Scratchie\’s World

School Done!!! Other stuff in life to write about now….


Well the rains have finally subsided. They started last Friday and fell consistently until this morning. The skies still seem a bit shakey but certainly not looking like what it looked liked over the past few days.
What was that?…..Seems we may have had our 1st ever tornado here in Jamaica. The geography people are a bit skeptical and the eyewitnesses are less than accurate in their descriptions simply because we have never had one of those things here at home. Whatever it was did some seriousdamage to a couple of houses in St. Catherine and one man said it sounded like a truck and dirty up the air wid bed and board and leaf and dresser.
Well I hear that I am being moved to a different section for a while. This is to act at a level above my current position. Yes, it means a little more pay for a while but it also means more headaches. We’ll see how it goes.
I just heard that I still will not be having any classes this evening but I really don’t mind. The roads are horrible following the rains and I not into the night driving on pothole riddled roads at all. Front end parts not cheap and besides, my car has on alloy wheels which can only be gotten as a set, so if one gets damaged yuh know is 4 haffi buy.
Haven’t gotten to the blog reading yet but soon. Been busy trying to sort out people in crisis. We have staff in St. Catherine that have been cut off by the flooding and some spent 5 hours in traffic yesterday morning trying to get to work and several of them got here before daylight this morning trying to avoid the rush. This means that they will probably spend the better part of this evening sitting in traffic to get home. The management are considering letting them leave an hour earlier to alleviate some of the stress of the peak hour rush. Most roads are open again but only partially and yesterday saw 5 lanes of traffic trying to use 1/2 a lane. It ruff mi tell yuh. Hope it gets better today. It highlights the fact however that an evacuation method will not work since the routes that are blocked are the evacuation routes and is only so many of them anyway. Can you imagine 5 hours to move about 3 miles.
Anyways it could have been worse so I give thanks.
Later all…back to the slave labour.

October 20, 2005 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Sometimes it would be nice to park the cyar and just walk, nuh true?

    Comment by Mad Bull | October 20, 2005 | Reply

  2. Now we have the water. *sigh*

    Comment by dorna! | October 20, 2005 | Reply

  3. When it taking so long to move walking looks better and better

    Comment by Abeni | October 20, 2005 | Reply

  4. My four rims have dent now….front end have a knocking sound…mussi want tie rod ends…whatever….

    Heard about the tornado as well….

    I guess we will have full sun tomorrow…but one never knows….

    Comment by Dr. D. | October 20, 2005 | Reply

  5. I heard about that tornado thing too, another freak storm.

    Well as the y say more money, more problems.

    That traffic situation is really bad, I have a coworker who left Old Harbour at 4:30 this morning and he got here at about 7:00!

    Comment by Stunner | October 21, 2005 | Reply

  6. Hi Scratchie-Congrats with the promotion. Better likkle more pay than less, even with the headaches. Anyway, be safe down there.

    Comment by Sunshine | October 21, 2005 | Reply

  7. congrats on the promotion.

    Comment by Yamfoot | October 21, 2005 | Reply

  8. Thanks guys but it’s not a promo yet….just 1st step…….have to work in the post for a while before

    Comment by Scratchie | October 21, 2005 | Reply

  9. Dem see Tornado a yard?? Well I guess if the can appear in Miami then St. Catherine is jus down de road so it probably true.

    Comment by De Immigrant | October 23, 2005 | Reply

  10. Bwoy, that is some serious traffic Scratchie…hopefully the raise will be in effect when I come for Christmas 🙂

    Comment by Angry Dog | October 24, 2005 | Reply

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