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.
Superstitions. Not the kind that Stevie Wonder sang about but the home grown variety that leave normal sensible individuals doing seemingly crazy acts all in the name of customs that usually have no logical bearing or reason except that it was what their grannies or old folk used to advise them from dem a pickney.
When you live alone you basically become a one man army and while it can be fun and liber-ating as nutten nuh sweet like independence, it can also be sobering as there is no contingency and no one else to rely on.