Dear Korea #134: They're Catching On
I just realized I made two strips related to language barriers in a row. Oops. Oh well, it’s too late to do anything about it now.
I’ve dealt with situations in this week’s strip on multiple occasions in different ways. When I worked from home more, I was visited fairly often by different traveling religious types. Most of them were quite nice, but didn’t seem to know how to take “no” for an answer. I eventually got tired of making up reasons why I couldn’t let them in my home, so attempted to pretend like I didn’t understand Korean. Some of them actually tried to speak English, though they struggled. Some of them spoke perfect English. In one situation, one woman whipped out a tablet that had the video she had been wanting to show me with English subtitles. That also happened to be the one time I answered the door wearing only a bathrobe after hopping out of the shower. Fun times.
While I’m not particularly a fan of having religious sales people interrupting me from my showers and daytime naps, they really do deserve props for being tenacious.
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