Quirky addictions: The silicone gun addict on Hello Counsellor episode 332 KBS2

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On this episode of Hello Counsellor (KBS ep 332), the show that allows ordinary folk to talk about their problems, an art teacher reveals her addiction to silicone guns!

The regular panel members: Jung Chan Woo, Choi Tae Joon, Shin Dong Yeon, Lee Young Ja, and Kim Tae Gyun

(See more information on the format of Hello Counsellor)

This week’s guest counsellors were K-pop singer Kim Tae Woo lead vocalist of boyband g.o.d., celebrity Kim Jeong Min apparently famous for having a ‘hot body’, and  singer-rapper Henry. 

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This is an eccentric addiction…

There are three problems on each week. Here’s the second one.

A young woman is worried that her friend is addicted to SILICONE GUNS! She takes a gun in her handbag everywhere she goes and is always looking for cracks in walls and window sills etc to seal up. (yes, you read that right)

Once she even missed a bus because she saw a window that needed sealing and couldn’t leave it alone. She sent her friend on ahead saying she would catch a later bus after she sealed the crack up!

When they go to a cafe her friend is not focused on their conversation but rather looking around for places to use her gun. She even takes the gun with her on dates and to formal functions like weddings. She tried to take the gun and a supply of silicone tubes with her in her hand luggage when she went on holiday to Japan with her friends but was not allowed to take it on the plane. This ruined the holiday for her and she was miserable the whole time.

DISCUSSION

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‘silicone gun addict’ 

The ‘silicone gun addict’ is an art teacher in a hagwon and first got into silicone guns a few years ago when some remodelling was done on her home. She tried to use the gun and found it very therapeutic. Now she gets through 40 tubes of silicone a month and uses a gun every day. She shows the audience three different guns – an orange one, a green one, and a black one.  The green one is called ‘bonjour!’ (because her friend gave it to her as a souvenir from France…)

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Henry joins in to play with the guns 

But she doesn’t always ask the owner’s permission to use her gun on their property! And Chan Woo points out that doing anything to buildings without permission could lead to being charged with CRIMINAL DAMAGE. The teacher looks mortified at this and says she had no idea that what she was doing was illegal! She just wants to rid the world of cracks in walls!

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How to use a silicone gun like a pro 

She demonstrates how to use the gun and all the celebrities have a go too. (it does look quite therapeutic actually) She’s really good at sealing up the cracks smoothly and evenly leaving no air holes. This segment of the show ends with her showing the audience her silicone gun dance! ha ha clips from the show here

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silicone gun dance 

VOTING

At the end of the discussion the panel and studio audience vote to decide of this is a real problem or not. None of the panel said this was a real problem. And the teacher only got 56 votes from the audience.

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Oh I liked this story.  After the serious first problem of the show this is a light interlude. The teacher has such a fun and quirky personality. Now she’s thinking about working with silicone guns in some kind of Art project! The only issue is that her friend said that the smell from the silicone gives her a headache. So are the fumes bad for her health?

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