Engaging in Stereotypes
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It seems that there’s an entire country on CP* time:
The entire South American nation has been ordered to break with centuries of tradition by attempting to be on time.
At a specified time, Peruvians will all set their watches to the same time – with sirens and church bells being sounded to remind the forgetful.
The campaign has been called “Peru on time”
…Peruvians have become known for their tardiness, with many routinely arriving more than an hour late for appointments.
On the BBC World Service this lateness has been called “Peruvian Time” and if they want to stress that a Peruvian person should really, truly arrive on time, they state that an appointment is in “English Time”.
This is so funny it generates its own jokes.
*CP Time = Colored People’s Time – the notion that black folks are always somewhat late to events, appointments, etc.