Tuesday, June 29, 2010

What’s your service song?

Every public service trip abroad is made memorable by whatever song is playing in the bus, the restaurant, and in the street. You know what I’m talking about, that song that is inescapable. The song that maybe at first you hated, but have grown a soft spot for since… a song so indelible that every time you will hear it going this point forward you will be flooded with memories of this summer.

Often times that song for me is a recycled American song from the 80’s or 90’s. For example, I know KC in South Africa is listening to a lot of Celine Dion. However, in St. Lucia they’re pretty clever with using songs on the local radio to express deep opinions and beliefs. No need to repackage American music here. My service song is well in three short words: amazacrazy, awesome, and disgusting. It’s true. Listen for yourself. I present to you, “I Do” by Qpid.

What the heck are they talking about you’re thinking. “Did you really really really wring the panty? To make the man say I do?” Folklore in St. Lucia says that when a woman wants to marry a worthy gentleman all she has to do is wash her underwear and make sure that dirty water is wrung into macaroni (a favorite dish here) she cooks. After the man eats the macaroni pie he will forever fall in love with said woman and be with her until death do they part. Or at least until he eats macaroni pie washed in someone else’s underwear.

This $*%&ing song is stuck in my head ALL day, every day. Thanks, Qpid, whoever you are. I will never look at macaroni the same. I may not ever be able to eat it again either. Barf!


kcinthecape said...

Do men smell macaroni very carefully before eating to make sure they aren't getting any, um, love potion?

Captain Judy said...

I do not believe there is any distinguishable smell difference between love macaroni and regular macaroni as cheese probably covers up any odor.

kcm said...

i-i-i do! i-i-i-do! oh my god, judy, that song is horrifically awesome. did you relly relly wring your panty. holy cow, i'm going to have that stuck in my head for the rest of my life!!


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