Daily Life in Korea 54

A Korean man with a badge and some device rang my doorbell.  He said the word foreigner in Korean and then spoke to me in Korean.  He handed me his badge which was in Korean.  I handed it back and closed the door and heard him express his frustration in a traditional Korean noise.

This made me think about how I have lived in a country for almost three years where it is okay to express disappointment and frustration towards people because of systematic roles.  And how when disappointment and frustration are expressed as an attack against an object, regardless of the object’s own state of being, it’s very discouraging and breaks down communication.  At least for me it did, because I closed the door on him.

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