6 things to dread about going home for Thanksgiving

Rachel Cazares

Home-cooked meals are nice. Being around loved ones is nice – for a time.

You’d think a holiday meant primarily for eating would be any college student’s dream, since many of us haven’t had a “real” meal in months. But besides the feast, for most of us students Thanksgiving also means going home.

That trip back home is famous for all the nitpicky questions and comments our families save up for months until we’re in their sight to hear them again, as if we forgot that we need to brush our teeth and comb our hair.

Here’s six things we’re not looking forward to about Turkey Day at home, brought to you by the Spinnaker staff.

1. “Home for Thanksgiving? HA! I work retail. #BlackFridaySucks”

Photo by Justin Belichis
Photo by Justin Belichis

“At least I can use my store discount for gifts.”

-Rachel Cazares, features editor

2. “Seeing those friends from high school that you really just do not want to see.”

Photo by Rachel Cazares
Photo by Rachel Cazares

“Why did we ever speak…?”

-Jeremy Collard, government reporter

3. “Grandma getting tipsy and telling us a little too much about her college experience.”

Photo by Rachel Cazares
Photo by Rachel Cazares

“There are some things we are just not curious about.”

-Al Huffman, sports reporter

4. “That one family member who counts each plate you serve yourself and lets everyone know what number you’re on.”

Photo by Rachel Cazares
Photo by Rachel Cazares

“I haven’t eaten a real, home cooked meal in months. Let me have this moment.”

-Tiffany Salameh, digital editor

5. “When your parents make you do those chores you thought you left behind with your high school years.”

Photo by Rachel Cazares
Photo by Rachel Cazares

“Turkey and wine don’t exactly make me want to put up the Christmas décor, mom.”

-Justin Belichis, publisher

6. “Trying not to look miserable while listening to their political banter.”

Photo by Rachel Cazares
Photo by Rachel Cazares

“Yes, I’d love to hear what you think about Donald Trump. Please tell me.”

-Doug Markowitz, copy chief

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