Preachers and Drunkards: Seoul Subway Users’ Worst Enemy

Evangelist preachers in Seoul subway

As we have previously discovered, the Seoul subway is home to some of the nation’s most weird, whacky, and drunken behaviour. So it’s therefore of no surprise that Seoulites are fed up of all things deemed to be an ‘inconvenience.’ A recent survey about what the biggest nuisance on the subway was revealed evangelical preachers were what caused most stress, followed closely by lovely drunks.

From Yonhap News:

60% of Seoulites say that preachers and drunkards are their biggest complaint on the subway

A survey reveals that 6 out of 10 Seoul subway users feel most inconvenienced by evangelical preachers and by those under the influence [of alcohol].

The Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation, who operate subway lines 5 to 8, revealed on the 19th that according to results from a customer satisfaction survey carried out last month questioning 1969 people (296 men, 1664 women), among disorderly behaviours, 640 people (33%) said the biggest nuisance was ‘religion propagation.’

Preacher on Seoul subway

This was followed by 530 people (27%) answering ‘drunkards.’

The age ratio of those who said that the propagation of religion was their biggest inconvenience was 36% in their 20s, 32% in their 40s, while 34% of teens and 32% of those in their 30s answered that intoxicated people was their biggest complaint.

Breaking down results according to sex, it can be seen that men answered ‘subway salespeople’ (27%) and ‘propagation of religion,’ while women answered ‘propagation of religion’ (34%) and ‘drunkards’ (28%).

Drunkard on Seoul subway

Meanwhile, when asked about the adequacy of the temperature inside the trains, 49% of people replied ‘it’s hot.’

However, among those, 64% said [subway officials] should take part in government energy policies while 36% were of the opinion that the air-conditioning temperature should be lowered.

Aside from that, when asked about whether they knew or not that carriages 4 and 5 in 8 carriage trains had lower-powered air-conditioning, 87% answered ‘knew,’ but 20% of teens answered ‘didn’t know.’

An official said ‘Except for nationwide blackout periods when there are extreme heat warnings and air-conditioning operates at full capacity during peak travel times, air-conditioning should be managed as flexibly as possible.’

Comments from Naver:

kill****:

I remember this one guy. He said I had received a home delivery, so I stepped out the door, then he said he had come to deliver the Lord’s love.. more like he had come to invade ke ke ke ke ke ke

qw12****:

I wanna send those people who say they will go heaven by attending church TO heaven today

012k****:

Some time ago, I was sitting absent-mindedly in the subway~ then this drunk ajeossi came and sat in front of me.. a bit later, he asked me something in the lines of ‘does this train go/run on/to oil?’ Was this ajeossi really drunk on alcohol? I adamantly told him that the subway was neither train nor car, so no~ so the ajeossi quickly got off~ so absurd right? ~~ but then shortly after, I heard the announcement ‘the next station is Gireum Station’… I’m so sorry ajeossi! [gireum means oil in Korean]

sbk1****:

To those of you who scream out loudly ‘if you don’t believe in God, you will be sent to the fires of hell,’ that’s not missionary work. It’s noise pollution and an act that arouses displeasure. Drunkards are the same, so for the sake of passengers, can’t they be dealt with? hyu~~~~~~

tnsq****

Jesus Corp., Ltd

Comments from Nate:
엄주학:

So embarrassing… In the past when I used to sell things on the subway.. there were few of those people who would say ‘believe in Jesus, or you’ll go to hell’ and it was all in Korean, but now they even have recordings in English.. I’m embarrassed when foreigners see this..

윤은경:

I am a Chrisitan, but those noisy people in the subway just cause harm and displeasure to my ears. I get so embarrassed when I see those preachers.. hate it ! ㅜㅜ

이승욱:

So preachers and drunkards rank the same, eh?.. I think so too..

