Long run, short catch

I went to the dentist this morning, to have a crown fitted. I’d just been listening to Irie FM’s Jamaica Corner, which looks at cultural aspects and has a proverb for the day. Today’s was ‘long run, short catch’.

I walked into the dentist office and was met by an nice lady, in her 70s. I told her the time of my appointment and we started joking about if I was a timely person. I said time would tell. I repeated the first part of the proverb and she completed it. A young boy sat in the corner. I asked him if he knew its meaning. He nodded. I asked him to explain, and he just smiled.

As one site quotes, the meaning is simple: It may take a long while for you to be caught and punished for wrong-doing, but you will be caught one day.

I’m now at home, waiting to hear about the press conferences by the NHT and PM about the purchase of Orange Grove/Outameni Experience. Proverbially, waiting?

Author: Dennis G Jones (aka 'The Grasshopper')

Retired International Monetary Fund economist. My blog is for organizing my ideas and thoughts about a range of topics. I was born in Jamaica, but spent 30 years being educated, living, and working in the UK. I lived in the USA for two decades, and worked and travelled abroad, extensively, throughout my careers and for pleasure. My views have a wide international perspective. Father of 3 girls. Also, married to an economist. :)

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