An asphalt tank had overfilled. The night shift operator had been busy filling out papers and talking with the driver. A few gallons ran on the ground. When we arrived for day shift, we knew what our first assignment was without the boss going into any details. In fact, it wasn't a good morning to be around the boss. Grabbing our shovels, we went to work. The brisk November morning made the ground crusty and the asphalt hard, so removal was easier than on a hot summer day.