I like to go out at night and I hate how it is now.
I used to be like that when I lived in an even smaller college town a few years back. I kind of just accepted that nothing besides 7/11 was open that late since I could still do my shopping at 8 or 9.
Now I have an exhausting job that requires me to show up early in the morning on a regular basis, so my night owl days are over for now.
I'm too far north for Waffle House so I've never been to one. There is, however, a diner down the street with a sign saying 'open 24 hours' when their website says otherwise. I'm not sure when they stopped doing that.