My first job, at Buzzy's Diner

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        The first job I had was at Buzzy's Diner, located in a small suburban town in

upstate New York. It isn't a classy restaurant, it isn't even a very clean one, but during the

hours that its open in the morning it is probably the busiest place within fifteen miles.

Although the food there is inexpensive and very good, the main reason people eat their

lunch and breakfast there is because of the diner's cozy atmosphere and timeless quality.

        The diner is in a building that is about 65 years old and when you first walk in and

take a seat, it seems like you just traveled backwards in time. Along one side of the

dining area there is a counter with stools where people who come there by themselves go

to eat and read the newspaper.

The tables and the countertop are an off-white color

underneath a pattern of random gray lines that looks like shattered glass. The seats for

the tables are dark wooden benches, many of them are dented and scratched from their

years of use. In one corner there is an ancient cigarette machine (the kind with levers you

have to pull to get your cigarettes) and an old fashioned penny gumball machine.

        The walls of the room are divided horizontally by molding. The bottom four feet

of the walls consist of wood paneling that matches the benches. The top half is covered

with an ugly brown wallpaper that reminds me of the wallpaper in my grandmother's

house. The wallpaper usually goes unnoticed because most of it is covered up with other

stuff. Hanging on the wall behind the counter there is a collection of old frying pans and

various outdated...