So I was very excited about the handsome Korean who spoke German and paid for dinner. Past tense. Last night we met downtown, and after a walk through a park he took me to a DVD room. It's something the girls warned me about, but I thought, oh, that's impossible, this guy is different. He wasn't, and I'm pretty disappointed. I don't know where the great man from the night before went.
After the movie, all I wanted to do was go home, and after 10 minutes of looking for his (unknown-at-the-time) towed car, I said I was going to take a taxi. Out of nowhere, the guy from Sunday night reappeared, gave wonderful directions to the taxi driver and paid for the ride.
I wasn't really mad at him, I was mad at myself for making snap judgments (like that after 5 hours I know he isn't a creep), and mad that I didn't just slap him. That really would have made for a better blog story.
My cough hasn't improved, so I went to the doctor. No insurance, and an appointment, another shot, and a chest x-ray cost 16,500 won. ($12 or so) Seriously, I'm kind of pondering whether our doctors are overpaid and our standards for doctors are a bit high. Like, if we want everything screened for, then it should be our own expense. If we just want something treated quickly, then let it be cheap! Jeez. So I don't have pneumonia, just bronchitis, but there's some sort of infection, so I got to moon another Korean. The pharmacist lady knows me by name, now, and gave me a 25% discount off my drugs.
I really am incredibly well-cared for here.
The rest of today was spent pretty low-key. Coloring flash cards, eating donkaseu, eating galbi. That pretty much takes us to the point in time when I started this post. I'm going to go work on my Korean so I can stop obsessing. Since my blog was started as kind of a guide for others maybe interested in Korea, I thought I'd send out a cosmic warning to avoid DVD rooms with strange guys. They're loads of fun with friends though.
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