One of the great things about Korea is the industriousness of its people. Where there’s a need, you’ll find a Korean filling that need. Case in point: mobile Korean car wash.
I snapped this photo coming out of church Sunday. This Korean will wash your vehicle for under $10, while you worship. The most surprising aspect of this free-market entrepreneurism is that it took place on a US military installation. Army posts aren’t known for their laissez faire policies.
Most Americans would scoff at performing such a menial task. Additionally, unemployment insurance and SSDI provide strong incentives to avoid this type of work altogether. And while the Koreans have a social securitysystem similar to ours, Korean pride runs deep. Social customs and self-respect compel many Koreans to work, even into their older years, and even if that work is less than glamorous.
So, the next time you need a car wash, look no further than your local post Chapel on Sunday morning. You can wash your car and your sins away, all in the same place.