To the grave

I am currently in hour two of my second graveyard shift at work. Leading up to this shift I was dreading the hours as I can’t even remember the last time I was still awake at 5AM having not slept the night before. Back in my clubbing and heavy drinking days.. back in those long lost days of teenagehood. Up until recently, the idea of being awake at 2am was a foreign concept to me… perhaps I was becoming a bit of an old fogey.

So, you see what a shift this was going to be for me? Going to work at midnight!?! Yikes, what a world I live in now. I did it though and you know what? It was actually incredibly easy. It wasn’t until about 6:30 that I started feeling it and just wanted to be in bed but then my colleague who took over at 8AM brought me in some breakfast so it was kind of worthwhile ๐Ÿ™‚

What things would you do on this type of shift so that you stay awake and occupied? Unfortunately tonight there is no milk! I was going to have a scheduled Hot Chocolate and later on a scheduled Chocolate Milk shake… luckily McDonalds is 24/7 around the corner and I got a shake from there.

Anyway, I think I am rambling so I will stop while I am ahead and hope you have some advise on keeping the boredom away.

2 comments

  1. Jo says:

    I used to work overnights in a department store and I had n problem staying up, it was the sleeping through the day in preparation for the next night I had problems with.

    Hopefully you have no problems sleeping during the day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Vera says:

    Well, obviously I’d sleep through the day… although I tend to get sleepy just at the thought of it being late. And then I start to freeze too… well during winter that is.

    The coworker bringing you breakfast: wow that is very very nice of him/her. ๐Ÿ˜€

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