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Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #100 on: June 30, 2022, 05:19:47 pm »
For instance it drives her crazy watching me walk around bare footed in the back yard and then walking into the house without putting on slippers.  :azn:
"Hahahaha look at me deliberately tracking dirt and filth into the house and making you clean up after it and watching you stress about it! Hilarious!"

Look we all have our things with our SOs and things we laugh at or tease about, but dude...this just doesn't come across well at all. Maybe this is something you could forego the playful teasing and wear some slippers and spare her some cleaning. Is this really something worth being a mild nuisance over?
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Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #101 on: June 30, 2022, 09:26:10 pm »
You do realise that in other countries people don't always take off their shoes and put on slippers when entering their home without freaking out about dirt and disrespecting Korean culture don't you? It happens all the time in Australia.  Perhaps you should encounter some other cultures occasionally and get out of your bubble. It could be quite liberating for you. Imagine not having to worry about having holes in your socks.    :laugh:
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Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #102 on: June 30, 2022, 10:18:41 pm »
You do realise that in other countries people don't always take off their shoes and put on slippers when entering their home without freaking out about dirt and disrespecting Korean culture don't you? It happens all the time in Australia.  Perhaps you should encounter some other cultures occasionally and get out of your bubble.
In some countries, when visitors are expected, the TABLE must be clean! Wipe all bits onto the floor if needed; in other countries, when visitors are expected, clean the FLOOR! I have experienced this table vs. floor priority first hand in several countries, years after first hearing about it: Anthropology 101.
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Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #103 on: July 01, 2022, 01:30:19 am »
Off the top of my head...

Pudding pops
Socks with sandals
Bananarama
The snuggie
Truck balls
Catwoman
The Macarena
Legwarmers
Bedazzlers
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Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #104 on: July 01, 2022, 08:00:31 am »
Off the top of my head...

Pudding pops
Socks with sandals
Bananarama
The snuggie
Truck balls
Catwoman
The Macarena
Legwarmers
Bedazzlers

I had to google them to find out what they were but I reckon truck balls would break some kind of law in my neck of the woods! If nothing else it would make you a cop magnet.
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Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #105 on: July 01, 2022, 08:15:44 am »
I haven't had pudding pops in forever. I've got some unused instant pudding mix that's just sitting in my cupboard, I might need to buy a mold so that I can finally use them.


Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #106 on: July 01, 2022, 10:30:11 am »
You do realise that in other countries people don't always take off their shoes and put on slippers when entering their home without freaking out about dirt and disrespecting Korean culture don't you? It happens all the time in Australia.  Perhaps you should encounter some other cultures occasionally and get out of your bubble. It could be quite liberating for you. Imagine not having to worry about having holes in your socks.    :laugh:
Remarkable-
- Talks about other countries and cultures, then suggests that this is something that is Korean-focused. Oblivious to the fact that this is done in countries all over the world and within cultures, including our own. Which, anyone who knows other cultures would know isn't limited to Korea/East Asia.
-Doesn't grasp that repeatedly doing this without someone cleaning after them will lead to a buildup in filth and faster wear of their household, as well as significant increase in risk of things like mold, fungi and pests being introduced.
- Doesn't consider the possibility that I've experienced other cultures or grew up in a house where shoes were left on.
- Doesn't consider the possibility that one could conclude that wearing shoes/dirty feet inside the house is dirty and disgusting, independent of culture.
- Doesn't consider the possibility that doing it deliberately to antagonize someone and making them having to clean up after you, then laughing at them about it is disrespectful, petty, and immature, especially to your SO.
- Accuses others of failing to consider other cultures and showing consideration, while failing to consider others' culture and showing consideration.
- Doesn't maintain their clothes well enough to discard worn socks.
- "Ajosshis are gross for spitting on the ground."..."Hurr... I'm going to wear my shoes that touched said ground all over the house. Who cares about dirt?"
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Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #107 on: July 01, 2022, 11:14:12 am »
Spitting in public is gross, but wearing outdoor shoes indoors is unforgivable, especially if one has carpeted floors.  >:(


Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #108 on: July 01, 2022, 11:16:02 am »
Spitting in public is gross, but wearing outdoor shoes indoors is unforgivable, especially if one has carpeted floors.  >:(

What about wearing indoor shoes outdoors and then continuing to use them indoors?  :laugh:


