Daily Archives: September 3, 2007

Paying 3 times as much as I would at the newspaper stands…are you kidding me?

I usually pick up a copy of the Korea Herald when I feel like reading something in English and something offline on the way to work.  The orange-pinkish colored newspaper has a phone number for the subscriptions department at the Korea Herald: 1588-0533.  It takes me like 3 months to finally call, but today, when I do, first problem (as identified in previous posts about services or products in Korea needing more English support) is that the message is in Korean.  HUH?  What?  This is an English newspaper’s subscription department in Korean…this is wrong.  Finally, when I do speak to the lady on the other end, she can barely understand me. Continue reading

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