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A really interesting account from an American Peace Corp volunteer who was in Korea in the 70s (perhaps Cholla from the sound of it)
The custom was to down the first bowl quickly, pass that along to a higher-level person (at our age, that was almost anyone) and be prepared to slosh down another bowl quickly before taking our time over a third. However, remember that pot? It held 6 bowls – so two bowls for 3 people drained the pot, and it was urgent to order another – so 3 people would then have 4 bowls at least. Further, Koreans felt one should not stop with an even number of bowls, so the math got progressively more complicated. That this math was accompanied by more mahkollee made matters more challenging.
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