It gets really hot
Consider how hot it gets in your kitchen. Multiply that by eight hours and hundreds of plates.
You're not paying $18 for a pork chop
The cost of that entree also pays for the electricity, bussers, napkin-cleaning service, dish washers, cooks, and waiters. You're not paying so much for the food, but rather for the fact that you don't have to clean up after your damn self.
Dating someone who works in a kitchen is tough
The hours are long and hard and irregular and late. And once you get off at midnight, you're both equally exhausted and amped up, a problem generally solved by silent beer drinking.
There are two ways to break tension
Either by snapping at someone or making a joke. Each have different applications, but both are equally important.
Sign up here for our daily Thrillist email, and get your fix of the best in food/drink/fun.
Dan Gentile is a staff writer at Thrillist. He worked in a kitchen for a year during college, which is the equivalent of one week in cook years. Follow him to unevenly julienned tomatoes at @Dannosphere.