I am without any focus and with so much that needs to be done. I blame
Yesterday I am angry in Korean. Being angry in Korean actually takes special skills. I needed lunch. I'd arrived in
I wanted a sandwich something simple, I also wanted protein. Being at the train station there were not a whole lot of options. I thought for a moment about getting a shrimp burger but I didn't want the fried, so I went upstairs and found the KFC.
So much for healthy.
Me, being me, I make to order. I ask for no mayo, no sauce of any kind really, and please, merry goddess, no hash brown. The harried Korean kid takes my money and I wait and get a sandwich and go sit down.
And open it up.
And it's the wrong sandwich.
Now, being that I'm trying to maintain a pleasantly good mood I go back up to the counter and ask in Korean for the kid, but the kid who is taking orders won't look at me. Instead an older cashier asks what's my problem. He asked in the rudest possible way in Korean, but hey, I'm trying to maintain a pleasantly good mood so I pretend not to notice that I've just been insulted all to hell and say that my sandwich is not correct and repeat the original order.
He gets huffy. That was sort of what pushed me over the edge. It is not common for people to custom order sandwiches anywhere in
I don't really care that much. I know that it is a pain to custom order something. I know it always take at least five minutes of waiting to get a custom ordered something, no matter what or where I am, it will take extra time. I'm patient, I don't mind, and I rarely send anything back.
Unless you get huffy.
So they get huffy and I try to remain friendly while I wait another five minutes for the new sandwich. I sit down, I open it up.
I grip the table in white knuckled rage. A, my rage is coming out white knuckled now that can't be good. Maybe it's the heat. Maybe its
At this point I'd spent twenty minutes playing with a fast food lunch. A lunch that I basically just needed to keep from passing out during the afternoon stuff I had going on. So now I was pissed.
I walked back up to the counter and called to both kid and older guy. I got no response.
That was when I got angry in Korean.
The first step to getting angry in Korean is the face. You must make an angry Korean face. The Korean angry face is not an easy thing to manage. It's sort of a special face that shows every once of displeasure you have ever managed to have put into a face that has the impact of being both puppydoggish and pissed.
First you make the face.
Step 2: Then you let your voice get low with a bit of a twist in your pronunciation.
Step 3: Then you add –sh to the end of all your sentences.
Korean sentences typically end in –yo which makes things rather polite.
Ending –sh is the equivalent of adding fuck to all of your sentences. For example:
Mak-ju ju-say-yo. (May I have a beer please?)
Makju ju-say-shhhhhh. (May I have a fucking beer?)
The second pronunciation while subtle, when intonated correctly will either get you a beer or help towards more quickly wearing a beer.
Now, having accomplished step one, two, and three, I was ready for step four, angry slamming of things.
Followed by step five which is the demanding temper tantrum.
And the final step six, which is the most upsetting step in being angry in Korean. Speaking English. Now this may sound like we have suddenly become angry in English, but we haven't. When you get angry in Korean it is very important that at some point you move from being coherent to blindly incoherent. I find that speaking in English really speeds up this process.
I was just so very angry and they were so very, very rude.
So I followed the proper procedure for being right pissed in
I honestly have no idea why food has been such an issue lately. I've always been picky but the last few days have been further increasing the unbearableness of my picky eating habits. Maybe I should just give up. It seems some days like everyone else gives up rather then coping. At least with the attempt to cope I get to experience the six stages of Korean anger.
Today is hot, and unfocused. At least I don't have to go to