[This happened to me two days ago]
I’m sitting at my desk, relaxing between classes, when suddenly the school’s vice principal stands up and starts saying my name in his loud, booming voice.
I look up and he says “Melissa, hamburger?”
I thought he was asking me if I liked hamburgers, so I said “OK”
He then proceeded to hand me a warm, fresh McDonald’s hamburger and a can of Coke.
I bowed and thanked him. I asked another teacher who speaks English why he had given me a McDonald’s hamburger at 2:30 PM for no apparent reason and she said “Hmm. I don’t know” (the standard Korean teachers’ response for all the native English teachers’ questions across the country^^)
I actually don’t even like hamburgers, so I took out all the meat and ate the bread, cheese, lettuce, and pickles. It was good, even though I wasn’t hungry at all. So I sent the vice principal a message on the “Cool Messenger” that said “Thank you for the hamburger” in Korean.
Apparently, he was so amazed and surprised and thankful that I could write Korean (even though people at my school know I know a little Korean, they still think I don’t know anything), he told all the other teachers at school about it. Later that day, whenever I would walk by someone, they would say something in Korean, of which I could only make out my name and “hamburger” and “Korean language.”
The best part are the messages, obviously acquired with the help of Naver Translator of something, which the vice principal sent me after I wrote him the message in Korean:
[20 minutes later]
“Get healthier and prettier ~[his name in English]”
It was very cute.
Also, in case you didn’t know, McDonald’s in Korea does delivery (for orders over 10,000 won, I think.) Lotteria delivers as well (but not Burger King, which of course is my favorite.) I got McDonald’s delivered to my house once, and it was awesome (even though they messed up my order!)