For the naive freshmen, Thanksgiving break is thought to be a time to enjoy family, catch up with old friends, and enjoy some tasty food. And the idea of a long break from school to binge on Disney+ and take frequent naps sounds like a treat.
But to the experienced upperclassmen, we know what Thanksgiving break really is … a trap.
Don’t believe us? Here are 5 reasons that Thanksgiving break is the actual worst.
Having to do Homework or Study Over Break
Your plans for Thanksgiving break included overeating, bingeing on Disney+, frequent naps, and Black Friday shopping. But those plans were thwarted by your evil Professors.
Seriously, why do professors always assign homework and schedule exams the week after Thanksgiving break? For Pete’s sake, don’t they know what the definition of a break is?
Getting Interrogated by Your Family
It’s time to set the scene. You’re led into the dining room, followed closely by your family. Everyone sits at their assigned seats. Nobody speaks. The awkward silence is almost unbearable. But then, the line of questioning begins and you wished it would go back to the awkward silence.
How’s school? Are you dating anyone? Why don’t you call us more? Have you started looking for a job or internship? Their questions are too much and you crack under the pressure. At this point you’ll tell them anything and everything they want to know, as long as they please stop.
Seeing People From High School You’d Rather Not
You know what’s really fun? Accidentally running into all your old “besties” from high school and “catching up” with each other! Let’s be honest – everyone from high school that you still want to talk to, you’re still talking to. We’ve got group texts, Snapchat and Instagram. We can keep the people we actually want in our lives in them. Everyone else? We can watch and silently judge from afar.
So Thanksgiving break is basically just a time to pretend like you didn’t see your homecoming date from sophomore year in the dairy aisle at the grocery store.
Did you think that the fight between Uncle/Aunt (insert name here) and (other family member) was just water under the bridge? It was … but now that they’ve had one or two alcoholic beverages too many and happen to be in the same 5-mile radius, things are sure to get heated.
The worst part is that instead of diving into a plate of turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing, your family is serving up a big ole plate of beef.
Feeling Like You Might Die After Eating
You promised you wouldn’t let yourself get hurt like this again. You told yourself you’d stop after seconds. Like a sucker, you went back for thirds. Now you feel hot, bloated, and guilty all at the same time, and there’s no one to blame but yourself.