For 22 years, Nick Fugate washed dishes at a local hotel near his home in Olathe, Kan.
"There was nothing easy," he says, and chuckles. "I just constantly had to scrape the dishes off to get them clean."
Fugate recalls minor annoyances like the long days and the hot kitchen. The work did sometimes get tedious, he says, but he didn't really mind.
"Just as long as I got the job done, it was fine," he says.