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Things Got Heated In The Kitchen

I thought I would share today’s experience as it was rather odd and I don’t really know what to think about it, besides of the fact someone was having a really horrible day.

So a co-worker and I were thinking about a place to go for lunch and I had a mentioned a great Filipino food place that was not too far away from work. So we went there and arrived, the guy who works at the counter was very friendly and remembered me from the  last time I ate there which was about 2 weeks ago.

So my co-worker and I ordered and sat down at a table close to the entry way. We were having a great conversation about work and outside projects when not too long after we sat down, you could hear an argument in the kitchen, I mean this was a heated argument. No pun intended, but it got so heated everyone in the restaurant turned around to look towards the back to see if there were going to be any pots and pans flying through. My co-worker and I looked at each other and was ready to bolt out of there not knowing how mad the guy was in the back or how far he was going to take his anger.

The nice gentleman in the front counter looked distressed, worried and embarrassed. I felt horrible that all of this was happening especially knowing the nice man felt helpless. So about 5 minutes later the whole kitchen staff, three guys and a lady came out of the kitchen pushing out one of the guys, I am assuming he was the guy yelling.

Finally things calmed down a bit and most of the customers left during the quarrel. My co-worker and I stayed through it. After a while the man calmed down and left, that’s when we left to go back to the office. But before we left, I thanked the man at the counter for a wonderful meal, and that I would be back again soon. He smiled and said thank you very much and sorry for the scene. I said no worries, it seems like that guy is extremely passionate about cooking.

The only takeaway I have for this story is that it’s probably not good to be mad while cooking or near food. Cooking is energy and anger and frustration will give off its own energy as well. Not to say the food will be tainted with evil, but it probably wasn’t given the  love and attention it could have received. I don’t think that cook made our food as a woman brought it out but she wasn’t part of the 3 men and a lady from the argument.

Overall I’m just glad no one got hurt. The whole incident was bizarre but interesting at the same time. Just thought I share my experience for today.

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Don’t Over Think It, You’ve Got Guts

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“Always, always trust your first gut instincts. If you feel something’s wrong, it usually is.”

Quote by unknown author

Right now at this very moment you may have to make a very important decision about something or someone. You’re not quite sure what is but there’s something about the situation that just doesn’t seem right.

Whether it’s taking a job, or going to an event, or not hanging out with that person who gives off a weird vibe or that you’re just not sure about, you start to think about your issue sometimes overthinking which causes stress and anxiety which doesn’t help you trust yourself.

I was faced with this challenge many times, but for example a recent event for me was whether or not to go to a job interview that I was just not feeling too certain about and that it was not feeling like the right fit for me. It wasn’t a being nervous thing or being scared about the job, it was more of a feeling that I got when I thought about it and how it made me feel about possibly working there.

It’s a large popular company that is very famous here in my town and would look great on my resume. But the feeling I got when I thought about the job, images kept popping up and red flags keep telling me that this is not what you should be doing. As glamorous as it seemed, the only thing that was attracting me to the position was the money. It was really good money.

I ended up going to the interview to see if what I am feeling is just thoughts and overthinking. Once I arrived and went on my way to the interview, I was not too excited to walk in the door, the parking lot area was filled with many cars and parking far didn’t appeal to me. Walking in the door of the building, people were dressed in corporate attire, very quiet int their work and not engaging with each other.

Once I met the person who was going to interview me, I got the vibe that she was a nice person and seemed interested in me and my experience. But when we walked in the room to interview, it felt like the interrogation room you see in police movies, just more brightly lighted and decorated with motivation signs, you usually see in businesses to keep employees feel like they are really doing something miraculous for the company.

After learning more about the job description from the interviewer, I also knew that the position was less attractive than what was posted on the job board. The duties she described seemed mundane and boring. Nothing really creative, although it claimed it was a “creative” position.

After the interview was over, I thanked the interviewer for her time and told her I would think about the position. In my gut feeling I knew she was going to call me back for a second interview. Low and behold a few days later she did, and I wasn’t excited. I knew my gut feeling was working in my favor, it knew that it wasn’t the right fit for me. I would have taken this job and lived with the regret of certain boredom while wearing uncomfortable business casual clothing.

You have built in mechanisms within you that are there working in your favor. Listen and trust yourself by quieting your mind and having a chat with your gut who is your soul’s best spokesperson.

To end this story, I enjoy the company I currently work for, it is much more creative and my version of business casual are wearing jeans and flip flops.

Have you ever experienced listening to your gut instinct about a situation over just relying on your thoughts? Leave a comment, I would enjoy learning about your experiences!