The 12 People You’ll Share the Table With at Every Thanksgiving Gallery
The 12 People You’ll Share the Table With at Every Thanksgiving
We love Thanksgiving just as much as the next person, if not more so. How can a day filled with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pie, and lounging around in your sweatpants be bad? Oh... You have to spend it with other people. Going home for the holidays can be a complicated thing. On one hand, you don’t have to whip up a massive meal yourself and you get to see some of those you hold near and dear to your heart. But on the other hand, you’re going to encounter some total weirdos.
Yes, Thanksgiving is the holiday where every family member comes out of the woodwork. You have the cousin from a far-off land whom nobody has seen for a year. There’s your brother, who’s just gone off to college and discovered politics and is itching to discuss affairs of state and other taboo topics. And of course you have your standard characters: the insecure cook, the drunk uncle, and the people who desperately want to be anywhere else and make that fact known.
So buckle up, sit down, and grin. These are the 12 people you’ll share the table with at every Thanksgiving.
The Drunk Uncle
They didn’t make an SNL skit out of this guy for nothing. Someone had a little too much to drink and he’s getting belligerent. But don’t worry. He’ll pass out sooner than later.
The Person Who Married In and Has a Lot of Food Sensitivities
The Random Co-Worker
Wait, who is that guy again? At least he doesn’t have to spend the holiday alone.
The Reproductive Intruder
Your poor father-in-law. He wants a grandbaby so bad, and he’s definitely willing to ask when you’ll start planning your family, no matter how much the question makes you squirm.
The Sibling Who’s Itching to Bring Up Politics
He’s gone off to college, and he’s joined College Democrats/Republicans/Socialists/Libertarians. And boy does he not care about the sage advice that these are not topics not to discuss at dinner!
The Sports Fanatics
Your cousins are mad they’re at the family Thanksgiving. They’d rather be tailgating at the Lions game. But they’re settling by making everyone shush up while they yell at the TV.
The Step-Parent Who’s Trying Really Hard to Impress
The Visiting Cousin
She really only comes home for Thanksgiving (and maybe also Christmas), so everyone is very interested in how her life is in the “big city,” and it’s really all they know to ask about.And now that you know who’s at Thanksgiving, it’s time to learn how where you sit at the Thanksgiving table (and what it says about you).
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