Tuesday, February 21, 2006
"God is the Boss" was emblazoned across this Bedford truck parked in Santa Cruz, near to where a large CPEP gang was cutting weeds at the roadside yesterday. Surprisingly, none of the workers were lounging, liming or chatting. God had them busy. The truck appeared to be one of a set of bright yellow vehicles with that same motto on their windscreens. (Painted on the side door in green was M & S Landscaping;Community Maintenance Limited; 675-3265). In fact, just nearby was a spanking yellow sporty-looking car with yellow window glass and yellow back & front windscreens with GOD IS THE BOSS spreading across the front screen.
I parked my car in front of the yellow sportscar and walked back down the hill a little way to take a shot of the truck. A woman and a man (he looked like the 'leader of the gang') dressed in dark blue overalls were standing chatting by the yellow sportscar. As I walked back to my car, the woman turned to me and said drily: "Yuh takin' a picture of de truck?" She didn't say it as a question, but as that half question-statement Trinis make when they're stating the obvious. E.g. "You're wet?" when you've just come out of the rain, drenched.
I said "I was taking a picture of the motto."
The man's face lit up and he said: "Yes! God is de Boss! God is de Boss!"