I've been having dreams galore my friend - vivid ones at that!
Can't wait to see what the day brings - good, bad or ugly.
But I thought about writing about this to you before loppping off last night, so I am now - and oh, if you haven't, remember to take advantage of our special offer going on - I see, as I check my emails, lots of you have already done so - "if you buy something using the coupon I sent out yesterday" - I'll match it!
That offer, as mentioned has expired now - but thanks to all of you that stepped up - and took action!
Anyway, to me, that - what I'm about to tell you, in this "tea inspired" email of mine is the endearing image of Glyn Bozo.
Despite his typical Tom Tomming, despite all the nonsense he posts on Freakbook etc - THAT is the real Glyn.
Face down, in his underpants, on the roads in Jieyang I believe - drunkenly snoring without a care in the world - after being kicked out of Chuck's beer house.
I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it that morning a couple of years ago on my phone - or actually, it didnt surprise me.
Nothing Glyn related ever does!
And Chuck told me the entire story i.e. how he threw a hissy fit, trashed their house, made overtures to chuck's girlfriend - all of these things (oddly enough, that girl kept inviting the bozo back - must be a sucker for punishement. Ugh) of course, weren't news to me. Every three months, the Bozo used to go "loco" i.e. Hannibal or Dr Jekyll - or was it Mr Hyde?? - and do things that would keep most people away from him for a lifetime, even more oddly, he's just show up later sober and say a whiny "sorry Chuck", and Chuck would forgive all.
Made for the ages that "partnership" was!
Made for each other?
Anyway, the latest was that the Bozo got kicked out of Chuck's house - showed up drunk again - broke into "The Chuck's" beer house (he made damn good beer - say what you might about Charles, but he made damn good beer!!) - and drank all of it up.
Got found out, and got picked up - literally- by the seat of his pants, and got thrown out - where he slept it off apparently.
When he came to his senses, he whined to the cops about how "he got thrown out".
Most places, the cops would boot him out too.
The China cops took pity on the fat foreign devil sweating nasty buckets and bullets under the blazing hot sun - asked Chuck and Kate to take him back.
Doubt they ever did.
I remember telling Chuck specifically NOT TO.
Anyway, say what you might about Chuck agin - but dude makes damn good beer.
He's not a thief either. Honest guy - despite his China Tom Tomming and constant "overtures" to me to NOT say it like it is (which of course, I wrote about here) ...
Sad he had to go the "Tom Tom" route as well, but hey, to each his own.
True, he wasn't exactly overly honest about the Bozo's racist trolling which he knew about for a long, long time before I came to know of it.
Bozo claims he started it.
Till date, I dont have a definitive answer.
But I dont think he did. Chuck probably chuckled a bit at them and never told me, but he's not the sort of dude that you'd call racist. I wouldn't at least!
These things can be FELT - plain and simple.
Anyway, that to me is Glyn Bozo's legacy in China basically - of course, from there, he got kicked out for visa overstays, then did drugs galore in Hong Kong's ghettos, stole money and trashed places there - and then finally almost got booted out from there as well (if they had the National Security Law back then, Bozo would be in for sure - though NOT because of "anti China" behavior - just general and utter lunacy) - and then Chuck was, for some reason, kind enough to fly him back to Ole Blighty.
Dont know why I felt compelled to tell you that - since last night?
But China, my friend, despite the fact they spread this damned pestilence and were fully prepared for it ... has changed a LOT since 2019. A lot, I'll tell you that!
From mandatory (practically speaking, since you can't really do much other than step out of the house if you ain't been panixated - no subway, no Didi Taxi, no restaurant or what not) panixations to enforced qurantines, to foreign devils getting anal swabs upon entry and much more - and of course, the Orwellian surveilliance everywhere been taken to giddy limits ...
... Lots of countries and places have, for one.
But China, and these Tom Tom's running around - remember one thing.
With mandatory 14 day quarantines at your own expense, I dont think a lot of these Tom Tom's will be doing visa runs etc any more i.e. pop off to HK and then back again to "reset" your 30 day or 60 day stay or whatever you get on the visa ... (which was intended to be a business visa, never a "stay" visa as a lot of these Tom Tom's did, running around on business and tourist visas for ages) . . .
Think about it.
14 day hotel stay - where you can't put foof outside the door, period.
On both sides of the border if I've got it right.
Then another 14, or 44 at your apartment, and then rinse, repeat.
Even the Tom Tom's wouldn't put up with that - the smart ones.
