I have to make quite a few conference calls on a weekly basis, and one thing which makes me smile is the professional courtesy we all express.You see, what happens every time is that I’m calling in to join the call with a group of people from all over the US, and while it’s evening for me here, it’s still mostly mornings for people over there.
Because we’re so nice to each other, every time I join a call, I always start with my “Good morning, everyone!”, but everyone responds to me with “Good evening, Gleb!”. How weird is that? It’s evening for me, yet I greet them with a good morning, and it’s the opposite for them – they’re enjoying their mornings, yet greet me with a good evening.
Such things usually go unnoticed, but the morning-evening one I somehow notice every single time.