Locked out: An interesting night in Seoul
Earlier, I realized that telling this whole story is too long. So here’s the bare bones version:
- I got locked out of my house late at night. The number pad wouldn’t work.
- I called the phone numbers I knew. One finally went through.
- I walked to a convenient store. A worker talked with my friend in Korean.
- I heard beeping on my phone. The phone died because the prepaid minutes ran out.
- I got the worker to call back with the store phone. He wrote down my friend’s address in Korean.
- I hailed a taxi. The taxi driver drove me around for a while before letting me off at a fork in the road.
- I didn’t know where I was. My friend called my phone.
- I answered because I could evidently still receive calls. My friend said the taxi driver had just dumped me somewhere.
- I found another taxi. My friend spoke with him on the phone.
- I rode in the taxi for a while until the taxi started honking. The driver let me out across the street from my friend’s apartment where I was able to spend the night.
- Figure out how to change the batteries in your lock before you need to.
- Buy extra minutes for your phone before you need to.
- Learn the way to a friend’s house before you need to.
But the biggest lesson is, don’t worry about it. It works out, even when nothing seems to.