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Old Jan 15th 2010, 1:21 pm
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You turn up late to meetings and events, but with a smile..... but complain about other people being late.
Everyday at 6 pm it gets dark.
You no longer notice the crickets chirping away all day and night.
You finally become immune to mosquitoe bites

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Old Jan 15th 2010, 1:59 pm
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* You don't walk faster on the streets to get to the shop/bank/cafe
* You get used to people beeping you to overtake as your driving

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Old Jan 15th 2010, 2:03 pm
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You are no longer charged tourist price.
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Old Jan 15th 2010, 2:13 pm
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You are no longer charged tourist price.
Pah.. I still get asked when I walk past the taxi rank on bridge street and by the craft market if i want a taxi!!
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Old Jan 15th 2010, 2:19 pm
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Pah.. I still get asked when I walk past the taxi rank on bridge street and by the craft market if i want a taxi!!
I get asked the same question, and always reply only if its the same price as the maxi
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Old Jan 15th 2010, 7:26 pm
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Originally Posted by pgtips View Post
You turn up late to meetings and events, but with a smile..... but complain about other people being late.
Everyday at 6 pm it gets dark.
You no longer notice the crickets chirping away all day and night.
You finally become immune to mosquitoe bites

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You get caught up in all the excitement around Cricket
The Country and Western tunes you grew up with sounds good
You speak to strangers you meet out and about
People stop calling you "English" (how do they know ???)


Just wondering PG how long it takes for you to become immune to mosquito bites - I pay a fortune on repellant

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Old Jan 16th 2010, 1:37 am
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Originally Posted by Peanut Punch View Post
Just wondering PG how long it takes for you to become immune to mosquito bites - I pay a fortune on repellant

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Peanut Punch - I found it was about 8 weeks or there abouts that the mozzies finally decided my blood wasn't that good, but saying that I still get the occasional bite (invariably on my ankle)
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Default Re: You know you are really a Caribbean when...

you drive at 10 miles an hour with your arm hanging out the window and stop your car in the middle of the street blocking all traffic to catch up on commis with an aquaintance.
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Old Jan 18th 2010, 9:26 pm
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you buy the latest 200 mph sports car even though your island is only 20 miles long and mainly mountainous. Who they looking to race ?
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Old Jan 24th 2010, 1:49 pm
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I get asked the same question, and always reply only if its the same price as the maxi
I always get that when I go to Pigeon Point..the taxi driver offered to drive me to Vieux Fort for free...I told him he must be after something
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when you no longer notice the bus drivers rather crazy driving, especially their pulling over and pulling out manouvers!
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Old Jan 26th 2010, 10:25 pm
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Originally Posted by LottieLou View Post
Pah.. I still get asked when I walk past the taxi rank on bridge street and by the craft market if i want a taxi!!
yep me too......every time
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Old Jan 27th 2010, 1:03 am
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Originally Posted by pgtips View Post
You turn up late to meetings and events, but with a smile..... but complain about other people being late.
Everyday at 6 pm it gets dark.
You no longer notice the crickets chirping away all day and night.
You finally become immune to mosquitoe bites

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* You start tapping your feet when hearing country & western music, even though you don't like it
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Old Jan 27th 2010, 8:37 am
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* You start tapping your feet when hearing country & western music, even though you don't like it
I've spent many a lazy day on the veranda with the old country and western blaring in the background. There is something about St Lucians and their country and western. Apparently when they first got radios they could only tune in to stations from the States and this is the music which was being broadcast at the time. So now C&W has become a part of the St Lucian music culture. When in the UK I have not much time for C&W. I remember I had some building work done in the UK by a team of St Lucians from Canaries who were in the UK at the time. Every morning they turned up at 8am sharp, ready for work. Before they did anything they would plug in a small radio cassette player and you guessed right.... the country and western would start blaring. They would sing or hum along and work away happily.
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Originally Posted by LottieLou View Post
Peanut Punch - I found it was about 8 weeks or there abouts that the mozzies finally decided my blood wasn't that good, but saying that I still get the occasional bite (invariably on my ankle)
Ok I can see I need to go there for longer... that would be fantastic..
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