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Be there soon?
7 March 2015
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So, my son was waiting for someone to swing by and pick him up to go to a party. They were an hour late so I rang and they told me "I'll be there soon".

How long does that mean to everyone?

 

They took another 50 minutes.

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7 March 2015
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30 minutes or so

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7 March 2015
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To me it means stick on the kettle, turn the tv on and get comfy as they are going to be a while. 

 

Shouldn't this be in 'impossible to derail'?

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7 March 2015
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meanmistermustard said
To me it means stick on the kettle, turn the tv on and get comfy as they are going to be a while.

Yeah.  Pretty much what I was thinking.

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7 March 2015
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meanmistermustard said
To me it means stick on the kettle, turn the tv on and get comfy as they are going to be a while. 

 

Shouldn't this be in 'impossible to derail'?

I didn't want to derail it :)

[EDIT] Actually I think that thread is not ideal for a (semi) focussed discussion on a particular topic as it moves so fast, plus people who are not on at the time may miss a discussion or find it hard to follow. Happy to take opinions on that though (and maybe derail this one ha ha).

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7 March 2015
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"Soon" is a relative term. Ever since the calendar turned to 1 January, I've been saying "soon it will be baseball season". The first game is on 5 April.

Whenever someone says "I'll be there soon", my first question is "how many minutes are there in a soon?".

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7 March 2015
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I think if somebody calls to tell you they'll be there soon, they mean "within the hour" if they're flying into town; and "within 20 minutes" if they're just coming from within the town. 

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8 March 2015
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"Soon" can be anywhere from five minutes to ninety. It depends on the person. If the person in question has a track record of lateness, then take MMM's advice: put the kettle on and get comfy. ahdn_paul_01

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8 March 2015
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"Soon" is however long it takes for a beautiful woman to be satisfied with her preparation for an evening out. I've seen "Soon" take an entire day. Not bitter in any way though a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

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"Soon" depends on the context. Like if it's "I'll go back to doing homework soon," then it's like three hours. But if it's "I'll be at your house soon," then it's like 5-10 minutes.

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10 March 2015
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Thanks for the input all - some pretty interesting variation with a pretty mean (no pun intended) standard deviation.

Of course, the 'someone' was my STBE*

* That's "soon to be ex-wife" for the latecomers.

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10 March 2015
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ewe2 said

"Soon" is however long it takes for a beautiful woman to be satisfied with her preparation for an evening out. I've seen "Soon" take an entire day. Not bitter in any way though a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

I thought of your comment, @ewe2, while listening to Revolver this morning.

She wakes up, she makes up
She takes her time and doesn't
Feel she has to hurry
She no longer needs you

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10 March 2015
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10 March 2015
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Ahhh Girl said
I thought of your comment, @ewe2, while listening to Revolver this morning.

She wakes up, she makes up
She takes her time and doesn't
Feel she has to hurry
She no longer needs you

Maybe it was subconscious, I was playing Revolver a few days ago! It's a fairly deep lyric for Paul.

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10 March 2015
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"Soon" is a relative term. Ever since the calendar turned to 1 January, I've been saying "soon it will be baseball season". The first game is on 5 April.

@Zig, your post made me remember that I'd been telling everyone, "George Harrison 's birthday is coming (soon)" since January. So in that case, "soon" was about a month. a-hard-days-night-george-9

Whenever someone says "I'll be there soon", my first question is "how many minutes are there in a soon?".

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8a-hard-days-night-john-6Sounds Lennonesque! apple01

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When I get home, and my mom is at my grandma's, she'll always app me saying she'll be home soon. Soon is the same kind of thing for her as ''I'll be gone for about half an hour''.

So if she'll say either of those two, I know she'll be gone for at least another 2 hours.

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trcanberra said
So, my son was waiting for someone to swing by and pick him up to go to a party. They were an hour late so I rang and they told me "I'll be there soon".

How long does that mean to everyone?

Long enough to revel in the brilliance of this:

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