Thanksgiving is arguably one of the best holidays of the season. There's food, family, friends...more food! But with every Thanksgiving comes the dreaded questioning from family members who want to "catch up" and know how you're doing. Frankly, us college kids are quite tired of hearing the same questions and comments every year.
Even if our family members are genuinely interested in our lives and well-being, the only question we're even remotely prepared to answer is how much gravy we're planning to smother our potatoes in.
All jokes aside, Thanksgiving is just the start to the most wonderful time of the year. There are plenty of comedy movies that make fun of family get-togethers during the holidays. You know how it goes; family members looking forward to a perfect Hallmark card reunion and laughing about the good ole' days over an old-fashioned turkey dinner. Everyone knows this isn't how the holidays ever turn out, but let's be thankful for the family and friends (and of course the food) that we get to share the season with. And let's not be too afraid to admit that we actually like answering family members obnoxious question...sometimes.
1. "How's the semester going?"
It'd be better if I could eat Thanksgiving dinner every day of the year.
2. "So...what jobs can you get with your degree?"
The only job I have is to finish everything on my plate.
3. *After explaining potential jobs* "Is that a practical career path?"
We'll cross that bridge when we get there. Pass the pie, please!
4. "Are you seeing anyone?"
You really want to discuss my nonexistent love life right now? We're about to eat.
5. "Are you really going to eat all of that?"
You always told me I was capable of anything.
6. "How are your grades?"
(This is where you take a big bite of stuffing to avoid answering.)
7. "Why do you keep growing up?!"
I know you want me to stay young, but don't you think I'm a little too old to sit at the kid's table?
8. "Yes, but do you have a real job?"
No. I don't.
9. "When are you getting married? I'm not getting any younger!"
I don't even have my life together, I don't think I'm getting married anytime soon.
10. "Is that your third slice of pie?"
Yes, and I'm about to have another.