I just read a part of conversation between two people on a book, which I am not gonna quote the exact words due to copyright stuff. It goes something like
Hey, I am Kettle you must be Stove, my new roommate. I can tell by your profile picture. "Finally, we meet!"
Now I am wondering, is it right to use the present tense? I would have said Finally, we met!
What is the difference and why would someone say that sentence in a present tense?
I am asking this question, because, chronologically, the action of meeting has to be prior to uttering that sentence? I mean "to meet" is instantaneous and hence, the utterance has to be after the instance of meeting! Also, the adverb "finally" in the beginning of sentence makes me feel like something has already finished!