Waitress dating chef
I know it is terribly unromantic to write such a list about such a beautiful thing as two people finding love.
As your heart is going pitter-patter staring across a table of empties at last call and into the slightly out of focus eyes of the co-worker you never knew you thought was so cute, here are a few things to keep in mind. You want to avoid drama and not be part of the gossip?
I was discussing this with some co-workers when someone said, “hey, you should write a blog about that.” I had pondered it before, but never thought there was much to cover.
My opinion is simple and based on a great deal of experience. My friend disagreed and offered to write the counter-point.
When they get on your nerves, you get to work a double with them.
When they are not there, expect to answer questions about how they are doing at least a dozen times every shift. Most relationships develop mutual friends, but you generally get to leave with the ones you brought into the relationship. When they come in happy and telling all their friends about them, word will make it to you too.
So today we kick off a two part series on dating co-workers.
From beginning to end there will be issues you have not considered.
We rarely see each other, let alone eat meals together. Chris and I met when we were in our early twenties while I was getting my master's degree.
Sure, Chris whips up gourmet meals every night, but it's for strangers, not his family. On the night or two a week that he's home for dinner, we usually get takeout or eat out because he’s too wiped to cook.
Every hangover is morning sickness and every comment will make it through the rumor mill. Most couples start out with a two or three dates a week.
Restaurant couples do too, but then they work together 20-40 hours a week on top of it.
But being married to a chef comes with its unique set of challenges.