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post #721 of 1736
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Is it culturally inappropriate there to punch such a person?

No - however it is culturally acceptable for that person to punch back, and there's a good chance the person is mentally ill and will skip right to biting.
post #722 of 1736
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Is it culturally inappropriate there to punch such a person?


Culturally inappropriate? Probably not too much. Inadvisable? Very.

 

In almost any confrontation between a Korean and a foreigner, the foreigner is the one arrested. Things might get eventually straightened out, or they might not. But at the scene, it's the foreigner in handcuffs. Three Koreans try and fight one white guy, the white guy gets arrested. I know an Italian here who was sexually assaulted. After she pepper sprayed her attacker, SHE was arrested. He, however, just had to give his ID number. Eventually everything was seen on CCTV by the police, and they decided it was a wash. As in...sexually assaulting a woman = getting pepper sprayed in the face...so neither one of them got in any sort of trouble, though she had to deal with the humiliation of getting arrested for defending herself.

 

Furthermore, a lot of Korean law with regards to physical confrontations comes down to who is hurt the most. Doesn't matter who started what, or if a person was defending himself...but if he defends himself successfully and the instigator is more injured, he will have to pay the instigator a sizable chunk of money.

 

There are a lot of awesome things about Korea; their justice system just isn't one of them. It's one of the most out of date institutions in this country (another example of this is that being drunk is a legal excuse). Fortunately, there is a growing awareness of this fact, and as the older generations retire, I suspect a lot of changes will be made.

post #723 of 1736
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Am I the only one here who wouldn't mind somebody staring at my junk while peeing? confused.gif I mean they can look all they want if they fancy, but touching is out of the question. I mean I am in a long term relationship.
post #724 of 1736
I have gotten used to guys checking out my junk over the years. It's 100% understandable.
post #725 of 1736
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Thought so.
post #726 of 1736
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Am I the only one here who wouldn't mind somebody staring at my junk while peeing? confused.gif I mean they can look all they want if they fancy, but touching is out of the question. I mean I am in a long term relationship.


Maybe if you didn't wear shoes you lovingly refer to as "skullcrushers" the folks won't be so frightened to see the wang behind the man behind the shoes. 

 

Why is there no skullcrushing emoticon? This should be brought to someone's attention.
 

 

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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I have gotten used to guys checking out my junk over the years. It's 100% understandable.

They probably at least pretended to pee (I mean, this guy didn't even unzip).

post #727 of 1736
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post


 

Hmm, pretty sure I went to high school with this guy...

post #728 of 1736
I learned a valuable lesson in subway etiquette this morning: when a packed train is confronted with an angry man in an orange fright wig yelling "move it in, move it in, share the train!", they tend to clear a path to let him on.

Ah, the power!
post #729 of 1736

I don't know how such a fantastic thread fell out of rotation.

 

So call me a pleb, but I take a bus...they often go to within 50 yards of where I want to go, and the system is linked with the subway, so if I've taken the subway, the bus is free.

 

My bus driver today had a spittoon (buckets used to spit in, often dip, for those of us not raised in the South). He hawked his loogeys in there. When I first heard this, I thought he was just spitting on his floor. Gross enough as is. As the third and fourth phlegm bomb was expelled from his mouth, I became curious. Upon exiting, I discretely glimpsed at his feet to find a metal coffee container. I did not look inside, but given the lack of yellowish blobs at his feet, it's safe to assume that that container was filled with...with...uchhhhhhhhhhhhh
 

post #730 of 1736
Thread Starter 
Report the bastard.
post #731 of 1736
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I don't know how such a fantastic thread fell out of rotation.

the NYC subway system is still a bit screwed up from the hurricane.

And I feel like the MTA is going to stretch out this excuse as long as they can.
post #732 of 1736
Thread Starter 
My ride was fine this morning. Actually, nothing out of sorts to report.
post #733 of 1736
ahhhh, drunk people trying to get to their train
post #734 of 1736
This morning there was a fat man dressed in a full-on santa outfit but it was dirty like how Dan Akroid's was in Trading Places. He was sitting down and at the Rockefeller Center stop he uttered, "OK, Nick. Time to start standing up." It was so funny I thought of this thread and really wanted to snap a pic but BB phones are so obvious...
post #735 of 1736
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Was it my dad? confused.gif
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