Working an Overnight at Einstein's as Told By Gifs

If you know me, then you know I work at Einstein’s. And, if you’re also a CNU student, then you may (or may not) know that Einstein’s is open 24/7 the week before and the week of finals. I don’t know many people who have experienced working from one to seven in the morning. Sure, you’ve probably spent the entire night at the library studying in the 24-hour room, but have you ever dared to venture to the other side? Experience my night - or early morning, whatever you prefer - as told by a chronological sequence of events involving humorous gifs.

It’s quiet. Like, super quiet. So quiet that you start making drum beats with Sharpies waiting for someone to come and order something.

After ten minutes of standing there, you realize no one’s coming in.

So you sit at one of the packed tables and start your work. (And by “packed,” I actually mean empty. Because there’s no one there. At. All.)

And ten minutes in, someone *finally* walks up to the register asking if you’re open! Yay, business!

But they walk away after you tell them that you’re not making hot food. Sorry, sir. No basil-pesto-pizza for you tonight.

You sit back down and you go back to your studying.

Finally, another person!

“Uh, can I have an Oreo milkshake?”


“Um, what?”

“Coffee, espresso, sundaes, individually wrapped pastries, or anything from the fridges only.”

“Oh.” *waits for ten seconds* “Well, can I have a sausage, egg, and cheese?”


“Um, what?”

*repeats previous sentence*

“Oh. Okay then. I’ll just have a coffee.”

“Good choice.”

After getting said customer his coffee, you go back to your work.

And then, because you’ve finished it, you get so bored that you make sixty million drinks just to pass the time.

You have an epiphany that you’re a creative food genius and you picked the wrong major.

But then you remember that you really don’t like making food, just eating it, and you go back to your work.

And then 7 a.m. rolls around and you finally don’t have to get anything for anyone.

Ya know, working from one to seven in the morning wasn’t all that bad. I thought I was going to be ridiculously tired, but I made sure to nap for six hours before going in, and as soon as I got back to my room, I went to bed and didn’t get up until 1:30 p.m. later that day. It was very relaxed, and the fact that we don’t make everything like normal hours definitely helps.

I know for a fact that next semester, I’m signing up for all the ones I can do.

Stay classy, Captains!