A Tragic Satire: Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That

Divine M
Divine M
Oct 12, 2016 · 3 min read

On April 7th 2012, a viral catchphrase was born in the state of Oklahoma, where many have used it in their day-to-day lives to express their personal feelings in a comedic way. This story has gone viral before the #DamnDaniel, and the #POPHoldItDown, yet we’ve probably forgotten but it’s as similar as the Hide Yo Kids, Hide Yo Wife news interview scene.

Kimberly “Sweet Brown” Wilkins, escaped an apartment building fire in the state of Oklahoma, where only one was hospitalized, Wilkins expressed to news reporters what seems to have gone viral, “Well, I woke up to go get me a cold pop, then I thought somebody was barbequing. I said, “Oh Lord Jesus, it’s a fire!” Then I ran out, I didn’t grab no shoes oh nothing Jesus.. I ran for my life! Then the smoke got me, I got bronchitis.. ain’t nobody got time for that!”

The expression “Ain’t nobody got time for that” was used as a meme all over the world by many, and still is till this day. If we think about it, not many would’ve reacted the same way as she did if they fortunately escaped a fire, in fact, many would be in awe to speak. But, in this case Kimberly was able to be brave and even think of the situation as a slight comedy; although her life was spared, she was able to turn an awful situation into a good one, and many remember her through her words “Ain’t nobody got time for that.”

As previously stated, many people have used this common catchphrase to express their personal feelings in a comedic way. For example, even when we don’t put the extra words, but yet add Kimberly’s facial expression, we all know what it means. Many students don’t agree nor like homework, but now they’ve gotten the chance to voice their thoughts non-verbally through the internet due to this common picture. Matter of fact, it is said as a satire amongst students who agree with the notion that, ain’t nobody got time for homework!

Also, another satire used in the meme was to portray stereotypical assumptions, such as, people of colour would most likely enjoy KFC more than others. This perception may not be the reality, but if this was said under a more unrelated or serious meme, many people would’ve been offended, because of the assumption.

Many doors of opportunity have opened for Kimberly Wilkins, also known as “Sweet Brown” seeing that this tragic satire was an interest in the media. Today, many still share and create auto-tuned versions that continue to go viral of the original script, also she’s featured in Tyler Perry’s new movie “A Madea Christmas” and has decided to launch her own reality tv show as well. Who would’ve thought that being a source on entertainment on the news or in an interview could make you famous!

Here is my remixed version of this meme, this is how I feel everyday! Get a Macbook to solve your problems