이영희:

Those mental patient gaedoks shouldn’t be made to ride on the subway

조대진:

Just like during the Roman Empire, we should round all those gaedoks together and burn them at the stake or feed them to lions

우태석:

Please do your preaching around a church… what crusade are you leading? Being made to do missionary work in the subway…

지수진:

The logic of those Christians around me is usually that, when something bad happens to a non-believer, it’s because they didn’t believe in Jesus. But if something bad happens to a Christian, their troubles will be overcome and they will go to heaven, and it is a sign of God.. And when something good happens, they love Jesus. And if something good happens because of a Christian, then they thank Jesus’s father. Everything is basically thanks to God.. The saying goes ‘it differs with the circumstances’… don’t just simply adjust it to your likings..

김승환:

Hey ajummas, can you not queue jump, and PLEASE let those leaving the train get off first before getting on.

안인근:

It would be good if there was a Buddhist chant playback function on smartphone subway apps… When a missionary starts his bout, so would the playback…

안호성:

I guess there’s nothing I can do when it comes to drunkards……. But as for those who propagate religion, is there really nothing I can do?… No matter where you go, there’s no avoiding them, they’re like mold… tsk tsk

고현정:

Christianity, just shove off! If it’s so good, then keep it to yourselves, don’t give a hard time to others. Are you really praising Jesus’s teachings? Give it a rest.. Really wanna kill you guys..

임동호:

Hey you Christian folks, if you wanna believe in Christianity, then keep it to yourself and please don’t think of sucking someone else in..Why do you Christian folk wanna suck other people into your religion? Just like zombies…

Evangelist preachers in Seoul subway

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  • jj

    I agree. Preachers are so annoyed. I thought that Koreans are usually very proud of their origins, roots bla bla bla, but now they are embracing a western religion even more religiously than the westerners themselves . Such irony. They use to claim Confucius was Korean, so now will they claim Jesus is Korean soon? Only a matter of time.

    • Brett Sanbon

      You are making some pretty condemning, yet all the while, ignorant statements. Aside from Judaism, I cant think of a religion that belongs to a specific country or group of people. If Koreans want to be poor rich monks or devout crazy preachers than that is all within their rights.

      Also, I’ve never seen an original posting or report of a Korean claiming that Confucius wasn’t Chinese but was, in fact, Korean himself. You are now entering into gossip territory as you have only heard these claims from other lazy slackers who dont care enough to look up the source yourself. The “Korean professor” who made the claim never existed. It was a hoax, most likely to stir up nationalist sentiment in China.

      You must be being facetious at the end there. Although, Jesus’ blood might have been closer to Asian than to white Europeans’.

      • Zappa Frank

        it’s up to what you think is an “asian”. An arab-semitic…well it may be, Jesus was jewish… a chinese/korean/japanase and so on? not at all.For sure more close to europeans whites than easterns asians.

      • Chucky3176

        Koreans are claiming Jesus was Korean was started out by Chinese and Japanese on the internet. They took a famous art work by a Korean Christian artist to portray Christianity in Korea, and deliberately started rumors on the internet that Koreans are claiming Jesus was Korean. What started out as a joke rumor spread on the internet, turned into a lot of Chinese and Japanese ended up believing their own people’s lies.

    • re: preachers–Only the lowest quality products are sold door-to-door and on subway trains.

    • Anonton

      bahaha Korean Jesus LOL

    • Az Ze

      Fortunately Jesus Christ is not of European descent, neither set foot in Europe. He is technically Asian, being born in the middle east, and was bought up briefly in Africa, when his family fled to Egypt. Christianity didn’t spread to Europe until the disciples were dispersed by means of persecution. So Christianity is not a white mans, or western religion.

      • Paul M

        Technically Christianity is a European religion. Early Christianity was fragmented into various cults such as the Gnostics and the Marionites and would have probably continued to exist as such until this day if it weren’t for the Roman Emperor Constantine. Christianity became an official state religion of the Roman Empire and so changed to reflect the organisational hierarchy of the Imperial administration (which we still see in the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches). Christianity became more standardised, organised and centralised due to the Romans and would not have become a dominant world religion it is today without them.

