I have a phone number in Germany, but when I am in China, all calls are forwarded to my mobile phone in Beijing. Yesterday I received a call from some guy needing some advice how to negotiate with his future employer – in China it was quite late already (9. pm), in Germany 3 p.m. I gave him some advice and also told him, that I am in Beijing at the moment.

About two hours later, another phone call at 11.30 p.m. – great. After giving him another “hint”, that it would be nice not to call me in the middle of the night, I found out, that he wanted to start working in China in two weeks but does not know the time difference between Germany and China. It is a simple thing: but before making phone calls to a foreign country, make sure, you don’t call in the middle of the night.

Guess, he still has a lot of things to prepare – and I should probably switch off the forwarder to my mobile phone.