Move to a rock and you’ll suddenly find yourself doing all sorts of things you would never have pictured yourself doing before. You squash cockroaches (the small ones, at least) with your bare hands; you pop a cold beer at 9:30 am and call it breakfast; you run out of water (something you once never fathomed could even happen) and learn how to prime what will be your first in a long line of pumps.
We here at Women Who Live on Rocks got to thinking about all of the funny, ridiculous, and often unbelievable roles we have all found ourselves performing, at one time or another, during our island life and decided to compile a list.
Here’s our collection of some of the island “hats” we rock-women wear, in no particular order…
Inadvertent Sand Collector
Loyal Kmart Shopper
Expert Identifier of Common Tourist Species
Displaced Goat Rescue Squad
Unpaid Tour Guide
Shrewd Scavenger Hunter of Grocery Stores
Dangerously Under-qualified Amateur Mechanic
Mass Murderer of Mosquitoes
(Sun)Burn Victim’s Unit
Complaint Department Desk Clerk
Island Legend Carrier-On-er
English Language Dialect Translator (West Indian, American, and British)
Involuntary Camerawoman for Hire
Adept Waiting-in-Line-Time Multi-Tasker
Incomprehensible Directions Giver
Feral Animal Feeder
Rally Car Driver with a Masters in Reversing
Reluctant Life Coach
Mosquito Decoy –> Dengue Decoy
Unwitting Island Ambassador
Sadistic Exterminator of All Things Creepy-Crawly
Duct Tape Solutions Specialist
Compulsory Creative Cook
Fearless Protector of Reefs
Corrector of Published Island Inaccuracies
Online Shopper Extraordinaire
Ingenius Inventor of Parking Spaces
Professional Pump Primer
Self Bikini Waxer out of Pure Necessity
Defier of Logic
Ziplock Bag Evangelist
Indisposed Taxi Driver
Wayward Seagull Savior
Beer Drinking Aficionado
Teeth-Sucking Trash Collector
Handy-Woman Under Extreme Duress
Stray Crab Herder
Unofficial Observer of Eccentric Happenings
Which hats have you donned in your island days?
Be sure to include any we missed in the comments below!
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