Kitchens are both mentally and physically draining
Most jobs are either physically draining or mentally draining, not both.
Dead, in jail, or in the hospital...
No other excuses. You're expected to perform flawlessly at all other times, even if you're sick, hungover, grieving, or heartbroken because you found the person you love screwing someone else because you're "never around."
Cooking is like sex
Sometimes you need things to be hot, hard, and fast. Sometimes you need it gentle, slow, and easy.
You get really gnarly scars
Also, say goodbye to the feeling in your fingers.