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Re: The first wtf moment you had in Korea?
« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2021, 03:34:05 pm »
No, I didn't have piped gas in the Maritimes as a kid.  It only came when I was an adult.  But we used electricity, oil, wood, etc (for heating).  We didn't have to call every few days to fill up a gas canister.  It seemed a bit primitive. 
When I first arrived in Korea we had some 100 litre tank in some collective gas area in the building with our apartment number on it. It lasted 2 to 3 months before you had to call for a guy to fill it up. Maybe even longer in the summer. There was no canister, unless you're talking about those heated things in the classrooms for the winter where they piped out the smoke out the window, and they'd heat up water and potatoes on it. Even the air conditioner ran on gas... lol


Re: The first wtf moment you had in Korea?
« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2021, 04:22:34 pm »
The spitting

Watching a car turn right at a red light.


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Re: The first wtf moment you had in Korea?
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2021, 05:18:04 pm »

Watching a car turn right at a red light.


I guess you must be used to wildebeest crossings or something.
Anyway, turning right at a red light is okay in many countries. It is
called filtering. No problem in Canada.



Re: The first wtf moment you had in Korea?
« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2021, 05:27:42 pm »
I guess you must be used to wildebeest crossings or something.
Anyway, turning right at a red light is okay in many countries. It is
called filtering. No problem in Canada.

That explanation is about 7yrs late and that joke is at least 2-3 generations late, but thanks, boomer.


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Re: The first wtf moment you had in Korea?
« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2021, 07:20:49 pm »
I guess you must be used to wildebeest crossings or something.


Dude, the reference to wildebeest was inappropriate!
Far enough, to ask him about checking out butt crack at the local gym in between sets though. :lipsrsealed:
 
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Re: The first wtf moment you had in Korea?
« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2021, 11:05:42 pm »
I guess you must be used to wildebeest crossings or something.
Anyway, turning right at a red light is okay in many countries. It is
called filtering. No problem in Canada.
Is that a South African slur?!

Us Canadians have no (zero) upper ground on this: friggin' moose stand on our highways and look unblinkingly at us as we surge around corners (I speak as a B.C.er who twice nearly hit one of them and whose father's friend had a metal plate in his skull from a car collision with a defiant moose).

And this thread is supposed to be about openly reflecting on your first experience ftom your perspective, not a judgment of any kind.

That said, I have always turned right on red. I am surprised that anywhere is different. But, that's the joy of travel: the world is a multifacetous place!

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Re: The first wtf moment you had in Korea?
« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2021, 11:05:54 pm »
The spitting

Watching a car turn right at a red light.
Wait a minute, so where is it illegal to turn right on a red? In North America it's allowed virtually everywhere except Manhattan, and the Island of Montreal.


Re: The first wtf moment you had in Korea?
« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2021, 12:09:26 am »
Aristocrat didn't pass judgment on turning right on red, just that he was surprised.
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Re: The first wtf moment you had in Korea?
« Reply #28 on: August 20, 2021, 01:44:45 am »
No, I didn't have piped gas in the Maritimes as a kid.  It only came when I was an adult.  But we used electricity, oil, wood, etc (for heating).  We didn't have to call every few days to fill up a gas canister.  It seemed a bit primitive. 

My house in Saint John, NB had two 454# propane tanks for the stove and water heater. They topped them up every month.

I sold that house in 2005.
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Re: The first wtf moment you had in Korea?
« Reply #29 on: August 20, 2021, 05:34:52 am »
Homes in B.C. have had piped natural gas since the mid-80s. That's when our home converted from oil to natural gas.

In the nineties a couple of homes on a street in Kelowna (or other nearby Okanagan town) exploded, killing people in a natural gas accident. Our home was in Kamloops, only two hours away, and i worried it might happen to us.


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Re: The first wtf moment you had in Korea?
« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2021, 06:19:04 am »
Wait a minute, so where is it illegal to turn right on a red? In North America it's allowed virtually everywhere except Manhattan, and the Island of Montreal.
In other parts of the world where they drive on the left side of the road, turning right on a red light doesn't work out so well. There are exceptions though such as when you have already encroached into intersection while waiting on a green that changes to red as in the picture below.



When I bought a car in Korea it wasn't too much of an adjustment really. It was more a problem coming back home when there were very few cars on the road and not being able to play follow the leader. ;D
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Re: The first wtf moment you had in Korea?
« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2021, 06:28:38 am »
165 countries drive on the right side of the road. Less than a third of countries don't.


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Re: The first wtf moment you had in Korea?
« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2021, 06:38:46 am »
165 countries drive on the right side of the road. Less than a third of countries don't.

This doesn't really help if in you're in a country that drives on the left side of the road wanting to turn right on a red light.  The steering wheel is also on the other side of the car and you use your left hand for changing gears incidentally .


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Re: The first wtf moment you had in Korea?
« Reply #33 on: August 20, 2021, 06:54:17 am »
This doesn't really help if in you're in a country that drives on the left side of the road wanting to turn right on a red light.  The steering wheel is also on the other side of the car and you use your left hand for changing gears incidentally .
Welcome to the world of natural left handers!


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Re: The first wtf moment you had in Korea?
« Reply #34 on: August 20, 2021, 07:02:34 am »
Welcome to the world of natural left handers!
I'd say it's more the world of the naturally ambidextrous.
I guess it wouldn't work in the States because you'd need your trigger finger free at all times.  ;D


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Re: The first wtf moment you had in Korea?
« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2021, 07:16:32 am »
I guess it wouldn't work in the States because you'd need your trigger finger free at all times.  ;D
You do realize there are more people and greater GDP (so, jobs!) in states with strict gun control (like California, NY state) than the population of South Africa, South Korea, France, Italy and Canada (where you can get rifles and shotguns easily for "hunting").

I am not American but the Texas meme of guys carrying handguns on the street gets tiring. I have been to 12 U.S. states and have never seen a handgun outside of a shop or a cop's holster.
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Re: The first wtf moment you had in Korea?
« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2021, 07:20:55 am »
I guess it wouldn't work in the States because you'd need your trigger twitter finger free at all times.  ;D
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Re: The first wtf moment you had in Korea?
« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2021, 07:29:09 am »
I guess it wouldn't work in the States because you'd need your trigger twitter finger free at all times.  ;D
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Re: The first wtf moment you had in Korea?
« Reply #38 on: August 20, 2021, 07:37:23 am »
You do realize there are more people and greater GDP (so, jobs!) in states with strict gun control (like California, NY state) than the population of South Africa, South Korea, France, Italy and Canada (where you can get rifles and shotguns easily for "hunting").

I am not American but the Texas meme of guys carrying handguns on the street gets tiring. I have been to 12 U.S. states and have never seen a handgun outside of a shop or a cop's holster.

Didn't you notice the smiley emoji? Am I not aloud to take the p*ss ocassionally? Or are you taking the p*ss out of Marti with the "You do realize"?
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Re: The first wtf moment you had in Korea?
« Reply #39 on: August 20, 2021, 07:38:42 am »
Adel is sticking to his guns.