Where's The Beef?

August 24, 2011 Updated Aug 24, 2011 at 8:50 PM EDT

By WKBW News

August 24, 2011 Updated Aug 24, 2011 at 8:50 PM EDT

I remember about 23 years ago when my boss came to me one day and asked if I wouldn't mind working the night shift for a month. Just temporary, he said.
To make a long story short, that month turned into almost 24 years now. Anyway, working nights has always worked out well for me. It gives me time to do all those important things I have to do in the daytime. You know, cutting the grass, picking up the shirts at the cleaners, going to the bank and picking up prescriptions at the drug store. Among so many other things. How would I ever have time to do all that stuff if I worked days?
One drawback to working nights is that I usually have to eat out every night. I'm not a big "brown bagger". The usual spots are pretty exclusive, Arby's, MacDonald's, Burger King and various other establishments. Well tonight I decided I wanted a "real" meal for a change. Went to Betty's on Virginia street downtown. Very good! Meat Loaf. Came with a salad, mashed potatoes and green beans. And the best part was that someone else paid the bill! I should go to fancier places more often I think.