Is leaving work at 6.30pm 'very late'?

She was talking about working till “very late”.

I expected her to say “almost midnight” or at least “10pm”. I’ve worked project hours such as from morning to 4am, so I have skewed expectations.

She said: “6.30pm.”

The stranger said it with a straight face. I nearly fell off the seat on the train to fantasyland… I mean, on a tram in Melbourne, where I overheard that.