Feb 4, 2013
Recently I was in Korea. My Korean producer took me out to eat one night with a few of the crew members. When we were done, we headed to our van which was parked right in front of the restaurant. I noticed a big flyer stuck under the windshield wipers. My driver said it was a phone number you can call if you had too much to drink and have your car with you. When you call the number, a guy shows up and he drives you home in your own car. How amazing is that. Then the guy takes the bus or subway back into Seoul, where he waits for his next assignment. My driver, Chan, told me he did it for about 2 months. He said you can do up to 5 rescue runs in a night if you are really good at the job. A lot of times he would drive guys home in their own can, who were really smashed. What a crazy job. You are saving lives though.