This is one (underhanded) way of avoiding having to help during the holidays.
Some sneaky people have decided to buy fake casts so they don’t have to give a hand during a three day holiday weekend in South Korea.
The increase in sales of phoney casts may be because woman are fed up with having to do all the work during the Chuseok festival.
They traditionally carry out most of the duties, including preparing and cooking elaborate ceremonial dishes, while the men of the family chat, drink and watch television.
‘We have been selling this for 10 years now, but sales increased drastically starting last week,’ said a manager at an online vendor who declined to be identified.
But the game may be up after several media outlets reported on brisk sales of the devices in the run-up to the holiday starting on Sunday.