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I've been debating putting my userpics into alert levels. Tigh Coffee is red.

Since I came to Korea, my best friend has been Isaac, he's Turkish and until today, he worked with me. Turkish people can't hold the coveted E-1 English teach visa. You have to be from a country where English is the first language. (USA, Canada, all parts of the UK, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand). The school's been letting him work illegally for eight months while saying they will get him a different kind of visa. (There's a basic "I want this non-Korean employee" visa).

Isaac's in love with a Korean woman called Shi Hyung, and he's staying here to earn money to go back to American with her. That's his plan. They'd like to get married, but Korea's not a very welcoming country to foreigners, so they need money to leave and go somewhere else. He loves the US, more than anyone I know, but he's been trying to make do here.

The school got another foreigner last weekend. Her name is Eileen. She's from California, selfish, inconsiderate and not very much fun to hang out with. She's my neighbor, which means whenever she needs something, she comes and knocks on my door. I understand what it's like to be alone in a new place, I am REALLY sympathetic to that, however, there's a point where it goes to far.

Just because I'm sitting around in my pajamas doesn't mean I'm not doing anything and I want to drop it to hang out with her. My good friends have been trying to explain that not giving in to someone else being rude, isn't rude. She hates doing things alone. She hates teaching. She thinks whenever she wants to do something she can just show up and give me thirty seconds or so and I'll drop everything and go with her.

Date: 2009-03-20 02:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm sorry your friend is leaving as for the his replacement,if possible politely but firmly explain to this woman that your not at her beck and call.
If she gets stroppy ,ignore her.She doesn't sound like a friend worth having.

Date: 2009-03-20 03:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aww, I'm sorry about your friend!!

The new woman sounds annoying. I understand that, being in a foreign country and it's helpful to have others around you, and sticking together, but she's taken it a step too far. There's got to be some sort of 'Ask Ann Landers' or 'Ask Miss Manners' about this...


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