Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Whether you’re an international student who’s baffled as to why we eat turkey in remembrance of genocide, an American undergrad dreading going home out of fear of seeing your parents, or somewhere in between, FM’s got you covered. You’re only five questions away from a definitive answer as to what you should do for Thanksgiving, so what are you waiting for? Christmas?
1. How do you feel about the year’s first snowfall?
A) It didn’t even accumulate, so I wasn’t impressed.
B) Winter is coming.
C) I couldn’t see the snow through my parka, neck gator, and facemask.
D) (Eyes closed, fists clenched tightly.) “It’s 80o and sunny, it’s 80o and sunny...”
2. How do you plan on spending Thanksgiving Day?
A) Doing the Turkey Trot.
B) Chilling with friends, family, and watching NFL games.
C) Studying—reading period is almost upon us.
D) At the beach. Are there any other options, really?
3. Favorite Starbucks drink?
A) Is that even relevant?
B) Pumpkin Spice Latte. Obvi.
C) Naked Juice. I love the idea of going to Starbucks, I just don’t love Starbucks.
D) Black coffee. Seattle’s finest.
4. What are you doing for Black Friday?
A) Avoid being trampled.
B) Food... Coma... Can’t Speak… Must Sleep…
C) S-A-L-E-S only mean one thing: Shop till I drop, baby!
D) Going out. Why is this Friday different from all other Fridays?
5. Favorite Thanksgiving Dish?
A) The stuffing. If I eat enough of it, I’ll become one with the turkey that I’ll later devour.
B) The real fruit in cranberry sauce. All 10% of it.
C) Everything. Thanksgiving’s a marathon, not a sprint.
D) Post Turkey Day leftovers.
If you answered mostly A’s, B’s, C’s or D’s: Go home and see your family. You owe it to them for every time you didn’t call (or did call out of a purely financial concern).