8 Things Never to Say at Thanksgiving Dinner
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By Shannan Rouss
For lots of families, Turkey Day isn't Turkey Day unless there’s drama. This year, to make sure no one storms off before the table's been cleared, here are eight things you should never say during Thanksgiving dinner.
Dishing It Out2 of 9
"Well somebody likes the stuffing."
Are you trying to start a fight or hurt someone's feelings?
Party Fowl3 of 9
"Do you know what they do to the turkey before it's slaughtered?"
We're not saying that you don't have a valid point to make, but bringing this up just as Dad's about to carve the turkey might ruffle some feathers.
Full Disclosure4 of 9
"Can you pass the yams, and I'm dropping out of law school."
Save major, potentially distressing announcements for another time. Otherwise, your big news may monopolize everyone's Thanksgiving.
Pinot Patrol5 of 9
"Are you sure you need another glass of wine?"
If you're really worried about a relative's drinking, you don't want to call them out in front of everyone. But if it's just Mom getting a little tipsy on Turkey Day, it's best not to provoke her.
Gratitude Gaffe6 of 9
"I'm thankful that after Tom's affair, he and I were able to work through our issues and move forward."
This is not the time to air past grievances or throw anyone under the bus, even if you're amongst family (especially if you're amongst family).
Cutting Remarks7 of 9
"And I'm thankful that most of my kids were able to take time out of their busy schedules to spend Thanksgiving with their mother. Even if you can only stay for one night."
Sorry, moms. Thinly veiled digs will only fuel the fire.
In Poor Taste8 of 9
"Do you have any salt?"
You might as well just say the food sucks.
Dessert Diss9 of 9
"I really miss Grandma's pumpkin pie."
Everyone probably misses Grandma's pumpkin pie, but chances are someone tried really hard to replicate her recipe.
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