Afterwards, we headed over to Yeouido Park to walk around a bit, and then get some dinner. After touring around a bit I needed to use the washroom. While I was in the washroom a 20-something Korean girl started following Julianne around.
Julianne says that she kept within 1-3 feet of her the entire time I was in the washroom and Julianne was trying to escape and evade Nut-girl. Also, Nut-girl kept doing something on her cell phone the entire time she was stalking Julianne.
Julianne kept trying to walk away from this girl to put distance between them but Nut-girl kept following her.
I come out of the washroom and immediately see something is wrong. Julianne looks extremely uncomfortable. I ask her, "What's wrong?" She says, "Let's just get out of here."
I look around, and repeat my question while noticing the same girl I had seen standing behind Julianne when I went to the washroom (even then something had registered with me but not enough at the time for me to stay with Julianne to help her deal with whatever was going on). Nut-girl was now 3 feet away from us, and when I stopped Julianne and turned to see why she was in such a rush to get away from the area Nut-girl rapidly approached me and said,
"Do you have weed?"
I said, "WHAT?! GET OUT OF HERE! NA GA RA! ANIO! NA GA!"
She repeats the question, "Weed?"
I say, "GO AWAY! ARE YOU CRAZY?!"
I turn and grab Julianne's hand and we start walking away--with Nut-girl following close behind.
I decide to walk up to what looks like a park security booth. I tell the 20-something guy (not a good sign: young, no English skills, and looks confused before I start speaking to him, argh) that a crazy girl is following me in limited Korean. I point at the girl who has paused about 10 feet away . . . she smiles---NUTS!
I walk away with Julianne after seeing that security-baby doesn't have enough English, and I don't have enough Korean, to deal with the problem.
While leaving the park I see her talking to security-baby . . . and I increase the pace Julianne and I are walking at . . .
Luckily we didn't see Nut-girl again as we left the park.
Seriously--this is one of the weirdest things I've experienced in the 4+ years I've now been in Korea.
Now here's the question: Did this girl have some kind of mental problem? Was she an undercover narcotics agent for the Korean cops? Had she just watched too many movies and memorized the wrong English to start a conversation with a foreigner? Or . . . what?
Feel free to offer theories about this cause I have no idea what the hell was going on . . . NUTS!