Update #3 or 4 ( I don't remember)
I know we said that there would be no more talk of white people, but this had to be shared with all of you. It just happens this person is white.
She will be referred to as C.
This person TOTALLY killed a friendship today. I found out she used my card number to buy herself Skype credit.
How'd she get my card #? Well, the first time I put 10,000 won on her account because I had logged her off her Skype to communicate with a friend of mine from Facebook. I had asked first and she said yea. I didn't know someone else was letting her use their account that had unlimited talk time to the states. I found this out later on when she tried to get back on. Considering she just got there and had only been there for two week, I added the money to her Skype using my card and took of the auto charge option. She gave me the money in cash. This was all good with me.
The second time it happened, I just happened to be on my Navy account and saw a charge there for around $10 dollars the next month. One I did not authorize. It overdrew my account too, since I give the money to my mother to help with bills (I have overdraft protection though so no extra fees). I called her on it and she said it was an accident. It did it itself while she was talking to her mother over Skype. She gave me that money back too in cash and then some, because I included the fee what would have been the overdraft (I had to pay back what was overdrew).
This month makes the third time. She text messaged me this morning as I was heading into work saying, she owed me 10,000 won and will give me 30,000 won extra to keep using it. I only skimmed the message this morning and didn't know what she was talking about. It kept nagging me at work because this week I have no classes, so no distractions (desk warmer this week then vacation starts Monday). Good thing too, because I think I would have been cursing in front of the children. That is how pissed I got.
I noticed her other message C sent me saying her old account does not work. I texted back I don't care don't touch my account. C has the nerve to reply back and I quote
'My account you bitch and ignorant don't come near here want ur shit i will mail.'
I calmly texted back- 'bank account. not Skype.'
C then texted some nonsense from two months ago between one of her friends and I. It was about the Dog soup restaurants. Her friend and I settled that between ourselves and are cool with each other. C was saying something about research and called me a moron and I was wrong for calling the other girl out. At the time I had no idea what she was talking about, I was focused on my money.
I told her to pay me back today. C said she had no time because she doesn't have minutes. I told her to transfer it to my Korean bank account. C says she will do it in the morning (banks are closed when we get off work) but I will give her a week, since my vacation starts Monday. Then I go to her boss.
I know where she lives and works. She knows where I live, but she doesn't know where I work.
I am still simmering. I am a Taurus. I am slow to anger, but when I do watch out because it will stay for a good while.
I guess I had clues that warmed me to stay away from her, ut I never would have though this.
- The time she flipped off a subway car full of Koreans because she asked if it was the train going to Oido (toward where she lived) in ENGLISH and they just looked at her. She flipped them off and said "Thanks a lot f*ckers." I can imagine the shocked/horrified/embarrassed look that was on my face. C apologized to me later, saying she knows she embarrassed me, but it was already one strike in my head.
- the hell out of me again at some restauraunt where we met her friend, who annoys me too once I realized his true colors (douche bag) and I have only net him a couple of times. We met a couple of his Korean friends ( a couple) and as me and the lady were talking, I had told the lady I wanted to see Rain in concert since I missed the one before and she says loudly that I like Rain and want to marry him and have his babies and would not shut up about it for a good 5 or 10 minutes (2nd strike in my head). She apologized for that too, but I was already rady to go home, but couldn't because it was too late and the trains were going to stop before I got home and not enough money for a cab.
- The money thing was the third strike x infinity.
She was cool when I first met her in Atlanta at the Korean Consulate interview.
This sounds like someone who is just out of college or 18, 19 years old.
The kicker: she is older than me. She is 30 something years old.
Knowing how she is now, she would say it was only 10 bucks.
My paycheck every month goes to my mother to help pay bills. That 10 bucks could be what was standing between her and having hot food to eat, electricity, air conditioning (GA is HOT), RENT!
I would gladly forgo food and live off of water and tea if it means my Mom has enough money to get things done and not worry. (And make sure Mom NEVER finds out about it). I actually may have to do that next week, I have one more bill to pay.
I officially understand what Rain meant when he said in his interview last year when the hospital basically told him if he wants his mom to live he will get the money and they didn't do the correct procedure on her either. Also, when the landlord kicked him and his sister out with no notice. He said he seriously wanted to kill those people (seriously wanted to kill someone).
What would you guys do?
Is it wrong for me to give people the benefit of the doubt?
I will chalk this up into my bad experience in Korea. My next post will be the good things.
Dang it, I am pissed off again. I need cookies. Lots of cookies.
Update: C called me today, didn't say anything. Even though I broke contact with her and all I still got screwed in this deal more ways then one. Going to be so hungry in a couple of days.