Paul got tuh pay for all
“PETER DOES PAY for Paul and Paul does pay for all”.
That is a old-time Bajan saying and I gine give you a perfect example.
I had a 100ft heavy-duty extension cord that
I buy at a sale overseas. A man borrow it from me to use to drill two holes up by a building he was working on. That was the last time I saw my cord.
Five months later when I asked him about it, he told me some person broke into the building and stole it. Now I only found that out by asking him when he gine bring it back. It took him ’bout two years after to pay me for it. Since then I was able to buy a next one.
Hey, a fella I know saw me with it and told me he wanted to borrow it. I explained to him the issues I had with the last one. Well, he said he only wanted it for ’bout half hour, and I could even come and watch him using it if I felt that he ain’t gine bring it back. I tell him no, I ain’t lending it out, so
Peter gine pay for Paul and Paul gine pay for all.
Now last Saturday morning I home in my bed when I hear a knocking. I was a li’l reluctant at first to peep outside, ’cause I know chances are it gine be some religious people coming to tell me that if I don’t repent now I gine roast in hellfires, either that or somebody selling something which I cannot afford.
Anyhow, I decide to peep out, ’cause I stand and remember one night I hear a knocking, and when I peep out it was my neighbour telling me to come and move my car from out the road.
When I look out, my car was completely blocking the road, cars couldn’t go up or down. This is what happen: it was a piece o’ old car, so during the night the handbrake pop out and the car rolled out of the garage and went right ’cross the road blocking it.
So with all of that in mind, I get up and ease back the curtain and peep and see two young ladies in my gallery.
I asked them how I could help them. One of them saw the expression on my face and smile and say, “We ain’t Jehovah Witness, so you could pull back the curtain some more”.
Anyhow, them tell me that them looking for some Christmas work and wanted to know if I needed the windows clean, house wash down and clean, curtains press and put up, Christmas tree put up or anything so. Well, I tell them no, that things was a li’l tight with me.
But I gine tell you something: I does be real sceptical ’bout bringing people ’bout in my place to work, and this is why.
One time my madam bring a girl ’bout there to do some cleaning. ’Bout two years later she saw the girl somewhere and the girl came up to her and told her she had a confession.
She told my wife that when she was by the house cleaning she stole some expensive mock hair my daughter had ’bout there and a couple other things.
Look, I ain’t know if she was getting ready to dead and decided to confess her sins, but that is the honest to goodness truth.
A next time she bring somebody ’bout there to clean, and when them left I miss a pack of brand new underwear, a pack of hotdogs, a bottle of whiskey and a book. I ain’t saying she thief them, but them was there when she came and gone when she left.
So from then I say I ain’t want nobody ’bout here cleaning. So even though I admired those two young girls’ entrepreneurial spirit, I couldn’t help them. Because as I said from the beginning, Peter does pay for Paul and Paul does pay for all. See ya.