Even though I’ve lived in Korea for more than a year now, I still make a lot of mistakes. Like, constantly. For example:
Jong-in stayed at my house for part of last week. He texted me while I was at work, asking where I keep the laundry detergent. I replied that it was on top of the washing machine.
Ya…that wasn’t laundry detergent.
Apparently I have been washing my clothing with fabric softener for the last two months. Jong-in assured me that it was an understandable mistake since everything on the bottle is written in Korean and I found it in the laundry detergent section. Fabric softener is usually a little cheaper than detergent, so I probably thought I was getting a deal. (Note: that is exactly what happened). He also went out and bought me some actual laundry detergent.
So next time you’re feeling dumb, remember that I washed my clothes with fabric softener for two months.