“Hurricane warning is in effect for Jamaica. The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is urging persons residing in low lying areas to move to higher grounds immediately!!!!”
That’s how the bulletins kept coming. The roads were busy and schools quickly sent home students to keep them safe. Some persons remained in a state of worrination (worry) while others ‘laugh’ and remain content.
The supermarkets/Haberdasheries or home depots
At a time like this, there is a mad dash as shoppers flock the supermarkets and haberdasheries/home depots making sure they stock up on extra things such as tin food items, breads, bottled water, tarpaulin, batteries, plywood, flashlights, generators you name it. The selves become empty; restocked and emptied again in a cyclical manner. Can you imagine, two days before this warning you could hardly find a ‘dollar’ for anything extra but today, but with this pending catastrophe, the ‘dollar’ suddenly appears. Hmmm I wonder where it came from… But of course, the owners of these entities lick their fingers as they stand/sit from a vantage point and watch you scurrying and emptying their shelves. And if they are truly mean and cruel, they will be praying a silent prayer for a hurricane every three months.
There are several others such as the Service stations where lines are long as people rush to secure petrol in preparation for the tropical storm. To what end? Where are you going to go in this weather? But you may never know so just got to be prepared. But we can’t blame these business people. As they say, some of us benefits from the misfortune of others. At these times, don’t you just wish you owned one of these businesses?
Men!!! This is your perfect opportunity for that awesome threesome some of you often dream of. Guess what is the name of the tropical storm? You are right. It is SANDY!!! A female!!!!! And she is taking a trip to Jamaica. So, tonight, tomorrow night or however long ‘she decides’ to stay in Jamaica, you know that when you hop in bed with your spouse, Sandy will be there with you ‘silently’ giving you bedroom instructions- whether it is to twist or turn, squeeze your spouse tighter, wrap tighter in your blanket etc…)
But guess what, Jamaicans by nature are very warm and welcoming and so they always go all out to ensure their visitors are well taken care of and will no doubt give to visitors the kind of treatment they deserve-real yardy style!!!! . So it is no surprise to see everyone busy preparing for Sandy’s first visit to Jamaica.
So I say to Jamaica, let us adhere to the hurricane tips, be vigilant and make the necessary preparations – evacuate if you must; baton down; you know the procedures- for Sandy and give her a treatment she will never forget that she will never want to make Jamaica her choice of destination again!!!
*pictures taken from google images
Dor @ the reins