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What one thing would you change about Korea?
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bugs



Joined: 09 Sep 2003
Location: Classroom

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2003 7:40 pm    Post subject: What one thing would you change about Korea? Reply with quote

While I was vacationing and visiting an Army friend in Korea this past summer, one thing that shocked me was how reckless Koreans drive in their roads; very little regard for safety, whether other vehicles or pedestrians.

In the states, I drive a little two-seater, sports car and autocross for hobby; I guess to get my mind off the classroom stress. I was mortified at these Koreans who I saw driving like some scenes from "Mad Max" the Road Warrior movies.

As much as I enjoy owning and driving a sports car, there's no way I could drive one in Korea knowing that it will get abused by these crazy drivers.

The civility is one thing I would like see in the roads of Korea.
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rapier



Joined: 16 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2003 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would make the people generally more chilled, outgoing, and happy. How, I don't know.
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On the other hand



Joined: 19 Apr 2003
Location: I walk along the avenue

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2003 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Functional washrooms. Running water, a steady supply of soap, etc.

In fairness, many toilets in the west also fall far short of my pristine standards.
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itaewonguy



Joined: 25 Mar 2003

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2003 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Koreans !!! Laughing
Wink
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Son Deureo!



Joined: 30 Apr 2003

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2003 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I were ever elected president of Korea, or mayor of any Korean city, the first thing I would do is order a massive overhauling of the sewer system so that the toilets could accept toilet paper.

The second thing I would do would be to shut down the entire bus system and order that all bus drivers be retrained in "drive to arrive" courses a la AFKN.

The third thing I would do would be to institute the death penalty for all Koreans who spit indoors in public places.

The fourth thing I would do is lower trade barriers for hard apple cider from every nation, and have it put in vending machines along with soju, beer, and san-sa-chon.

OK, it's more than one, but once I become elected as Supreme Leader I won't have to choose just one thing to change, now would I?
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bugs



Joined: 09 Sep 2003
Location: Classroom

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2003 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To the chagrine of a lot of you here, I think Korea would be much better off if they bury the hellhole of a place called Itaewon.
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Corporal



Joined: 25 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2003 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't pick just one thing, sorry.
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indytrucks



Joined: 09 Apr 2003
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2003 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Son Deureo! wrote:
as Supreme Leader I won't have to choose just one thing to change, now would I?


Speaking of omniscient power, once I have it bestowed on me, my first act will be to have all cellular phones in Korea simultaneously self-destruct. Especially the ones with cameras in them.
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justaskdan



Joined: 28 Apr 2003
Location: Me in Pohang - Oct 20th

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2003 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canadian cigarettes in every store.
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indytrucks



Joined: 09 Apr 2003
Location: The Shelf

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2003 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

justaskdan wrote:
Canadian cigarettes in every store.


.... at Korean prices
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Ilsanman



Joined: 15 Aug 2003
Location: Bucheon, Korea

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2003 11:03 pm    Post subject: haha Reply with quote

I would make spitting a crime.

2 years imprisonment.

If the spit came directly after a suckin of snot into their mouth, it would be punishable by 5 years.

If the sound was over 10 decibles, 10 years.
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Ilsanman



Joined: 15 Aug 2003
Location: Bucheon, Korea

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2003 11:03 pm    Post subject: ajummas Reply with quote

Oh yes. Carrying of more than one shopping bag would be illegal.
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marktoronto



Joined: 02 Jun 2003
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2003 11:27 pm    Post subject: 1 thing Reply with quote

It's tough to pick just one thing (and I've only been here 3 weeks!), but I think I would build a device that inflicts severe pain for those who don't let passengers get off the subway before they get on.
Maybe there would be some kind of electric shock fence that stays down until everyone has exited the subway.
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Joe Thanks



Joined: 01 Oct 2003
Location: Dudleyville

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2003 11:42 pm    Post subject: Re: What one thing would you change about Korea? Reply with quote

bugs wrote:
While I was vacationing and visiting an Army friend in Korea this past summer, one thing that shocked me was how reckless Koreans drive in their roads; very little regard for safety, whether other vehicles or pedestrians.


Ya ain't lived 'till ya experience Chinese and Taiwanese drivers (Hong Kongers are saints in this regard, save their pop stars!).


Cheers,

Joe
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Joe Thanks



Joined: 01 Oct 2003
Location: Dudleyville

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2003 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Id wish that Korea understood its place in the world and hat all of the dangerous, fascist jingoism and Nazi eugenic xenophobia would melt away and then the country would improve 100000000000000000000000000000% and the peninsula and the world would be a slightly better place.


Ahaaa - to dream!

Cheers,

Joe
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