Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Thanksgiving Law

Tonight at dinner with Mom, Brother, my only cousin on Mom’s side and his wife, we were delighted to hear Mom’s philosophy on Thanksgiving meals.

I give it to you in one law and its corollary, so you may enjoy your Thanksgiving tomorrow.

Mom’s Thanksgiving Law One:

There are two types of people in this world – those who want a traditional holiday meal each year, with the same dishes the same way, every time; and then there are those who want to spice it up each year and make changes to the menu.

Mom’s Thanksgiving Corollary:

In addition to the above, there are also two other types of people – those who plan and cook the meal; and those who eat the meal. Those who eat the meal can’t complain about the choices made by the type of people above, because THEY DIDN’T COOK IT.

Mom also told us that there’s a third type of person under the corollary – that’s her, because she offered to plan and cook and do everything but was told by my cousin’s wife that it was ok, and my cousin’s wife would cook everything at her house this year. So given that she offered, Mom has the right to offer her opinion on dish selection, even though she was not involved with the cooking.

Thank you, skinny margaritas at 54th Street Bar and Grill on the day before Thanksgiving, for giving us this law. We will ever be appreciative of the knowledge!