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Day shift

Day shift
In life we need a job: it's just a simple necessity to keep us busy, but something that allow us to gain some money to eat and all the others everyday necessities we have to face everyday. But like many other things, having a job offers us multiple choices: there are many of them, but in this versus let's just focus on the two different kind of shift you might have. The first one being the day shift. It's common and used by the majority of people, and like the name says it's a shift when you work during the day, of course! A day shift might have various hours - you might start pretty early at morning, ending in the afternoon. Or maybe you could start a bit late, around noon or even in the afternoon, ending up your job at evening or when the night is just starting. Morning, afternoon... It's pretty generic, I know, but all of them are part of the day and can be considered actually a day shift. Of course working during the mornign means that you will have to wake up extremely early, and it's never easy, and starting in the afternoon might mean that you will have to finish pretty late. Of course a day shift also come with some issues, actually related to the fact that is so common and prominent: if you start at a hour when many other people start, be prepared to leave your house early because you'll have to face a lot of traffic! And slowly driving in a busy road it's not the best way to start a long work day. But after all it's not that bad: you can sleep at night, you might have the evening all for yourself, to relax and you'll have a normal and regular routine without any worries.

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Pros
  • You can have a regular routine
  • You can have evenings free
  • You can have a easier social life

Cons
  • You'll have to wake up early
  • A lot of traffic to face
  • A lot of competition, might be hard to find one job

Supporters

Mahshiemonalisa

regular sleep schedule

I honestly don't know how people work the night shift. I know you just do what you have to do and you adjust to it until it is your "new normal." However, I have never been a night person. 9 or 10 pm is my preferred bed time. I can't imagine forcing my body to stay awake through the night. I don't function hardly at all past midnight. It's an unnatural thing to ask of your body and can permanently damage your sleeping patterns. Our bodies are made to respond to light cues and that's how we create melatonin for sleep. I am glad I've never had to work a night shift.
Posted by Mahshiemonalisa on 02-10-2018
kingcool52

Day

It would have to be the day shift for me. It was actually an extremely easy choice for me because I could not imagine having to work a night shift. There is nothing wrong with it of course and I'm sure there are others who love it. But for me, I would just be so tired in the morning and it would just be so inconvenient especially to live around your family.
Posted by kingcool52 on 02-09-2018
TheArticulate

Day Shift Hands Down

I used to work evenings and weekends in retail when I was in college, and I've done my fair share of third shift stints during the holidays. Once I graduated and got a degree-based job, I realized how great things are on this side. I wouldn't go back to night shifts unless I absolutely had to to make ends meet or something.

I don't mind being up early and getting my started so I can have my evenings to myself. Not to mention the weekends. I love having my weekends free to see friends and family and just generally do things. There's a certain freedom to day shift that I really love.

Posted by TheArticulate on 02-09-2018
Mehano

Better

I have worked both before and I have to admit that the day shifts are way better. I had a short-term job with a night shift and it turned my life upside down because you literally have to sleep during the day when everybody else is awake.

Night shifts are very exhausting. Day shifts are also tiring but at least your whole day isn't weird. You can go to sleep at normal hours.

Posted by Mehano on 02-09-2018
jyy

Day Shift - Not Cause of Biology, Though

The day shift is better cause it's better to up during the day - due to the fact more things are open during in the day. Nonetheless, the human body, as alluded to in my title, can adjust to any schedule: day, night, or in-between.

Anyway, there is a lot of prejudice against night owls cause people think they're up to no good - either criminals or pervs, lol.

Posted by jyy on 04-12-2018
Denis_P

More natural.

I had to work nightshifts for a period in my life, and I honestly hated it. It just didn't feel natural or healthy to me. I felt like I was completely going against my natural biological rhythms, and even when I got used to it, it just didn't feel "right." I'm not sure whether or not my claims are backed up with science, but logically I feel that humans weren't meant to work nightshifts. It's not like we're nocturnal animals. I'd say the natural order is to work during the day--preferably outside to get your vitamin D--and sleep at night.
Posted by Denis_P on 02-11-2018
overcast

Day Shift

It helps to keep things as scheduled. I don't want to spend a lot of time working. And then not getting sleep at night for night shift. So it's better to work on the day shift. And it can be really good in many ways. I have seen that is the case many people have gained the strength back as well.
Posted by overcast on 02-11-2018
VintageRose

Day shift

I'm at my most productive at day, for sure. I feel more energetic, more motivated, and I can make better use of my time if I work during the day shift, so it's natural I pick it!

