Learning from an early age

June 6, 2007 at 9:49 am 15 comments

I went out for a drink last night  at a bar near to my new house (I love living in the centre of the city!! And yes, ‘my new house’ is going to be a common phrase around here for a while, am reckoning at at least twice per post for a month…)

A friend of ours had been for a meal next door so came in afterwards for a drink with his wife and daughter, daughter was about 15/16. I was talking to daughter when the guy from the band came around. They always have a collection for the band on a Tuesday night, and last night was no different. They approached daughter, who looked at them with that sophisticated look that only a 15 year old has (you know the one, they know that they are cute but are not yet too self-conscious etc) and said:

 ‘Oh, but of course I have no money on me – I’m here with men.’

On another note: thanks for all the good house wishes – I’ll invite you all to the virtual housewarming party, all I need to do first is find where camera batteries were packed…

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Entry filed under: On life as it is only in Jamaica, On socialising and partying, On trying to become a propertied young lady.

I’m a big kid now! Addiction

15 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Adrian  |  June 6, 2007 at 10:33 am

    living in the city is great eh? everything is a short drive away now!

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  • 2. revolution island  |  June 6, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    Forgive me if it seems I’m missing something, but if you’re looking for camera batteries, then its a real party you’re having, isn’t it? Aaah – nice.

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  • 3. Dr. D.  |  June 6, 2007 at 7:54 pm

    I am rapidly tiring of that bar which is now near to your home, just perhaps been there too often. The guy that comes around with that large collection goblet got nada from my crew the last Tuesday we went there…the live band really was poor!

    BTW, if you are looking for a nice restaurant to try out, tell The Man to take you to Jewel of India in the Marketplace. Nice experience if you don’t mind Indian cooking.

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  • 4. mad bull  |  June 6, 2007 at 8:59 pm

    I wonder which bar that is? It have pool tables?

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  • 5. Gela Words  |  June 6, 2007 at 10:44 pm

    In the centre of the city eh? sounds like you live near to me.

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  • 6. Stunner  |  June 7, 2007 at 2:29 am

    Liveing in the centre of the city is great…if you have an AC!

    I haven’t gone out for a drink in a while, I need to go ghet me a drink!

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  • 7. Kingston Girl  |  June 7, 2007 at 8:50 am

    RI: real party will have to wait until i come back from foreign – probably in august some point… camera batteries will allow me to put up photos of my pretty red wall!

    I feel like i live close to everyone and everything now! But it is surprisingly quiet so far…

    Dr D: I think you should make that suggestion on my behalf!

    MB: no pool tables, jazz music instead… think that should tell you where it was!

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  • 8. Dr. D.  |  June 7, 2007 at 8:52 pm

    Will KG. When you go, let me know what you thought of the place and the food.

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  • 9. Yamfoot  |  June 7, 2007 at 10:21 pm

    if is that bar that I think you talking….the one beside that ‘hexpensive’ small restaurant whose owners have the deli place…..I don’t know how anyone has a conversation in there! I found myself having to shout on the couple of times when I went there. You agree Doc?
    Also, there was a piano player one night, trying to sing, and he was TERRIBLE!

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  • 10. Leon  |  June 8, 2007 at 5:25 pm

    If she were with me, she’d have to have money. Equality you know.

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  • 11. Kara  |  June 9, 2007 at 3:37 am

    lol sounds like u live near to meeeeee…i am sure i looked across the courtyard and saw red walls earlier this week!!! i just don’t know of any bars near me….hmmmmmm

    now back to topic…pity i never learned that lesson, sometimes i have to swallow and accept gifts (monetary and otherwise), because i have been reliably informed (by mom no less) that guys need to feel needed….

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  • 12. Simplenigma  |  June 11, 2007 at 2:41 pm

    Yeah, that bar is becoming old news…(I have no idea where yall are talking bout, but it was my only contribution to the conversation. LOL)

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  • 13. Sally Lomax  |  June 12, 2007 at 5:15 am

    Happy new house!
    I love the description of the 15 year old. I know it well!

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  • 14. wisugar  |  June 12, 2007 at 8:18 pm

    Duh tell us please….which bar? I remember that 15 YO look, but I think I had at 21

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  • 15. pioneer  |  June 14, 2007 at 1:11 pm

    A 16 yr old in a bar how revolting is that …hope she wasn’t drinking

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