Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Thanks-giving Day is next week. You know what that means.....
It's time to remove the Halloween stuff and to start putting up the Christmas decorat-ions.
(Of course, you might be one of the lucky ones who didn't bother taking the stuff down last year.)
Then I got to thinking about the true meaning of Thanksgiving and what was so special about the holiday feast. I realized I didn't really know. I seem to have forgotten.
Thankfully, I found the following cartoon and it cleared my memory. Now I remember what Thanksgiving is all about.
A Thanksgiving Wish
"A cheeseburger and fries," a man says to the waitress.
...."Me too," says the turkey sitting at the table with him.
....After they had finished eating, the waitress handed the man the check stating, "That'll be $9.40."
....The man reached into his pocket and produced the exact amount plus $2.00 for a tip.
....The man and the turkey return to the same diner the next day. Both he and the turkey order a steak and a baked potato. Again, the man reaches into his pocket and produces the exact amount including a tip.
....For the next several days the man and the turkey return. On each visit the man orders a different and more expensive menu item, and each time the turkey has the same thing. Without fail the man would produce the exact amount of the bill and an appropriate gratuity.
....Finally the waitress's curiosity gets the better of her, "How is that you manage to have just the right amount of money in your pocket every time you order? And what's with the turkey?"
...."A genie granted me two wishes," the man explained. "My first wish was that I'd always have the right amount of money to pay for anything."
...."Brilliant!" said the waitress. "But what's with the turkey?"
...."Well," he said, "my second wish was for a big-breasted chick who would agree with everything I say."
Curmudgeon responsible for this post: Hale McKay at 9:31 PM