Today we stayed in. After yesterday’s trip to the Temple and to Lotte World (events still waiting to be blogged), we needed the rest. But by in, I mean, we stayed in http://www.coex.co.kr/eng/. The mall has quickly become our back yard.
At one end of the mall, there’s the Hyundai Department Store (yes, that Hyundai), with a supermarket on the first floor. As we were checking out, the woman in line behind us began chatting with Volucris.
Woman: Where you from?
Woman: AH, Is-Ra-El. You very smart.
And then she rapped her knuckles on Volucris’s head.
This is not the first time this has happened. It’s happened in the subway, too. In Korea, Israeli means Very Smart.
I don’t know why this means they have to knock on my kid’s noggin. Also, I’m trying hard not to disabuse them of this notion all by myself. This can be difficult as I’m still getting used to using Won instead of Shekels.