Posted by: rbbadger | December 17, 2008

Don’t mess with the ajumas!

I have written a lot about the tenacious nature of Koreans.  They are a people who have endured much in their long and tragic history.  This is a country where Buddhist monks, whose monastic precepts ordinarily forbid killing any living beings, have raised their swords in the defense of the nation.  One group of people that you definitely do not want to mess with are the ajumas, otherwise known as the middle aged women.  Every bit as fierce as Russian babushky, they are a group you definitely want to keep on your good side.

From the excellent Marmot’s Hole blog comes this story about some people in Saipan who tried to rob a 54 year-old Korean woman.  Despite their attempts to rob her and even shoot at her, she retained her purse and was not harmed.  You can read about this story here.


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