18 Things You'll Only Understand If You Grew Up In A Caribbean Household
Some people hoard books, Caribbean people hoard plastic bags.
Ginger and lemon tea solves everything.
No party is ever complete without Wray and Nephew rum.
Leaving an event with a week’s worth of food is the ultimate life goal.
Notting Hill Carnival is arguably the most important weekend of the year.
Everyone is late for absolutely everything.
It’s highly unlikely you’ll have met all of your extended family.
As much as we love to turn up, Halloween is not something to celebrate in most Caribbean homes.
Gossip spreads like wildfire.
Finding biscuits inside a biscuit tin is a rarity.
Stealing meat out of the Dutch pot is an extreme sport.
There's always a barrel being sent overseas.
Plastic furniture covers are the root of all evil.
Chores are not taken to be taken lightly.
Wearing ‘outside clothes’ in the house may as well be illegal.
Your parents reminding you of their death-defying journey to school whenever you'd complain about anything.
While talking back is far more trouble than it's worth...
But they may have offered to hold onto your money to ‘keep it safe’.
And finally, throwing away plastic bags is basically a crime.
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