So let's say you're cooking, and you're mixing some vegetables in some sorta red sauce (I'm not a cook) when your phone rings. You have to take the call, because you're an important person with important things going on. It could be work, you think fancily, because you work. You have three choices, you can:
A.) Put your spatula down on the counter and get sauce everywhere.
B.) Rest your spatula in the pan and risk burning the handle because you're never sure if it's heat-resistant or not.
C.) Hang your spatula over the sink in the universal sign for not done yet.