Common Sense?

August 13, 2007 at 10:39 am 9 comments

As my teacheres used to tell me frequently at High School, common sense really isn’t all that common. Now, those of you who have been in Jamaica over the last few days will know that it has rained nuff. As in from Thursday afternoon to Sunday morning, the rain basically didn’t stop. So all of the plants got a nice watering. A bit too much water in some cases – I’ve yet to sort out the garden at the back of my house so that is now a very muddy area.

This morning, I drove past Devon House on my way to work and saw that the sprinklers had been put on to water the grass. Huh??

All I can think is that the junior gardener is under instructions that every Monday morning during the months of July and August, he must turn the sprinklers on early in the morning and he blindly follows these instructions, no matter what.

And the irony? It won’t be too long before we are told that the dam in getting low and hence water will be locked off!


Entry filed under: On life as it is only in Jamaica.

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Christina  |  August 13, 2007 at 11:38 am

    When it’s been pretty dry, the sprinklers at Devon House are also pretty entertaining: the grass is green in perfect, isolated polka dots because they don’t have enough sprinklers to water every part of the lawn, and they don’t think to move them! The result is actually even more ugly than uniformly dead grass.

    A week ago, the water in our building got turned off because of “pending drought”. Did someone not give them the memo about rainy season?

  • 2. Adrian  |  August 13, 2007 at 1:10 pm

    I remember at my old High school ST.GC they used to blast there massive sprinklers even when rain was falling..

    They had their own well though so they could afford to waste water as such.

  • 3. scratchie  |  August 13, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    It’s called “securing his job” 😀 If he doesn’t water then there isn’t any reason to pay him. So water rain or shine.

  • 4. Island Spice  |  August 13, 2007 at 9:37 pm

    flood and drought. why must we live in extremes? 😐

  • 5. Leon  |  August 14, 2007 at 12:17 am

    True dat. As for the sprinkling, “complete. waste. of money”

  • 6. GC  |  August 15, 2007 at 3:41 pm

    those plants will be dead soon from overwatering. Poor guy.

  • 7. Cranky Putz  |  August 15, 2007 at 6:14 pm

    sigh..he sounds like he has my gardening skills

  • 8. mad bull  |  August 16, 2007 at 8:16 pm

    Wait, Adrian, you are an STGC man?! Me nevah know!

  • 9. fiyah  |  August 18, 2007 at 5:37 pm

    Wait just a minute now… that happens at my work place too… it will be thunder storming outside and the sprinklers will be on. So I asked about it one day and someone told me that some sprinkler systems are timed to come on at a certain time. I doh know if Devon House have dat technology… but I suppose its a possibility.


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