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Thanksgiving Drama Thread (1 Viewer)

Tom Skerritt

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My wife’s parents hosted Thanksgiving this year. My FIL is a bit odd. I can see him starting to melt down as we are putting food on our plates. He is upset about something, but I don’t know what. He’s usually upset over the fact that the rest of the family is left-leaning #######s while he is the lone Trumpian republican. Not sure if that’s the case here though. So we all sit down to eat, and I attempt to start a toast to my in-laws, but I am cutoff because my FIL has apparently prepared a ceremonial toast. He proceeds to say something about some distant relative crossing the Atlantic, and if it weren’t for her, none of us would be at this table. And then he tries to recite some rehearsed prayer (90% of the people at the table are atheist/agnostic) to which he forgets half of it. Ends the prayer with...”and I can’t remember the rest... so uh... amen.” He melts down even further, and finally has to leave the table in disgust and embarrassment. 

I feel bad for the guy because he gets himself all worked up over stupid stuff. We all just want to enjoy each other’s company and have a nice meal. And now this is what I’ll remember. 

 
Not trying to be funny when I say it sounds as if he may have a social disorder of some type. Whether he does or not, it's a shame he's totally lost sight of what this particular holiday is about. I thought the wife and I were going to be alone at dinner this year and was ecstatic to end up with seven family members joining us. It's a lot of hard work at our age, but we are more than glad to do it to have the time with our kids and grandkids. Sorry he did he best his best to ruin your day. I hope it turned out ok in the end.

 
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I feel bad for the guy because he gets himself all worked up over stupid stuff. We all just want to enjoy each other’s company and have a nice meal. And now this is what I’ll remember. 
This is what to remember; that you feel bad for the guy and have sympathy or even empathy for him. It'll help your marriage, help your dealings with him.  

 

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