S.L. lives in a tiny little college town, employed as housekeeper and cook to two dogs and two cats. There's probably a reason she's on the internet, but does it really matter?
So, why "onions on your sneakers"? It's actually a long short story. Have you ever tried to say "hello" in Korean? This is a phrase that my father was taught when he was first learning Korean in order to remember the phrase. So the next time you meet a Korean... well, the last thing you should probably do is bow and say, "Onions on your sneakers."