Hiya Met,Metters and Peepers
Couple persons from work tek me on simply Because I sincerely don’t get the logics behind a popular Jamaican saying.We were in the lunchroom and I was reading the papers and said how tragic it was that young Dominic James lost his life.Same time Lady A chimed in saying it is very sad and parents must feel it because HE WAS AN ONLY CHILD.
Looking back I probably should’ve let it slide like seriously but I started instinctively knitting up my eyebrow to which this next lady B ask me ” a wha do mi?” I calmly asked why would it make a difference how much pain they feel if they had 4kids or 1kid?Losing a child is the ultimate pain regardless!”
Lady A fly up longtime “noooooooo,when u have more children it cushion the blow!” to which Lady B nodded and added “yes becuase u get to put the others to bed but now how them must feel going to his bed and it empty oohh GOD….and she move her eyeglasses and right on cue me pass her piece a handtowel fi she wipe the flowing tears.I agree rt there I should’ve stopped but her bawling never answer mi question…so I continued.
Ladies I feel any child u lose and any amount the pain ought to be equally devastating becuase that’s a part of u the parent.Lady C join in and cuss me sey me talking rubbish,if me never hear bout Washbelly and how a woman feels to lose her washbelly!! I was like but that’s my point there ought to be no favouritism when it comes to the pain of death,in life u can have ur fav child and spoil them but a Parent ought not to grief differently whether it is an only child,washbelly or if them have 9more kids!! My male boss heard the uproar and came in the lunchroom and he tried to help by telling them He understands what I am/was trying to say…but we lost it was 3to2 plus they were getting pissed at him too.
I’m now officially instructed not to go in the lunchroom especially when Lady A,B and C is in there.Met I swear I did nothing wrong because Parents fi love them pickney equally in life and death.i don’t have any problem eating inna the conference room so them lucky,to think I was comforting and soothing them smh and them get me banned from the lunchroom smh.