I was just sitting in the office and the mailman comes in. Everyone is away and he starts talking to me. I say that I do not speak Korean, so he starts to speak loudly and slowly at me. I have to say, it is just as funny to me to be on the receiving end as watching on TV.
A more difficult circumstance arose at our market. This remarkably nice woman was helping us. I thought she understood that we did not speak Korean, but she must not have because she kept talking and talking to us. After a bit, I did not have the heart to tell her I did not understand anything she said. For weeks afterward, she would see us in the market, get a big smile, and start talking to us in Korean. Since I did not tell her the first time, I felt like it would be embarrassing to her to say anything later, so I would just smile and like I understood. The funny thing is she actually speaks English very well and a month ago she started speaking to us in English.