Monty Byng, an English English Teacher living in the Wuxi China Expatdom, thinks that he is back in England in a really big China town. “The skies are gloomy, the streets are wet, there are lots of Chinese takeaways and alas, I can’t find my wellingtons. I must have left them down around my local pub! lamented Byng to the WCE Blog interviewer whom he then asked how the flight from Shanghai to his native Lincolnshire had been.
Byng’s true local is Dangle’s Participle, the pub for English Teachers, located on Wuxi China’s Nanchang Jie Bar Street. Sammy Dangle, owner of Dangle’s Participle, told the WCE Blog that Byng has been the Pub’s best customer during the recent spell of rain and does seem to have lost some of his senses. “At closing time, I have to pick him up off the floor and put him in a cab! He insists that his mum is going to pick him up so there is so need, but we do know better!” said Dangle who denied he was taking advantage of Byng’s alcoholism and then stated that Byng was never all there to begin with.