… when a rationally
miserly frugal man who goes to ridiculous lengths to avoid damaging an expensive bike …
… declares that he would pay off the debt of a damaged bike with his home loan till 2048, and kicks off the mirror before kicking down the bike because he believes the owner is a stalker threatening his tenant-“wife”.
SH: Let’s go (still in formal language), let’s watch the soccer match (earlier, he called JH asking her what time she was gonna be home with the excuse of letting her know that there’s gonna be an important soccer match tonight lol)
BN: What are you doing
SH: Let go
BN: What if I don’t? Are you gonna hit me?
SH: No, I don’t hit humans. Cos It’ll involve too much money.
/SH goes off to do his thing/
SH: I Googled this thing just now, and yeah, it’s expensive. But I’ll pay for it along with the house, until 2048.
BN: My motorbike!
SH: Hurry, come here, let’s go to our home (in informal language)
JH voiceover: If we don’t try hard, we won’t be able to understand each other. In such a world, a thing called ‘Love’ exists.
(Translated by Teep523 on Soompi forum)
I’m still not sure what Bok Nam’s deal is – stalker, rich chaebol hiding out ala Siwon in Revolutionary Love, or something totally unexpected – but I was thoroughly amused by Se-hee’s arc. As someone who’s described by everyone to have only feelings for his cat and have his actions dictated by the feline and his home loan, that was a HUGE gesture of love, more than what pretty words can ever say. Massive swoon.
I’m also saddened by the Su-ji workplace storyline. The contrast between her situation and Bo-mi’s are too great: Bo-mi wears pink to remind herself that she’s a woman (her gender doesn’t come up in her workplace at all) while Su-ji is scrutinised and gossiped over for her every action. Bo-mi often wears really short skirts and nobody gives a flying fark, while Su-ji even when dressed conservatively like a nun, gets sexually harassed in every which way, with no support even from the women in her office. It would be interesting if the perpetrators of this sexism could be duly punished, but I’m afraid that’s the whole corporation.