Sidewalks in Korea are covered with the effluvium of human disregard. It doesn't matter what you do - throw your coffee cups on the group, lift your child's skirt so she can cop a squat, or spit so that you can releave the tickle in your throat from too many menthol cigarettes - some old man or woman, bent at the waist by years of government employ, will bowleggedly meander down the street at 5am and sweep up all the mess.
The most noticable of these sidewalk habits is the spitting. Every day, every few feet someone is hackey a logey, passionately ejecting spit or letting it dribble, neglected, from pursed lips. There is no use in trying to get around it, because its everywhere. The men just spit all over the place! In doors, outdoors, doesn't matter.
I thought this habit was exclusive to men in Korea, until I saw a lump of mucusy spit in the women's bathroom this weekend. I guess spitting in public is gender neutral.
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