Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Only in Jamaica...

This is Part 1 of what I have dubbed my "Only in Jamaica" series... where I will highlight little bits and snippets from everyday Jamaican life, and argue why these things can only happen in Jamaica (or to Jamaicans). This first episode can be considered the pilot. Thus, it will be short. Feedback would be greatly appreciated (like, should I do this in a new blog entirely called 'only in Jamaica'?)

In the Taxi
Male 1: 18 years, 18 years, 18 years then he found out it wasn't his
Rb: But it was his. By naturalisation.

*all the dudes in the taxi give Rb the look of death*

Rb: No... come on, what I mean is, he fathered the child for 18 years... after all that time, that child is definitely his! He was the real father!

*all the dudes in the car shake their heads vigorously*

Male 2: Nope. That child wasn't carrying his genes!
Male 1: Alright, look at it this way... how would you like your husband to come home with a kid and tell you that it's yours... *he leans closer to Rb* by naturalisation??
Rb: But that is not the same thing!

*dudes in the car laugh and shake their heads even more vigourously*

Male 2: But that's what it's like!
Rb: Well, for women, it's easier... we definitely know when a kid isn't ours!
Male 2 (somewhat sadly): I'm convinced that all women are tailors.
Rb (puzzled): What?
Male 2 (repeats): All women are tailors... they know how to sew good jackets!

P.S. This one is from a Rasta: Swine flu ting? Them always say pig fly. Now them flu!!

18 comments:

Wuthering said...

haha.. good swine flu joke.

i think the only in jamaica is the perfect title!!!

i love this idea. As you said... only in Jamaica!!

Ina Mi Gutumaa said...

So a father is someone who impregnates a woman... interesting. You take care of a child for 18 years, 18 years, but he is not yours--- im bilang tu anada man. What logic!

Sopm no right yaso. Not only in Jamaica though.

Blu Jewel said...

OMG! That was too funny! That does truly sound like an Only in Jamaica thing, but sadly this particular "tailoring" happens in the US, UK, and maybe other places too.

love the Rasta joke.

love to live; live to love!

Will said...

hehehe... funny...

keep it in this blog - you can have it as a recurring series or something... :-)

zooms said...

Here in Grenada it is said that if you mind a child long enough it grow to look as you.

I like the 'only in Jamaica' idea.

'Flu'........ Hilarious.

areyouteeaych said...

Oh I want this to be a series. I love it already! Maybe you can touch on the "mi cyah bodda" life philosophy/mantra. Btw, you sure have some interesting taxi experiences. Bwoi!

Love the rasta joke. Daddy goin love it too! :o)

Ruthibelle said...

ok. so we'll keep it in the current blog and use that. works for me, asnd glad you guys like it!!

=)

David Tellez said...

I love that swine joke! LOL...

But I don't get the tailor thing...what? Did I miss something?

Jdid said...

I like!
i'm inclined to agree with the guys though. its his cause he raised it but its still not his. dude has to feel a certain sadness about that

Jdid said...

ok how about this. supposed you raised a child and then 18 years later hospital call up and say we make a mistake you carry home the wrong child. how would you feel?

Ruthibelle said...

good analogy Jdid... yep. good one.

Stunner said...

Mi nah gi it nuh fight, mi woulda vex if mi find out mi get jacket, especially after 18 years! I think Jdid, explained it to you in his analogy.

Yow dah Ras deh joke hard! LOL!

Stunner said...

Funny thing, I was going to use the same title, "Only in Jamaica" for my last post! Great minds think alike, eh!

ESTEBAN AGOSTO REID said...

Hilarious!!

Anonymous said...

funny Ruthi. I like the idea.

Abeni said...

I love those little snippets that really depict the realities of life. I would say if you raise the child then it's yours. Anybody can donate some sperm but takes a man to be a dad

Jamaipanese said...

that pig joke was hilarious

Ruthibelle said...

@Stunner: Jdid's analogy was very effective, trus me, I get it.