Pictured above, a man in a business suit is seen passed out drunk in a parking garage.
Sometimes on the way to work I will see people like this. One website, called Black Out Korea, specializes in hosting a myriad of user-submitted photos of locals passed out. They range from subways to restaurants and anywhere in between.
BOK, a mainly Westerner-run affair, has drawn some criticism from Koreans netizens. They seem to not like the ideas that Westerners are mocking Koreans passed out in public places (or maybe its a problem they are not willing to confront).
However, I think they should be taken as a compliment to the general safety and lack of crime in the country. In a lot of other countries with higher crime rates, anybody passed out like this anywhere would be robbed, beaten and taken advantage of. Not in Korea. Everybody just leaves the person alone.
John is a Technical Project Manager at WP Engine. Before working at WP Engine, John lived and worked in South Korea and China for the better part of four years. His life as an amateur Chinese web censorship wonk, traveler, map nerd, and beer geek can all be found on this site.