A friend letting us stay in her pace white we wait to continue on to our new city in a few days. One thing I love about getting here is the novel ways we learn about the extreme conservatism (read as being cheap) here. We are in a building with 4 floors and an elevator. The elevator will only go to the fourth floor(coincidentally where the landlord lives).
Unfortunately the place we are staying is on the 3rd floor. So we just take the elevator to the 4th floor and walk down one flight. Certainly a lot easier than walking up 3 flights of stairs!
But wait…what we do we have here on the 4th floor?
That’s right. The landlord wants the rooftop all to himself! Only HE is allowed to hang his laundry up there to dry. Only HE is allowed to relax and enjoy the view of the city and the night sky. Only HE is allowed to be so smug and realize that the average Korean would not question his authority. I’d go up any ways but I am sure the door to the outside is locked so it would be pointless regardless.