I recently went shopping for a pair of new leather shoes. I went to the shoe store, picked up a pair of shoes, and then hopped on the train. After changing to the Line 2 train and realizing that I had a fairly long trip ahead of me, I put the shoes in their shopping bag on the luggage rack above the seats. As is sometimes the case, I managed to fall asleep. I awoke just as the train was pulling into my desired station.
I got up and made my way through until the realization hit me that I forgot my shoes on the train. The train had long since departed. Unfortunately, the Seoul Metro is now making human employees at the ticket counter a thing of the past. I didn’t even know where I could go to report it. You don’t even see people selling tickets anymore. So lately, I’ve been scouring the website of Seoul Metro hoping that an image of my new shoes, which I’ve not even worn once, will turn up.
So, anyhow, I’m hoping that these things turn up. Otherwise, it is 90,000 won down the toilet. On the other hand, in looking at the things they manage to find on the trains, a pair of lost shoes doesn’t seem so foolish. In the past, there has been a bike worth about 3 million won, cell phones, a gas range, and much, much, more.