I wanted to wish all my US based readers a very happy Thanksgiving. I’m not going to ask you what you are thankful for because it is a silly question, and I can’t stand when people ask it. Seriously, I can only answer it ironically.
“Oh, I’m thankful for all the wonderful things that happened to me this year *eye roll*“. So yeah. Have a good one!
Of course I know that there are many non-US based readers who frequent this page so let me explain this holiday to them. You see, back in the colonial times bunch of pilgrims encountered a local population of Native Americans. Then something happened, and afterward there was a turkey dinner. What exactly happened is a bit uncertain. Some people say that there was singing and holding hands involved, other people mention a wholesale slaughter of native populations. But who cares.
The holiday is not about pilgrims, Indians or turkeys! It is about getting together with your family, having a dinner and arguing like you have never argued before. Most families save up pent up aggression for that occasion all year. Others hoard embarrassing secrets they can use as ammunition. Traditionally we serve Turkey because tryptophan it contains ensures that dinner table fights fizzle out naturally due to the fact that everyone becomes more groggy and sleepy as the night progresses. Next day we all hug, smile, pretend that nothing happened and go shopping.
Have fun, stay safe, kill a turkey!