I forget to give allyuh this joke...Earlier on thsi week I am walking down a hallway in my house and spilt some water on the (tiled) floor. So being that I did not want anyone to slip and fall and I wiped it up. Well if you have ever mopped a tiled floor you know that it does not try immediately but I figured no scene as the spot was right near the wall where you would not walk and it was a very small amount of water overflow froma cup I was holding.
Nonetheless on my next pass down the hall way, my front leg caught on the wet patch. One leg went forward, one went back as if I was doing a split on stage like Machel. At the same time my toes bent back in a very awkward position and my butt and my knee hit the ground..hard!!! Yeah I buss my ass in my own house!! But can I tell you, as I was going down my Carnival flashed before my eyes. Not my life eh..my Carnival! All I could think about was that if I break my foot I can't play mas.So much ice went on that foot one time!!!
Allyuh could laugh but when I say I live from Carnival to Carnival..I serious!! They have people who say , "I hope before I die I can visit Africa" or "I want to be able to buy a BMW before I retire". Not me. I just hoping to make it to next year Carnival.And in this day and age, the way people acting up in Trinidad....that is not a sure thing. As I have my daily near death experiences driving on the roads of our blessed country...I does really tell myself...'Nobody better bounce my car and mash me up before the Carnival'. When I come home late its "Nobody better rob me before Carnival", when I go party its "Nobody better fight and trample/stab/shoot me in this dance before Carnival". Worse yet..all them all inclusive...yeah whether I pay my money or not..I REAL careful with what I eat cause yuh eh want food poisoning for Carnival. (I learnt that the hard way but thats a story for Bacchanal Wed)
My Carnival does just give me strength to get me past the forces during the rest of the year. When I'm down, I does check the calender to see how far away Carnival is.I'm sure coming closer to Carnival my slight paranoia will increase. Next thing you know I go want to just stay home Carnival weekend just so I could reduce the risk of getting myself in trouble and messing up my Carnival.