My car was parked between the coffee shop and a government building. There were people in the building but the door was locked. I saw three women exit the building so I asked if they knew the owner of the car. They didn't but they looked inside the car for a clue as to who is the owner. They looked for a phone number but I showed them that I have called it I am not completely helpless but I was not doing too well that night. They went back into the office and found a senior worker and a younger man. I showed them that I have called but the older man called too and got no answer. The younger man went into the coffee shop and asked each table if it was their car. The older man suggested that I honk the horn so I did. Still nothing. The two men waited with me as did the women. It was very kind of them to do that rather than walk away and leave me alone. That is the thing about people in Jeonju. Not all, but definitely most people in Jeonju are very kind and try to be helpful as much as possible even if you do not share a language. Many look at the situation and can guess.
Finally I get a call back. It is the owner. I explain to her, in Korean, that her car is a problem and it is behind my car so I cannot go. She rushes, actually running, and gets into her car. I tell her that next time she should watch her phone, that I had been waiting for over twenty minutes. I get into my car and move it so she can park in my spot. But before I drive away I thank the ladies and the two gentlemen for their help. I really did appreciate them trying to help me and then waiting with me. As I was driving home I received a text message from the car owner. The woman wrote "I am sorry :(." I did appreciate the apology and it did make me feel better.
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