I show Rehana, we cleaning girl, a photo. "Rehana, I don't know if is my imagination...what's the guy doing with he left hand?"
Laughs buss out from she.
Is a black and white photo on page one-one-four in we telephone directory. Is part of an ad asking citizens not to dig too deep into the ground for whatever reasons citizens dig.
In the photo a fella standing in a narrow ditch. He feet set apart, close to the walls of the ditch. With he right hand he holding the long stick of a shovel.
He wearing knee-length dark jeans. Down the front, on the zipper part o' the jeans is a thick, bleached-out streak. He left hand is in front o’ the streak, in a curved position. Because the photo is black and white and blurry, you can't see too clear; the left hand curved near the streak on the jeans crotch look a tad odd.
My mother say, "Ya wee wee." He wee-weeing.
My brother say, “What’s going on there? He wee-weeing.”
Next to the photo is the announcement, "Call such and such telephone numbers before you dig."
In Guyanese, to 'dig' can mean you scratching an itch real hard.