CRYFUS was the baby name

Cry me a river  by Jackie Opel

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CRYFUS was the baby name

By Ewalt Ainsworth 06 04 20122

The world seems to be running out of real names for newborns, male or female and GT types are dumping traditional names and spellings and adopting names that really reflect their economic and social status.

In 2011 Sophia was the most popular name for females and Barry (short for Barack) was the most popular male name. It is not the name that generates the tears but the prevailing economic conditions and so children when they get to young adulthood are changing their names and bringing tears to their parent’s eyes. The kids are stereotyped by their names and cannot find a parachute to land safely in an upwardly mobile and progressive environment. A wrong name can be a permanent impediment.   

Klara (Belle) a cute under-18 sapodilla brown chic will go down as the most creative of names. She named her baby Cryfus. That is what the baby did first and a year later it still crying because her economic situation seems to be getting worse by the hour.

Cryfus is Klara’s first child and a few mornings ago at the one year birthday she was expecting all her generation and confederates to show up. Not even the baby father did put in an appearance. Klara was budgeting to make a small piece and put some basics in place but folks did not show up. Pisa-na-ba.

Klara’s mom, since the baby born a year ago, had to give up her sewing job and come be with her daughter and grand baby. She too came with the expectation of all things honky-dori and is more of a humbug than a help to her daughter. Pisa-na-ba.

Klara works with an agency and makes good money but has no health insurance, no benefits, no savings and no-nutten. She lives from pay check to pay check and rents a studio apartment on Linden Boulevard. Her rent is US700.00 a month, car note S369.00

Fuel and maintaince/parking 350.00 per month. Food, clothing, hair and nails, laundry and medical visits are all sporadic. When she does one, she has to avoid the other.

Each two week paycheck averages $800.00. Klara has to drive to get to her job and the boyfriend and baby father only shows up on the odd Friday night at approximately 11.00 pm and leaves before 3.00 am and claims “I spend two days with you” The baby senses all these issues and more and never stops crying.

The grandmother does darning and ironing and keeps other babies in the building but ‘knots’ her money up that when she goes back to GT she can have a good life. As a matter of fact she is registered with COURTS and is exploring the courtesy of identifying furniture in North America and picking it up in the Caribbean without extra cost. The disgusting part is that North American furniture comes with fire retardants and other chemical treatment that give children emotional and developmental problems but Granny ent kay.

The raw research suggests that both male and female babies up to age 12 cry the same amount of times and same intensity up to age 12. Above that, women tend to cry four times more than men. Some psychologists seem to suggest that women cry more than men because they are manipulating the system for economic reasons. True or false is any one’s guess.

In N0rth America, immigrants cry more. An alarming but comforting statistic is that 70 per cent of graduates from colleges have roots in the Caribbean. Jamaicans in particular have greater attendance and graduation rates than the combined islands while Guyanese for example, have a genuine interest in quick money. This brings tears too for the disparity in interest and pathways people take. The emotional attachment to things is also disturbing.

Crying is not always about joy and pain but also about what happens off-duty….that sense of security and feeling comfortable and or trusting. And by that I mean when a child is lost in the supermarket or mall he does not cry when he is wandering the aisles but when Mommy shows up and his or her name is bellowing on the internal sound system, as soon as he/she is reunited, then is when the tears start to flow.

When graduates are studying and preparing for the exams they do not cry their eyes out. But when they get that diploma, they cry their eyes out and the tears turn salt and cake-up on their cheeks. No job is waiting for them and then is when the tears fall.

All mammals have a propensity or ability to cry but humans especially, have tears. A fortnight ago there was a wedding and all the well wishers and brides’ maids and parents at the wedding party were moved to tears in one way or another. Here it is the newlywed will be moving into independence and the anxiety generated by the economic forecasts brought tears streaming down the faces of friends and family.

When people die crying is no longer an emotion expressed in public spaces. Religious gurus seem to suggest that crying in church and after a wedding or birth have all been trumped by economics. Your ability to pay your own way is what generates tears. Have you been crying while reading eh?

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Keith & Camille on June 6, 2012 at 5:26 am

    Subject: Re: Waltie Ainsworth Blog latest entries
    Hi Waltie,

    Good to hear from you and to know you are doing quite well.
    Camille and I have visited the web site and read quite a few of your entries. We agree they are both enlightening
    and amusing. We are so delighted to see your work,

    Keep up the good work !!!!!!

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    Keith & Camille

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  2. Waltie, as a fan, curious as to the source of your information on the excerpts below:
    1)In North America, immigrants cry more. An alarming but comforting statistic is that 70 per cent of graduates from colleges have roots in the Caribbean. Jamaicans in particular have greater attendance and graduation rates than the combined islands while Guyanese for example, have a genuine interest in quick money.
    2)The raw research suggests that both male and female babies up to age 12 cry the same amount of times and same intensity up to age 12.
    3)All mammals have a propensity or ability to cry but humans especially, have tears.
    Help me out here buddy

    verian

    Reply

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