I think we can all agree that some things just hit differently in the middle of the night.
I used to work for a catering company in Chicago for a few years and we always had to start SUPER early…like 2 or 3 in the morning.
And I gotta say that driving down empty city streets that are usually packed with cars and pedestrians is an eerie but cool feeling. I used to feel like I had the whole place to myself!
What else hits differently at 3 a.m.?
Here’s what AskReddit users had to say about this.
“Walking around the house in the dark, knowing everyone else is asleep, looking out the window knowing that most of the neighborhood is asleep, but there could be someone else awake, maybe next door, thinking the same thing.
A true vibe.”
2. Gotta do it.
You know when you wake up at night and gotta go and you pee and crawl back into bed at 3 am?
3. Good stuff.
“You’re laying in a warm, cozy bed. It’s raining outside, and you have calming music playing.
As you close your eye to sleep, your cat cuddles up with you and beging to purr. It feels good at all times but at 3 am, it’s just different.”
4. You’re in for a weird night.
“Going to the ATM.
Nothing good comes from an ATM at 3:00 am.”
5. Sounds nice.
“Driving at 65 on the 210/405/5/118 freeway or through Burbank/LA and surrounding areas with the windows down, hoodie on, cup of preferred drink, and music.”
6. Good point.
“Arguing with someone.
I strongly believe that no important conversation (something that involves life changing decisions) should happen at 3 am.”
7. Wow, that’s cool.
“I’m a pro wrestler. One of the things I miss so f**king much during lockdown is finishing a show leaving the venue around midnight after chatting with the crew after the show.
It’s a high that people cannot comprehend. 100s and 100s in the crowd cheering/booing you, recieving all that energy. Then the quiet road and drive home. You get home at 3am and it’s just cold and empty with no energy.
Those drives are something I miss deeply. The solace, the high, your own emotion and the emptiness of it all in one. It’s addicting!”
8. Weirdly calming.
For some reason work just feels different during night shifts, especially between 1am and 3am when the streets are entirely empty and fog starts to fill up the air.
It has something eerie knowing my colleague and I are alone on that street and that only 1 other ambulance is currently operating in the entire district.
But it’s also weirdly calming. Rolling your window down and putting on some music while you transport a stable patient. It’s a vibe.”
9. Hit the books.
“Studying. The hours from 1 to 6 are the most valuable imo.
Everything is quiet and your light is the only one on in the entire neighbourhood. Feels nice.”
10. Uh oh.
“Phone wake up for call or text notification.
Immediate blend of panic and numb.
Always think it’s horrible news.”
11. They’re great.
Most people sleep through them, so it’s nice to just watch a storm roll over while everyone else is asleep.
There’s something peaceful about them.”
12. Plenty of time.
“Waking up, feeling like you got a good night sleep, turn over and it’s 3 am which means you still have some hours to lay your head down and sleep some more.”
What do you think just hits different at 3 a.m.?
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