The decision started harmless sufficient – “Hello, brother pricey, I simply phoned to want you a Pleased Thanksgiving.” – but it surely wasn’t lengthy earlier than the dialog turned to the elephant within the White Home.
“Sure, Trump has misplaced, however (President-elect) Joe Biden had higher watch his again as a result of (Vice President-elect) Kamala Harris will quickly be scheming to take over,” he mentioned. When I didn’t go together with this prediction, he urged it may be higher if we talked about sports activities as a substitute of politics.
I’m not a lot of a sports activities fan, however I recalled catching the top of the Payments recreation when the Cardinals unexpectedly scored a landing within the last seconds of the sport. So I requested if he had seen it solely to learn that ever because the gamers started “taking a knee,” he not watches NFL video games.
Pondering it greatest to not go there, I requested with whom he and his spouse can be spending Thanksgiving. He responded by complaining about how arbitrary it’s to restrict gatherings to 10 folks and earlier than I may ask the place he can be celebrating, he added that, Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention or no Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention, they’d be having their meal indoors at his home and with the home windows shut!
Figuring out how a lot my brother likes to hunt and looking for a impartial matter to finish on, I questioned aloud if he had caught his personal turkey as he had in earlier years. He mentioned he had not seen any wild turkeys this 12 months, however what he does see many days is a household of overly cautious, mask-wearing neighbors who stroll down the road single file like a flock of turkeys.