Granted, I study much better when I do so at night, but when it comes to work shifts I think the upsides of a day shift are hard to beat.

Posted by VintageRose on 02-19-2018
JoeMilford

Definitely Day Shift

I would definitely have to go with the day shift here. I like getting off work at a decent hour and coming home to my sanctuary and eating dinner and putting on my pajamas. I like the comforts of home at night--to build a fire and to feel cozy after a long hard day's work. When I did work night shifts, I constantly felt as if I could never get enough rest, and I would be so wired when I got home that I had a tough time falling asleep. I think I have a much better bio-rhythm with getting up in the morning and going to work, and I think that schedule makes me more productive.
Posted by JoeMilford on 02-10-2018
cubo

This works for me.

I prefer this because my brain only works when the sun lights the day. At night, my brain is exhausting and my efficiency starts to fall down, also, I can have headaches if I don't have a good sleep. I prefer to do all my stuff during the day because I can be more productive.
Posted by cubo on 03-09-2018
Wubwub

feels more natural

There was a time when I would have chosen night shift just because I used to prefer night time as it was a lot quieter and calmer but then eventually I got tired sleeping during daytime as it did not feel good to sleep when the sun was already up. I think I would be okay with both options if I really had to do it but as of now I just prefer a day shift a bit more and I also like that I'm awake when shops are open and I can do more chores that require my presence during office hours.
Posted by Wubwub on 03-10-2018
foxchannel

Daytime is Best for Me

My biological time clock won't allow me to work a night shift. In contrast to my husband and one of my sons who really like the night. My husband likes the quiet and the fact that there are fewer people to deal with. My son likes that and the fact there is usually no traffic to get to work. As for me? My body and mind tell me it's night time. My body and mind tell me that I can work well into the night if I want to. But my best work will probably still be accomplished during the daylight hours.
Posted by foxchannel on 03-08-2018
NickJ

Day Shift

I like most people prefer to work the day shift. It feels more normal to have a day job, although I understand for some reasons, some folks have to work the night shift. Mostly people in the hospital or healthcare industry. I also think the day shift is a lot safer for most people. You tend to be putting yourself in less danger coming home later afternoon/early evening. As opposed to late at night. Especially if you work in a sketchy area.
Posted by NickJ on 02-12-2018
JB Fernandez

Light Against Night!

Night is made for sleeping, so morning is for working. We cant go against this set up because ever since the world began, night is intended for sleeping.
Posted by JB Fernandez on 02-09-2018
Jigz Alvarina Lim

Better than night shift

I respect people who would like the night shift because their body is used to it. But, according to an article in Netherlands, they claim that night shift work harms health because our body is synchronized in our internal biological clock. Specifically, when it is morning, our biological clock is synced with morning, not evening. Usually during evening, our system responds to rest and sleep but we force ourselves to stay awake during night. Proven health effects are diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, and sleeping problem. Night shift increases the risk of these effects that's why I prefer to work in day rather than night. But as a healthcare provider, we should always be flexible in schedule because all of us will encounter graveyard shift since our shift is rotational. In order to alleviate problem, we need to ensure that we have a healthy lifestyle, we have complete vaccines and vitamins, we are hydrated, and most importantly, we have at least 8 hours of sleep. In these little safety precautions, we are shielded and immunized by infections and inflammations.
Posted by Jigz Alvarina Lim on 02-11-2018
treecko142

Health benefits

You don't have to adjust to anything when going on a day shift. Most also follow your usual schedule to school before so you don't have to adjust that much. In addition, in night shift, even if you get used to the schedule, you'll still occasionally feel sleepy during the early mornings after 12 midnight, and could affect your overall performance in the job. The clincher for me, however, is the health effects of the night shift. Human beings as a species are not evolutionarily developed yet to accommodate these changes in the circadian rhythm which could lead to detrimental effects to the body.
Posted by treecko142 on 02-08-2018
aecel

