I can see by the clock on the wall it is time to spread my annual Thanksgiving message so on this eve of Thanksgiving I want to wish all or, at least, some of you a Happy Thanksgiving. If instead of planning your holiday meal, you’re planning your shopping route for Black Friday, then I have no use for you. Corporate America continues its forced march and questionable mandate to turn Thanksgiving into a trip to the mall although Amazon seems to have a truck parked in front of my house at any hour. Our national holiday, now celebrating its 397th anniversary, continues to evolve into a search for the best bargain. Please, I encourage you to spend time with family and friends instead of camped out in a lawn chair in front of Walmart with a guy wearing a garbage bag.
I have spent the early part of the week assembling baby furniture because we will have a baby visiting for Thanksgiving and I’ve learned of Amazon’s new policy which is to ship everything without directions, so now I have to brush up on my civil engineering classes just to put together a high chair. It’s amazing that they have a warning on the box telling me to “lift with your legs” but when it comes to cross bar L into side panel A, you’re on your own. I did manage to assemble it to a point where it holds a cat so I think I’m OK but then I had to put together a rocker that, when turned on, vibrates so now I’m assembling some sort of baby La-Z-Boy.
I’ve also come to understand babies don’t eat what everyone else eats and I can’t just put turkey, gravy and stuffing into a blender for him to gum down. Sure, everybody thinks babies are cute and they smile and coo but they’re diabolical. And they should be able to eat pumpkin pie since it looks just like baby food.
I would like to remind everyone there are many indomitable truths regarding Thanksgiving and I trust you all to continue them:
- There is no vegetarian option so stop whining about it.
- Continuing on that theme, green bean casserole is not optional so get off your butt and open cans of green beans, mushroom soup and water chestnuts, mix and top with fried onions. It’s 4 ingredients for crying out loud.
- Don’t bother saving room for pie because you’re going to eat it any way.
- Put oysters in your stuffing…you’re not a Neanderthal.
- Don’t fill up on bread.
- It’s the only day of the year gherkins get out of their jar so let them breathe.
- Costco makes a better pumpkin pie than you can so stop trying.
- Remind everyone whose turn it is to watch your crazy uncle…unless you don’t love your cats.
- If you think a post-dinner walk will help, you’re just deluding yourself.
- Save time to gloat via FaceTime with relatives where winter has set in.
- If you have a tradition of playing a board game with family that night…stop it and turn on the TV like a real American.
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