So Thanksgiving is coming. I swear it happens every year. And it’s scary. My family has a secret fear that (oddly) we don’t talk about much. Our deep shared fear is of silence. The Verbal Grim Reaper(VGR™). Though my family and their homes are safe from these dangers (seriously, have you met my mother? The woman dominates like it is a superpower) …it is YOU were are worried about.
How will you survive Thanksgiving and all of its familial awkward silences? Well we aren’t inviting you over. Get that out of your head right now. But being the generous soul that I am [my boss asked me for a written list] I have decided to write down the stupid questions I ask tables of strangers to make them speak to one another, for you and your family. So that you might have something to talk about other than war, the economy and/or the fact that retailers are trying to position Christmas as an event that happens the afternoon of Thanksgiving. (WTF?)