What does that mean. What do Canadians do on their Thanksgiving? I wish ours was earlier. I don't like how all of our major holidays bunch up near the end of the year. It stresses me out.
It means we round up the screaming five year old and to go to Omi's house to eat free-range, medication free turkey, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, gravy, Aunt Sally's maple syrup and prosciutto brussel sprouts and cranberry sauce, and Auntie Gaby's heirloom tomato salad with special greens and sprouted brown rice, my mom's apple crumble and my sister's pumpkin pie. Then Opi and I retire to the back room to watch Deutsche Welle tv about radical new stained glass panels in a German cathedral as he pops a beer to cope with the pain in his back. Also: stories about how Oktoberfest gets done right a wrong (warnings sent to your home address from the medical tent) from Opi and stories about the first turkey Omi ever ate when she was seven years old after World War II. Her grandmother, who had had no luck trying to buy from farmers, found a turkey by the side of the road and stuffed in in a backpack to carry home. Sally finds these stories depressing so can be a bit of a killjoy, but it was not as bad as listening to my sister complain about entitled customers and their interjections into her personal life a Whole Foods. The holiday unfailingly falls during midterms for me, but I guess it was good to get out.
Sounds similar to here.
I've heard rumblings that American Thanksgiving is bigger than Christmas and comes with major sales.
Those rumblings are accurate. We have the infamous Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, which is when we all arrive at the malls before sunrise and shop until our feet bleed. It's really fun.
Some American stores have introduced this Black Friday practice to Canada. Last year I bought my quarterly bottle of $29 Aveda conditioner at a considerable discount upon encountering it accidentally. I will have to take note of when this blessed event occurs.
Exporting the joyous evils of capitalism...it's what we do best.
All in the spirit of thankfulness... how very utilitarian of you.
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