I was reading through some old emails from my second year when I saw this gem.
There was something I forgot to mention in my last email. Porn Taxis. Hmmm, that seems to have gotten your attention. :)
Koreans are crazy about the latest in electronic gadgets. One of the latest is a car TV-DVD systems that also act as a GPS system. The screens are only around 10 inches or less in size. They fold up into the dash. The control system is not that large either, and usually rests between the front seats. A lot of taxis have these systems in place for driver and/or customer entertainment.
My friend Chuck had never seen one before. Yesterday we were going to Subway to meet some friends for lunch. The taxi had one, but it was stored and not playing. The case for it had the label saying Car Location System. Chuck assumed this meant GPS. So he tried asking the driver about it, and to see it work. Chuck thought it would just show our location on a digital map.
The driver got the screen out and fired it up. A Korean movie came on. Chuck realized it was a DVD system at that point and commented on how cool it was, especially if you were traveling a long distance by taxi. The driver kind of smiled and put on another DVD, a western porn. Chuck was in his glory. He ended up calling BumSuk to tell him we were in a porn taxi. Of course, BuMSuk made his replies loudly in front of everyone else so by the time we got to Subway everyone already knew about the porn taxi.
Chuck took the guys card so he could call for that specific taxi if he wanted to. Thus ended our trip in the porn taxi. :)