We were trolling the sidewalks of the shopping district Gangnam, and stopped in Korea's most prominent coffee chain The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf for my first real cup of java since my extra-large fell victim to the "no liquids" airport policy the (early) morning of my departure.
In the Coffee Bean my comrades and I were privileged to witness what was without a doubt the worst date in the history of mutual attraction— which is perhaps the longest and most sordid of histories.
Edison took the voyeuristic shot while Shane and I fake posed a few feet away from the couple's table. On the bright side, we only had to worry about one of them noticing.
Here it is, clandestinely yours:
When I first showed this photo to a friend, she remarked that it was funny that the woman came equipped with not one, but two means of distraction, and here she is employing both at the same time.
I drafted several scenarios for how this situation came about:
- The woman has the personality of a styrofoam cup, and the dude forgot that he wasn't just drinking three coffees by himself, and dozed off.
- He works an all night back shift to support his girlfriend's 6-green-tea-lattes-a-day habit.
- She slipped sedatives in his coffee because this is the only time she can enjoy her contraband feminist literature without the shadow of Confucian chauvinism looming over her.
- He's really just that clueless.
What's Korean for: "I think we should see other people"?