  • k

    I hated some of the drunk ajosshies….Once I was in the subway and heavily pregnant, like 7 months, and having to stand after working a 10 hour day teaching and this old soju dude decided to try and use me as a leaning post…I actually shoved him and gave him the meanest look i could and dared him to say something to me…it worked, he went to go lean on someone else. They also smelled really bad….

    • Brett Sanbon

      Like garlic, meat, cigarettes, and soju? Maybe a little B.O. thrown in for the mix?

      Come to think of it, before I quit smoking, my wife complained I smelled like that once or twice too… :/

      • Paul

        Daejeon managed to scent their trains with ginseng. Or for whatever reason, the trains were heavily scented of it, even those that had just come from the fish wholesale market. Does a bang up job at masking anything undesirable.

    • Nyancat

      the hell? You had to stand while being heavily pregnant? Sigh seems that people these days really are apathetic, I thought there were special seats for the elderly and pregnant women. Let me guess some old ajoosi was drunk and sleeping on it… TT

      • Brett Sanbon

        Yea, not to toot my own horn or anything, but on Thursday evening I had to call an obvious and very pregnant woman about 5 people over on a crowded train to come sit in my seat. The other people in front of her (2 college-aged boys and two women [who should know what its like to be pregnant]) just kept their eyes pointed at the ground.

        When I stood up to let her sit, some middle-aged guy tried to jump in. I actually had to physically block him and explain that pregnant women shouldn’t be in a situation where they are at risk to fall.

        Oh!!!! HAHA, and one of the women who didn’t give up her seat was reading a Bible!!!

        • Nyancat

          Oh the irony haha bible lady didn’t offer a seat, that was mighty good of you, hopefully that act of kindness makes those around you reflect upon themselves, I don’t see why it’s so hard for some people to just be nice to others, I always make it a point to offer my seat to the elderly, pregnant women and little kids, I have a very young son of my own and my wife was pregnant so I can understand that it is not easy to stand with all that extra weight.

          • Brett Sanbon

            Yea, my wife is 8 months along now, so I kinda *have to* give up my seat for a pregnant woman. I can understand too, my wife reminds me every chance she gets o_o

          • Nyancat

            oh wow congratulations you’re going to be a dad soon, some advice for you get as much sleep as humanly possible because believe me you’re going to need it. My son is two and a half now so I assume the worst is over that is of course till he hits his teens, then I have a whole new set of problems haha ^^

  • Brett Sanbon

    Drunks or preachers?…..

    I choose ajumma. Ajumma elbowed me in the ribs friday on the #4 train at Seoul Station. Startled me just enough that the old bag was able to jump in the seat I was about to sit in. Then she did the ol’ “close-your-eyes-and-pretend-to-be-in-pain” move. So predictable.

    • Anonton

      More people need to have a go at the old hags.

  • There are some comment gems up there.

  • lavista4u

    Take a print out of this and if you ever get caught with pesky preachers again….Just ask them what these quotes mean from the Bible..

    Isaiah 44:6
    Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the
    LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.

    Isaiah 44:8
    Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it?
    Ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? Yea, there is no God; I know not any.

    Isaiah 44:24
    Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed
    thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things;
    that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;

    Here some more crazy quotes from Price of Peace from Bible itself.

    Matthew 10:35-36
    “For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.”

    Luke 12:51-53
    Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

    Luke 14:26
    If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children,
    and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

    Luke 19:27
    “But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign
    over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.”

    Revelations 22:16
    “I am the root and offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.”

    ———-

    Does this anywhere looks even close to a loving God?

    • Brett Sanbon

      I don’t read the Bible anoymore, and I am neither a practicing Christian, but you’re doing the same thing as those annoying preachers.

      I can take a random sentence or two from almost any text and make the author appear to be the anti-Christ or whatever, too. Text without context makes a poor argument.

      I could explain all of those verses to you, but it wouldn’t matter anyway, would it? You would still go around fighting ignoramuses with ignorance.

