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Worst Thanksgiving Day Story(8 posts)

Worst Thanksgiving Day Storylotterypick
Nov 26, 2003 11:29 AM
Mines not that bad, but it sucked.
Go up north to my mom's house for Thanksgiving with the wife and kids.

We get up there and she tells us that she invited like 20 people over for dinner.

Now she's not known to be the cooking type so I'm looking around and don't see the typical things in the kitchen you expect when someones readying the meal.

Come to find that she hasn't bought anything and worst of all, doesn't know how to make anything.

Long story short, I run to the store, buy the last Turkey and other things. Ready things all night. Wake up super early and am on the phone with my mother in law (thanks to her) and she gives me the instructions on how to do everything.

Of course, my wife is helping me, but that had to be the worst.

Thankfully, everything turned out fine.

THe best was Thanksgiving at Mammoth. Went up there, everyone thought the storm would keep going, so they didn't come up. Had the whole mountain with my family and friends to ourselves, fresh powder galore. That was the best.
boring, mostlyDougSloan
Nov 26, 2003 11:40 AM
Thanksgiving is usually boring, at worst.

As George Carlin said, "Did you ever notice that you never get laid on Thanksgiving?"
I agree with the quotelotterypick
Nov 26, 2003 11:58 AM
Typically your significant other is either tired or stressed.

Maybe you should try to disprove that quote this year. I can't for reasons you may surmise.
Oh I don't know, I kinda' like Thanksgiving.Live Steam
Nov 26, 2003 12:27 PM
Maybe even better than Christmas. Excellent food. Generally temperate weather and FOOTBALL on TV. NO gifts to mess with. No kids all crazed out from the overindulgence of parents and some not happy with what Santa brought. Thanksgiving is just a day to have a great meal with family and usually a friend or two that have been out of our lives for a while due to some circumstance or another.

I'm the Chef of the Future this year and have almost everything prepared for tomorrow. I get to do the annual Thanksgiving morning club ride because my chores are done :O)
Agree with you, except about football . . .ms
Nov 26, 2003 12:49 PM
Although I enjoy watching football live, I do not like watching it on TV. The worst Thanksgiving I ever had was one I spent at a friend's house when I was in law school. Not only was I the only non-family member present (nice people, but you feel odd when you are the only non-family member), but we had to watch football from the time the first game came on TV until the last one was over. The dinner, which was excellent, had to be crammed into halftime of one of the games. I put on my best good guest face and pretended to be having fun, but I could not wait for the day to be over.
Football? GO ARKANSAS!No_sprint
Nov 26, 2003 2:55 PM
I'm a temporary fan.
Football? GO AWAY! ;-) nmDougSloan
Nov 26, 2003 3:16 PM
Ha! Speak for yourself!Matno
Nov 27, 2003 10:01 PM
Today was a particularly great day. (As for the Carlinism, let's just say the best part of the day was a very beautiful and very secluded mountain bike ride with the wife...)

And as if that weren't enough, I hardly had to lift a finger to help with dinner!