Commonsense is not a gift. It is a curse because you have to deal wid everyone who doesn’t have any. Dem boys see a sign outside a store on Regent Street. De sign seh ‘We can shoot you wife and frame you mudda-in-law. If you want we can hang dem too.’
Somebody without commonsense would call de police and get vex if de police don’t lock up de people in de store. Another set would carry dem wife to get shoot and dem mudda-in-law to get hang.’ De man wid de commonsense would do de same thing but fuh a different reason.
De store is a photograph shop. De cameraman doing de shooting and de workers hanging de photograph and doing de framing.
But today de only violence dem boys want to talk about is to hang dem faddas who didn’t have no time fuh dem pickney. Today is Father’s Day and dem got two at de Waterfalls paper. Dem never tek care of dem pickney but now that de pickney get big dem always want gift.
Last night, one of dem son tell him, “Dad, I’m sorry I forget to buy you something fuh Father’s Day.’
‘That’s okay son. I forget things all de time, too.’
‘Like what?” de son ask.
‘Like de time I forgot to wear a condom and ended up wid an ungrateful little brute like you in my life.’
Yesterday, dem boys sit down and look back at last month when was Mother’s Day. Was shopping and gifts galore last month fuh all dem mudda.
Yesterday, de shops was empty. Nobody was shopping fuh dem faddas. That’s why de Harbour Bridge boss man choose yesterday, de day before Father’s Day to shut down de bridge fuh repairs. Dem boys hear ee telling de staff he never get a gift from he pickney dem and he know he ain’t gun get none today so he gun spite all who coming from over de river fuh do any shopping or to bring any fadda to town.
Happy Father’s Day to all dem mothers who playing father and to all dem fathers who playing mother and father.
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