I sometimes transfer to the green line (line no. 2) at Hapjeong Stn when I feel the need to take a nap on my way to work. This video is said to have happened in a train near the said station. A video clip has been circulating around the WWW showing a Korean female teenager and a grandmother in a cat fight in one of the cars of subway line 2.
The article has been posted on an English online news site:
A video of a violent fight in a public subway between a teenage female and a woman believed to be in her 60s appeared on various websites uncensored.
This short clip filmed by the public is being criticized as an invasion of right to privacy.
This video clip, titled ‘Subway Immorality,’ lasts 1 minute and 40 seconds and shows the elderly woman and the student aggressively pushing and grabbing each other by collar.
The video didn’t show how the fight started but the girl said something that she should not have said to an elderly. She also didn’t use respectful language. However, the people just watched while the elderly pulled on the girl’s hair. Reminds me how scary ajummas can get and how sometimes people could be just mere spectators! The elderly or the ajumma in the video is simply living up to expectations ;(
I haven’t had a really bad encounter with an ajumma, just the occasional shoving that isn’t really something personal. In fact, I have received help from countless ajummas especially when my son was still an infant until he was a toddler. Sometimes, they would give up their seats for me seeing that I was carrying my son. Or they would give him treats (mostly ginseng candies) or play with him.
When in Korea, you don’t fight with an ajumma!