jamaican parental scare tactics

I just witnessed a woman in the bank calm her son down by telling him “behave yuself, look look see that man tekking out him belt fi beat yu”
Neither she nor the son knows this man
And the man has no interest in what is going on
But suppose you saw the child scrambling behind the mother (who had now become the ally since she pointed out the man)
And start bawling ‘where where weh him deh?’
Five seconds later he realised the man didn’t care and went back to hanging onto her spider monkey style
And she went back to being the human spinning tea cup whirling him around and around in the bank
I think their relationship was better for that bit of failed discipline.
You gotta love a momma


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