Late night munchies craving didn't go as well as planned for a drunk Korean in Daegu's Jisan-dong, earlier this week. Suseong-gu police were called to a 24 hour burger restaurant, after an altercation ensued between staff and an angry customer. At around 3:10am, a taxi pulled up in front of the restaurant and 50 year old drunk man proceeded inside to order food while his wife waited inside the taxi.
At some point after, the man allegedly threw a burger at a worker’s face stating that he didn’t get his burger quickly and that the worker was unkind.
He stated, “I was mad for not getting my burger quickly because my wife was waiting for me in the taxi.”
The remarkable aspect of this story is why something small like this became a noteworthy news report among Korean netizens, given that this kind of thing is almost a daily occurrence in the West. The takeaway (pun intended) from this story is that it appears that both fast food culture and now the mindsets behind it, have begun to take a grip on a society that once prided itself on slow food and social restraint.