This Object Has Taught Many Lessons Throughout The Caribbean Including Humility and Discipline

May 24, 2015
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If you are old enough you maybe familiar with this object, widely used throughout the Caribbean. In some Caribbean countries they refer it as “Potty” or “Pottie”. In Jamaica my grandmother called it “Chimmy”. The more upscale Jamaicans back in the days called it “Chamber Pot”. In Barbados they call it the “Po”

But there are many important lessons that this Caribbean object has taught. My mother spoke highly of the lessons she learn from the Chimmy, most importantly discipline and humility.

Maybe this sounds a bit crazy to you. I have included a video of Michael Khan, a Guyanese storyteller who goes by the name of  “Ole’ Man Pappie”.

Michael Khan aka “Ole’ Man Pappie”and his assistant Natasha Azeez “Janie Gyal” visits schools across Guyana telling stories using traditional artifacts. The “Potty” or “Pottie” is a popular artifact used in their storytelling.

Check out “Ole’ Man Pappie” Facebook Page below

Ole’ Man Pappie

Moses Jameson

Moses is a Jamaican and loves Reggae Music. He loves sharing his experiences about the Caribbean Culture.

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