Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Everybody Loves Raymond, including me


If you ever travel over a lot of time zones, you know the impact of jet lag. Thirteen time zones sometimes creates a little problem, especially with trips that last just a few days.

So, I try to make my work schedule work best with my best conscious periods. That means I go to bed around 6:00 p.m. and wake up around 11:00 p.m. I then do my U.S. work, and then go to breakfast. I actually bring food to my room to eat overnight to keep the patterns right.

So, tonight/this morning, I ran out of work to do. Time to watch TV. The TV in my hotel has their version of On Demand. It has one thing in English, “Everybody Loves Raymond”. I can choose from 22 different episodes. Since there' are no commercials, they only last 22 minutes.

So, here I am, the middle of the night in China, laughing out loud, possibly waking the people in the room next to me. I bet they think I’ve got a hooker.

Thanks Ray Romano and whoever decided to make this my viewing tonight. Sometimes, the Chinese are pretty smart.