Friday, August 24, 2012

THANKS, GUYS!

Just want to share…
A celebration at my house yesterday.
The last of the concrete for my roof was poured…
(And it rained, a good omen. Helps cure the concrete.)
As the culture goes here…
When that particular crew is done...
They celebrate with a big cookout.
Yesterday, beef, goat and lots of beer were on the menu.
It was a great time!
Wish I could have been there…
But…
I was not invited.
Yup, although it’s my house…
And my dinero paid for the food…
I’m a woman…
And not wanted at this celebration of men only.
I may not understand it…
I may not like it…
But I respect that this is how it is here.
I asked my builder to take some pics…
And here they are.











Have a great weekend…
I know my guys will…
I gave them today off—PAID!
Hope they appreciate my culture.

Always, Em-Musing
P.S. I did get to eat the food…
My builder brought a plate for me.


13 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

At least you got a roof out of the deal!

Sarah said...

Ha! So ... where were you during this shindig? Crouched beneath the roof? Hiding in a closet?

farawayeyes said...

Gotta love and adapt to 'other' cultures. The Caribbean man is proud and chauvinistic, but there's an upside too. Hell, they carry my groceries out to the car and load it for me.

How about some pics of the building.

Em-Musing said...

I was back in my condo when the party was going on. And yes, men of this area LOve to help women.

Barbara Watson said...

Interesting! And yes, I hope they appreciate your gift (and culture) too.

Gossip_Grl said...

Great posting. I like reading about other cultures. Congrats on getting the roof finished!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Did they leave you any food or beer?

Carol Kilgore said...

This is great. I hope you'll continue sharing. It looks like they hacked out part of the jungle to build your house :)

Donna Hole said...

Have a great weekend Leigh. congrats on getting the roof job done.

.......dhole

mshatch said...

love to see some pics of the completed house and yay for a roof over your head :)

Lydia Kang said...

At least you got some good pictures and food!

Kendra503 said...

How rude! At least you got some food and some pictures. x3

Arlee Bird said...

Nice of them to bring you a plate, bunch of male chauvinists.


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