It may be a minor thing in others' perspectives, but these 8 things can easily frustrate and annoy Koreans! Let's take a look at what gets on a Korean person's nerves.
1. Eating Instant Ramen Without Kimchi
This is something that all Koreans find frustrating.
Koreans generally eat kimchi on the side with their meal. It is a must-have on their dining table.
Kimchi is a must especially when eating ramyeon (instant noodles)! Any Korean would feel like something is missing from their meal if there's no kimchi present.
2. No Coffee After Meal
Koreans love consuming coffee. Anyone who has ever been to Korea will agree that it is easy to spot a coffee shop every 10 steps. You will be able to find a cafe wherever you go!
Can you guess how much do Koreans like to drink coffee? You might be surprised by the number!
3. Not Licking The Lid Of Yogurt
Koreans have the habit of licking the yogurt on the yogurt lid of a small individually packaged one. If you stop Koreans from licking their yogurt lids, they will be quite frustrated after opening the yogurt.
4. No Soju With KBBQ
Do you know what is the most popular alcohol among Koreans? I believe many of the readers have answered soju or the green bottle drink!
Koreans love drinking soju, especially with their Korean BBQ. Eating BBQ is also a great socializing event for Koreans, which is also why people tend to consume more alcohol with it.
5. Slow Internet Speed
Korea is one of the countries that have the fastest internet in the world.
You will be able to experience free wifi anywhere you go, too; on the streets, subway, cafes... you name it!
Also, Koreans like doing everything fast and quick. The slow internet speed will make them go nuts!
6. No Using Phone In Toilet
It is known that Koreans use mobile phones a lot and often... even when they go to the washroom! Is there anyone who doesn't like going to the bathroom with a phone?
7. No 'Close Door' Buttons In Elevators
Since Korea has the bbali-bbali (quickly quickly) culture, everything has to be done promptly. Sometimes the elevator without the 'close button' makes Koreans frustrated.
These elevators can be easily found at the subway stations in Korea, that are mainly for the elderly, disabled, or people with large luggage. The system will automatically close the door after a while. Take a big breath, and wait until the door closes.
8. Getting Interrupted Before Your Story Is Done
This would apply to everyone! We all get frustrated when you get interrupted while talking or telling a story. Make sure you let the others finish their talking before you start another story!
Could you make some connections from the list above? Which one do you find the most annoying?
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