Over here in the cute and doped little Kingdom of the realOranges under sea level we have been swamped with Anglosaxon inventions like Santa Claus, Halloween, bland fastfood, Valentine’s day, city gangs, crack, teenagers using expressions like wtf, OMG, like and awesome in about every sentence, ignoring the fact that ‘media’ is plural, English commercial and management jargon, and recently Brexit, but Thanksgiving never set foot on our shores.

Your tips nevertheless come in handy during our own traditional family feast: Christmas dinner. Most of ‘em can be gratefully adapted for use in other contagious matters like maximum speed at highways, populism, migration, sustainable living, smoking, veganism and addiction to mobile phones. Or to pipe down looming or actual inheritance troubles.

Thinking about this phenomenon I wonder: does the number of divorces show a high after Thanksgiving? Over here it certainly does after Carnival, Christmas and other holidays.

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