Mr. K said, "Artists like us, sir, we don't make a lot of money unlike many people believe. And, I'm planning to throw a party for the seniors of my hometown Jiksan Town and, I'm hoping to get some help for it. It's too much to handle by myself."
"So, I'd like to have an opportunity to introduce a very good healthy diet food to GH Mobile's employees. I will take only 15 minutes of their time after lunch. If you could allow 15 minutes of your workers' time for me, I would really appreciate it. I don't expect anything from your company other than 15 minutes of time."
"You will have to talk with our general affairs director. I will give him a call for you."
Gun-Ho called for the general affairs director.
"Sir, I rather prefer to discuss this matter directly with you, not with the general affairs director."
"This sort of thing is handled by our general affairs director."
"Could you then give an approval of my request to the general affairs director, Mr. President?"
At that moment, the general affairs director entered the office.
"Mr. Director, this gentleman wants to introduce something to our employees. Would you help him?"
The general affairs director quickly understood the situation, and said to Mr. K, "Please come to my office. I will talk with you."
"But, I want to talk with Mr. President here."
Gun-Ho chipped in, "I have to go to another company in Asan City now. Huh? Shoot, I'm already late. Mr. Director, please hear what this gentleman has to say, and make a decision. I have to go now."
Gun-Ho picked up his jacket and left the office.
"Umm, sir! Sir!"
Gun-Ho could hear Mr. K calling him behind his back. Gun-Ho quickly walked down to the building entrance and looked for Chan-Ho Eom. Chan-Ho, who was spending his time in the security office, rapidly came to Gun-Ho.
"Chan-Ho, let's go to Dyeon Korea right now!"
"We are not having lunch here today, sir?"
"We have to go now."
On the way to Dyeon Korea in the car, Chan-Ho Eom asked, "Sir, did you see the actor Mr. K? I saw him in GH Mobile."
"Why did he visit GH Mobile? What business could he possibly have with us?"
"I don't know. I think he has some business to discuss with the general affairs director."
Gun-Ho leaned back on the rear seat in his Bentley.
'He is an actor. He is supposed to focus on acting. Why does he want to talk about healthy diet food? Hmm.'
On the way to Dyeon Korea, Gun-Ho and Chan-Ho Eom stopped by a Seolleongtang (an ox bone soup) restaurant for lunch.
"Chan-Ho, whenever I have a bowl of Seolleongtang, I think of Director Park's mother."
"Why is that?"
"Director Park's mother used to run a Seolleongtang restaurant."
"When I was in high school, I went to that restaurant pretty often to have a bowl of Seolleongtang. My family was poor at that time, and a bowl of Seolleongtang tasted heavenly to me."
"Haha. I totally understand that, sir."
"Director Park's mother was a tough woman at that time. She is old now."
While Gun-Ho was talking about Director Park's mother, Chan-Ho looked down. And, Gun-Ho dropped the topic right away.
"I will be working in Dyeon Korea this afternoon, and around 3 pm, I'm going to Dankuk University Hospital. Dyeon Korea's maintenance manager Manager Ahn's mother passed away. I'm going to her funeral."
"Oh, Manager Ahn's mother passed away? I see. Manager Ahn is Oh, well, I shouldn't say it."
"What is it?"
Chan-Ho quickly covered his mouth with his hand.
"When I started working for you, sir, Tae-Young bro educated me about what I can do and what I shouldn't do while assisting you. He told me that I shouldn't talk to you about other workers' business."
"You already started talking about him. Finish it. I'm curious now."
"Haha. No, sir. I won't say."
"Spit it out!"
"Well, then, you can't tell anyone that you heard this from me."
"Manager Ahn likes one of the lady workers."
"Manager Ahn? Isn't he married? And, I believe all of our lady workers in the production site are married as well."
"That lady divorced. She is working in the production site 1 and team 3. She is actually pretty. And, Manager Ahn had a big fight with Director Park because of it."
