Comments from a couple of people this week got me thinking. What hours are facilities generally open where you live? I’m in a big city, but nightlife and retail is pretty limited; there’s not a lot open after hours that don’t involve drinking or overpriced movies.
Banks – Business hours, with branches inside malls usually open weekends too
Post offices – Usually business hours
Retailers – Roughly 9-5, usually 10-4 on weekends, with late nights on Thursday and Friday
Museums/galleries – Business hours
Cinemas – Movies run from mid-morning until maybe midnight
Supermarkets – Some are 24/7, others open till about 10pm
Butchers/grocers – Usually business-ish hours, and weekends
Bottle shops – Open til about 10pm from memory
Bars – I wouldn’t know; I’m long gone by whenever they close, though I’m told its quite early compared to other countries
Petrol stations – I think most stations I’ve ever known of are 24/7, although at a certain point they shut down the kiosk and you can’t go inside – only pump, pay through the window, and leave
Call centre hours vary – some services are available weekends and evenings, others…are not. And if you head out on a late-night jaunt, be wary of certain big parks/local volcanic mountains – they’ll often close up the gates during the night and you don’t want to have your car stuck in there until the morning. Typical Auckland.