The revolutionary thing about the internet is that it's "always on". Do some shopping at midnight in your PJ's? Yep. Watch a movie at 3 AM from bed? Absolutely.
Which is why I was astonished to discover a website that has "normal business hours" and actually closes at night. Of course it would be a government website, namely the Social Security Administration.
How did I discover this?
I recently heard it's possible to estimate your future social security benefits on the Social Security website, so I decided to try it out
. But following the link that says "Estimate Your Retirement Benefits", I was greeted with a CLOSED message, which is probably the only website in the world that actually closes at night.
Turns out since it's 10:22 PM here on the West Coast, I'm outside of those normal operating hours for those East Coast servers.
Seriously, what in the world?