Whenever we work in our in-country program offices, we somehow feel we can accomplish double what we normally would. What normally happens is that the last night in-country, we end up working ridiculously late then crashing on the plane en route to the next destination.
This trip was no exception. My colleague and I worked at the office until about 1:30 am the night before/morning of our departure. We called a taxi to take us from the office to the hotel. As we entered, the driver, somewhat surprised, said, “Leaving work now?”
We laughed and I said, “Yes, we are working a bit late tonight.”
He guffawed. “Ack! Not a bit late. This is LATE. No bit about it.”