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Daddy's Roti Shop (standard:Fan Fiction, 242 words)
Author: JuggernautAdded: Feb 23 2011Views/Reads: 1460/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A fictional character Daddy leaves his small island and establish himself in New York selling rotis from his small Roti shop in Brooklyn.
 



Daddy's Roti Shop 

Subba Rao 

The storefront doors of Roti shop were painted green 

The countertops were painted yellow to match 

One Roti please 

Chicken, goat, shrimp or beef? 

Asked the East Indian woman at the counter 

Umm, chicken no, goat Roti please 

Anything to drink 

A Carib 

Coming up. 

Roti, a large circular shaped thinly rolled pan cake or 

Dahl Roti, Roti lightly stuffed with ground split peas 

Originally brought from India by the farm workers to Trinidad 

Now the main staple for East Indians in the Caribbean 

Modified to make it less cumbersome to eat 

Cooked meat, goat, chicken, shrimp, beef or vegetable curry 

Wrapped around in a plain Roti or Dahl Roti 

Looks more like a Mexican Burrito 

Sold island wide in Roti shops 

Daddy (nickname) moved from Coryal in Trinidad to Brooklyn, New York 

Started ‘Dadday's Roti Shop' to make a living 

Sent his daughter to medical school in New York 

After 30 years selling Roti 

Sold his Roti Shop to return to Trinidad to lime 

He missed liming for too long living in New York 

Back in Trinidad, a bottle of Carib in one hand, Roti in another 

Spent time liming and playing wabie with friends. 

PS:     Trinidad slang Lime or Liming means hanging out with friends. 

Wabie: A silly game in which people race each other by       throwing
small plant twigs in city open drains or streams and watch     twigs 
flow to a designated spot (goal). 


   


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