Health is wealth so day shift

I prefer day shift because it's more productive to work during though I can adjust on night shift but it can compromise my health. My friend has a friend who worked in BPO industry which on night shift. He had health issue while working in night shift his body couldn't adjust so he needed to resign and find a new job for day shift even if his salary won't match from his previous work. I know we need to work to support our basic needs but we also need to protect our health so we could still work.
Posted by aecel on 05-04-2018
amelia88

Easier on your body clock

I've done both day shift and night shift. Both have pros and cons, but I think when it comes to your body clock day shift is so much easier. Night shift always left me feeling severely groggy the next day even if I managed to get a reasonable amount of sleep.
Posted by amelia88 on 09-19-2018
superlicca

Normal person

I used to work in a BPO company and I worked at night shift. It was very tiring and you would always feel the urge to sleep even if you already did. It is better to work during the day since those are the normal hours to sleep for a person. Working at night can make your immune system weak and your body is prone to a lot of diseases.
Posted by superlicca on 10-19-2018
ajahcuizon

Day Shift

I have experienced working in a BPO industry and I can say it is really hard working in night shift. Eventhough working in day shift may give you lesser time in the morning to do some errands, it is still better to have regular sleep schedule. I often have time to sleep making me so drowsy in my shift.
Posted by ajahcuizon on 11-18-2018
jeffreyjose48

Day shift

I am not a night person. I always love to sleep at night. I work during the day. I feel refreshed in the morning if I have slept well at night. My eyes would fell as night grows darker.
Posted by jeffreyjose48 on 09-15-2018
jpk0007

DAY SHIFT

Although I like to remain awake at night, I would never opt for a night shift when I have to work in the office. It's very difficult to concentrate on your office work when there is a constant urge to sleep which tends to happen naturally at night time. If however, you are working in the day shift then you tend to be more alert and relaxed while doing work due to the adequate rest that you are able to take at night. Working during the night for a long time can be very bad for your health in the long run.
Posted by jpk0007 on 11-01-2018
achikeziah

Day shift

I choose day shift. I like to work under the brightness of the sun. I can easily see everything.
Posted by achikeziah on 12-11-2018

26%

Night shift

Night shift
A starry sky with a full moon in it. Everything is quiet, except for a few cars passing by and some weird noises here and there. The city is sleeping, everyone is gaining energy to face the next day... except for some person. They are working, and they are working night shifts. In the middle of the night, starting maybe at midnight, maybe later or earlier, and finishing when the morning just starts arriving, people working night shifts never stop. There are a lot of jobs offering night shifts, and I actually mean a lot... If you don't mind them, it might even be easier finding a job of this kinds. Besides, excpet for a few exceptions, a night shift allows you to get paid a bit more than a regular day one. You don't have traffic to get to work, it's usually more relaxing and quiet and you get to see a side of life, world and city often overlooked. But then, it's not all that wonderful... You still have to work at night and during the day. And the day is noisy. Cars, people, noises... It's not easy to sleep, and it's not easy to get a routine of this kind, at least not after a while. Some people due to this also have some serious health issues after a while, since our bodies aren't developed for this kind of life. And while it might be relaxing, it can also be pretty boring since, like I said, during the night everyone sleeps and very few things happen. Having to sleep during the day also means that you might have little to no free time, and your day off can get wasted since change your whole routine just for a day (meaning sleeping during the night and so something during the day) it's not as easy as it sounds. But after all, everything have its pros and cons and there are actually people who like this way of life. What about you?

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Pros
  • Usually you get paid more
  • There are a lot of offers avalaible
  • No traffic to get to work
  • You get to see a side of the world, the night side, often overlooked

Cons
  • Can be boring
  • It might be hard to get used to a routine of this kind
  • Some health issues might have to be faced

Supporters

Martinsx

Call myself a Vamp sometimes

I hardly sleep at night, so I think night shift would be most appropriate for me, plus night workers get paid well more than the day workers. Another thing I fancy about working night shifts is because of reduced supervision. Day shift workers are always subjected to continuous scrutiny and supervision they are always on their toes into to avoid getting served a query.
Posted by Martinsx on 02-11-2018
foxchannel
My husband and I used to call some of kids vampires. Honestly! It was like they came alive at night! LOL.
Kakashi2020

Night Person

I get all my work done at night, I'm generally a night person ever since I was a kid.

