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  • BTeacher
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Kid threw something at my car!
« on: February 19, 2016, 01:26:49 pm »
While driving to work today, I saw a boy of about 12 throw something at a passing car, and, sure enough, when I drove past him, he threw something at my car too, (I heard it make impact) so I stopped, got out, and yelled at him a bit (not even yelled, just raised my voice at him).

He just said "sorry" in Korean, and tried to feed me some bullshit about throwing it over my car or some such nonsense (he didn't speak English, but his bullshit transcended language barriers).

I wasn't even really angry, as my car is old, ugly and scratched already, but I wasn't about to let him get away with it and go on thinking he's some kind of badass that can continue to throw things at people's cars and not face any consequences for it.

I had to get to work, so I just left it at that. I didn't touch him, threaten him, or even swear at him (hell, I'm guilty of throwing snowballs at passing cars and trucks when I was younger, but was set straight by one guy who got out and shouted at me and my friends too).

Just curious how others would have handled this.
« Last Edit: February 20, 2016, 08:49:41 am by BTeacher »


Re: Kid threw something at my car!
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2016, 02:02:33 pm »
Good for you!  Kids are satan.


  • z80
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Re: Kid threw something at my car!
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2016, 02:45:35 pm »
Considering Korean kids are allowed to kill people (who happen to like cats) do you really think this would change his mind about anything? If he told his parents the police are more likely to give you trouble than him.

I would have probably handled it exactly the same.

Always have a 2 channel dash cam.


  • Mr C
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Re: Kid threw something at my car!
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2016, 04:17:13 pm »
Considering Korean kids are allowed to kill people (who happen to like cats)
Considering Waygook.org posters are allowed to write any crap they like (as long as it is negative about Korea and Koreans)

why would you bother asking here?


  • oglop
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Re: Kid threw something at my car!
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2016, 04:18:40 pm »
i would have run him down, GTA style


Re: Kid threw something at my car!
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2016, 04:27:46 pm »
I would have left him hanging by his underpants wedgie style from the nearest tree.
« Last Edit: February 19, 2016, 05:28:35 pm by AgentMichaelScarn »


  • z80
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Re: Kid threw something at my car!
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2016, 04:37:24 pm »
Considering Waygook.org posters are allowed to write any crap they like (as long as it is negative about Korea and Koreans)

You can't fix anything if you can't admit the problem.

If you are not even allowed to talk about the problem because it's offensive and off limits, then you just restrict peoples freedom to think especially if they are not used of being allowed to think critically in their normal day to day life.

I'm one of those who believe that if you don't like Korea go home, but people I care about live here, and some of them won't realistically be able to leave.


Re: Kid threw something at my car!
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2016, 05:42:03 pm »
I'm guilty of throwing snowballs at passing cars and trucks when I was younger

I used to do a fair bit worse, but like you my behaviour was only curbed when adults took the time to yell at, report or discipline me.

The worst age is 12 I believe. That is when kids are designed to really push authority figures to the limit.

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Just curious how others would have handled this.

You did fine. If I was Korean and the child was throwing something potentially harmful then I would catch the child, intimidate him into telling me where he lives, then go and talk to his parents. That's what people used to do with me at age 13.
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  • BTeacher
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Re: Kid threw something at my car!
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2016, 09:03:49 am »
Considering Korean kids are allowed to kill people (who happen to like cats) do you really think this would change his mind about anything?

I have no idea what you're talking about in the first part of your statement, but as for the second part, no, I don't think what I did will have any effect on his behavior whatsoever.

I'm not naive, I've dealt with little punks like this before, and I expect that this one went straight back to throwing things at cars the moment I drove away (probably throwing them even harder, or using heavier objects just to spite me/because he was now more angry.)

But, as I said, I wasn't about to ignore this, drive on, and pretend that it didn't happen. He's testing people, seeing if/how they will react, trying to build up courage.
If he's doing this now, then this time next year he may be smashing windows and stealing GPS's, unless more people get out and yell at him, or worse.


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Re: Kid threw something at my car!
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2016, 09:16:26 am »
Considering Korean kids are allowed to kill people (who happen to like cats) do you really think this would change his mind about anything?

I have no idea what you're talking about in the first part of your statement, but as for the second part, no, I don't think what I did will have any effect on his behavior whatsoever.

I'm not naive, I've dealt with little punks like this before, and I expect that this one went straight back to throwing things at cars the moment I drove away (probably throwing them even harder, or using heavier objects just to spite me/because he was now more angry.)

But, as I said, I wasn't about to ignore this, drive on, and pretend that it didn't happen. He's testing people, seeing if/how they will react, trying to build up courage.
If he's doing this now, then this time next year he may be smashing windows and stealing GPS's, unless more people get out and yell at him, or worse.

I believe he is talking about the killers of the cat lady here in Korea.

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2015/10/116_188835.html

http://www.waygook.org/index.php/topic,91203.0.html


Re: Kid threw something at my car!
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2016, 09:41:48 am »
Considering Korean kids are allowed to kill people (who happen to like cats) do you really think this would change his mind about anything? If he told his parents the police are more likely to give you trouble than him.

I would have probably handled it exactly the same.

Always have a 2 channel dash cam.

Amazing that someone who graduated from university could read that news story and come away with that interpretation.


