They are all under thirty and all married. Two are Christians and one claims to be a reformed player who hung up his shoes when he found the right woman. All of these men are in relationships that are less than four years and admit that while they are generally happy, they do sometimes miss the excitement of ‘doing road’. They are nowhere near the seven year itch however being this young one wonders if they were actually prepared for the monotony of domesticity; if being married is all that it promised to be and if in hindsight they felt they should have waited a few more years before settling down.
Do not laugh, especially since old time people believe that if you laugh out loud after 11 pm, duppy can steal your voice. Just chuckle softly and consider your options when it comes to get that monkey…or duppy off your back. If you grew up in the country or with your grandmother you must have heard tales of duppy haunting persons for whatever reasons and as Jamaicans we can find ingenious ways and means to getting they to disappear poof like Casper the friendly ghost, even if they were not exactly friendly. So let us discuss a few methods.
Growing up, I was often told the story of a pretty girl who this man fell head over heels in love with and so he married her and whisked her away to his home for them to live happily ever after. That did not happen. Homeboy found out that she not only cannot boil water, but cannot clean, make a bed, wash, iron or hang a curtain. In short order he returned her to her mother’s house with the note “teach your daughter how to be a wife before you unleash you on society.” Ouch!
Many women lament that all that saturates their timelines and direct messengers are con men, thugs, neanderthals, hustlers, panty chasers, married men and bad boys. They claim to want to settle down with a nice guy but why then do nice guys get shafted more often than not?