After work today, my co-teacher/friend Julie and I went to a department store to purchase some sweaters (the Korean winter is no joke ya’ll!). Everything was quite satisfactory until she pulled into the parking garage…
First, there was this:
And then this:
Oh… it looks like there are a lot of pink “girls” painted on the garage floor…
Oh! Well, what do you know! Rows of parking spaces for women! GREAT!
Julie told me that Lotte Mart, the business’s garage where we had parked, wanted to create convenient spaces for high-frequency shoppers (i.e. women (obviously)). Also, Lotte Mart wanted to make parking easier for women, so they made the female-only spaces larger and placed the aisles farther apart (because, damn, it is so hard to park cars with our vaginas and lipstick always getting in the way– you know what I’m sayin’?!!). And don’t you just love the pink, skirted icon? Yeah, I mean, it is a known fact that pink, skirts, vaginas, and terrible parking always go together. …Or is it?
And what do you know, since Julie and I are women, and since women are great at shopping, it was rather easy for us to find discounted, matching winter sweaters! Yay! I am one step closer to my goal of successfully assimilating to Korean culture (perhaps I should mention that wearing matching clothing is the thing to do in Korea).
Speaking of assimilation, check out this super cute smart phone cover that I bought this weekend: