I have a weekly Skype meeting with a colleague who lives on another continent.
Our meeting happens in the morning for me and in the night time for him (around 9pm). He always starts out the meeting with
"Good morning ->my name<-"
Even though it isn't morning for him.
I want to say
Good night -> his name <-
But maybe it's just something in my head but "Good Night" seems like a way to say "bye" and not a greeting. So what can I say instead that would reflect that I am greeting him at his night time.
but he joked that it was night time there. I don't want to make the same awkward joke every week. What could I say instead that is friendly yet professional?
My race/culture : South Asian in the USA
Colleague's culture: Middle Eastern