I don’t know about other chef’s wives and significant others, but I am so thankful text messaging was invented.
Before this fabulous technology (yes, I’m old enough to remember before) once my husband left for work, our communication was done for the day. If there was an emergency, there was always the main phone number to the restaurant or to the back office, but calling the restaurant because you have a question about cooking dinner . . . not really an option.
In the past, random questions I had during the day had to wait. And most of them still do. But if I really have a pressing question or want to check in and see how his day is going, I can just shoot him a text (or email) and most of the time get a response within a reasonable time frame.
Looking through our recent texts there are many similar ones, probably not unlike many conversations between another husband and wife during a work day.
“How is your day going?”
“Any idea what time you are coming home?”
“The kids won’t stop talking! Hurry home and save me!” (OK, that one was not really in there, but it could be sent at any moment.)
It’s also a great way for him to share with me what’s going on in his day or ask me a question. Here’s what text messages from a chef look like:
“Can you remind me to bring in (fill in the blank) tomorrow?”
“It’s busy. I’m going to be late.”
“Almost done. Call you soon.”
And the occasional picture . . .
Wish I would have been there that morning to enjoy a latte and the sunrise with him! But at least he had coffee and a nice view while he did some menu development before heading into the restaurant.
Everyone gets texts like this from their husband, right?
In the past I would have had to wait to see the picture of the half a hog as he was getting ready to cut it up. But now, I can live in the moment with him! LOL!
My favorite conversation so far just happened a few weeks ago. It’s the perfect example of how different my day is from my chef/husband’s day.
Seriously!! I send a picture of cute bunny pancakes and get this in return. Hahahahahahaha! Gotta love technology!
So who else gets strange or different text messages from their husband or significant other? Please share in the comments below!
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