HAPPY THANKSGIVING !!!
Turkeys: Ignore the people looking at us. They feel grateful and they slaughter us for their dinner. Humans, cannibals!!!
If you want to know why turkeys are preferred during Thanksgiving, read this.
We're not eating turkey this year, Honestly, I prefer its smaller relatives. I will try ordering Peking Duck instead. Cholesterol laden fowl but tastes great.
Turkeys remind of the days when I came home from work hauling the five lb uncooked turkey as give-away for the employees. If no one wanted the dressed turkey, I was forced to cook it for hours Wednesday night, Since Thanksgiving is like Christmas in the Philippines where families prefer to bond with families, no one came to eat the poor bird. It became a resident of my freezer for 12 months until another one replaced it.
In the meantime, trout, tilapia, salmon became its roommates in the freezer compartment. The seafood families came and went and the turkey stood its ground in the corner occupying at least more than one fourth of the freezer.
Like an awardee in a popularity contest where the winner wins because she arm-twisted, coerced relatives and gave friends the guilty complex if they are not going to vote for her, I like to express my thanks to: (violin start playing plez).
1. being sick - it made me realize that true friends do not exceed the number of your fingers and toes. I thank the remaining friends who call every now and then to check me out or bring gossips of any kind.
2. being early retired - I can enjoy reading the books that I wanted to read but can't in the past years because my floor was literally covered with spreadsheets waiting to be analyzed and reports prepared for both my employer and the business. Bed for me was like a mirage. I can also watch reruns of TV series which I was able to watch either the beginning or the ending because either I have to leave early or come home late in the night.
3. for the people who made my life miserable (angbossnagustokongalisinnoondahilbukingkosiyasakaniyang-
dikotanggapangkaniyangboypren(hanggang ngayon di pa siya pinakakasalan after 2 years. And many others.)- upon hearing what happened to them, I strongly believe that there is God and karma is a natural law that no one can break.
I also thank them for driving me to move on and get better opportunities when I became complacent to my status.
Lahat sa kanila, mapurga sana kayo ng turkey. gobble gobble gobble.