"Ordinary day" shopping like that in 24-hour "super-stores" here during late, late evening or early, early morning hours is not that odd here. I've talked with folk on shift work, or change their sleep schedule as they can who take advantage of that time period for their convenience and with fewer other folks out and about, a more leisurely shopping experience.
I've done it a time or two meself but not in quite awhile. I live farther away from the closest one, there are more seemingly more thugs out at these hours now, and deer want to share the roadways with you in the dark of night.
And I'm not as adept in shuffling my sleep schedule that much either!!:)
We have that in common>
'Shuffling of the sleep schedule'
Just struck me,
wouldn't that make a great movie title! LOL Ha ha!
There's some lunacy re> rambling about late..
meantime, it IS very handy for folks on shift work, say..
who could grab a few groceries on the way home @ 6am..
and not have the worry of waking later in order to go
I think life styles have changed SO much,
in later years -
I was reared in a small rural town,
where, many years ago
EVERYWHERE closed sharp at 8pm!!
and WHATEVER one needed, even in an emergency situation,
one would have to wait 'til the following morning
when stores reopened..