When I tell people I play hockey in Seattle the conversation goes a little like:
Them: ‘You play hockey? That’s a little random. Where do you play?’
Me: ‘Well, there’s no rinks in Seattle so we play in Kent, Everett, Renton, North Kirkland and some random rinks off highway 99’
Them: ‘Wow, that sounds like a lot of driving. What time do you normally play?’
Me: ‘Games start times are usually between 9pm and 11pm’
Them: ‘You must get home late!’
Me: ‘Getting home at 12:30am to 1am isn’t the problem. The problem is falling asleep.’
For me it normally takes two to three hours to unwind after a game. Tonight I played two games back to back and got home at 12:45. It’s now 2:15am. Good times! …We complain about this until someone mentions having to wake up at 5 or 6am to drive their kid to hockey practice on a Saturday morning and then we shut-up.