Jamicans are no strangers to laughing in the face and adversity, we have the long tradition of "tekking bad things mek joke" and last night was no different when a magnitude 7.6 earthquake triggered off the coast of Honduras prompted a tsunami watch for several Caribbean islands. In true Jamaican style, the gimmicks were out in full face
Of course, the legend of Gilbert had to be resurrected. Known to the "young bud nuh kno storm" of the elderly generation and the measuring stick of every natural disaster to strike the island.
jamaican adolescent: dem seh a tsunami a fwd— Bundy (@_brianbeckford) January 10, 2018
jamaican parent: ntn nuh awful like the waters weh gilbert did bring
Of course we had the skeptical bordering on insane making claims like:
And what is a natural disaster warning without wondering if work or even Jamaica is keeping the next day?
So.... mah fi guh work tomorrow? Tsunami blow likkle breeze an mi tink mi ketch it inna mi knee. Throat a cratch mi too.— Toni Mac (@tonimacncheese) January 10, 2018
What's a natural disaster without a personality? Obviously not a Jamaican one. Gwaan home boss.
No but we nuh muss tek this fi joke? Weh we ago do? Tell the tsunami fi turn back?— I thought it was acid (@lolitathelionn) January 10, 2018
“Yeah wata boss mi Nuh inna the mood enuh, link mi likkle more”
Of course, religion plays a vital role in Jamaica and nothing gets a pastor more horny than a good scare for his wayward flock. Saturday/Sunday morning expect fire and tsunami.
Brace yourselves. The tsunami sermons are being prepared for Saturday and Sunday.— Jean-Pierre, K? (@JKavJA) January 10, 2018
To all those who have been slacking off on your New Year's Resolution, here is your wake up call.
Some members of Jamaican Twitter simply pulled a Rosa Park and were like Nah.
Tsunami: Ma fawud— Jévaughn (@jeviisosa) January 10, 2018
Jamaican Twitter: LOOOOL come guh round
Obligatory Wake up dead joke of course
So nobody bothered to message me and tell me there was gonna be a tsunami? Mi woulda jus wake up dead suh?— #StopKurt2018 (@Arquipimp) January 10, 2018
Of course, Brands couldn't resist the urge to get on the bandwagon but Rough Rider took the win. Digicel probably out fixing towers or something, Flow is a no. Last thing I want is any "flowing" of many "waters."
Cum before the tsunami come— Rough Rider 🇯🇲 (@Roughriderja) January 10, 2018