True, they may eventually work out a system for these sort where visa runs or whatever are exempted, but given the visa runs themselves are quasi legal in the first place, I dont think so.
And given that all visas issued pre-March 2020 are invalid anyway - and given that new business visas etc aren't being issued without very stringent requirements (you have to have the China panixine for one) - life for these Tom Tom's has become very interesting.
Sure, for those of us - or them - or you (lots of Tom toms reading this) that were already in China then - yes - visas were extended month by month on a humanitarian basis.
But China starting June stopped doing that.
i.e. we've basically given you visa free stay for over a year.
Now it's time to pack up, go home fellas, and if you gotta return, do so legally, and with a real visa.
I dont blame China for doing that.
Most countries would - and should (unless you're Hiden Biden who seems to revel in inviting a bunch of illegal immigrants in at the border daily with open arms - in most cases people that add NOTHING to the American economy. Strange, but predictable - with Sleepy Joe in charge, that was always going to happen, especially when he batted it off to Kamala who hasn't even been to the border, and laughs like a hyena when she's questioned on it!) . . .
Some of these Tom Toms's got a monkey job willing to give 'em a visa.
Some of them got married (pleasssssssssssssssssssssse Madam!)
I remember a Chinese dude in NY once asking me "why I didnt get married to her" or some nonsense to "get a passport or what not" (though he wasnt aware of my immigration or other status anyway - he just assumed I was going to "have to leave"!) . . .
I told him, nothing doing.
I dont marry for passports, visas, or stays - period!
That may be overly "moralistic", but in some things I am that - simplistic as well!
Chuck from what I hear once did that for some student loan nonsense.
Hey, good on him. To each his own!
I would NEVER do something like that - not because of right or wrong - well, actually it is that. It's just plain WRONG, simple.
Gaming the system - and while sometimes its acceptable, to me, getting married for something like that would spell out LOSER in big capital letters - in RED at that - to me.
And some of these Tom Tom's started a company tom tomming about "Nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww is the best time to do busines in China" (it ain't either).
But in general, most of them have quietly left with their tail between their legs, quietly steaming about how the country they Tom Tommed could do this to them.
Get real, fellas.
China doesn't need Tom Tom's of that nature - its the Tom Tom's who have got NOTHING back home and wouldn't be accepted back home as anything but bottom of the barrel scum and losers that need it!
And no country will give you free visa extensions forever - simple fact of life.
What I dont like most about the Tom toms?
Well, their blatant hypocrisy for one - like HERE.
And two, of course, the way they diss their own countries attempting to pass themselves off as Chinese "we" - and their OWN countries - their great democracies like Australia and the US - as "them" - and saying everything bad about them possible, while Tom Tomming the evil Chinese regime. THAT is what I hate the most.
And of course, telling those of us with a voice to keep it down.
Never have, never ever will regardless of where I might be!
Friend, here's the fact - you'll never ever be Chinese!
Simple fact of life ... and it's YOUR countries that allow you to go to China in the first place with those long term visas and what not (which have all been invalidated as of now).
And you turn around and bite the very hand that feeds you!
Anyway, I had all this on my mind since last night.
Now, I've told you. I feel better!
And thanks again to all of you that stepped up and TOOK ACTION for the great "once in a lifetime "offer we had going on yesterday - much appreciated!
I'll probably do something like that soon again ...
As for now remember - Lumberjack "Lodestone" Fitness is the next book out - hot on my heels as it were!
Pick this up now - remember to use the code for the discount on the pre-order we have going on!
I'll see you soon.
PS - All of this of course, probably comes as news to the Bozo. All he really recalls is "waking up in his underwear" in the middle of the street, no passport in hand (apparently he owed Chuck lots of money, and Chuck wasn't going to return the passport until he paid up or some rubbish - which Idont blame Chuck for, hehe) . . .
For the ages, this one, and the Bozo. Hehe. To read, simmer and stew.
But hey, as Bill said, my friend.
"If you hadn't done what you did to Rahul - then maybe he wouldn't be doing this to you now!"
Goose and gander, friend.
Roney was a smart dude who YOU trolled - made nasty comments about - and besmirched his character multiple times. You've done that to too many people, Glyn ...
Anyway, enough on that. Back soon!
(I'll share the pics soon on Instagram or what not. Rarely use it, but might as well! Including some specials which even Chuck doesn't have a clue about - like the credit card the Bozo was doing crack or what on. Hehe. All in the offiing!)
PG Wodehouse, I love you!