BY Ewalt Ainsworth                                        02 21 2012

Kundooks is a long time Creole word meaning jokes, gifts or presents Of your own presence can be a metric for a kundooks.  It is not the physical thing but the spirit in which it is given has the collateral effect of a kundooks.  And if you love the country bad, bad, bad, that good. The vile thoughts of GT are discounted and the hope for a farm of content is  counted as  kundooks.

I know a man leave the clutches of his wife in Brooklyn and hop on a flight straight to GT under the pretext he going to see his mother…that is kundooks.  If he did the same action and go and see a second mortgage, that is puddooks.  As long as the means justify the end and the outcome is noble kundooks is both the text and the context.  Sometimes you are visiting with loved ones even though the wife would say no!… and bring out the mountain of bills and show you how the pantry empty, when you got to go you got to go.  That is kundooks.   Ducking in to GT and ducking out during Mashramani is kundooks.  Just being there can be a token of appreciation and a symbol of camaraderie….all ahwee a one family.

All GT peeps we does cuss you today and love you tomorrow; we does walk and wine and show we behind and then another next  time we does kill a curass and dash way way it (oops) and don’t look back.  That is kundooks.

Another time we will have church about puddooks ‘cause you know how we like to tease and fatigue each other especially at this grandiose, auspicious and ‘confucious’ occasion of Mashramani.  Whole this week you can’t get Indranie nor she man, Boogie or he man or Audrey and she man not even to pay attention.  Is share wine and guh down and wine and come up; kundooks more than puddooks.

A brethren who participated in the Manhattan celebrations hosted by Mayor Mike Bloomberg and attended by the five borough presidents in New York ruminated about the good food, drinks and the special invited guests tossing symbolic gestures into the Hudson River.  That was the high point of the mini cruise and Mashramani celebrations in New York.

The five boroughs are Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, Manhattan and Queens.  Queens has the highest concentration of Guyanese and they are visibly East Indians.  This closed group sponsored the annual gala affair and they were well represented.  The dress code was “black tie only” and somebody in the party almost showed up shirt tail.  Talk half leff half.

The New York celebrations were held on President’s Day, Monday 20th February, aboard the cruise ship SPIRIT OF NEW YORK on the Hudson River that divides New York from New Jersey.   Everything was fine, sweet and dandy until the time came when the five borough chiefs proceeded to dispose of the items they had too much of in their respective  communities.

The Manhattan borough chief walked with two step ladders and in some brief remarks complained bitterly about the high incidence of step parents and step children.   He also mentioned that at a macro level, they were confusing the administration and as a result certain services and facilities were denied or withheld.  They do not have a model for dealing with douglars.

Next was the borough chief from “Brooklyn.  He tossed two Lexus cars as a symbol of the high end cars GT folks are driving and the receipts are showing that they are unemployed.  He also commented on the illegal and illicit parking on the streets of Crown Heights and Canarsie.  Then the man from Bronx, he tossed two grenades and remarked about the high incidence of GT girls playing pools and drinking grenades when they should be in school.  He even commented about the girls soaking up their menstrual pads with grenades and applying it vaginally to avoid breathalyzer tests and easy detection by parents and school officials.

The Staten Island man had two empty barrels but the high winds on the high seas made it impossible to dispose.  He was only able to toss the security hoops.  At the end, somebody stole the barrels without a trace in spite of all the cameras.   The borough president withheld his words.

Finally Mr. Gregory Meeks, who  allegedly received a monetary  loan from indicted fraudster and money launderer Mr. Ed Ahmad,…..he brought in two full grown GT Indian men on stretchers and dumped them in the Hudson to loud applause.  Mr. Meeks said that there were too many of them clogging up the judicial system and social services.  He also got a standing ovation and kundooks for being a friend to the Guyanese community.


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