Give Thanks With These Holiday Etiquette Tips

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November 19, 2011 ‐ By Drenna Armstrong

We all want to have a good time – and good food – on Thanksgiving, right? Of course, so in honor of the upcoming holiday, here are some rules to live by…or kick the offenders out!

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  • HISTORY

    Shut up!! Yall slaves. White folks are celebrating their dominance over you and all minorities. Hey, I drink champagne and eat good daily. Im playing xbox. LEAVE ME ALONE/

  • Dondodda1

    I LOVE IT. HOOOOD. I LIVED IN THE HOOD AND I ALWAYS IGNORED THE RED BONES WITH THE TATOOS THAT LIKED TO FIGHT. I THOUGHT I WAS BETTER THAN THEM. THEN I WENT TO THE SUBURBS AND THEM HOEZ FAT UGLY AND STILL GOT KIDS ALREADY.  I WENT BACK TO THE HOOD AND FOUND ME A TATOOED UP REDBONE. SHE GOT GOLDS IN HER MOUTH. BUT NO STRETCH MARKS. Now I’m proud to be the good looking hood one in the family. Keep dem ole cows. LOL

  • Dondodda

    I LOVE IT. HOOOOD. I LIVED IN THE SUBURBS AND I ALWAYS IGNORED THE RED BONES WITH THE TATOOS THAT LIKED TO FIGHT. I THOUGHT I WAS BETTER THAN THEM. THEN I WENT TO THE SUBURBS AND THEM HOEZ FAT UGLY AND STILL GOT KIDS ALREADY.  I WENT BACK TO THE HOOD AND FOUND ME A TATOOED UP REDBONE. SHE GOT GOLDS IN HER MOUTH. BUT NO STRETCH MARKS. Now I’m proud to be the good looking hood one in the family. Keep dem ole cows. LOL

  • Guest

    I don’t know about a couple of these. If I’m hosting and I have guests flying in, I don’t expect them to bring anything, Especially if they’re considerate enough to offer and coming alone. Also, if I haven’t seen you in a while I don’t mind picking you up from the airport, in advance or having you stay with me as long as you’re considerate when folks start arriving. Meaning I don’t want you sleeping on the couch so others can’t sit down or monopolizing the guest bathroom. As for in town guests, I agree, it’s completely inconsiderate to ask the host to give you a ride on Thanksgiving Day. And lastly, respecting elders…respect is earned. Don’t expect folks to wait on you hand and foot….I’m not your maid. If I’m up, I’ll get whatever you need but if I’m sitting down, don’t get mad if you get straight attitude or a couple of words…I’ve been up all night getting this shindig together. Bottom line, it’s all about being considerate of other people.

  • butch31

    Very true, I go through this every year…This year, things will be different, I am not picking anyone up, no u can take my ziploc containers to tote foood, and ur not spending a nite. If u show up empty handed, next year ur NOT invited.

  • Rosie_G

    I don’t know who the author is having Thanksgiving with, but it can’t be family. I mean seriously, you can’t pick up relatives at the airport or offer them room in your house (provided you have the space)? And who shows up to Thanksgiving with an arm full of their own Tupperware, lol?

  • Prissy

    This is NOT I repeat.. This is NOT a religious “holiday”. HOW dare we “celebrate” the robbing of one’s land? GTFOH. Disrespectful to ALL Native Americans. I REFUSE. You can be with your loved one’s and other family members any other time of the year. STOP it. What’s next..WE “celebrate” slavery? Oh yea.. we do that already with Juneteenth. SMMFH

    • bigbootyjudy

      That’s not what happened sounds like someone didn’t pay attention in history class its a celebration of how the native americans show the first settlers to grow their own food and take care of themselves and the settlers gave thanks with their crops that the native americans helped them grow the other madness didn’t happened til years later so calm down boo what you so tight for? Here’s a turkey leg now shut up

    • sweettea

      How about we call it the harvest festival is that better. Either way I’m still eating a turkey

      • Prissy

        I LIKE this idea SWEETEA!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003085266535 Courtney Small

    efff all that ish i wanna eat!!!!!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LMDJBVQT7URMQNBISXGOF73QTU MixedUpSiciliano

    All of my grandparents died before I got to know/meet them so I never grew up with elders. I mean, there were adults, but at the same time, my family was always spotty. One Thanksgiving, it was just me and my mom. That was depressing. Another Holiday the whole house was full. And I mean…full. This holiday me, my siblings and my mum have to go to my aunt and uncles house. I love them but I do not like holidays such as Thanks/Xmas. I’m into New Years but not that much. I love Valentines Day even if I am single because 1. If I’m single, I can complain and mope about it 2. If I’m taken…:-)  Happy Holidays. Now leave me alone. 

  • http://afrocentrictimes.blogspot.com Mccray51751

    Every one of these rules is spot on.  Too many folks now days have had no proper home training or as my husband says “bringing ups”.  Manners, in my day, was taught by the parent.  We were taught how to eat at the table properly, not to stare . . . etc.  My parents often received compliments from other diners because of her children’s behavior.  Now we have to pass laws because we’ve got children out in public with others who have not learn how to behave in public.  This lack of knowledge flows into adulthood.  Thanks for sharing this valuable information.