First, 19-year-old Zhu Bin got expelled from Shanghai University because his teachers found him in his dormitory bed with his girlfriend back on March 24. Zhu said he was sick and his girlfriend was nursing him back to health. And although we don’t really buy that story — we’ve all suffered from that “illness,” Zhu — we feel sorry for the guy. And what the hell were his teachers doing in his dorm room? Zhu and his parents appealed the expulsion, but Shanghai University refused to reinstate him. Then, a private university accepted Zhu, but Shanghai University refused to issue the necessary transfer letter. Zhu found a job doing data entry, but was fired when his boss found out he was expelled from university. He now works another job for 5 yuan ($0.40) an hour, less than Shanghai’s minimum wage. Oh, and Zhu’s girlfriend broke up with him.
Zhu’s family has hired an attorney who is demanding that Shanghai University either reinstate Zhu or hand over a transfer letter.
When asked to comment on Zhu’s story, a homeless beggar on Maoming Nan Lu with the surname Li said, “Damn, that boy’s got it bad.”