What is it about closing times/days that people don't understand?
A conversation I had recently:
Hugging Orchestra Teacher: Have you seen Larry today?
Me: No. What's today? Tuesday? He's only in Monday, Wednesday, Friday, so he won't be in today.
HOT: Well, I sent him an email and he never responded.
Me: Yeah, it's Tuesday, I wouldn't count on it. Unless, it's Instruments for All time, then he's probably over at the building next door.
HOT: They moved it back here this year.
Me: They never tell me these things.
HOT: It doesn't start until Friday. But they've cleared the area and are ready for all the instruments.
Me: Well, it's Tuesday, so he's probably not ready for it.
HOT: Last year, he let me come a couple days early. I have all these instruments, you see.
Me: Yeah, I have no idea, but since it IS Tuesday, I probably won't see him today.
I have no idea what Larry does on Tuesdays, or Thursdays for that matter. I wouldn't be checking my email either on my days off, if it weren't also my contact email for school. She came back yesterday, Wednesday, and Larry was indeed here.
Another conversation I have every couple of months:
Teacher: I came by this morning, but you weren't there! I left my music on the ledge by your door, is that okay?
Me: Sure! [It's an inside ledge.] We must have just missed each other! What time did you come by?
Teacher: Around 8 AM.
Me: Oh! Sorry! I don't open until 9:30 AM. [I'm lucky if I'm in the shower by 8 AM . . .]
Larry and I don't exactly keep our schedules secret. Yes, we are the only people who can help you with our individual purposes, but we keep our hours well known and stick to them as much as possible. Mine are on a sign right next to my door. Oh well.
Oh, and she's still hugging me . . .