It’s the holiday season and many people are preparing for their family to come to their house for the holidays, especially Thanksgiving. While seeing family you haven’t seen for a while can be great, it can also be daunting. While family cares about you, they may care too much and ask you questions over Thanksgiving that you don’t have an answer too.
If you are a teenager or young adult, you are guaranteed to get at least one of these questions asked to you this Thanksgiving. Below are the top 5 questions.
Thanksgiving Questions – Are you dating anyone?
This question… *insert eyeroll here* If I was dating anyone don’t you think they would be here, so I could introduce you to them and you could stop asking me this question? When you say no, it’s probably followed up with “well, are you interested in anyone?” I mean, aren’t we all, but I’m working on it, Karen. Hold your horses and just enjoy your turkey.
Thanksgiving Questions – Can you turn on the football game?
Besides the parade, the football game is the one thing most households have turned on at some point during the night. Thanksgiving and football just go together. As a household who isn’t really into football, we get asked by family to turn it on instead of the sitcom we’ve seen 100 times.
Thanksgiving Questions – What are you doing with your life?
For recent graduates, you know what I mean and I’m sorry for this. Not everybody gets a job in their field immediately after graduation. You may still be at a part-time job or even unemployed and that’s ok. Just tell your family that you are working on your best life and when it’s your time everything will fall into place. For now, take it one day at a time. Kindly, change the subject if you are tired of this question. You don’t need that pressure, especially on a day when you are supposed to be thankful for your life.
Can you help me with *insert technology/social media* problem?
If you have older relatives around, like baby boomers, they most likely don’t know how to work a certain feature on their phone, tv, etc. and may ask you for help. Just help them with it. They didn’t grow up with this stuff, like the younger generation did. Granted, your grandpa may never comprehend his smartphone and may try to use it as a remote, but at that point it’s a lost cause.
What’s your major again?
College students, don’t you feel like every party/gathering/place you go to, someone is asking what your major is. You’ve only told them about 50 times. Then when you do tell them, they say either I thought it was *common major* or they’ll try to give you advice because their neighbor’s daughter’s friend is also that major and she’s doing XY and Z at this company. You are the one majoring in that subject, get advice from professionals in that field.
Whatever you get asked this holiday season, don’t let it get to you. Enjoy the food, time with family, and the magic of the holidays. You have the rest of your life to worry about those problems. Just kidding.