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The 5 best and worst things about Thanksgiving

Nov 03, 2015 11:19AM

By Joe Capell

It will be Thanksgiving again before you know it. There are a lot of wonderful things about Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, there are a lot of bad things about Thanksgiving too. Here’s five of the worst, then five of the best:

Worst #5: Shopping — It used to be that Black Friday started at six in the morning. Then it started at four. Then it started at midnight. Now, some greedy retailers are starting Black Friday on Thanksgiving afternoon! Enough!

Worst #4: Detroit Lions — Why do we get stuck watching Detroit every Thanksgiving? Having to watch the Lions is like someone saying, “You can have a piece of fruit (Yay!) but it has to be a prune.” (Boo!)

Worst #3: That One Relative — We all have “that one relative.” He/she is the one who makes Thanksgiving (and all family gatherings) a little more stressful than they need to be.

Worst #2: Cooking — The bad thing about the good food on Thanksgiving is that it takes a long time to cook it all. Sometimes it takes days of preparation for a meal that lasts less than an hour.

Worst #1: Dishes — When the meal is over, someone has to do all those dishes. That someone will likely be you.

Best #5: Nap Time — After the meal is over, find yourself a cozy spot. There’s nothing quite like a turkey-induced nap!

Best #4: Football — Between the NFL and college, there’s always a game on. (And if you nap through the Detroit game, that’s okay because so do the Lions.)

Best #3: Family and Friends — It’s always great to spend the day with the people you care about the most. (You might even get to see your favorite cousin!)

Best #2: Food — So much good food! There’s turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, rolls, pies and so much more! It’s a wonderful feast, and it all tastes great!

IMG_0055Best #1: Pies! — Yes, I know I included pies under the “food” category, but I figure they’re so good they deserve a category of their own. Pumpkin, apple, peach, cherry, pecan, chocolate, banana cream or whatever it be, it be delicious! This guy likes to try some pie!

I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving. In the spirit of the holiday, be sure to be thankful and appreciative of all the good things in your life. (And for more funny-ish writing, check out slowjoe40.com.)