I’ve been living here in Korea for more than five years already. And each summer I never fail to see kids frolicking and getting wet in these water fountains sprouting everywhere here in Seoul:
And each time I see them, I can’t understand why. Oh well, I can understand the kids’ joy playing and getting wet… being carefree and being kids go together, anyway. What I don’t understand is parents allowing their kids to play in these water fountains.
Picture this: You go to a mall and you see water fountains. You allow your kids to get wet. After the fun, you change their clothes and carry the wet clothes around. Those kids practically took a bath from those waters.
I know it’s socially acceptable to do that here. Heck, almost everyone’s doing that. I’m just glad the kiddos are not too keen on joining this kind of fun.