A New Favorite Quote

I recently read and thoroughly enjoyed Kitchen Confidential written by Anthony Bourdain. I’ve worked in numerous restaurants in the past ten years, so I could really relate to his stories. The quote below is perfect for almost any profession.

“Assume the worst. About everybody. But don’t let this poisoned outlook affect your job performance. Let it all roll off your back. Ignore it. Be amused by what you see and suspect. Just because someone you work with is a miserable, treacherous, self-serving, capricious and corrupt asshole shouldn’t prevent you from enjoying their company, working with them or finding them entertaining. This business grows assholes; it’s our principal export. I’m an asshole. You should probably be an asshole too.” –Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential

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About Restless Cube Dweller

Most of my adult life has been defined finding homes in unconventional places, and learning to interact positively with others. I've lived in the middle of nowhere, in small cities, in large cities, in the suburbs, and now in Dubuque, Iowa. This blog represents my musings about growing up, moving on, finding love, and eating well in the suburbs and beyond.
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