Saturday, March 13, 2010

What the ... drunk driver?!?!?!?

Korea has a great system in place that makes it so simple for people to NOT drink and drive.

For 10,000 Won ($9) a van will come with 2 people. They will take you and your car wherever you live in the city and drop you off. Back home this would probably cost you $50-100 if it was ever implemented. There is NO excuse for drinking and driving with this around. Great idea.

Tonight I saw one of these vans. Stig and I were enjoying a cigar on the benches in HaBokDae. A car pulls up. Then a van. The guy driving the car shuts it off and helps an obviously drunk guy out of the van. The drunk thanks him and pays him. Then hops in his car and drives off.

What the kimchi?!?!?!? The guy actually SHOWS some sense and gets the call van to safely take him home. THEN he gets in his car and drives off? What a fucktard.

I wish I had taken his picture. He would be my Mook of the Week if not the year.


  1. Here's my nomination for Mook of the Year

  2. Hmmmm ... Mook of the Year. I like that.

  3. I heard about that guy. Damn.


  5. You can see the people in the reflection who are like, partly stunned partly well....that's what he doing.

    Come to think of it, I seem to remember a big funereal or wedding scrap, probably the latter where 2 guys fell into the empty elevator shaft and both died. Around 2007-ish?

    Neither would surprise me.

  6. Not sure about that but it wouldn't surprise me.

    Whenever I think of Korean weddings I think of the YouTube video of the adjumma coming in late and elbowing the bride aside as she walked down the aisle. Adjumma wanted to get to her seat. Can't find the video now. :(

  7. Before or after she/it started ladling the buffet food into plastic bags to take home? I'm sure someone had the idea in Korea to put security on the door en masse but just gave up.
    Incidentally-stressing 'adj' in ajumma or ajeosshi emphasises the bumpkiness. Funny how outsidecountrypeople pick up on that.

  8. Before. She wasn't carrying the bag yet.

    I didn't know that about the "adj" sound. Will have to remember to use it. :)