Language Barriers! Have you ever wondered what you would do after you dial a phone number and the operator relays an intercept message that you don’t understand? You wonder if you dialed the wrong number, mailbox full or if the company is a part of that select group that doesn’t have call waiting. You dial the number again and this time hear a different message.
This scenario occurred every time I tried to make an appointment with my hairdresser in South Korea. I don’t know if it was because I didn’t have a Korea SIM Card or if it was because I was using an international calling plan.
This is my experience of how little by little, with another day of learning Hangul in my Korean Language class, a small interaction with a cashier at E-mart or watching the latest K-drama, I embraced living abroad.