A Gringo’s Guide to Being on Time in Mexico

Costa Maya Mahahual

Someone sent this article to me yesterday.  I think this article is so true.  I have had some experiences like this myself.

My quiet reading spot on the beach. My quiet reading spot on the beach.

A Gringo’s Guide to Being on Time in Mexico

Arriving at social gatherings in Mexico is a true art form. For Mexicans, it comes naturally. They know exactly when to show up for parties, coffee dates, dinners, etc without offending anyone or being offended by others.

For expats, we need a few years of careful cultural study before we finally stop checking our watches in annoyance every time we plan a meetup at Sanborns. When an American says a party starts at 7pm, you can be sure that all guests will be there at 7pm (and leaving at 9pm haha). In Mexico, parties start whenever and end some time before everyone has to go to work the next morning.

Hopefully I…

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One thought on “A Gringo’s Guide to Being on Time in Mexico

  1. Bill says:

    Otto , I have a shack in Herrero . Gil & Heather ,at Pulticub , suggested I contact you to try to determine what you can do to extend “the Glow” of internet up the coast another 16 miles .

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