Sunday, July 15, 2012

Uptight American expats advised to "Lose the watch, amigo!"

OK, I'll admit that this whole time-zone thing can be confusing.  We have to calculate ten hours difference to Azerbaijan when talking to Ashley.  Mike is six hours different, living south of London almost directly on the famous line running through Greenwich.
However, I must be missing something.  For instance, the party at the neighbors' began yesterday afternoon, and at 7:30 this morning, was still going strong.  
On another occasion, friends of ours here  were invited to a wedding, and were reassured that yes, it started at 7:00 PM.   
At 9:00 PM, no one had shown up, though a few arrived by 9:15.  The food made it by 11:00 PM.
To be fair, on a doctor appointment the other day we only waited an hour, which is on par for  a lot of offices in the U.S., I'm sorry to say.
On the other hand, church starts on time!
I guess it will just take a while to learn which time zone we are in for what.  I was looking at a watch the other day...
...maybe not.
Well, we hope that the time-space continuum in your particular sector is more predictable.
Dave & Paula

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