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post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
O.K. - Go for it. This doesn't mean that y'all hate your families. I know that I don't. There is something about Thanksgiving. It just makes me want to run for the local saloon I have already received a phone call from Mom asking what I was bringing. Somehow it ended up about how abnormal I was because I want people (including family) to phone before showing up unannounced

Vent away .....
post #2 of 26
Well, I wish that we were closer to our families, not necessarily because I like them so much, but more that I hate having to fly to NY or FL for every stinkin holiday.
Although, flying AWAY from them is generally pleasant. LOL.
post #3 of 26
my gripe?

we dont even get thanksgiving here

its not fair that you guys get such a fun looking extra holiday!
post #4 of 26
It is going to be very hard and more expensive to find Thanksgiving ingredients here and I wont have my family
post #5 of 26
Ok - I could go on for a few pages, but basically why can't we all pretend we are a normal, non-disfunctional family for just ONE day??? Can't we just all pretend we like each other without any nasty comments? It makes it very stressful on the person having Thanksgiving, ME!!!
post #6 of 26
My problem is that it seems I am the only one working the day after Thanksgiving!!! We are closing early that Wednesday -- which makes no difference to me because that's my day off. But we open up again Friday morning at 8! And I have to work Saturday too! I just want to stay home and eat leftovers.

post #7 of 26
Thread Starter 
I had to work the day after Christmas every year (bank) unless I had a scheduled vacation day. Since I'm unemployed I have this year off !
post #8 of 26
How about my boyfriend and I both work for major retailers. We both have to work the day before Thanksgiving and the day after (also known as Black Friday and we open at 6am). This upcoming week will be extremely busy as the stores are preparing for the massive crowds on Friday.

We just bought a house that needed total renovation in July. We are still in the middle of it. But because my house now has the largest space for everyone. I got elected to have it here. UGH. Like I have the time, energy, or money. Oh well. I also don't have enough place settings with my china, so mom may have to drag hers over. Paper plates are out of the question here. My dad NEVER complains, about anything...but one year when mom was going through menopause she was a bit "off her rocker" and did an unforgettable meal that year. Not a good thing. That "meal" was also served on paper plates and my dad complained the entire day. I still laugh about that Thanksgiving. She laughs about it now too.

I did talk to my mom last night and she offered to buy half the stuff. Even offered to do it again this year. I told her no, it will be okay as long as she can help.

So 14 adults and 15 kids will be giving thanks at my house on Thursday. Actually that reminds me to be thankful instead of frustrated. I do love having a big family.

Bobbie
post #9 of 26
Honestly my only gripe is that there is nothing good on TV on Thanksgiving!

We just have a nice Thanksgiving with just the two of us. We'll call the families, but that's it. Sometimes I think it would be nice to be with the family...but then I remember that I get to keep all of my leftover.
post #10 of 26
We don't have 'Thanksgiving' here but Christmas is funny at my Auntys place (We have lunch) my Dad never fails to make one or two of the young children cry and he always manages to fall asleep right after we have eaten. That's after complaining how Flippin' stupid Christmas is without Granny or Granddad! (His Nana & Dad)
post #11 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by captiva
I had to work the day after Christmas every year (bank) unless I had a scheduled vacation day. Since I'm unemployed I have this year off !

I have to work the day after Christmas too. I think I was supposed to work Christmas Eve last year but I had a wisdom tooth pulled so I called out. I hope we are closed on that day this year.
post #12 of 26
I think one of my shifts at work falls on Christmas Eve or Boxing Day, time and a half woohoo!
post #13 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by maverick_kitten
my gripe?

we dont even get thanksgiving here

its not fair that you guys get such a fun looking extra holiday!
And we have you guys to thank for it! Wait, actually that was the 4th of July. If only a couple of your relatives had gotten on that boat......

I have not one single gripe about Thanksgiving. It is hands-down my favorite holiday. There are no strings attached to it. The meal is awesome. The leftovers are awesome. I usually end up doing 2 Thanksgivings during the 4-day weekend. That's how much I like it.

