Alright, let me just start off by saying that I do not handle spicy foods well.
I used to think that I did, but then I tried sushi infused with Satan's Blood (which is basically an 800,000 Scoville kick to the throat), and I realized that no. Hot sauce is not my bae. But all the pain was worth it, because it makes for one pretty hilarious story today.
One Montreal photographer by the name of Matt Garies seems to agree.
He's photographed numerous Montreal bartenders trying Sinai Gourmet hot sauce (which is an estimated 1.4 million Scoville unites) at the exact moment of hot sauce-induced agony, in his photo series Hot as F#$%; and TBH, it's pretty, pretty funny.Just smile through the pain, friend. Straight-up, this does not look like a fun time. When the hot sauce pain is so intense you get a tad disoriented... He does not seem affected. Keep doing you, sir. I can actually, honestly feel the pain through my computer screen. Looks like a painful time, friend. ... A really painful time, friend! I feel this facial expression on a spiritual level. TBH, I wish I looked this on fleek while ingesting pure spice. I can actually feel the hot sauce agony from here. What my soul looks like when eating anything spicier than black pepper. Looking suspiciously chill, TBH.
Callayna Bajer, Brass Door Pub
I can hear the "oh nnooooo" from here.