Monday, November 30, 2009
Nobody Really Likes Turkey
Or pumpkin pie, or pecan pie.
I've tried over and over to explain that to Mrs. C-Nut but she remains firmly entrenched in projective denial.
If human beings actually LIKED Thanksgiving food....it'd be manifest in the free market.
How often do you see turkey or pumpkin pie on a restaurant menu?
Answer - NEVER.
Even the statistics on non-Thanksgiving turkey consumption are likely distorted.
Twice this (late) fall I've heard of people going to dinner at an 'old coot's' house and being served *turkey*.
You know what that was, don't you?
That was the frozen bird the 'old bag' bought last November, on sale for 29 cents a pound or something the week after the holiday.
They figured they had to get rid of it in the nick of time before Thanksgiving - and so they could load up on yet another cheap frozen carcass!
I myself refuse to eat turkey even on this ridiculous holiday for amateur, once-a-year *grates*.
And I advised both acquaintances that they should get even with their 'old bag' relatives.
Next year, invite THEM over for dinner the weekend right before Thanksgiving and serve THEM turkey.