I’m going to preface this post by saying that Koreans love to drink. Additionally, it is very common for coworkers to go out for dinner and drinks (emphasis on drinks) from time to time. Last night, I had my first work “event” at a local restaurant. I suppose this is to promote team-building and all that jazz. In reality, though, it was rather uncomfortable because all my Korean coworkers kept to themselves and I talked quietly with my American coworker and a Canadian teacher from another branch of my school.
In order make uncomfortable situations more comfortable, what does one tend to do? The answer: drink.
Now, I’m not and have never been a big drinker, but people seem to think there’s something wrong with you if you don’t keep up here. So kept up I did. I kept up so well that my director had to send me home in a taxi and my Canadian coworker commandeered my phone to find Steve and have him come make sure I didn’t die or anything.
I’ll spare you all the details, but this morning my eyes felt like they were going to squish right out of my skull and I dragged myself to McDonald’s to get a Big Mac for breakfast. I feel considerably better and plan on spending the rest of my day watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the comfort of my bed.
I will, however, leave you with this gem of a music video: