Dan and the 3 bears

I met some bears in a hotel lounge in Shanghai, starting chatting and was invited to join them for dinner:

Dan and the 3 bears


They seemed nice and even asked me if I'd be willing to read a story to the little one in English:

Dan and the 3 bears


Little did I know that they were hustlers and before I even knew it...stole my watch!  Luckily, I caught the little one red-handed:

Dan and the 3 bears

They tried to deny it, but gave me back my Overseas and promised never to do it again if I do not report them to th Authorities.

The moral of this story: never let your guard down when traveling alone and never fall for even the cutest of bears.  If you stay vigilant...you will not be in the news as the next victim of watch theft!  :-)

Have a great holiday season!


A wise cautionary tale, Dan
12/18/2015 - 15:42

Your post serves as an excellent public service announcement.  You wold also be wise to think of me as one of the bears the next time we have a GTG.  devil



Re: A wise cautionary tale, Dan
12/18/2015 - 18:15

Hello my apologies for the intrusion by which I'm most positive you will excuse me on the behalf that I am positive I am the answer to your million dollar question regarding the apollo14 mystery watch!!!

This ain't no teddy bears picnic...
12/18/2015 - 16:33

Dan, you can fool us some of the time, but..............

I'm convinced Goldilocks was upstairs waiting for you to bring her a bowl of porridge blush cheeky...

Give us the bare facts next time! wink...

Happy holidays my friend, it's been a great year and a good deal of fun yes


Re: Dan and the 3 bears
12/18/2015 - 19:53

Thanks Dan,

Un unbearably delightful story. I could bare-ly contain myself!

I trust you were able to bear up to the psychological trauma of a bear  stealing your watch.

Good thing the police were not involved. You would would have to give them the bare facts or is it bear facts...or both!

OK, I'll stop now...cool

have a great holiday season!


the cuter they are, the more dangerous!
12/19/2015 - 10:32
I love this...
12/21/2015 - 13:44

And as usual, Alex is right.  The cute ones are ALWAYS more dangerous.  In fact, somehow they often manage to get you to voluntarily relinquish your valuables.  For most of us, it is easier to resist force, than it is to resist the chatms of cuteness.