Working at Denny’s means everyone deciding to go out after our shift to have a drink or two, and rolling out of the restaurant after our side work is finished to find a local bar that’s open. This is a tougher task than you might think, because you’re working graveyard shift and “after work” is 7:30 in the morning.

Sadly enough, there are establishments open to serve liquor that early, and we tended to congregate at the Secane Station tavern by 8:00 am when we went out.

I can tell you from experience that a drink hits you harder at 8:00 am regardless of the shift you’re working.