Now the drama gwine start

Daviot Kelly
Daviot Kelly

June 28, 2021

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So I hear people licking their lips, rubbing their ‘hand middles’ and posting all sorts of things about what they will be doing come July 1, when the entertainment sector is reopened.

Mi glad fi unnu, I really am. The thing is, I’m not really a party person, and much of my time in the evenings is taken up by work, so yours truly won’t really benefit from this ‘free up’.

But I know some people have been struggling mightily, as these little events put food on the table. For those who are just hyperactive and feel like every pan a knock dem have to be there, unnu bread butter two side. But with great power comes great responsibility, and great freedom should come with great self-control/restraint with how you use it.

An unofficial party butler, Rohan Younger skillfully balances drinks on his head at Solar Breakfast Party in 2019.

So that means party lovers, mi want unnu keep on the likkle mask dem even after yuh drink couple beer. Nuh badda wid di ‘groundsing’ up and rubbing up because dat nuh supposed to keep. I’m not sure how this will work, with Jamaicans having an affinity for dancing, but half of the dancing these days is done by the ‘skankers’ in the middle of the party while everybody else hangs out on the fringes. By the way, that’s not going to work either, because there is supposed to be s-p-a-c-e.

The bar areas are going to have to be kept relatively clear, I would suspect. So tek my foolish advice. If you and your little crew going out, mek sure unnu buy what unnu buying from early, hold unnu corner, and keep to unnu self — hail who fi get hail, but keep it moving and spaced out for the most part. My biggest concern, though, is that Jamaicans do not know time.

Now goodly people, mi a beg unnu. Please do not make the thing bad fi everybody. Since the curfew from Mondays to Saturdays is now 11 p.m., please do not go to the people dem round robin at 10:30. It nuh mek nuh sense. Bro Gad could have said 10 p.m. for the curfew, but di boss understands how di ting set. So him say 11 p.m., especially for the Friday and Saturday evenings, ’cause everybody know say a dem time deh alone really work pon dem day deh. Sure, some people want the curfew to go longer and be done away with completely (like me, but not because of parties). However, that’s not going to happen just yet. So work wid di time nuh, please. Thank you.

By the way, what a prekeh (haven’t seen that word in ages) if some event organisers declare that patrons have to have at least received one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. I doubt that by the time you read this, any of them would have made such a declaration. But you never know. So all who never want di alleged mark of the beast, or who never fell in the priority groups, what would be your plan? Think about these things if and when that happens. Cheers.

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Daviot Kelly

Daviot Kelly describes mumbling and fumbling as two of his greatest obstacles in life, but not when it comes to penning his weekly column, Kelly’s World. A wizard with the pen, Kelly has been sharing his wit and unique perspective with the Flair since 2006.

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