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You Can All Thank Thanksgiving …
November 20, 2017, 7:15 am
Filed under: A Bit Of Inspiration, America, Comment

So this week is my first official ‘thanksgiving’.Like many of the American holidays I’ve experienced so far, I’m pretty sure it’s going to make me feel weird.

July 4th set the tone by asking me to celebrate the day America kicked England’s ass.

Then there was Halloween … where America goes more over-the-top than a Versace, Disneyland collaboration.

And so we come to thanksgiving … a day that is arguably, even bigger than Christmas here.

Where you get together with those you love and express what you’re thankful for while tucking into a turkey dinner and eating pie.

OK, so the eating bit is going to be good, as will the days off … of which you also benefit as this is the only post of the week … however, before you start taking the piss that I’m always on holiday, please note I’ve not had any personal time off this year annnnnnd this holiday makes up for the fact I didn’t get to enjoy the annual national October holiday in Asia for the first time in over 10 years.

Better? No, didn’t think so.

Anyway, to ensure the whole holiday shebang gets off to a good start, I’ve organised the inaugural Thanksgiving Deutsch Planner Pie-off for later today where we all bring in our handmade masterpieces and do battle for the ultimate accolade of Prince/ss of Pie.

Think Great British Bake-off with more swearing, threats and stomach aches.

And pie.

However despite all that fun and frolics, the other bit of Thanksgiving will be bloody awkward … by which I mean the whole ‘what are you thankful for’ bit.

Not because I’m not thankful for a whole bunch of stuff, but because I have absolutely no desire to share it with people I vaguely know.

Maybe it’s my British genes coming through.

Or maybe it’s because I hate being told to do stuff that others want me to do.

Which I guess is additional evidence that I am an only child … hahaha.

So I will end this post with the same response I gave when I was recently interviewed by a magazine and asked, ‘what do yo love about being in America’.

“Your bacon and free soda refills.”

They didn’t find it funny either.

So Happy Thanksgiving everyone, see you in a week.


14 Comments

The ultimate dick move to make in a new country. Brilliant. Something tells me you’ll be having more than 1 week off for this. That’s what I’m going to be thankful for.

Comment by DH

That is quite the backhanded compliment.

Thank you. I think.

Comment by Rob

I’m thankful you are on this side of the world, even if I don’t see you as much as I’d like. I’m also thankful for your mischievousness. Excellent answer to the question and you’re right, the bacon is spectacular. Have a good holiday and good luck with the pie. I assume Jill made it for you?

Comment by George

are you fucking mad or being stupidly polite? who the fuck wants to see campbell more. even otis and jill wish he blagged more trips away. get a fucking grip man.

Comment by andy@cynic

I won’t lie, Jill helped me a lot with the advice but I did it. Not just because they’re the rules, but I wanted to make such a sickening pie that Jill would have nothing to do with it.

Comment by Rob

if jill is willing to let you drown it must be fucking sick. you didnt make a birkenstock pie did you?

Comment by andy@cynic

Thanksgiving is great and I’ve never attended on where people have actually given specific thanks, so let’s hope yours is like that. Not least because the turkey would get very cold while people listened to the huge list of what you have to be tahnkful for.

Comment by John

Except he probably thinks he did it or earned it himself.

Comment by DH

he has a long fucking history of confusing stealing with earning.

Comment by andy@cynic

oh campbell, at least when youre a dick to others you make me smile. thats fucking something i suppose.

Comment by andy@cynic

“Your bacon and free soda refills.” Evil genius.

Comment by Bazza

Bracing myself for the Instagram extravaganza.

Comment by Marcus Brown

You know it’s going to happen.

Comment by DH

how many fuckers did your pie kill?

Comment by andy@cynic




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