Working at nights, when everyones asleep and everythings quiet gives me the concentration needed to finish my projects. It's also easier for me to think when it's night.

Posted by Kakashi2020 on 02-10-2018
Rhodolite

Total Night Owl

I hate working in the day, it's just tiring and troublesome to be honest. Too loud and too many people being aggravating. Night times are slower, quieter and less bothersome overall. Plus I'm at my most alert then. Never was very alert during the day, especially prior to 1pm and 4pm is the worst cause that's when my energy's at its lowest. Night hours on the other hand? Wide awake and super alert.
Posted by Rhodolite on 03-09-2018
jaybee19

Productive at Night

I am a proud Night Owl and will be always be a Night Owl because I have an insomnia. I actually can't sleep until 3 AM at dawn onwards. I have a very energetic body during the night and it's the opposite in the morning where I just enjoy the scenery or sleep on my bed because there's natural light compared to the evening where there isn't. However, my profession does not comply with what I want because I will be a future teacher soon and that means I'm gonna be on day shift, sad.
Posted by jaybee19 on 10-25-2018
rlpzbeermoney

Night Owl

I think night shift is better, specially if your body is already accustomed to working at night. There's less traffic. There's lower energy in the workplace compared to day shift. You don't have to wake up late. It's less hectic. You just overall avoid the things people hate about working jobs in the morning.
Posted by rlpzbeermoney on 10-06-2018
stbrians

Night Shift

Night shift is good as you work in the quiet of the night. There is no hustle and bustle of the day.

During the night there is little interaction. You work mostly at own pace. The only thing is that you should never let sleep distract you

Posted by stbrians on 09-24-2018
nrnlss

night shift

I am not a day person si it will be ok if I get a night shift in my job, also a lot of people says that nigh shift's job are easier.
Posted by nrnlss on 11-04-2018
thejoyrevolution

Nocturnal

I am a night owl so I would like night shift better. I think it would be more productive too if you work at night. After sleep you can do your chores or go to bank. It depends with the person. I am more active at night. It will not be boring for me to work in a night shift.
Posted by thejoyrevolution on 11-05-2018

