it's 9 a.m and I'm having a...

  1. ...glass of wine.

    What's even funnier is I just ate a bowl of Cheerios. Nights does wierd stuff to us... or is it nights makes us do wierd stuff.

    The first time my husband saw me relax with a glass of wine at 9 a.m., I think he thought that I'd lost it. Hey, my 9 a.m. is his 9 p.m., so there.

    I'm trying to stay up until noon today so I think I'll do some housecleaning to keep me awake. On second thought, maybe I won't...
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   babynurselsa
    You got that right. When you work nights you live an upside down existence.
    My and many of my buddies used to have a bar that opened for us.
  4. by   Tweety
    When I first started nursing I would be completely backwards. I would wake up at 5pm and eat breakfast. When I got home at 8 AM I would make dinner......I'd cook chicken, vegetables, the whold nine yards. It wasn't until I started cooking for someone else in the house that I reversed it and woke up and cooked dinner for the two of us. That seems weird, to wake up and cook dinner.

    When I told coworkers I went home and cooked they said "you cook for breakfast???" and this was night workers. I couldn't get them to understand my routine. So I completely understand having a glass of wind at the "end" of the "day". Enjoy.
  5. by   Abuelita
    Well, as my parents used to say, "the sun's over the yardarm somewhere in the world".
  6. by   NurseyBaby'05
    Abuelita-

    Is that the same as "It's five o'clock somewhere"?

    I can understand. There used to be a lot of manufacturing and mill jobs around Pittsburgh and there's probably at least one bar in every neighborhood that opens @ 07:00. I've thought of it, but the only time I was really ready to go, everyone else wanted to go home and sleep.
  7. by   prmenrs
    When I worked nights there was a bar down the street from the hospital that was open when we got off work. There'd be us nurses and the neighborhood winos. Not that great, actually.
  8. by   nursemary9
    Hi

    As many of you know, I have worked nites for 30 yrs. I know EXACTLY what you mean!! For years my DH has been "Shocked" when I grab a drink or a glasss of wine when I come home!!I keep telling him, this is MY DINNER Hour!!

    Only another nite person understands.

    Mary Ann
  9. by   Victoriakem
    A beer & an omelet go really well together!
  10. by   NurseyBaby'05
    Quote from prmenrs
    When I worked nights there was a bar down the street from the hospital that was open when we got off work. There'd be us nurses and the neighborhood winos. Not that great, actually.

    That's why I wound up not going by myself.
  11. by   Tweety
    Quote from prmenrs
    When I worked nights there was a bar down the street from the hospital that was open when we got off work. There'd be us nurses and the neighborhood winos. Not that great, actually.
    There was a local restaurant that had a happy hour beginning at 7AM. I never new this until a coworker and I went there for breakfast after work one day and saw a bunch of the ER staff getting sloshed. They must have had a bad night. It was one of those country-style restaurants, so it was busy with morning people, families, etc. Weird sight even for a hardened night shift worker like myself.

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