Madness - David Rudder
Well this week was Carnival. Forget Rio, forget New Orleans I think the best carnival might be Trinidad Carnival. No I have not been to it yet but from the stories I hear and knowing Trini people I just feel that Trinidad Carnival is special. What is it about Trini people? Of all the folk in the Caribbean they just seem to have this special joie de vivre that the other Caribbean people can only just look on, watch and be jealous of but cant emulate no matter how much they try.
I could say a little more but I leave it at that.
Anyway these two news articles from this weeks Carnival in Trinidad caught my eye and I thought I'd share.
Two sisters faked their kidnapping, so they could hide from their strict grandfather and sneak off to yesterday's Carnival celebrations.Read the rest of the story here.
Imagine that! These two teenagers have police searching up and down the island for them and they fake their own kidnapping to go play mas. All I have to say is if I was the police or the grandfather when I find them it would be liks in dey tail.
And if I was a policeman I would be especially cruel cause bright Carnival day I could be down Port of Spain watching the ladies in their barely there costumes and trying to tief a wine but instead they got me beating the bush looking for these two rascals. Boy I would be real vex.
I had to say is a serious thing when you so in love with Carnival that you have to fake kidnapping to try and get past your grandfather's rules.
But speaking of tiefing a wine though this is the second story.
A woman turned in anger and stabbed a man she did not know for allegedly wining on her as bands paraded at the height of Carnival Monday festivities.
Last night, a man, Juma Modeste, 28, was listed in critical but stable condition at the San Fernando General Hospital.
Cuhdear! Poor fella! Look how he gone down carnival and nearly get kill.
But ya know what? This article had me thinking. First off I had to send it to all my partners cause I know nuff fellas that like to tief a wine here and there and I have to warn them that the women getting cruel these days so they best be careful.
One time ya coulda tief a wine easy so or the worse thing that would happen is the woman look round give ya a big stupse and walk way or put she hand on she bamsy or she turn around an cuss ya. Meanwhile the fella would be behind there feigning ignorance as to what going on, looking in any direction but at the woman but still trying hard to sidle up to her to get in his lil juk before all is said and done. (oh and by juk I mean wine or dance cause we had this deep discussion at the last Toronto bloggers get-together about the multiple meanings of that word, the Caribbean and urban definitions differ, after a certain blogger kept using it in conversation.)
See that was old time tiefing a wine but nowadays ya can get stab so I hope the fellas are careful. I wouldn't like to see nuhbody get hurt.
Another thing I thought of was there was this email making the rounds the last few weeks, pre- carnival, about the rules for tiefing a wine. Was six rules in all, things like pretend ya from Puerto Rico and dont speak English properly or make sure is a big tune playing that the girls love and they wont care who dance up on them etc etc. Well I was thinking this poor fella musse didnt know the rules and that is why he get stab. See dat! If he was on my email list I might have saved him pain an injury.
And finally the last thought I had on this incident was this. I don't remember which comedian it was, Chris Rock probably, but he does a cheesy standup bit about how women only cry sexual harassment when the man ugly. He claim that if the man look like Denzil and he make an improper statement to a woman nuhbody nuh worry themself. They just smile and nod and giggle or play it off but if is not Denzil but an ugly fella that make the statement the women quick to call police to get him arrest for harassment.
Well by that same logic I feel this wining fella was ugly cause if he did good looking the woman wouldn't have stab him she would probably be backing back on him some more.
Ok doan kill muh for that last statement is joke I mekkin.