Funny Korea Story

Anyone who’s been stationed in Korea can appreciate this one.  I was standing in line at military clothing sales today, and the guy behind me starts chatting up another couple about how he’s just returned from Korea and needs to buy random things he doesn’t have.  Then he asked,

Are stores on the economy open today?

Let me translate, for everyone who missed that.  He meant to say, “Are regular stores, you know, the kind not on post, open today?”  It was so odd to hear him use that term, as it’s been a while for DH and I.  It took me a minute to process what he said, regain my composure, and tell him,

Yes, I was just at Walmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods.

I know this isn’t knee-slapping hilarity, but it was pretty random for me.  Oh, to be in Korea again, and for longer than a week!


  • Adriennesaid

    AH yes, that term gets thrown around in Korea a lot. "Living on the economy" aka off-post… lol. Silly silly. Good stuff though. 🙂

  • Erinsaid

    And that's the only reason I knew what he was talking about! You could tell he'd been in Korea too long!