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Get out of the kitchen

Posted by Bob on October 13, 2005

In Reply to: Get out of the kitchen posted by Bruce Kahl on October 13, 2005

: : I checked most of the archives, but that could take a day. Seriously, after doing the first 7 and the last few and some in the middle, I decided to just ask so here goes...

: : If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

: : Could you please tell me who came up with this phrase and what they really meant or what it means or... whatever.

: : I appreciate your help and by the way, there really are some interesting phrases out there! Thank you.

: The phrase is stating that you don't take on a job if you are unwilling to face its pressures and responsibilities.

It is most often attributed to Harry S Truman, President of the US 1945 to 1953. Whether it was wholly original with him, I can't say. Harry was colorful, outspoken and honest. He said what he meant, and meant what he said, qualities strangely lacking in all of his successors.