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Friend accidentally breaks string. Shop owner wants w20,000
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Died By Bear



Joined: 13 Jul 2010
Location: On the big lake they call Gitche Gumee

PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go steal two umbrellas from a restaurant and make good with those. All will end well for you and your friend.
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Zyzyfer



Joined: 29 Jan 2003
Location: who, what, where, when, why, how?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fermentation wrote:
Jesus christ, is this a forum for highschool kids?


So glad you're back (haven't seen you post in a while). Wink
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Captain Corea



Joined: 28 Feb 2005
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fermentation wrote:
Jesus christ, is this a forum for highschool kids?


Seems like it nowadays.

This 'alpha' stuff has to go.
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warmachinenkorea



Joined: 12 Oct 2008

PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He broke it he needs to bring in an appropriate sized string and put it on himself, tune it and walk out the door.
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Swampfox10mm



Joined: 24 Mar 2011

PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

warmachinenkorea wrote:
He broke it he needs to bring in an appropriate sized string and put it on himself, tune it and walk out the door.


This was his plan. He said he was heading over there yesterday or the day before. I haven't heard what her reaction was, but when I was there, the woman wanted money -- 20,000 won or she was going to hold onto his coat and whine like a slapped baby (which she did until the phone came out and started recording).
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madoka



Joined: 27 Mar 2008

PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

warmachinenkorea wrote:
He broke it he needs to bring in an appropriate sized string and put it on himself, tune it and walk out the door.


Wrong. He should have cut the string into fourths and demanded that he only pay for the quarter piece of string that broke. After all, why should she get a whole new string when he only broke a small part of it. Plus we are talking about a whopping 1500 won here. Do you have any idea how many pieces of egg bread you can buy with that kind of money?!?!?!

If she refuses, call her a racist, throw a hissy fit while stomping your feet and threaten to hold your breath. That is being alpha.
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Kimchifart



Joined: 15 Sep 2010

PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Friend accidentally breaks string. Shop owner wants w20, Reply with quote

Swampfox10mm wrote:
Totally unreasonable.

Just about sums up life here in general some days. Others days people are very helpful. Always yin or yang here for some reason.
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yfb



Joined: 29 Jan 2009

PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So that's two topics now where OP (or his friends) have damaged merchandise. Is this a troll?
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Steelrails



Joined: 12 Mar 2009
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We didn't get the whole story. There was probably some towel-snapping as well as FIRST DATE BITES, SHE ATE BABY.
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Swampfox10mm



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Captain Corea wrote:
fermentation wrote:
Jesus christ, is this a forum for highschool kids?


Seems like it nowadays.

This 'alpha' stuff has to go.



It is really just a few desk jockeys who cannot make their break into something better, and are blaming it on the white man. This, of course, all while the "promised land" they "escaped" to is actually responsible for judging them as lesser.

So they troll here, attacking others so that they do not have to face their own grim reality.
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Died By Bear



Joined: 13 Jul 2010
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nuttin special




Or this
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flakfizer



Joined: 12 Nov 2004
Location: scaling the Cliffs of Insanity with a frayed rope.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We need names for all these anecdotes. Steelrails alluded to the "towel-snapping incident." Let's call this one, "high-strung lyre." or perhaps, "Hot Air on the G String."
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darkjedidave



Joined: 19 Aug 2009
Location: Shanghai/Seoul

PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had my most d-bag moment since being in Korea over the weekend, and something I almost never do.
I was looking in Itaewon and found a few wall hooks I thought about buying to put in my entryway for coats and hats. They were iron with a tile knob of the end of the hook. I managed to drop one and brake it, the adjuma starting yelling at me and I was going to pay for it. I pulled out a 10,000W bill thinking that's what she said they cost (mind you, I thought they were pricy to begin with; I could find them in Home Depot for $4-5 each) But she wanted 100,000W for it. Its the first time I've laughed out loud like a #$% waygook, I put the 10,000W bill on the counter and walked out.
Feel bad about being a jerk but there's no way a cheap hook cost that much.
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John Stamos jr.



Joined: 07 Oct 2012
Location: Namsan

PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

20,000 won is absurd for a guitar string broken while trying to tune an old guitar you were possibly interested in buying. I spent a lot of time in music shops in the US over the years, and if I was checking out a guitar and a string broke, I can't imagine anyone expecting me to replace the string, yet alone pay them money for it.

Maybe, if you were in some hillbilly street market in the boonies, then someone might try to get a rise out of you like that. Faulty product and not his fault, unless he had no idea what he was doing and was just tightening it up to the point where it is obviously going to break.
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Died By Bear



Joined: 13 Jul 2010
Location: On the big lake they call Gitche Gumee

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

darkjedidave wrote:
I had my most d-bag moment since being in Korea over the weekend, and something I almost never do.
I was looking in Itaewon and found a few wall hooks I thought about buying to put in my entryway for coats and hats. They were iron with a tile knob of the end of the hook. I managed to drop one and brake it, the adjuma starting yelling at me and I was going to pay for it. I pulled out a 10,000W bill thinking that's what she said they cost (mind you, I thought they were pricy to begin with; I could find them in Home Depot for $4-5 each) But she wanted 100,000W for it. Its the first time I've laughed out loud like a #$% waygook, I put the 10,000W bill on the counter and walked out.
Feel bad about being a jerk but there's no way a cheap hook cost that much.



You cheated her! Very Happy

(The very least you could have done was to offer her a stolen umbrella.)
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