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Hi this is Tutor Nick P this is Proverb 69. The proverb today is if you
can't take the heat get out of the kitchen. You might actually be able to
change the word take as well you might say if you can't bear the heat, or if you
can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. So you might hear it slightly
different. They may change the verb a few times so either take, bear, stand, all
of them would probably work. All right. Let's continue here. This proverb
basically means if you cannot handle the situation or bear the pressure, give it
up because the stress and pressure will probably always be present on this job,
or in this situation. Yes that's the idea. I mean obviously, if you are a cook and
you couldn't take the heat in the kitchen, then maybe you shouldn't be a
cook, because the kitchens always going to be hot. You always have to cook. There's
always going to be a lot of heat there. If you can't stand this, then maybe being
a cook is not for you. That's the idea. If you can't stand the heat, then get out of
the kitchen. All right. So let's continue here. This proverb was coined by
President Harry S Truman. Remember if somebody coins a term or coins a word or
a phrase. It means they are first one to say it. They invented it. He actually started to
use it while he was a general. After becoming president in 1949 he used it to
tell his staff not to worry about criticism from the media. That shouldn't
be surprising because they do the same thing today with new presidents. So they
might criticize the people they choose for their office. So Harry Truman was
having that problem all the way back in 1949 and he said this quote to try to
you know to ease their feelings or tell them not to worry and let's continue.
Here is the quote. I'll stand by you if you can't take. Yeah I'll stand by you,
but if you can't take the heat. Get out of the kitchen. Remember if somebody says
that they'll stand by you. It means they'll support you. They'll back you up.
So I'll stand by you, but if you can't take the heat get out of the kitchen. But
you know, if this is really too much pressure for you. Then maybe you
shouldn't accept this job because you know if you work for an administration
and the media , you know, they're always going to be criticizing you. You can't worry
about every little word they're going to say about you. You have to be able to
handle that. So if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen. Okay. Let's
continue. This proverb is often used in response to someone who complains how
difficult or unbearable his or her job is. Okay good. So let's look at example
number one. The obstacle courses and endurance tests are too hard to become a
Navy SEAL. Yeah we sometimes have seen some movies like this. Somebody's trying to
become a Navy SEAL. A lot of them give up and quit, because of course they, they
have to bear a lot of discomfort. They have to show that they have endurance
you know to do these like either rescue, rescue people or you know be sent in on
a special mission. So that's what we might say, you know if somebody wanted
that position you know you got, to you got to accept that you're going to have to
go through a lot of terrible endurance tests. Or these hard obstacle courses in
order to be chosen to be one. All right. Let's continue. Oh well here, remember
this is an a/b part. So well B would say well if you can't take the heat. Get out
of the kitchen. So that's what we always say in response to somebody who's
complaining about how difficult it is. So let's look at number two. Again another a/b
part. The stress of being an air traffic controller is unbearable and of
course B may say, well if you cannot take the heat. Get out of the kitchen. Yeah. I
think I remember from years ago they say this is one of the most stressful jobs
and all the world as being an traffic control because you're
responsible for all the planes and making sure they don't crash into each
other. It's a lot of pressure. Okay. Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope it's clear.
Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.
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English Tutor Nick P Proverbs (69) If You can't Take the Heat Get Out of the Kitchen

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anitawu12 published on August 14, 2019
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