Wednesday, December 3
Today I learned why you don't stay home sick in Korea. It's because around 9:30 you get woken up by a taxi driver ringing your doorbell because your teachers neither read their emails nor assume that you're sick, instead they send a taxi to your house under the assumption that you just forgot to go to school. But the taxi driver doesn't speak English so he has to call someone at the school who becomes terribly concerned about your condition. And then around 10:30 your co-teachers drive to your apartment and wake you up again to bring you to the hospital. And you have to stand there all bleary eyed and for some reason wearing only one sock and because your brain is still poisoned with soju and guiness the only thing you can think to do is outright refuse to go with them on the basis that when you were growing up your mother never let you go to the doctor.
at 2:44 PM