Comments

Barida
Whether anyone is going for a night shift or a day shift, the core thing is understanding everything about we program our body. There is this my aunt that works in a hotel as an attendant and her work time sometimes fall at the night period, what she always do is to sleep well in the day, eat some nice food and by night, the sleep won't come. With time, she has come to master that act that it will be rare to see her sleep when she is on duty. The thing is all about makings plans on what to do and how to do it in order to give maximum input into the work that you do
Posted by Barida on 02-09-2018
Martin
That is great indeed it is all about how one programs themselves and their bodies. As long as one can follow a consistent pattern for a prolonged period then they will be good to go. Iove that your aunt has been able to manage themselves and they are doing great at their job.
Posted by Martin on 11-03-2018
Corzhens
I am fortunate not to be assigned to the night shift in our office. Working at night is not good for the health as evidenced by the employees who are working at night shift. It is either they get sick or they get overweight. I don’t know the rationale for getting overweight but maybe they have been eating more when assigned at night and perhaps they are also sleeping on the job when there is nothing more to do. But still and all, working at night shift is unhealthy.
Posted by Corzhens on 02-09-2018
Martin
I know of night employees who do great at their jobs and they are pretty okay since they have managed to program themselves well and over time they have adapted to the work. I think it is all about the attitude that you have and how well you view the job. You should always appreciate the chance but then again if you do not perceive yourself as a night job person then it may not really be your thing.
Posted by Martin on 11-03-2018
anahbello1206
When I was still on my nursing days, I would prefer night shifts because there are lesser things to do as compared to day shift who have tons. Although I agree that there are a lot of drawbacks in continuously doing night shifts but somehow my body clock was able to cope with it and it doesn't even bother me at all. I was able to properly mange my time and be able to finish some important task in the morning while having my shift at night
Posted by anahbello1206 on 02-09-2018
Martin
This is what I am now talking about the mentality that one has towards the job. I think that the greatest thing you ought to do is to appreciate the chance and do what you have been held responsible for and everything will be fine for you.
Posted by Martin on 11-03-2018
lovely
I prefer the day shift because I can't cheat duty and I can function properly at night or give my very best neither would I be able to work at optimum in the night so I wouldn't bother running night shift, Day shift is more natural and normal basically we can't cheat nature which night is meant for sleep.A deprived eye of sleep is not healthy for the body.
Posted by lovely on 02-09-2018
Martin
I love the way that you have learnt to attach your values and marriage to this issue in such a manner that you view yourself lucky to be working during the day to be more faithful to your partner. It is people like you who deserve double lives.
Posted by Martin on 11-03-2018
overcast
I think night shift has a lot of bad effects on the body. And it could lead to the depression and other health issues. You can see that some of the time it can lead some of the gastric issues too. I guess depending on how we are seeing those things it may be different. You can see that not all the time things can be good enough. So it seems like a good job to do in day.
Posted by overcast on 02-11-2018
Martin
Does it also depend on the industry that one is working? like there are some sectors which are guaranteed to give one more stress than others while there some which do not matter whether you work during the day or not.
Posted by Martin on 11-03-2018
cess_08
For the last 10 years, I have been working in the graveyard shift. I know working at night is something not everyone would consider. Forn me, it's just temporary. But for now, seems I can't imagine myself working at day time.Stuck in a heavy traffic before I reach work and home make me feel tired already.
Posted by cess_08 on 02-11-2018
vinaya
I am a freelancer working from home. I am based in Nepal and most of my clients from the US. There are around 13 hours time difference. In order to keep up with my clients, I work at night. I work in day as well as night depending on availability of jobs and deadlines.
Posted by vinaya on 02-11-2018
Martin
I also have to wake up at night on most times so that I can be able to communicate with my clients at their time and make bids before other freelancers get all of them. THis is something I have gotten used to and it rerally does not bother me that much.
Posted by Martin on 11-03-2018
Martinsx
Night shift is best suited for an entrepreneur who strive to improve his or her own business establishment. It affords the individual all the time in the world to chip in all the necessary resources needed to boost the business. Not that the individual wouldn't have to be working during the day but the night isn't excluded as well. He makes all the available opportunities to him useful in attaining his set goals and objectives.
Posted by Martinsx on 02-12-2018
Martin
I have always heard that many enterpreneurs have to work for many hours before they really make it and some only manage to get a sleep of a maximum three hours. This is soemthing that you have to be ready for when going into business.
Posted by Martin on 11-03-2018
ion
Night Shift for me, I'm working in a bpo company in our country, and there's a night differential in our salary, that's the other reason. And also, we're in a tropical country It's really hot to go to work during daytime, the traffic is really worst. the over crowded Bus, it's really hard to go to work. That's why I choose night shift, beside, I'm much more active at night. I'm a night owl person.
Posted by ion on 02-13-2018
Martin
Ooooh how comes Nobody had remmbered this advantage that comes with working during the night. It is something which is considered like a hardship where an allowance is added for one to cope with the conditions and difficulties. I would go for it definitely.
Posted by Martin on 11-03-2018
hermessantos
I definitely prefer to work in the normal hours, that is, from 08:00 to 17:00. I already tried to work at night, but it just did not work for me. So common schedule is the best option for me.
Posted by hermessantos on 02-13-2018
Martin
common schedule obviously which means that there are too many things which are common and it might be too much of a cliche. I am a person that loves to go opposite of teh norm and this means that I have to work at the hours that are not so common with other individuals.
Posted by Martin on 11-03-2018
gavinci13
if you are a nocturnal then definitely a night shift is your option. I have worked on a graveyard shift for almost a decade as a customer support representative over the phone. I'm here in the Philippines and whit that kind of field here in our country we have to stay up late at night so we can support our customers in the US and Canada. There are few advantages as listed below, but we are only humans and sleeping regularly at night I thinks gives you something you can't get by sleeping in the morning. I am talking about our health. During the day there will be a lot of disturbance that we can't prevent. Plus sleeping in the morning makes you miss a lot of things, because most of the people around you are busy during the day. It took me 8 years for me to realize all of that. After 8 long years of staying up all night and sleeping during the day I finally got into a day job. And I noticed a lot of improvements with my self physically and Mentally.
Posted by gavinci13 on 02-17-2018
Martin
That is great. I have a friend who also works during the night shift as a customer care representative and they love their job too much to say anything negative about the shift. They are always moving in the opposite direction and hence things like traffic during the rush hours are never a worry that they have.
Posted by Martin on 11-03-2018
jaymish
Night shift is harmful to your health. As commented above your body is programmed to work in the day and sleep at night. Once in a while there is no harm in a night shift but not all the time. When you sleep at 2.00 am or 300 am , even if you sleep until 12.00 pm the next day you will notice that your body is really tired. I know night shift pays more money but you should consider the harm it does to your health. I recommend that employers change the shifts between their employees so that people are not always working the night shift.
Posted by jaymish on 03-09-2018
kgord
Day shift is fine, I have worked night shifts at times when I worked in human services, but it is tiring, especially if you are in a position where you are not allowed to sleep. I found myself extemely sleepy driving back home so I really didn't prefer it. It is quiet and you get paid for not doing alot on night shift but it is hard to deal with.
Posted by kgord on 03-11-2018
fishbate
Well i have been in both working schedules and both of them have advantages and disadvantages. I prefer day shift just because i'm more productive in the day, my efficiency and productivity is highest in the day shift maybe because of our body clock . Also day shift is more socially active than night shift mainly because i'm sleepy most of the night shift hours.
Posted by fishbate on 03-31-2018
Corzhens
Most of the people who work in the day shift are more productive when they are assigned to work in the night shift. But for those whose efficiency are to the maximum during the day shift, it is some kind of talent because they can adjust to the time zone of their body. For the artist, I’m sure they are more comfortable working in the night shift because the adrenaline become strong when the sun is out.
Posted by Corzhens on 04-21-2018
Martin
wow nice point about the adrenaline. Now that I come to think of it I have heard a lot of people talk about productivity being more during the night and this actually explains a lot. i should try to fix my shift more towards the night even though currently I only do the bids during the graveyard hour.
Posted by Martin on 11-03-2018
junrose123
For me I do prefer the day shift while working with my offline job, I am a private employee of a certain financial services company in the Philippines and I feel great to have that schedule because I can still do some of my online sites at night time. I do not feel sleepy during day time compare when I was doing my offline work at night time. I can do a lot of things in the day time because I feel more energetic during that time compare in the night shift.
Posted by junrose123 on 04-11-2018
chatbox
I like having both day shift and night shift because I can do both. My offline work is during the day while my online work is mostly at night up to the early morning. i always want to make the most of the day because I want to achieve my financial goals. If I have to choose, I'll opt to work in the night shift so I can have the day to attend to matters like school and other errands to institutions that are only available during weekdays.
Posted by chatbox on 05-06-2018
Kakashi2020
Nowadays I prefer Day Shift but when I was in my 20's, I always work at nights, I guess when people gets old, working at night takes a toll on health. But when one is still young, it's more convenient to work at night.

