Paradise Induction Chapter 5 – Extract 6
Larry sniggered. “Sorry I said anything,” he replied before walking speedily off toward the restaurant area with the beverage glasses he was carrying.
“Stupid white men,” said Jacob, whose accent changed strangely into a more Caribbean twang. He looked directly at Chris. “You got a lot of the ‘white-man’ coming through this bar here. I suppose you’re going to be serving dem?”
“They won’t be here for long,” interrupted Saul, also morphing into a Caribbean accent. “P.I.P. for real meh-son!”
“Indeed,” said Jacob, whose accent had returned to his high-pitched voice. He stared at Chris. “You like white women?”
“Yeah,” replied Chris. “I like all kinds.”
“Can’t stand them myself,” replied Jacob. “Give me black any day. Saul, you like dem white women, don’t you?”
Chris noticed it again. The change in accent.
“White woman is easy,” said Saul. “White woman don’t give you no grief. No headache. Black woman be trouble meh-son.”
Jacob laughed. “Nah, not for me. Black is black. Anyhow, Mr. Charles, we can sort the permit issue. No challenge at all.”