Thursday, December 16, 2010

Bakers are secretly Masochists

I have come to the conclusion that anyone in the baking field tends to have some masochistic tendencies about them.

Definition of Masochist:
The deriving of pleasure, or the tendency to derive pleasure, from being humiliated or mistreated, either by another or by oneself.

2. A willingness or tendency to subject oneself to unpleasant or trying experiences.

Not technically a part of the definition but should be.
Bakery version:

Working during the holiday season when everyone around you seems to go that one little extra step towards being certifiable.

(and that's just your fellow employees, everyone else seems to jump over that step and head straight for the cliff version-cliff notes hehehehehehe)

3b. Also applies to having to work on gorgeous summer days and during extremely hot weather.

Early hours start flowing into very long days, especially once the holidays really get going...and vacation during holidays?

Not even remotely going to happen.

On the "making lemonade" side of things bakery wise, if you ever want a free sauna in the work place-work at a bakery.

On hot days, standing next to even hotter ovens can make you feel that you are visiting the Sahara or possibly the Gobi desert but if being a member of the Polar Bear club is more your thing then head into the walk in freezer while it's freezing outside and you can get a head start towards hiking on a the Antarctic.

There needs to be a new holiday sometime in January just for the bakers, retail workers, restaurant staff, and others who work during the holidays.

A time when all of the banks and federal offices have to stay open and there may be a tropical location with a fruity drink sporting a little umbrella in the baker's future.

Who's with me?

Let's start a revolution, dessert style.

Yeah, forget dreaming of sugar plums dancing-I'm dreaming of a Mojito and a sandy beach-oh, or a Mojito and relaxing in a meadow...or a Mojito while sitting in front of a cozy fire at a ski lodge.
(pretty much Mojito and anything works, though beverage choice is optional-hot chocolate works well in certain situations too ;)

(think White Christmas tune )
"I'mmmmmmm dreaming of a sunny beach"

1 comment:

  1. I fully agree!! I teach high school, so you'd think I'd get the next two weeks off, but we're having a week-long celebration between Christmas and New Years. I'll be in the school kitchen, selling pizza, pretzels, and pop to the masses. After that "vacation" I need a real vacation.