The Person Behind the Desk...
I worked as a Night Auditor/Manager for an upperclass hotel about 8 years ago. If you have never paid much attention to the person working the night shift at the hotels you stay at, you should. They are usually very intelligent and interesting people. USUALLY. I have met a couple of auditors that weren't the sharpest knives the drawer, but they are the exception.
It was a great job because I had very few people to deal with and the ones I did deal with were often quite amusing. One time this woman came down to the lobby, walked over to the continental breakfast table, started loading up a plate and then asked me "Is this the continental breakfast?" No lady, that's just a snack for the bus driver. The breakfast is out those doors, down the street two blocks on your left. Another brilliant specimen once asked me where the breakfast was as she was standing next to it. I had to bite my lip to keep from saying, "Take a step to your right and you'll be standing in it."
There was a night security guard who was a real jerk. He liked to bully anyone he could, especially the night janitor. I spent many nights laughing at his expense. I froze the locks on his car, locked him out of a room he needed to get into and watched him make an idiot of himself as a result, and let him think he lost a set of keys to a car he had valet parked.
Auditors tend to get bored at 3am when all of their real work is done, and who else is up and available to talk to? Other auditors. I got to know every auditor in a 25 mile radius and we had a great time swapping stories. We even started a breakfast club and met for breakfast at the end of our shifts at a local restaurant.
After my daughter was born, I had to take a day shift job. I still miss my days as an auditor though and I still enjoy talking to auditors when I stay in hotels.