No plans for the turkey day? Here are a few valuable tips to help you, the single man, get through the day.
Strength In Numbers
– If you aren’t planning on spending the holiday with your family, you more than likely aren’t alone. Ask around and see if anyone you know is in the same boat. If you can put together a small group of people, have a pot luck dinner at someone’s house, then pass out on their couch while watching the Detroit Lions get crushed.
– This is my favorite. People tend to take pity on those who spend a holiday all alone. This usually leads to the golden phrase “Come over to our place for dinner!” If you tell enough people that you have no plans for the holiday, you can rack up a ton of invitations in no time at all. When Thanksgiving finally rolls around, you can sample tryptophantic goodness from a few different households. Don’t show up empty handed, though. Bring a small dessert. You also will want to use halftime at the Lions game to travel to the next house.
Thanksgiving To Go
– Some of us single men might be a little lacking in kitchen skills. Judging from the work my own mother put in to preparing it, Thanksgiving dinner can seem like a little bit of a daunting task. Fortunately, there’s help for the culinary challenged. Several supermarkets and restaurants have pre-made Thanksgiving meals available for sale. You can often buy enough for just one meal, or you can be smart and buy enough so that you’ll have leftovers the next day. Call a few places ahead of time and see if they have meals available that will have you laid out on the couch during the Lions game.
– Another great way to spend the Thanksgiving holiday is to help those who are less fortunate than you. Research the soup kitchens, rescue missions, and homeless shelters in your area and see if they are looking for volunteers to help serve food to those in need. Sure, you might miss the Lions game, but you will have made a valuable contribution to your community.
– If none of these options appeal to you, then you can always just skip Thanksgiving. Inevitably, someone will tell you that you’re crazy and shouldn’t spend the holiday alone. You can just remind them of the first Thanksgiving and the displacement of Native Americans and how you don’t wish to commemorate such a heinous part of American history. That should shut them up and leave you free to sit on the couch with Chinese take-out in your belly (they’re always open on Thanksgiving) and the Lions game on your 52″ HDTV.
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