MERs has already run its course and killed off the weak. It is once again safe to leave your apartment in Korea.
You decide on a whim that it is totally possible to have a fun-filled weekend in which you travel from Daejeon to Seoul for a concert on Friday night, and then leave from Daejeon at 8 AM Saturday to go to Gwangju for the remainder of the weekend. That’s reasonable.
Because foresight is for losers.
Until, of course, you realize on your way to Seoul, that the concert, located well away from Seoul Station, doesn’t end until 11 PM, and the last train to Daejeon is at 11:30.
Still doable, in theory, right?
Except you’ve been to a concert before and know there are always encores, because fans are demanding and artists are narcissists. Also, once you’ve scratched and bitten your way close enough to the front to bathe in Tablo’s sweat (because you know that’s your true goal in life), you’ll have to fight just as hard back to the back and out of the building.
Oh, and the other 1,000 people who attended the concert are also going to want on that metro.
Honey, you are not making that train. Tickets sold out on Thursday anyway. Don’t worry about it.
But I don’t have a hostel booked! I don’t want to be wandering around by myself looking for a room!
Yeah, I don’t want you to do that, either. Terrible planning on your part, really. You should be ashamed. This exact scenario has most certainly never happened to me.
What do I do?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Step one: Stop ugly-crying. You’ll be okay.