"He fought with Director Park?"
"Director Park had a rough life in the past being involved in a lot of physical altercations. And he is a good fighter; I can tell you that. His past life still shows sometimes. I don't see anything like that in you, sir, but I can clearly see his past life in Director Park. The way he talks shows that too. Tae-Young bro told me that Director Park was once a gang member."
"That was a long time ago."
"You probably don't know, sir. But, when Dyeon Korea received the machines from the U.S. for the first time, the two had a really big fight."
"You mean Director Park and Manager Ahn?"
"Yes, sir. Manager Ahn served in the military belonging to a special force. Have you had a chance to look at his arms? They are huge, probably twice larger than ours."
"I think I've noticed them too."
"It seems that Director Park personally knows Manager Ahn's wife. So, Director Park is obviously displeased with Manager Ahn's affair with the lady worker. He told Manager Ahn that he shouldn't do that to his wife. And, Manager Ahn snapped out saying that 'just because you are a director at work, that doesn't mean you can step in my personal life.' And subsequently, they had a big fight."
"Manager Ahn said he would quit his job if his personal life had to be meddled like that. And, they both were so upset and eventually picked up some tools from the production site to use as weapons to fight with."
"They actually fought beside the water tank behind the factory. I saw Director Park flying while giving a big kick to Manager Ahn. It was amazing. He is certainly equipped with splendid fighting skills. Director Park yelled at Manager Ahn that if he wasn't working for the company but a freeman, he would have beat him up severely. And, he took off his shirt. He has more tattoos than me. I was so surprised. Hahaha." Chan-Ho giggled.
"Hmm, maybe I should talk to them both."
"No, sir. You shouldn't. It happened last year. Just leave it that way, sir. They are getting along very well now."
"Hmm, so what happened next?"
"The workers quickly brought Director Kim to the scene. And, Director Kim reprimanded them both loudly and took them to his office."
"Aren't they hurt?"
"Well, there were some bruises and cuts, but they were okay."
"How come they are getting along now?"
"I don't know, sir, but I heard that they had a drink together after the fight, and they eventually got drunk and decided to be brothers."
"Ha, hmm. I had no idea."
Gun-Ho arrived at Dyeon Korea and walked up to the second floor to his office.
Secretary Seon-Hye Yee brought a cup of jujube tea.
"Ms. Seon-Hye Yee, please ask Ms. Accounting Manager Myeong-Sook Jo to come to my office now."
When the accounting manager entered the office, Gun-Ho asked her, "Are you working on the IR doc.u.ments for the presentation right now?"
"Yes, sir. We are almost done. It took longer than we planned because Director Kim wanted to make some modifications on the business plan that Assistant Manager Il-Gi Seong drafted."
"Hmm, I see. And, I want you to bring me 300,000 won in cash with an envelope for condolence money."
After a moment, Accounting Manager Myeong-Sook Jo brought an empty envelope and clean cash of 300,000 won."
"Who has beautiful handwriting in our company?"
"Mr. Internal Auditor is excellent at calligraphy, sir."
"Okay. Leave them at the table, and you can go now."
At that moment, the internal auditor entered Gun-Ho's office to give a report.
"Mr. Internal Auditor, I heard that you are really good at calligraphy. Would you write something on this envelope? It's for condolence money."
"I'm not really good"
Despite what the internal auditor said, his handwriting was truly beautiful and neat. He wrote things on the envelope vertically as it was a traditional way to do.
"I'm heading to Manager Ahn's mother's funeral, and I'm bringing 300,000 won."
"That should be enough, sir. The executive officers including me, we all gave him 100,000 won for each. I told Assistant Manager Seon-Hong Park to make sure that the workers make 50,000 won only."
"Hmm, you did?"
"Sir, I actually came to ask you about the company shares. Have you decided how many shares you are going to increase, sir? We need to write that down on the marketable securities report form to submit it to the Financial Supervisory Service."