Wuxi Expat Wally Droop, owner of the Chestnut and the Walnut and the Pink Kitty Pubs in Wuxi, says he likes to maintain a Skipper – Gilligan relationship with all the local Wuxi men.
"I like to think of all the local male Wuxirens as my little buddies just like the Skipper thought Gilligan was his little buddy on the t.v. show Gilligan’s Island.! Whenever, I walk down the street, I will give them a hug. Nothing surprises them more than to have a large foreign man hug and fondle them!"
Asked if there was any truth to charges that he sometimes became cross with the locals and hit them with his hat like the Skipper did to Gilligan on the T.V. Show, Droop said "Only a little!"