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Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #109 on: July 01, 2022, 11:23:16 am »
What about wearing indoor shoes outdoors and then continuing to use them indoors?  :laugh:
Well, that clearly gets a pass because it's an *entirely* different matter!  :wink:


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« Reply #110 on: July 01, 2022, 11:47:47 am »
Spitting in public is gross, but wearing outdoor shoes indoors is unforgivable, especially if one has carpeted floors.  >:(

If this is in response to Marti's last bigoted rant forgive my ignorance as I didn't read past the first line. Anywho what are your thoughts on going completely shoeless, ie nude in the foot the department?  I do agree that it isn't wise to drag dirt into the home hence I avoid walking in possum and koala droppings and clean my feet on the welcome map after frolicking about in the garden shoe-less. I also agree on going shoeless inside to minimise the wear and tear on our expensive polished Jarrah floor boards, my wife can't bare the idea of carpet.  However, I do keep my shoes on when visiting friends and relatives. It would freak them out no end seeing my smelly socks with holes in them and nobody provides slippers in my neck of the woods.
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Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #111 on: July 01, 2022, 12:27:54 pm »
Going shoeless in the summer was never a subject for debate where I lived...you just did. Although, jandals were a better option outside of grass, smooth concrete, and sand.
If you feet were dirty, you either brushed them off, or walked on the side of your feet to the bathroom for a wash.


* Jarrah floors, that's nice. My last house (in NZ) also had hardwood T and G from top to bottom. I ripped out all the old
   carpet, and sanded the lot. Beautiful!

When it get's really hot in summer I do wear thongs/flipflops on the paved areas and driveway though. It get's hot enough to burn and blister your feet very quickly at our place.


Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #112 on: July 01, 2022, 12:40:30 pm »
if one has
What is this? London in the 1700s?

Get a life, nerd.


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Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #113 on: July 01, 2022, 01:06:02 pm »
What is this? London in the 1700s?

Get a life, nerd.
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« Reply #114 on: July 01, 2022, 01:33:07 pm »
Anywho what are your thoughts on going completely shoeless, ie nude in the foot the department?  I do agree that it isn't wise to drag dirt into the home hence I avoid walking in possum and koala droppings and clean my feet on the welcome map after frolicking about in the garden shoe-less. I also agree on going shoeless inside to minimise the wear and tear on our expensive polished Jarrah floor boards, my wife can't bare the idea of carpet.
- Simply wiping your feet on a mat won't prevent you from tracking in dirt and other particles that could scuff the floorboards.
- None of that addresses you getting a thrill about antagonizing your wife with it, making her clean up after you, and then laughing at her about it.

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It would freak them out no end seeing my smelly socks with holes in them and nobody provides slippers in my neck of the woods.
- An easy solution to this is to practice basic hygiene and regularly wash and treat your feet, shoes and socks and also purchasing new socks. But that would require not behaving in an entirely filthy manner and the humility to acknowledge that your way isn't always right.


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Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #115 on: July 01, 2022, 02:05:17 pm »
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- An easy solution to this is to practice basic hygiene and regularly wash and treat your feet, shoes and socks and also purchasing new socks. But that would require not behaving in an entirely filthy manner and the humility to acknowledge that your way isn't always right.
You don't get it do you Marti. Everybody else would have their shoes on and wonder why the f@*k I have taken mine off.  :laugh:

You can't be that stupid can you?


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Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #116 on: July 01, 2022, 02:07:46 pm »
You don't get it do you Marti. Everybody else would have their shoes on and wonder why the f@*k I have taken mine off.  :laugh:

You can't be that stupid can you?

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Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #117 on: July 01, 2022, 03:51:59 pm »
You don't get it do you Marti. Everybody else would have their shoes on and wonder why the f@*k I have taken mine off.  :laugh:
I thought you hung out with a diverse bunch of people who all understand other cultures? Surely someone taking their shoes off at the door shouldn't be some big source of surprise, yes?

Or are you and your circle of friends actually that unaware and non-diverse?


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Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #118 on: July 01, 2022, 03:58:21 pm »
Point taken Marti. Next time I arrive at a function of family and friends, I'll insist that everyone else take off there shoes and provides slippers so my wife isn't offended.    :laugh:
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Re: Things that haven't caught on in Korea
« Reply #119 on: July 01, 2022, 04:00:25 pm »