      • runningduckyliciousrub

        i agree.. all very easily refutable. it shows your lack of understanding of theology and christianity in general..

      • mr. wiener

        Look out Brett you’re being mauled by a godbotherer. Take it as a compliment.
        Of the two, drunks and Christians [evangelicalist variety] I prefer drunks. Sure they are obnoxious and they might vomit on you, but at least tomorrow they will be sober..The fundamentalist on the other hand….

        • Brett Sanbon

          I guess its my own fault… But he/she has been following me around this morning. :(

    • Paul M

      I usually quote Matthew 6 – basically it says STFU and do your religion thing in private.

    • Barack Obama

      If you are anything but an atheist, you are a moron.

  • 참을 수 없는 존재의 가벼움

    Overzealous crusaders, especially for Catholics, is a real nuisance for all passengers. Fancy themselves as agents of God, they never accept that all people are loath to their loud chanting and rather they see the aversion as an hurdle to overcome. This perception couldnot be more wrong.

    Those self styled missionaries, couled with a hot temperature in a subway car, is the most annoying.

    Avoidance is the best way to deal with a drunken disturbance which tend to occur mostly late night, but the irritating combination is hard to cope with by getting out of a scene in question.

    I recommend to operators that a “religious propagation-free ” zone that bans all kinds of proselytizing should be desginated in subway stations, for general walfare for all people.

    A reward system–those who report a public disturbance by shouting faith-related slogans with evidence like pictures leading to identification of reckless evangelists get some money–deserves consideration by the authorities concerned.

    • runningduckyliciousrub

      that infringes on my rights for religious freedom kim jong il. take your “secular religion” to north korea. i cant imagine living in a society where religion is suppressed in place of a society where laws rule the lives of people.

      • Brett Sanbon

        There is a difference between religious freedom and imposing your beliefs on people who have no option but to hear you ramble… Thus causing public disturbance.

        • runningduckyliciousrub

          i think plastic surgery ads disturb me more than zealous christians. you have to give credit to them, they are pretty damn brave. most christians are closet christians knowing non-believers spend an eternity in hell but dont do anything. maybe these preachers will save your soul someday

          • Brett Sanbon

            maybe these preachers will save your soul someday

            Probably not. I’d wager I understand the Bible and Christian religion better than most Christians do. Certainly better than the subway preachers.

          • runningduckyliciousrub

            do you really think greater knowledge of the bible justifies your faith or lack thereof as your whole comment assumes? its flimsy because it doesn’t take a genius to see that much smarter people than you were great christians. on the other hand much smarter people than you were atheists. therefore knowledge of the bible doesnt have anything to do with faith at all. romans 5:1, theres some bible for ya

          • Brett Sanbon

            I wasn’t arguing my faith…

            I’d prefer not to get into a theological debate over the internet, thanks. Just keep quiet on the subway and we are cool :)

          • runningduckyliciousrub

            ill do whatever i want, thank you very much

          • Nyancat

            I gotta agree with Brett, minding your own business is the best thing to do when in a public place unless of course someone require assistance or some such scenario.
            I’m a catholic and I find these Evangelists to be the most irritating of Christians I have met, would it be fun to hear people of other religions asking you to convert?
            Converting is not a joke and not to be taken lightly, it is a personal choice taken after a great amount of deliberation, and hearing a bunch of nut jobs telling you that ur on the way to hell if you don’t convert doesn’t really help.
            Christianity while it has it’s flaws is thankfully in this day and age a more peaceful religion than it once was and it would help if people came to that understanding by themselves, these evangelists are not properly representing Christianity and are ironically doing more harm to it’s image than good.

          • Brett Sanbon

            I think you have a good outlook on things Nyancat. Faith is a very personal choice and usually requires intimate meditation between oneself and one’s deity before giving up your life to it.

