The decision to flee came suddenly. Or maybe not. Maybe I had planned it all along, subconsciously waiting for the right moment.
–Hunter S. Thompson

After talking with many people and considering my options, I’ve decided to go. I packed a big bag and took it over to Joe and Mirella’s last night, and I’m going to pack the rest and be out of here by the end of today. I would really prefer not to leave my job like this, but after considering the circumstances I think this way is the best for me, and in this situation I need to think of myself first.

There’s a woman in Seoul who sent me her resume and told me she would be ready to start tomorrow, if necessary. She’s more than qualified for the position, but she’s black, and because of that I doubt Mr. ___ would consider hiring her under normal circumstances. However, I’m going to try and send her to school tomorrow morning in lieu of me, and have her tell Mr. ___ that I’m not coming back but that she can start teaching immediately. The decision will be his at that point, and I won’t have left him without a foreign teacher.

I still have no running water, and I’m not going to pretend that this water situation didn’t influence my decision. The water troubles just got the gears rolling faster than they would have rolled otherwise.

2 comments to go

  • Wow!! That was fast! Good luck to you, sounds like action was what you needed.

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