Korean 'Uncle Service' lets you hire thugs to intimidate your kids' bullies


It’s good work if you can get it.


If they’d follow the American Plan and give the students guns, everything would work out fine.


Fixed that for you?


“the silent treatment”


In America the bullies are all in power so I’d imagine they would take issue with this.

As someone that was mercilessly bullied throughout my schooling I would have loved to be able to avail myself of this kind of service. I doubt I would have been able to afford it, though.



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Only if they give the guns to the good guys though.


FRIENDS, Korean, Our Lives in Korea, Korea: Hainaim, 2010.


I steel feel it was a little broad of a statement. Yes, practices like that unfortunately do exist in Korea and are quite ingrained in society, but at the same time, I doubt it is accurate to imply that every Korean teacher is a corrupt bully.


It wasn’t so simple as “corrupt bully.” I don’t think anyone thought of it as bullying, even though that’s what it was. My friend’s family had been out of the country for a long time, so when they returned to Korea and put one of their kids in school there, they had forgotten a lot of standard practices. So when the teachers started being really hard on the kid, it took a while for them to realize it was because of their lack of gifts - all of which was an accepted, standard practice.


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