I don’t think I have ever met a kitchen worker without battle wounds. It seems to just come with the territory. Scars tell a story. When you see me, you will find that my arms have a ton of stories to tell.
My scars are mainly burns that I have accumulated in the professional kitchen. Burns and cuts seem to be the most common injury in this industry. When I was a newbie, I used to get a cut at least once a week. And cuts sting like crazy. The scars from my cuts have all healed. Thank goodness most of them were very minor. But on my left thumb, I still have this scar from the biggest, most painful cut I have ever gotten in my entire life. I was cutting a carrot. The carrot slipped, and the knife blade slipped into my thumb. And it wouldn’t stop bleeding. The cut was so deep, I was about to go to ER. But apparently, people don’t go to the ER for cuts unless something needed to be sewn back on. And it wasn’t like my thumb was cut and hanging off or anything. It was just an insanely deep cut. And I swear….ever since that incident, I have never ever gotten another cut again..EVER! This nasty pic (below) is about a couple weeks into getting the cut. You can barely see the scar anymore unless you look really closely.