          • runningduckyliciousrub

            mm.. my trajectory with my comments was fueled by how I disagree with laws against proselytizing. i agree that conversion is a profound, personal choice because it requires sacrifices that changes lives. and not to be acerbic, but i disagree with how you think people should just “stay quiet” in public spaces. I can’t argue on the effectiveness of such korean-style methods (I personally share my faith with people I’ve made a connection with rather than random people) but I won’t say that you absolutely cannot do this. Maybe at least one-person was affected and converted as a result the next day or the next decade, who knows? and one person is better than none. and spreading the message is better than no message. in that light, perhaps you can be more sympathetic to my view.

          • mr. wiener

            “ill do whatever i want, thank you very much”
            Would that we could all disregard the feelings and comfort of others so willfully.
            Can I bring my bat and play “evangelist baseball” on the subway? Chance should be so fine a thing.

          • Nyancat

            @Brett I’m glad we see eye to eye on the matter Brett
            @runningduckyliciousrub I would think that the way you do it, that is by passing on your experiences to those that you know would have a much more profound effect than those preachers. The reason that when you relate your life experiences those you communicate with may be able to mirror your own experiences with theirs.
            I would feel that would be more effective than having someone who does not know you telling you what you should be doing but that’s just my personal opinion, their method while coarse may work as well.
            I can respect your views however since we are all human and have different thought processes, if we all agreed on everything there would be no need for debate which would be boring to say the least, to each his own right? :)

          • runningduckyliciousrub

            @@mr. wiener
            i think we can risk some discomfort to avoid hell… to put it very very buntly to the best of my knoweldge..
            as for your baseball bat what benefit will that bring?

          • mr. wiener

            Hmmm. I’m not sure your concept of hell is quite in sinc with mine. I actually do believe in God, but I think some of the Christian ideas are a little…..wacky.
            There is the guy called God right? And he invented the whole world, and the universe and everything..and he loves us all, but if we don’t bow down and worship him he’s going to confine us in fiery torment FOREVER, because he really loves us?
            Doesn’t sound like my idea of God, who incidently I think is one of the coolest and most patient “people” I know.
            I’ll take my chances with the devil [who God created to test us……now why would a loving God do that? Sounds a bit like a loving husband telling his best friend to do his darndest to seduce his wife so he can see if she’ll stay true to him].

            In the meantime I’ll try my best to be patient and forgiving of people in this life. Anything else would be a waste.

          • mr. wiener

            Oh, and I wasn’t really going to hit you with a baseball bat, that was just a metaphor I was bashing you with

    • 참을 수 없는 존재의 가벼움

      Paradox of religious evangelists

      We all know there is differences in opinions as many as the number of global populations. For religious freedom, this means that the motivations of belief in religion is so divergent that it can not be confined to the salvation toward the Heaven. Some feel happy to get inner peace back after the Sunday mass, and others feel it natural to attend churches because they have been raised in a religious community and still others feel fulfilled at communal activities organized around churches, which give believers a sense of belonging, a feeling of growing importance as a result of an increasingly atomized, fragmentated society.

      The existence of varied motivations in faith reveals why itinerant preachers have failed to share their euphoria stemming from becoming religious with passers-by.

      In a society characterized by growing apathy, and self-indulgence, without mutually shared perception or understanding, any attempt to get across the idea of desirablity of having religion gurarutee will trigger increasing sneer and jeer from non-believers—the result of what self-proclaimed missionaries intended.

      The interesting is that you can visualize a family whose member, say, a head of the family, is a religious evanglist. After sacred mission that he impose upon himself, he would return home, having dinner with his familiy members. During the dinner, his son, say, a high-school student, would say to him he want to be a singer and lost an intest in studying. As a devout religious man, he could not understand his son’s deam. He would want his son to study theology to make a minister later. Given his conservative temperament, he hope his son advance into professions. Different opinions would lead to an argument which may last longer thant expected, as commonly seen in other ordinary families.

