The #1 Topic to Avoid at Thanksgiving Dinner Isn’t Politics!
There are two topics that most people agree shouldn’t be brought up among friendly company: Politics and religion.
My family is pretty good at that. The worst scuffle I can remember at a holiday get-together was on Christmas a few years back. The flashpoint wasn’t the latest liberal snowflake, or which conservative is ruining this country. It was the game Taboo.
You see, the Jakuszs can be a competitive bunch. I don’t have the best memory in the world, but I believe the voices started to rise when one team was accusing – not of cheating, per se, but of unintentionally not following the rules. Making a long story short, the arguing escalated enough to make my Grandmother started to cry!
That’s when we knew that perhaps we went a bit too far.
What about you? Are there certain topics you avoid? Here’s what the rest of the country has to say:
- Long-standing family tensions, 46%.
- General politics, 37%.
- The 2020 presidential race, 33%.
- Someone’s future plans, 24%.
- Money, 24%.
- The behavior of the guests, 22%.
- Drinking or alcohol, 21%.
- The cooking, 18%.