The 'Soon Come' Debacle

@tallawah (9757)
Kingston, Jamaica
December 7, 2017 2:50pm CST
Anyone who has been to Jamaica or knows Jamaicans has heard the expression; "Soon Come." A rough translation is 'some time in your life time'. It doesn't matter what it is, how important or unimportant, Jamaicans have a genetic need to be late. They could lose thousands of dollars, a job, an opportunity; being late is of such imperative that many people will, in expectation the other will be late, give a time to meet one hour before actually attending. The few people alive who can be on time or early often utilise this to give them advantage, but shhhh... don't tell anyone.
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@MALUSE (46016)
• Uzbekistan
7 Dec 17
Many Southern Europeans are a bit like this.
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@tallawah (9757)
• Kingston, Jamaica
7 Dec 17
I am so tired of the lateness...
@Kandae11 (40338)
8 Dec 17
During my first visit to Jamaica, I was told by an acquaintance "soon come", I thought two hours at the latest - turned out to be two days.
@tallawah (9757)
• Kingston, Jamaica
8 Dec 17
That's about normal. Usually means I'll be there if/when I get around to it
@kepweng (19286)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
10 Dec 17
so jamaicva want a Debate all the time?