Today I wanted to post about an interesting phenomenon that I’ve noticed during my stay in Seoul.
On the way to Korea University’s campus from my dorm, I walk through a few narrow side streets, and those side streets usually have cars parked along the curb. Since the streets are so narrow, almost all of the cars have their sideview mirrors folded in.
It’s logical, but I’ve never seen anything like it, probably because I’ve never lived anywhere with such narrow streets before. Personally, I would probably forget to fold them out again until I was on a busy street trying to change lanes >_<
A lot of the cars also have these little blue foam pads on their doors, which supposedly prevent other cars from scraping against them. Or maybe the pads are there to prevent that person from scratching other people’s cars when they open their car doors? I’m not sure how well they work, since they’re such small little pads, but they must be somewhat effective considering how many cars I’ve seen with them.
I guess it’s better to have silly-looking bright blue pads on your car than a scratch?