Thursday, November 19, 2015
Honesty with personal property in Korea
So yesterday I nearly lost my wallet. I went to the toilet at a cafe and then after completing my #2 apparently my wallet fell out when I went to pull up my pants. I didn't find that out until two hours later when I wanted to leave and I tried desperately to find it. I hadn't been anywhere except for the bathroom – I had just been sitting at the table working on finding and applying for university teaching positions – so I didn't think the wallet could have disappeared. So I was really mystified when I went to look for it and couldn't find it. Anyway, fortunately, it turned out that it hadn't gone far. Some anonymous saint had turned it in to Security. I was fawning and practically hyperventilating when I realized the security man had my wallet. Once again though, I'm just so glad that Koreans are honest with stuff. I had no money on me so it'd have been a pain getting home. I'd only just gotten my D10 visa, so it really would have been a pain in the ass to get those things again. Anyway, so thankful for the honesty of Koreans (I've also twice left my laptop on the subway and recovered it at a subway station booth both times).