  • Toshiba
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Re: Kid threw something at my car!
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2016, 02:36:29 pm »
Kids throwing things at cars. I wonder where they get the idea that they can behave in reckless and illegal behaviour, while showing utter disregard for others' welfare and safety - and getting away with it without so much as a scolding? Could it be from observing Korean motorists themselves? Are we to praise the ajoshie who (in righteous indignation) gets out of his car to scold the young punk, only to proceed to run every red light on his way home, endangering pedestrians and other motorists alike, before parking his car on the crosswalk for the night? Are we really waiting for this scofflaw to teach the kid about social responsibility, common decency, and conscientious civic behaviour?

Really?
« Last Edit: February 20, 2016, 02:57:01 pm by Toshiba »


Re: Kid threw something at my car!
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2016, 01:20:25 am »
One thing that kid deserves is a belt across his behind.

The problem is not the kid, but the idiotic parents who
brought him into the world and refuse to teach him
decency because his parents are useless. But the worst
thing is that Koreans are taught never to take
responsibility for their wrongdoings against foreigners.


Re: Kid threw something at my car!
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2016, 06:20:04 am »
Kids throwing things at cars. I wonder where they get the idea that they can behave in reckless and illegal behaviour, while showing utter disregard for others' welfare and safety - and getting away with it without so much as a scolding? Could it be from observing Korean motorists themselves? Are we to praise the ajoshie who (in righteous indignation) gets out of his car to scold the young punk, only to proceed to run every red light on his way home, endangering pedestrians and other motorists alike, before parking his car on the crosswalk for the night? Are we really waiting for this scofflaw to teach the kid about social responsibility, common decency, and conscientious civic behaviour?

Really?

Or maybe its just a kid who did some dumb shit that kids everywhere occasionally do when growing up?  For effs sake Korean kids are some of the softest, easiest kids in the world.


  • z80
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Re: Kid threw something at my car!
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2016, 08:36:34 am »
Considering Korean kids are allowed to kill people (who happen to like cats) do you really think this would change his mind about anything? If he told his parents the police are more likely to give you trouble than him.

I would have probably handled it exactly the same.

Always have a 2 channel dash cam.

Amazing that someone who graduated from university could read that news story and come away with that interpretation.

It's amazing is it?
1st, Like I have clearly said, I would have done the same thing as OP.
2nd, My point is children are allowed to run free, with no consequences for their actions.

Children who are aware and have full understanding of what they are doing just do it anyway because it will be fun for them (shits and giggles). When children throw things at cars in my own country, and I suspect yours, the police would be called and they child arrested.  A quick google search can find many news stories on this.


Re: Kid threw something at my car!
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2016, 07:26:05 pm »
Considering Korean kids are allowed to kill people (who happen to like cats) do you really think this would change his mind about anything? If he told his parents the police are more likely to give you trouble than him.

I would have probably handled it exactly the same.

Always have a 2 channel dash cam.

Amazing that someone who graduated from university could read that news story and come away with that interpretation.

It's amazing is it?
1st, Like I have clearly said, I would have done the same thing as OP.
2nd, My point is children are allowed to run free, with no consequences for their actions.

Children who are aware and have full understanding of what they are doing just do it anyway because it will be fun for them (shits and giggles). When children throw things at cars in my own country, and I suspect yours, the police would be called and they child arrested.  A quick google search can find many news stories on this.

If someone throws something at my car, I'd pull over and catch the kid and take them to their parents, which is what most sane people would do in my country or yours, not call the cops. And if they're under 10, they're not getting arrested unless the cops are in Nazi mode.

There isn't some epidemic of Korean kids throwing stuff at cars. Kids everywhere do dumb shit. Korean kids and especially teenagers are nothing compared to the teenagers back home. You're talking like they're worse than the teenagers back home huffing paint and shooting each other with guns while jumping people on the street.
« Last Edit: February 21, 2016, 07:28:00 pm by Mr.DeMartino »


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Re: Kid threw something at my car!
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2016, 08:46:38 am »
Chill out man, they were just testing out physics theory or whatever...

Those kids are just little Einsteins.

Did you even stop to think about the children?




No, like someone said, Dash cam. Then report it. Or send it in anon to a news agency.
What you put into Korea, is what you will get out of Korea; it will not spoon feed you.


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Re: Kid threw something at my car!
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2016, 01:28:18 pm »
Kids throwing things at cars. I wonder where they get the idea that they can behave in reckless and illegal behaviour, while showing utter disregard for others' welfare and safety - and getting away with it without so much as a scolding? Could it be from observing Korean motorists themselves? Are we to praise the ajoshie who (in righteous indignation) gets out of his car to scold the young punk, only to proceed to run every red light on his way home, endangering pedestrians and other motorists alike, before parking his car on the crosswalk for the night? Are we really waiting for this scofflaw to teach the kid about social responsibility, common decency, and conscientious civic behaviour?

Really?

Or maybe its just a kid who did some dumb shit that kids everywhere occasionally do when growing up?  For effs sake Korean kids are some of the softest, easiest kids in the world.


Exactly. He deserves a telling off, but it's nothing that other kids in every other country don't do. I've done the same and worse when I was younger as I'm sure most people here have too.
It's dangerous, reckless and stupid....but he's a kid...and kids do stupid things...because they're kids.


Re: Kid threw something at my car!
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2016, 03:55:53 pm »
He deserves a telling off, but it's nothing that other kids in every other country don't do. I've done the same and worse when I was younger as I'm sure most people here have too.
It's dangerous, reckless and stupid....but he's a kid...and kids do stupid things...because they're kids.

True, we all did the same when we were kids.

But this type of behaviour does escalate until it gets stopped.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2016, 03:58:50 pm by Kliuchevskoi »
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  • stan rogers
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Re: Kid threw something at my car!
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2016, 05:59:36 pm »
If the OP took the bus this would never have happened.