As I type these words, it's 2:02 a.m. on May 27. Memorial Day.
I stopped, 15 minutes ago, at the 24-hour fast-food joint a block from my house. The kid working the vampire shift looked about 13, but has to be 16 to work there legally, I believe. In any case, the kid is in high school.
Finals are in a couple of weeks. The kid is working the vampire shift for minimum wage, and he'll sleep away most of the Memorial Day holiday. I'm waking up at 9 to attend a birthday party [not my own], he's studying for finals and working nights.
Just wanted to give a shout-out to all the overnight workers at the local McFastFoods all across the country. Screwed-up biological schedule working nights and sleeping days, minimum wage, disruption of holidays. And largely unnoticed and unappreciated.
My life could be a lot worse than it is.
-- The Last Archimedean