Omaha Red Sox wrote: Fireball Express wrote: Omaha Red Sox wrote: DK wrote:
Fireball Express wrote:I'm a smoker and I get people coming up to me, "That's bad for you. It's not healthy".. My usual response is, "So is not minding your own business", said with a thick NY accent.
Do these people really care what I do. They would be upset for what, 15 minutes, hour tops, if I died. Really, you don't care about me. What they care about is being able to preach to someone and be all high and mighty.
Just shut up and keep walking, can't you see I'm trying to enjoy a cigarette. <img src=/forums/images/smiles/kiss.gif>
I'm not a smoker and I agree with this statement. It's your life, and it's not my job to tell you how to live it.
Yep, very true. Judging people is just as bad as blowing smoke in their face.
FE, if you're a chef, how can you enjoy the food you prepare if you smoke? I smoked for years and the taste was sooooo much better after I quit.
Suprisingly enough, I have a great sense of taste and a great nose. I can walk into the place and tell you what foods are being prepared and what is being cooked just by smelling it. Can you smell carrots when they are being chopped downstairs? Somehow I can.
Oh and by the way (I mentioned it before in the "fashion turned into food thread) I'm officially semi-retired. For the last week I am no longer involved with the restaurant.
Congrats on the semi-retirement...whatever that means.
I'll tell you why I say I'm semi-retired.
For 11 years I dedicated many hours of blood, sweat amd burns. I've worked in a very intense enviorment. I ran a tough kitchen where I demanded speed and quality. I worked many hours, most of them when the common person is home relaxing or out having fun. I seemed to miss out on a lot of activities I have always enjoyed such as fishing, golfing, concerts and countless social affairs. The last movie I was able to catch after work was the Lord of the Rings Part 3 and that's b/c I closed early on a slow night. If it didn't happen on Sunday it didn't usually happen for me. So whatever I decide to do, after taking some time off, I will make sure I leave room for the quality of life. You know, enjoy life. Getting out of the restaurant is like a stone lifted off my cheast. The stress that place (and myself) put on me was incredible. I almost feel like a retiree when basically I am unemployed, lol.