      This is an hypothetical situation. But, unless an evangelist resovled an arguemtn with his familiy member, with much of the time spent together, how could he make convincing remarks for religious conversion? How come those who lauch themselves on the course of unsolicited religious propagation fail to understand the real happy moment begins to expand the common ground with the closest people they have known–for exapmple first with his familiy members ?

      In Korea, there were the times when the deaths of venerable Buddihist monks made headlines. The reason is that the ways they led their lives until going to the Heaven is exemplar for people of all religious persusions.

      The self-serving mission to proselytize people unilaterally into a certain religious fold run completely counter to all kinds of religious striptures.

      • 참을 수 없는 존재의 가벼움

        “the result of what self-proclaimed missionaries intended.”

        –> the “opposite” result of what self-proclaimed missionaries intended.

  • SP

    Just to clarify, because the translation up there could be confusing (and because this could be extremely important to some 외국인s coping with the summer heat!), carriages 4 and 5 are a *higher* temperature than the others – the air conditioning there is weaker than the other carriages.

    • Brett Sanbon

      I think the translator meant “lower-powered air conditioning”. You are right though, very important to stay in the 1, 2, 9, or 10 cars. They always seem to be the coolest (however, at rush hour also the most packed).

      • Nyancat

        I think they write all the numbers on pieces of paper and then take them out of a hat by lot to see which cars get air conditioning on that particular day.

        • Brett Sanbon

          Hah! Air conditioning lottery. Personal comfort subject to chance.

          Vince, are you in Korea?

          • Nyancat

            As of right now I’m living in Zhuhai, prior to this I was in Dubai and Malaysia, so I probably will be visiting Korea in the near future to see some friends in Seoul and Busan. They are the ones that introduced me to Korean culture so I do have a fair understanding of the place :)
            How about you Brett how long have you been there and how do you find the place to be? I’m assuming that you lived in Hunan before? I have a brother in law from Hunan I just have to ask how did your stomach manage to adapt to their very *ahem* unique cuisine? :P

          • Brett Sanbon

            Yea, I was in Hunan in 2009 and 2010. Shandong, Jinan before that in 2008 and part of 2009.

            It took me about a month to get completely adjusted to Hunan food, but I noticed that after I left Hunan it took another month to get readjusted to non-toxic food. Sometimes I still find myself craving super-greasy/super-spicy foods.

            I have been in Korea since October 2010. 2 years coming up quick. I love it here. Korean food is always delicious and my monther-in-law is a great cook, so I have no problems with what I eat. The difference for me is I come from the suburbs in USA, and it is way more crowded here in Seoul.

            I have a business that should be up-and-running in February, so I guess I am staying for the long-haul. Although, I want my daughter to have a US education (East Asian education is still so far behind) starting middle school, high school at the latest.

            Currently, I am working an office job (office culture is so bogus here), trying to pass the time until Feb.

          • Nyancat

            Oh that sounds cool, I’m currently trying to get my trading company off the ground as well, going to make a visit to Dubai and Malaysia to visit both suppliers and clients so keeping my fingers crossed something works out :D
            Korea sounds nice and it’s good you have everything planned out, might I offer some advice about education for your child? I was schooled in both UK and US syllabi /syllabuses (not sure what the plural of that is) and I’ve found that the UK one is a lot tougher otherwise known as the GCSE, you can also check out the International Baccalaureate here’s a definition http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Baccalaureate and the website is http://www.ibo.org/
            lol I know it’s a bit early but it’s always prudent to plan ahead yes? :P

      • Raphael

        My bad with the English… looks like Konglish got the most of me!

  • TheNoob

    All preachers should be arrested on misdemeanour’s for causing public disruption and psychological threat. I don’t care if I burn in the nine hells…..screw you all preachers!!

  • runningduckyliciousrub

    “belief cannot argue with unbelief. It can only preach to it.”
    Karl Barth

  • somesojuslammer

    Religion is the true cancer in this world.

    • runningduckyliciousrub

      it sure is. the world is evil and on a path to destruction

      • mr. wiener

        Mankind will not be free until the last banker is hanged with the entrails of the last priest.

