I promised somebody something for COB today and then thought about it afterwards and found it funny. Does business ever close anymore? The person in question was in India, but needs to run things by his boss in America before we can act on it anyway. So between the three time zones I’m not sure that business closes at all!

I’m sure that as a phrase it’s still useful, although now it more often means “you’ll have it before I go home for the night” than “you’ll have it by 5pm when the whistle blows and we go”, but when you’re working across timezones when it actually gets done doesn’t really matter. If I finish the task at 3am that’s still fine, as it will be done when the guys in India come in to work (a couple of hours later).

Bit random, but it tickled me and I thought it might tickle you too.