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Published:November 7th, 2014 11:35 EST

'Irish Alcoholism Nature' Reason for Job Rejection for Irish Teacher in South Korea

By Robert Paul Reyes

"An Irish teacher who applied for a teaching job in South Korea was rejected with a letter citing  `the alcoholism nature of your kind.` "



I figure this is an excellent chance to share an Irish joke:

One night, Mrs. McMillen answers the door to see her husband`s best friend, Paddy, standing on the doorstep.

Hello Paddy, but where is my husband? He went with you to the beer factory.

Paddy shook his head. Ah Mrs. McMillen, there was a terrible accident at the beer factory, your husband fell into a vat of Guinness stout and drowned.

Mrs McMillen starts crying. Oh don`t tell me that, did he at least go quickly?

Paddy shakes his head. Not really - he got out 3 times to pee!

The joke is on the recruiter responsible for the racist email, the average South Korean drinking 52 cups of liquor per year compared to 50.3 cups for the average Irish person.

The teacher`s experience with racism hasn`t soured her love for South Korea, she`s still thrilled to be living in the Asian country.  

The teacher found another teaching job in Seoul, all`s well that ends well.  


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