- Not your grandma's grandma -
Some ajummas will push you to the ground without a second thought if you should have the misfortune of stumbling into their path. Others will treat you as if you were their own grandchild and will offer to make you dinner even though you’ve never met them and can’t speak a word of Korean.
Maybe their attitude has something to do with the phases of the moon? I don’t know. All I can say is, approach with caution, but don’t be surprised if the ajumma turns out to the kindest woman you’ve ever met.
The final theory is that ajummas are modern day phoenixes, rising from the ashes of fried kimchi remains. If this is the case, then ajummas are not actually human at all but something far more magical, which is what I like to believe.