Friday, February 29, 2008

Only In Korea 2: When Nature Calls

Maybe in Korea I just have a trustworthy face.

If you remember a few weeks ago I was on my way to work. I took a taxi from a nearby bus stop to my job and the taxi driver left me in the car while he jumped out to buy cigarettes.

Well, that happened again yesterday. However, this time it was while I was on the maul bus, the mini or neighborhood bus. We were at a stop. The bus driver looked back. It was me and one other woman on the bus. I guess we looked safe. He opened the door and ran into a building.

I figure it was probably to go to the restroom, but the terminus of this bus' route is at the Grand Hyatt hotel and that was maybe 10 to 15 minutes away. However, I guess when you gotta go, you gotta go.

This is actually quite funny because when I was in L.A. I had a SuperShuttle driver that just refused to believe that I'd paid for my reservation in advance in NYC via computer. He was an idiot and new. Good I had a cell phone and the sense to just call their main office; driver boy was just ready to argue with me about it. To their credit, SuperShuttle gave me a refund for the inconvenience of having to bicker with their driver at around 1am after a red-eye flight.

Clearly, I've got a trustworthy face in Korea, but in L.A. I take airport shuttles to cheat companies out of a $16.00 shuttle ride.

It's just another funny driver moment.

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  1. Thanks.

    I think only in Korea would this happen. Then again, if you have to go, well, you have to go ;)

  2. New to you blog and it's great, but here in Dallas, TX the bus drivers often jump off for their breaks with riders still on. So far I have yet to see anyone try to sneak on without paying.

  3. Hahahahaha...that's funny.

    Actually, if they're trusting enough that they'll hop off to go to the restroom that probably means the public would tell on anyone who tried to sneak on the bus ;)

    Good to hear that's still in existence in the States. I'm just big city jaded, but I'm guessing Dallas, even though it's a big city, still has some southern ways about it. Courtesy is one of those southern ways (it's not always there, but there is the tradition of it.)


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