Every country in the world has its unique customs and superstitions and Trinidad and Tobago is no different.
Even if you have left this Caribbean nation, you may have found that your way of thinking has still been ingrained into how you live your life every single day.
Here are four fears that Trinis and Tobagonians will harbour even if they have left the country:
That Carnival may be cancelled
No matter whether you are living on the island or somewhere far-flung, Carnival is still the most anticipated event of the year.
In 1972, Carnival was postponed to a rainy May because of a polio outbreak. The fear that the event of the year may be postponed or cancelled still sends shivers down the spine of most Trinis.
That we might get jhoota
Trinis won’t get too close to strangers. If they get a sore on the mouth, it is probably because they drank from the rim of a bottle of someone they do not know.
Trinis know that you can never be too careful!
That doubles will become more expensive
All Trinis know that doubles are the cheapest and most delicious meals one can buy in Trinidad and Tobago.
So when vendors threaten to raise the prices, we take it very seriously.
And for those living abroad, getting to have a double at home is a luxury so the thought of them being in anyway different or more expensive than you remember is just painful.
We’re afraid of terrible accidents and natural disasters.
If we see an accident on the road or that a bad weather system is approaching, we tend to naturally fear the worst.
This probably stems from the fact that these islands are so small, you will more than likely know someone involved.
Unfortunately, this fear does not dissipate once you have moved away.
So why not get some piece of mind and check in with loved ones by sending a bMobile Trinidad & Tobago top-up today.