Anyone who has spent time living in Korea will be familiar with the loudspeaker truck phenomenon.
Trucks outfitted with loudspeakers often come into apartment complexes and drive around slowly while the Korean message plays over and over and over and over at HIGH VOLUME. Often the trucks will come EARLY IN THE MORNING (6am). If you are trying to sleep it becomes impossible. It is something that foreign English teachers in Korea find hard to adjust to . . .
A coworker and friend of mine, Liz, LOVES THEM--NOT! Her apartment happens to be facing the parking lot where the echo seems to be acoustically perfect for projecting the sound right into her bedroom. I'm sure this will be one of her fondest memories of Korea.
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