I'm in my early 40's and and I tried working at nights but I lasted only 6 months, I had to resign because of health issues. But the funny thing is, I'm still working online at nights now but I guess there's no stress because I work at home, unlike if I'm working in an office, the daily traffic alone will stress me out.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 06-18-2018
Chinet23
I've been working on night shifts for the longest time. I had adjustment when I started. It's not the normal shift as compared to others but the good thing is I get to do my tasks at home in the morning. Working nightshifts has benefits for me as a working mother. It allows me to be present during my son's school functions. The only downside is lack of sleep. This is the reason why I wanted to do a home-based job. But so far, I prefer night shifts over day shifts.
Posted by Chinet23 on 09-18-2018
nrnlss
I am not a morning person and I hate going outside when the sun is still up, so for me day shift is really yhe best.
Posted by nrnlss on 11-04-2018
mhingnhormz
Day shift vs Night shift: I will choose the day shift waking up early also has a benefits it will give you more energy for the whole day because it is the normal routine of our body, and our sleeping time will not affected we can complete our needed time to sleep.
Posted by mhingnhormz on 11-24-2018
achikeziah
I choose day shift. I love to sleep early at night. Work is during the day only. Night is my rest time.
Posted by achikeziah on 12-11-2018
Caguioa747
Day shift. 8-5 Monday through Friday. I like having my evenings free. Also, I’m a big pothead and I guarantee I wouldn’t do a good job if I went to work stoned, so being able to get home and unwind without worrying about that kind of thing is wonderful
Posted by Caguioa747 on 12-13-2018