Where Tatler shares its humor
By Emery Lindy
When thinking of Thanksgiving, certain traditions may come to mind: watching football, eating a lot of food and hanging out with family and friends; however, each family has its own stories about those times when their classic Thanksgiving celebrations did not go as planned. According to a recent survey, many St. Mary’s students have had their fair share of amusing Thanksgiving mishaps and memories.
Sophia Zafer (9) recounts her funniest thanksgiving memory: “I was young and sitting at the kids' table, and I had Coke in a bottle for the first time but didn't know what it was, only that it was really good. The next morning, I came downstairs and looked through leftovers. I popped my head out of the fridge and asked my mom, ‘Mommy, do we have any more kid beer?’ Making my whole family laugh about my lack of soda-knowledge.”
One girl’s dad tried to light a fire after the Thanksgiving feast but ended up burning his eyebrows off. Another girl bit her uncle’s hand because she thought his nickname “Ham” was literal. And, of course, we heard the classic tale — when the dog ate the turkey.
Here are a few Thanksgiving rules to help you survive and get the most out of the holiday.
Do wear stretchy pants.
Don’t talk about politics or religion.
Don’t put your elbows on the table.
Do get more than one serving (It’s Thanksgiving!).
Do ask funny questions that will spark a chuckling response.
Don’t have your phone at the table.
Don’t talk to high school seniors about where they are going to college or ask graduating college seniors if they have a job.
Don’t bring up recently deceased pets and, most importantly, don’t risk sticking your fingers in the dessert unless you are happy with only nine digits.
Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving.
Disclaimer: no SMS turkeys were harmed during the writing of this story.
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