My one and only beef is all you Christmas people who intrude on Thanksgiving. It's not your turn until December 1st.
post #14 of 26
We tell all of our well meaning friends that invite us to join them that we are going out of town, and hide out in the house. We cook a small turkey breast, a small ham, all the trimmings, eat too much, get drunk, and watch movies. It is usually the best holiday of the year.
post #15 of 26
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by krazy kat2
We tell all of our well meaning friends that invite us to join them that we are going out of town, and hide out in the house. We cook a small turkey breast, a small ham, all the trimmings, eat too much, get drunk, and watch movies. It is usually the best holiday of the year.
Now that sounds like fun. I spent it with friends one year and had the best time.
post #16 of 26
come live in Australia and then you wont have thanksgiving and then there will be nothing to gripe about
post #17 of 26
Thread Starter 
Thank you for your kind offer, Miss Huggles. Now, just find me and my hubby a job and we will be set.
post #18 of 26
Well my parents and brother are driving in to spend the holidays... with me and my fiance's family. And my parents are staying with my fiance's parents and my brother is staying with me. Nuff said? Gulp!

Oh and my fiance's brother, wife and kids will also be there... the boys have never heard foreign accents and since my parents both have them I can just hear it now "mommy? Why does that man talk funny? What did that lady say?"
post #19 of 26
Bill and I are on the outs and I don't know (or care) what he's doing. My parents are going to Camp Verde and spend the holiday with Pops' family. Sam and the twins will be with her family.

I think I'll see if Mark wants to go out to dinner, with me.
post #20 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by captiva
Thank you for your kind offer, Miss Huggles. Now, just find me and my hubby a job and we will be set.
no problem consider it done!
post #21 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by katl8e
Bill and I are on the outs and I don't know (or care) what he's doing. My parents are going to Camp Verde and spend the holiday with Pops' family. Sam and the twins will be with her family.

I think I'll see if Mark wants to go out to dinner, with me.
Wish you lived closer, Cindy. I prefer Thanksgiving as a time to be with friends.
post #22 of 26
My only gripe is the one that comes with every holiday....my family is in NY and DH's is in TN. And there is inevitably the 'do you have any plans for ______, we'd love to have you!' Never mind that we've been to TN far many more times than NY! and it's farther away! I can't be in 2 places at once people! And never you mind that we're the ones travelin here!
post #23 of 26
It usually isn't too bad with our family. Depends on who is coming. We usually make fun of my niece about who she will drop chocolate pie on this year.

Oh, big gripe is the TV being on for football games. Both of them!
post #24 of 26
Where do I start? We get to go over to my 2nd cousins house this year and listen to a bunch of drunks arguing about who works harder at thier job. We also get to hear about what we should/shouldn't do with our kids. How to raise them, how not to. I remember one year, with my ex-husband at Christmas, one of my cousins gave us a "save your marriage" book. Funny thing is, we didnt get divorced until 3yrs later. But it still insulted us. Also at any holiday there, they seem to forget that we are coming and we (all 4 of us) get stuck in the corner somewhere. And at X-mas, they always "forget" about getting the kids anything. Us it doesn't bother, we are adults, but you dont buy ALL THE OTHER KIDS SOMETHING AND NOT MY 2 BOYS! THAT makes me
post #25 of 26
All the kids want to come here for TG eveery year since we bought our turkey frier. We love it, though. No work the next day, but we do have to take Peekaboo in to the vet for dental surgery that day.
My only gripe about Thanksgiving: The wife wanted to shop for TG decorations today, but we didn't find any, because the stores are pushing Christmas stuff already!
post #26 of 26
Just found this thread!

For the first time in 5 years, I'm going to have Thanksgiving with my family in Tucson. My sister lives there part time (the other half of the year in Ohio). My gripe doesn't make sense without some background.

My 77 year old Uncle is mentally handicapped and lives in Tucson. Many years ago a gold-digger woman started taking advantage of him and won't let him see our family. He is gullible enough to have fallen for it.

My sister runs into him by accident and invites him over for Thanksgiving dinner. I'm excited as I haven't seen him for probably 10 years. My brother, who lives in Cottonwood Arizona now, had a run in with him about 12 years ago, decided that he won't show up cause Uncle will be there. Come on brother - he has the mental capacity of a 5 year old and isn't always responsible for his behavior!! This brother is the one that hasn't held a job in 25 years cause its too emotionally taxing. But I haven't seen him in 5 years and was anxious to see him again.

But, my other brother is driving down from New Mexico with his wife and 2 of their kids. My niece is flying in from Chicago. And a family friend is hopefully driving down from the Phoenix area. We will all be crashing at my sister's 3 bedroom house.

I haven't seen anyone that will be there for at least 4 years or longer. My siblings and I have gone our own path after mom passed in 2000 (dad passed in 1986). It will be good to see them all again, but it will also be stressful trying to rebuild a relationship with all of them.
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