Sometimes I think that people in the food industry are the biggest perverts. We tend to have a little too much fun on the job and get carried away. Sexual topics are part of everyday conversation. Crude and lewd jokes are made among coworkers, and it’s normal. This type of behavior is most likely unthinkable in a corporate setting (well maybe it is in some places). But from what I have experienced, restaurant workers really let loose. When I first entered the professional kitchen, I was a bit appalled at some of their behaviors. But I think I’ve gotten used to it now. I mean, I am not exactly a prude. As an English Major (with an emphasis in Creative Writing), much of my stories had sexual content in them. But still…..it was weird at first to encounter such blunt humor in action. I mean, many of my classmates in my Creative Writing classes wrote explicitly sexual material too (I wasn’t the only one… it’s sex and violence that sell best!) ….but never did they actually behave openly like perverts lol.
The other day, there was a brioche that came out looking like a penis after it was baked. I thought it was the funniest thing, so I took a picture of it. We called it the “cock bread”. And some of the guys had too much fun with it. I couldn’t believe what a couple of the guys did with it. They held the “cock bread” right in front of their actual cock (but of course with no direct contact near their area because that would be gross and unsanitary!) and jiggled it lol, much in the same manner they would jiggle their own actual cock. Tsk tsk..the things people do with food!!
And as I was peeling parsnips later that night, Pierre (the waiter that has been teaching me bad words in French) did the exact same thing that the kitchen guys were doing with the brioche. As he was wiggling the parsnip in front of himself, he exclaimed, “suce ma parsnip,” which means “suck my parsnip” in French. He was saying that to the camera. I hope he wasn’t saying it to me lol. It was a strange night with twisted cock humor.