Out to dinner with colleagues

Tuesday evening, preparing for dinner with colleagues from Germany. Should I take the laptop? I might as well take it, it’s enough space! Sometimes dinner with colleagues is nice, usually when I’m not tired. When I’m tired, I stop understanding what people talk. It is so funny.  Luckily, there is no need to get much involved in the discussions. The ones who know me since a long time, can immediately tell when I stop understanding and they cover me. It is so curious, how one can become so close with colleagues that you see a couple of times a year and get the feeling that you know each other since a lifetime and that it will last for a lifetime!