Twitter Tuesday: Thanksgiving Twitpoll
The first Thanksgiving, painting by Jean Louis Gerome Ferris
It's almost Thanksgiving and that means it's time to take a few days off of work, see all the family you so carefully avoid most of the year and stuff yourself until you want to puke and/or pass out.
The normal way to celebrate Thanksgiving is to ask everyone what they're thankful for, but screw that. We'll get enough of that come Thursday. Since we recently listed our top ten Thanksgiving traditions that need to end, we thought we'd give you a chance to vent about what irks you about America's most gluttonous, family-filled Holiday. And while a few of you were resolutely positive, we got enough bile-filled responses of holiday hatred to make up for it.
It's worth noting that this question drew our best response yet for a Twitpoll. You obviously have some strong feelings about the hazards of Thanksgiving, your families and the place of vegetarians on Turkey day. You can read all the takes -- good, bad and indifferent -- after the jump.
@mrsamy77: Being with family!!!
@alittlenib: Stuffing! Yuk!
@Ellumare: Turkey is the worst part of Thanksgiving.
@ChellyVitry: Least favorite Thanskgiving thing? I'm vegetarian & no, picking the big pieces of meat out doesn't make it veggie.
No one knows how to cook something I can eat. It's TURKEY day, right?
@jdscott: My favorite thing about Thanksgiving is really good gravy ( not from a jar )
@TimWJackson: That I do not get to work that day!! No really...really! Ask Patty...
@humblefool: Vegetarians getting uppity about me eating Turkey. Man, turkey is delicious, and the birds are asking for it, you know?
@VivienneVaVoom: Thanksgiving is awesome. A family holiday with no worry about presents, just eating til you bust! + shopping the next day!
@smylechristina: I hate that I have to work...yeah my restaurant is opened on Thanksgiving
@iSamurai: Black Friday
@danalstone: The pressure of trying to be a really good cook. All crappy cooks (me!) suck at cooking a turkey. I always fail at it.
@robbie_clarke: The thing I hate most about Thanksgiving is being at work at 2 a.m. the next morning for black friday...
@aroostiko: the aftermath..
@thecolournerd: I hate that people are now callin it "Black Weds" the day before Thanksgiving. It's bad enough we've got 1 day like that!
@dive_bar: i haaaaate the board games after dinner. no more monopoly till you dropoly with my younger cousins- i need a turkey nap.
@footeball45: Traffic. I am driving from Portland to Seattle. And that is all traffic from Salem until Bellingham.
@KimberlyP: I LOVE Thanksgiving ever since my husband and I decided that we pick the people we spend it with. Usually it's just us :D
@PuddleMonkey: I hate Thanksgiving because it means I have to spend time with my family. Yup, you read that right.
@FortuneKooky: I hate that it ends!
@Cailining: Ugh, Family comparing me to my cousins & pressuring me to get married & have kids like them. I'm only 22!
@MariL303: Having to visit so many places in one day. I just want to eat and RELAX! :)
That's all! Thanks to those that participated and feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts.