ARGH!!!

Trip Start Sep 01, 2009
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Trip End Sep 22, 2010


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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I am furious! I have been riding my bike to school. I only got the bike four days ago. Today after school I went to my friend/coworkers apartment for dinner. My poor bike was hooked up to a pole right next to a drop and then the wind blew it over and I found it off the wall, hanging from the lock, upside down. It didn't seem damaged from it though. I road it to the store and locked it up in a different place when I came back so it couldn't fall over a wall again. My friend Bora was also meeting us so I went out to meet her. As we walk back I looked over to check on my bike where I locked it up and there is a korean guy kicking it. He pushed my bike as far against the fence it was locked to and now he is kicking it! I was so mad!! Bora is Korean so we went over there and we started yelling at each other in languages that the other couldn't understand. Poor Bora had to translate. She said he was mad because my bike was in a place that is for cars. It really wasn't a parking lot though. It was more like an entry way to an apartment complex, but in korea if you can fit a car there, the car will park there. He and a lady were tending to flowers so I'm assuming he didn't get to park right up against the apartment complex b/c my bike was there and instead for just moving it, he had to go and kick it?!?! So I locked it up across the street and I was so mad because he really did damage my bike more. It wasn't in great condition before, but it is a lot worse now. Bora decided to tell him that he damaged my bike. He came over and just started yelling that where I locked it up was still where cars go by. I didn't realize that cars owned the sidewalks! Only in Korea! Bora was mad too and she started yelling at him in Korean. I'm glad to have a friend like her to yell at people who kick my bike! Anyways, not a good night. I can still use my bike, but the front is just falling to pieces. The fact that cars drive on sidewalks in Korea, was scary when I first got  here, but now I guess I know my pet peeve.
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