This here is an example and a cautionary tale to my Fellow Americans. When you leave the safety of America Land, all bets are off! That pretty blue passport will not save your happy ass overseas! However, it is nice to get out of your country and experience what the world has to offer! Anywho, please enjoy this here little tidbit. Have a good one!
F. M. Laster
“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West
Your Rights Are What Korea Say They Are
Don’t’ start nothing, won’t’ be nothing. Remember that little piece of advice? Well, that goes far in Korea. DO. NOT. FIGHT. IN. KOREA!!!! You may thin your ass can cash that check, but trust me, if you are not Korean, then you do not have the complexion for the protection for the collection. Korea will deport your ass quicker than Our Glorious Leader (Trump) would deport a brown man. It does not matter if you well within your rights to protect yourself. It doesn’t matter if you’re the victim. If the other side of the offending party is Korean, you are wrong.
There was something a few weeks ago about a Westerner who lived in Korea for a good 10 years. Hell, he even settled down, married a Korean woman, paid taxes, and had kids. This man was the victim of a hate crime. Some older Korean man verbally and physically assaulted him in the streets. This guy was wise and didn’t try and defend himself. However, guess what, he still got fucked! The other party filed a complaint against the victim! Get this shit; the police then told the foreign guy that they were filing charges on him for the ordeal. I mean, what the hell Korea? Even when you try to do the right thing you get screwed!
I can’t begin to tell you how shocking this was to me. What I got out of this is that in Korea, if another Korean doesn’t like you, there is not a damn thing you can do about it. If someone hits you, you’re screwed. If they spit on you, you’re screwed. If they push you, you’re screwed. Now I am quite sure some of my Texas people are thinking, ” I wish a mother would.”
Well, that’s what would happen in America Land. Here in Korea Land, that shit doesn’t work. People forget when living and working in another country; this is not your home. Your host country does not abide by the same laws you are accustomed to. Baby, this ain’t your home; you’re in someone else’s house now, and you need to abide by the rules of the house.
I was raised with the idea of when someone hits you; you hit them back. Here, you can’t do that. Now, you need to be like Jesus and turn the other cheek, and trust fam, that shit is hard! So the next time you’re in a club here in Korea and some girl pushes you and laugh (yep that happened to me), you just need to find Jesus and forgive the ignorant fuckers. Or, you could bide your time, wait until the bitch gets drunk and then push her down a flight of stairs. I kid! Or do I?