It is as old as society itself. In fact the good book chronicled how David and Bathsheba created their own version of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ behind Uriah’s back. In Shakespearean times, it was called “pouring treasure into foreign laps” or being ‘cuckolded’; fast forward to present times, the English refer to it as “doing the dirty on”. In the United States, they call it ‘creeping’; Trinidadians call it “horning” while back a yard, it is just good old fashioned ‘bun’…and if you bright or bare faced, you serve it with cheese!
In this age of trying to be one with the universe and save the trees, the planet and mankind, we tend to ‘Kumbaya’ everything and use the word “share” a lot but when it comes to common sense as well as hygiene practices, the most we should share are ideas and car pool duties.
This one is especially for my friends who are overseas in the Diaspora who are missing home. From time to time, you guys may say something controversial, wacky or weird that someone in Jamaica will react to with a “oh no you did not just say that” and try to check you or threaten to revoke your ‘yaad card’ which is your status as a full fledged legitimate Jamaican.
There are cakes …and then there are cakes. Some like chocolate, some will sell their mother for a slice of cheesecake, many drool over red velvet and black forest while others will bequeath them unborn children for a huge serving of tiramisu or ice box.