The Wrong Thing To Say
Wednesday, June 8, 2005

Yeah...I do it a lot...Just open my mouth and say (or type) the wrong thing...

"The next one of you slanty eyed fuckers that calls me Goat-Eye is gonna get a face full of angry American!"
On the streets of Seoul, Korea (Hey, they were being racists...why couldn't I?)

"So, how pregnant is that heiffer?"
"She's not pregnant!"
Conversation between me and my wife, concerning a friend of hers.

"You know, our son kinda looked like Lon Chaney in The Phantom of the Opera when he was first born."
Yeah...this went over well with my wife.

"And, when you get done with those things, come see me...we have a lot more to do."
(Bowing) "Yes, my liege."
Not the right thing to do to a Tech Sergeant that's already mad at you.

"Your brother slept with my sister!"
"Good for him. If you want to get back at him, I'll be over there."
She huffed and walked off. Apparently my brother made quite a name for himself after I left town.

"Your little brother slept with my girlfriend!"
"Sucks to be you. You might want to go talk to that girl over there."
Again, the same thing, only, I almost got my ass handed to me for this.

"So, what should I do? Kill myself?"
"I don't care what you do, but don't kill yourself. Wait til I get back in town if you're going to do that."
This conversation took place roughly ten minutes after I found out my ex-wife was sleeping around. I had evidence. When I got back to town, it was to find that my house was ABSOLUTELY empty, save for my clothes.

"Why does everyone have to say that they're Irish."
"I AM half-Irish! Oh, shut up and have a scone or something."
The group I went to Seoul with ended up talking to a group of teachers from the UK and other parts of the world. The English and Australian women were mean as hell. The Irish woman was very nice, though.


Wednesday, June 8, 2005 4:47 PM


No I was calling you Goat-eye. I'm a slope too. . .well half slope. :)

Wednesday, June 8, 2005 11:31 AM


You didn't say the wrong thing to me. I did the stupid thing and shared it with Jake. I loved what you wrote. It made my day.

Wednesday, June 8, 2005 7:19 AM


Goat-Eye is a Korean nationals way of calling you a honky. It means roundeye. To them, its one hell of an insult. As we were walking down the street in Seoul, I kept hearing it. After a night where we weren't allowed in a bar because we were Americans, and getting talked down to from the ladies from the UK...not to mention random people on the street calling us this...The next morning, I'd had enough. I should have ignored it, I know. But, you walk through a town where people are yelling racial epithets all the time at you, and see if you don't get cranky.

Let me clear on this point, though. Seoul was a great place, and Korea was great too. It was a lot of younger people saying these things, but the older nationals all loved us. It was touching, in a way.

Wednesday, June 8, 2005 6:40 AM


Yes I have...see flylog 5.4.2005

That was the wrong thing to say...Even if the feeling behind it was genuine...

Wednesday, June 8, 2005 6:33 AM


you haven't said the wrong thing to me ...yet.

Wednesday, June 8, 2005 5:28 AM


Gorrammit! That was me. Got logged out.

- Soul


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