damn easy.
I wasn’t the only one Tuesday morning that audibly-groaned from my seat when, during an admittedly-seemingly-unnecessary-mandatory (say that five times fast) meeting for all Busan hagwon teachers, several foreigner-attendees shouted from their seats in the back of the room. The M.C. had mentioned that teachers in Korea since 2011 need only attend the meeting once, and a few people raised their voices as if they had just been told to clean piss-stinking bathrooms on their hands and knees with toothbrushes and act like they love it.
“We attended last year!” one shouted, “Why do we have to be here?” I believe the same one also said, paraphrased because I wasn’t taking notes.