Here’s What Not to Say to New Englanders at the Thanksgiving Table
Ah, Thanksgiving. It's quite the special time of year.
For many, Thanksgiving is a welcome day to pause and be grateful for what we have. It gives us quality time to spend with family and friends, all while enjoying a delicious Thanksgiving meal. Maybe your family and friends have special holiday traditions, whether that's watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade or a football game, bracing yourselves to go out Black Friday shopping at midnight, or something else.
But then there's the other side to Thanksgiving. Seeing some family members can be both a blessing and a curse for countless reasons.
Beyond having qualms with individual people, everyone knows the general "forbidden topics" when it comes to Thanksgiving table discussions. Obviously, this includes anything having to do with religion, politics, and in this year's case, midterm elections. Plenty of families also have their own skeletons in the closet, so bringing those up probably isn't the wisest call, either.
But how about when it comes to us here in New England? Whether you're celebrating Thanksgiving locally or traveling outside the region, what are the questions or remarks you should avoid making when seated with a New Englander? We took to Facebook to get some answers, and you guys delivered. So, without further ado, here's what not to say to New Englanders at the Thanksgiving table, according to locals.
Here's What Not to Say to New Englanders at the Thanksgiving Table
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