He had problems with meeting his responsibilities , and at the weekend had a bottle of beer. Or two , some Bacardi , and also some vodka.
I disappeared for the weekend , went to Nanjing. When I came back, I heard the sound of tins being opened early in the morning. About 6am.
This isn’t the first time this has happened. Last weekend he drank all my brandy and the police came round because he was outside smashing things up.
He had a habit of sleeping in odd places ‘close to nature’. People would wake me to come to the aid of Edward, outside, in a pool of his own wee (or whatever ). Sometimes he was conscious , sometimes not.
China has it’s fair share of alcoholic teachers. The Russian I used to work with was drunk 24/7. One of the other teachers commented “I never realized he was drunk till I saw him sober .”
Another stocked up on Bijiou to get him through his day at Kindle.
On Monday it all came to a head when Ed turned up for work on the sauce. Police were called. Poor Eddie had to spend the best part of the day in the cells explaining and clearing things up with the Chinese authorities 。
Employers , linestart have threatened to blackball him. Effectively making it impossible for him to get work in China.
Had been out doing interviews at potential new school contract with the other members of Linestart pictured here.
No bad fish
This was a kind of fish dish, which you have to very careful not to choke to death on. The bones are sharp and plentiful. I’m not usually tempted by this kind of fish, just because of the bad experiences I’ve had in the past (a lot like women). This time I stayed away also.
We had some other dishes on the rotating table, a pork and peppers with Sichuan sauce, bitter cucumber and egg, green beans and chilli’s, as well as some jasmine tea, rice and a prawn and Sichuan sauce style dish.
It was very much like Sichuan.
Didn’t over eat, and went home to do my lesson plans.
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