as my farrin trip came to an end it dawned on me
(actually it dawned much earlier but i I was busy drinking puncheon and just sobered up enough to address it now)
the reputation Jamaica and Jamaicans have across the Caribbean, well, certainly in Trinidad.
It goes something like this
1.Likely to be very innovative
2. Likely to be violent/aggressive
3. Likely to steal your man
now, I will not bother to address the first two because along with “likely to smoke weed” that’s kind of the going belief about us. My not addressing it does not mean it’s true, it just means this particular post is not about that.
Let’s address the man thiefing.
and yes, it’s true. second only to Guyana and possibly Haiti, Jamaicans are the Caribbean’s most reputed and feared concubines.
*a moment for that to sink in*
At first I was offended, then slightly flattered, then offended all over again
how very dare they! Like dem man cuter dan fi we! Rude!
Then I remembered some of the things I had heard at UWI, and I thought again.
Here’s the thing…whether we like it or not, many women are more attracted to men who have the potential to provide for them. Call it attraction to power, call it being sensible, call it hooking, call it nothing going on but the rent, call it what you will it’s all the same. I believe being in a situation where money is tight will make this tendency more pronounced in a person.
Now, if we look at the situation at UWI<— school fee high, hall fee high, KFC expensive and campus jobs nuh exist
then we factor in the differing exchange rates across the Caribbean <—look at that Guyana, Jamaica and Haiti in the dog house *shock*
Trinis and Bajan are effectively ballin’ all over the campus.
Quite literally, for some of these guys this is the best they’ll ever have it (cus a nuh all a dem cute. i nuh care wah yu say, sometimes dougla goes wrong)
So you have one boy with excellent buying power, from a family with similar buying power, in a situation where one of his dollars is like 13 of hers
Now….enter the Trini/Bajan girlfriend with the same dollar and free/free-ish education <–soun like she a go lazy to me
now add the Jamaican girl with a dollar that ain’t worth much and the…ahm…’facility’ that is Students Loan (smh)
now subtract the Bajan/Trini girlfriend <—you never saw that coming?
I’m just saying. Nothing motivates a bitch to make a relationship work like the certainty she has eaten her last dumpling and butter meal for the year
and if we are to be fair….nothing motivates a man to drop a chick quick like a woman who is willing to do whatever to make his ass happy and keep her nails and hair did at the same time <–trini chicks take note, sometimes you just gotta put in that work honey.
that not being docile thing…translates into the bedroom
so if you can imagine the 1999 gas riot in his bed….you woulda probably leff yourself too. #imjustsaying
I suppose that same mentality may have made it’s way off the various campuses and into the everyday Trini life and voila…reputation mek.
might I argue, that perhaps the problem is not the unscrupulous Jamaican women, maybe is the odda woman dem.
p’raps some tight pants, high heels, push up bra and make up that’s fresh to death 24 hours a day may work. Maybe he likes a woman that will bad him up and point up in him face ever now and then <–yes, dem love it.
along wid some bomb ass food.
and let us not understate the importance of a likkle head top
yes, head top<—cus is a bess f*ck him goin get from di yardie. wid pepper, not slight pepper. PEPPER!
and who doesn’t like a likkle spice some a di time.
I’m just saying. I can’t swear by any of these things, i am merely suggesting that we consider all the factors and make an informed decision
*quint it quint it* <–just for practice, just in case