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


#22

It’s good work if you can get it.


#23

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


#24

Fixed that for you?


#25

“the silent treatment”


#26

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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#28

[citation needed]


#29

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


#30

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


#31

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.


#32

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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