I don’t know who this guy is. Lord only knows where the video is originally from. It’s splattered all over the Intertunnels as an animated gif and reposted by 700 YouTube thieves. Honestly, I’m not sure it’s important to know the guy’s name. He’s enjoying himself. Maybe that’s enough. But wait.
He’s not “enjoying himself.” He’s working, and very hard at that. Nothing is harder than making things look easy. I’m sure uncounted hours were spent learning to cook something with that much panache. He’s smiling all the time because that’s his job. You see, the persons watching him are supposed to be enjoying themselves, not him. He is giving the impression that he’s having a blast, and there’s nothing to it, to increase the enjoyment of the audience. To simply comment that you wish you could be as happy in your work as this guy is an insult to him. It’s like accusing him of being too dimwitted to hate his job the way you do.
If you’ve ever had a job that requires looking happy, you understand that his demeanor means nothing about him personally. His feet might be killing him, and he might have burned himself the day before, and his girlfriend might have run off with the plumber this morning. It’s his job to put on a brave face and make you think that making you an omelet is a stone groove. The show must go on, and he’s a performer.
And you? You’re just another tourist that takes four minutes and twenty seconds to turn your phone around the right way.