Friday, February 13, 2009

Feisty Friday!

So given today is Friday the 13th and a day that I've been dreading all week because of work reasons, I kept thinking I shouldn't do Feisty Friday because I don't want to piss off the Karma Planners. But then I thought they MUST have their hands full planning the comeuppance of George Bush and maybe they'll miss me being Mean-n-Feisty and I'll make it through the last 4 hours of my work day relatively safe.


Stereotypes can be unfair. But stereotypes have their beginnings in some form of truth.

If I start dancing to a song with a beat, I'll be the first to say "Watch out! White Boy Dancing!"

So it came as no surprise that this little news clip brought two stereotypes together:

SEOUL (AFP) – A dogged South Korean grandmother has failed her driving test 771 times, police said Thursday, but a local newspaper reported she will keep trying.

The 68-year-old, identified only by her last name Cha, has taken the test almost every working day since 2005 in the southwestern city of Jeonju. She failed again Monday for the 771st time.

"It was a record-breaking number here," Choi Yong-Cheol, a police sergeant supervising the test in the city's Deokjingu district, told AFP.

"I wonder if she will try it again for a 772nd time."

The Korea Times said Cha will in fact be back for another attempt.

Choi said that Cha cannot pass the preliminary written section of the test, averaging scores of 30-50 whereas the pass mark is 60 out of 100.

Local media said that Cha sells food and household items door to door at apartment complexes, carrying the items in a handcart, but wants to get a car for her business.

Police estimate she has spent almost five million won (3,600 dollars) to take the written test, with each test costing 6,000 won in addition to other expenses.

"I feel sorry every time I see Cha fail. When she passes, I'll make a commemorative tablet myself and give it to her," one officer was quoted as saying"

She's old


she's Asian.

Of COURSE she's going to fail her driving test!

(Disclaimer.... yes, I know, it's mean. But it's a joke. There are plenty of elderly and Asian drivers who far surpass my own driving skills. But hey, there are also white guys who can dance so as long as I'm being made fun of for looking like a bleached out Carlton, then dammit, you're gonna get targeted too!)

1 comment:

cb said...

Maybe of she finally gets it, she'll be able to take out the "lecycrabres"..