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As you sit at the Thanksgiving table tomorrow, enjoying your turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes, you know it will happen – that uncomfortable moment when the focus turns to you and the questions start flowing. Why did you get that $200,000 degree to make less than a quarter of that? When are you finally going to put a ring on that nice girl’s finger? When are you going to meet a nice boy and settle down? Isn’t about time you moved out of your parents’ house?
Of course, these are all questions you don’t have the answers for, and since you are hemmed in at the table by your brother on one side and cousin Larry on the other, your natural instinct to flee is no good. Instead, the only choice you have is to deflect. Since it can be difficult to think when your brain is slowed down by tryptophan, here are some prompts that you can use to move the conversation off you and onto less painful topics.
If all else fails, just have Adele’s new album cued up and ready to go on your phone. Works every time. .
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