        • Brett Sanbon

          You forgot lawyers.

          • Ruaraidh

            It’s a hopeless dream, we’d still have estate agents.

        • runningduckyliciousrub

          power corrupts, you’d do the same, mankind will never be free… in this world anyways

        • Matt

          So…no more banks? I guess you think the world would be more secure if everyone just stashed their cash under their beds?

          You could have rid the world of every banker and priest, and it still wouldn’t have prevented the Jewish pogroms, the Armenian genocide, World War I, World War II, the Cultural Revolution, the Khmer Rouge, the Rwandan genocide, and Jersey Shore. There are evils in the world greater than merely banking and religion.

          • Brett Sanbon

            Wow, way to take things so seriously… Are you, by chance, a religious banker?

          • Matt

            Yes. I worship money.

          • mr. wiener

            Get thee in my behind Satan!!

          • Brett Sanbon

            Haha Matt, I just saw “Jersey Shore”. Its significant because I am originally from the Joisy Shooa. As you can see from my gravatar, I dont have a blowout and have never participated in the mating ritual, AKA, “fist pumping”.

    • HaydenG

      Someone who said the same thing murdered 20 million people. I hope you die before you get the chance to hurt anybody. People like you are the source of destruction and death in the world.

  • mr. wiener

    Jesus: ” A new commandment I give unto you, that you all love everyone as much as I love you.”
    Disciple: ” What you mean even people who worship other gods and homos too?”
    Jesus: ” What, did I fucking stutter?”

    • HaydenG

      hilarious.. its so hip and edgy to insult other people’s religions isn’t it?

  • Paul

    Man, I’ve already forgotten how hilariously warped riding a train in Seoul or Busan was (never once encountered this in any of the other systems). Thanks for the reminder. Bahahahaha.

  • Stories of butts

    This makes me appreciate the stuff I deal with in New York.

  • skippy

    hehehe, if it were not for the tie, I would think the sleeping drunk man is the same as the preacher.

  • Paul M

    Just got back from spending a few days in Seoul. I must be lucky as I tend to miss all the craziness that travelling by subway has to offer. Instead I had a pleasant conversation with a gentleman who was 70 but looked 50 and was able to get the gist of the posters notifying people of the low powered air-con in the central carriages.

    Has anyone else noticed the maps on the platforms which tells you the best carriage to ride on for when you want to transfer lines?

    For me it’s always a pleasant experience going to Seoul – or maybe it’s just the town that I live in sucks.

  • hardyandtiny

    drunks are everywhere in Korea

  • Sophie

    lolz preachers can be annoying but it’s not that hard to scare them off hahaha :P

    Preacher: “JESUS LOVES YOU!!!! Embrace Christianity!!!!”
    Me: *falls to my knees with my arms in the air, screaming* “ALHAMDULILLAH!!! I LOVE YOU TOO, DARLING!” *babbles on in rapid Arabic(even though I’m not Arab lol)*

    Gets them every time.. :P

  • I once saw a drunk on a subway get up and try to get off at a stop. As the car slowed, the motion must have gotten to him because he puked his entire stomach contents all over the door, splattering on other passengers and himself. He ran for the next door rather than walk through his own vomit. I was fortunate to be far enough away not to smell it, never mind have it hit me.

    As for religitards, I lost count of how many there were. One idiot stood at one end of a train car literally shouting his buybull bullshit (it’s called the buybull because you have to buy the bull to believe it). I was tempted to grab his buybull and toss it out the door at the next station and make him chase after it, but thought better of it.

    I actually didn’t mind the panhandlers who came on, the poor telling their stories (handing out cards with it written down) to try and get sympathy and money. I gave money to them sometimes.

  • Jae Hee

    Hidden secret of Jesus
    http://storify.com/wjsfree/-2

  • ITBP

    I am giving 11th Commandment- Thou Shalt not preach your religion.

    Matthew 10:34

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