Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Chefs, Doctors, and Truck Drivers..Oh My
I've been thinking that since I'm not alone in the world of chefs' wives (thanks for that ladies) then there must be people like us dealing with the same issues only married to a different industry.
How would it feel being married to a truck driver? Not only do they work long hours but they can leave home for days even weeks at a time depending on their route. I remember asking my cousins when Uncle Mike would be home, they usually say, next Saturday night. Luckily now my Uncle drives a local route and he's home every night. But it's not always like that.
What about medical students and doctors? Hospitals don't close for holidays and they are open 24 hours a day. Plus doctors have those beepers and can get called into work at any time when they're on call.
Businessmen and women too. They put a tremendous amount of pressure on themselves to perform. I think of Nicholas Cage in The Family Man. He worked so hard and even worked on holidays but a la A Christmas Carol a ghost visited him and gave him a chance to see what life would be like if he stayed with his g/f/ wife Tea Leoni and their kids.
All these jobs have hard workers, long hours, holidays, and the opportunity to work yourself into the ground. There has got to be more jobs sharing the agonies of chefs. Can you think of any?