Thursday, February 2, 2012

What Time is it in Your Office?

You're planning a major event. With two weeks to go until the big day, you meet with the local nationals who are helping organize the event to discuss a few critical details that need to be worked out. You walk away from the meeting with an understanding of what needs to be accomplished.

What you're thinking: We need to get moving on this, there are only 2 weeks left!

What they're thinking: We're in good shape, we still have 2 weeks left.

Americans seem to have a different perception of time than the rest of the world. I have an app on my iPad that shows me what time it is in six different locations. What I need is an app that converts American time perceptions into Nepali time perceptions and vice versa. I'd pay good money for that.

1 comment:

Lee said...

I find the South Asian concept of time and responsibility to be very fluid. Latin America was a lot easier to navigate - nobody shows up on time and things are a bit more relaxed, but you could crack the code. After two years here, I am no closer to solving the riddle other than to assume there is lead in the water or something.