Patrick Fitzgerald, a Wuxi Expat English Teacher from Ireland, told the WCE Blog that he is proud of being able to get drunk and show up to teach classes the next day.
"Unlike some other Wuxi Expats who come from my country and can only drink a wee little drop here and there every evening, I can consume vast amounts of alcohol all the day long, from sunrise to sunset and from sunset to sunrise!" boasted Fitzgerald.
Wally Droop, owner of the Chestnut Pub, and Sammy Dangle, owner of Dangle’s Participle Pub, confirmed Fitzgerald’s boast and told the WCE Blog that his prodigious drinking will allow them to retire ten years earlier than they had planned.
However, the management of Swanee English where Fitzgerald works, said that while he had never been late for a class, he had been in many donnybrooks with students. "If we didn’t need a teaching body, we would have fired him long ago!" lamented Lucius Springs, the senior teacher at Swanee.