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CEO of Thanksgiving? You have to be kidding!

November 27th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Betsy Devine cooking for Thanksgiving, 1999
One of today’s most emailed New York Times articles urges us all to approach Thanksgiving dinner like CEOs.

I’m sorry… like what???

Do you mean that as CEO of Thanksgiving dinner …

  • … I should blow my full budget on superbowl ads for my cooking — and beg for a taxpayer bailout to buy me some turkey?
  • …I should take a holiday bonus of half the gravy and cranberry sauce?
  • …I should tell people I long ago asked to share dinner with us that times are tough so I have had to “downsize” them?

No thanks, New York Times, but how about telling those high-flying CEOs to be more like … us moms out here making Thanksgivings? Because when tomorrow night comes, we will have given a whole lot of people a whole lot of what they really, really wanted. Can you say the same?

Really, honest to Pete, can you believe that the deep-thinking economists and high-flying MBAs — who just landed our planet in its current pickle — truly imagine that they have good advice for others?

On a kindlier note, here’s a link to one of my alltime favorite posts ever including the national Thanksgiving prayer: “O Lord, you know I don’t know how to cook this ugly bird…”

Tags: Editorial · food · funny

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 SocMEdiarocks // Nov 27, 2008 at 4:21 am

    thanks for leaving me grinning from ear to ear, betsy! i love your thanksgiving prayer, too – definitely had me giggling …

    hugs & kisses to you and your lovely family, dear betsy … <3 <3 <3

  • 2 SocMEdiarocks // Nov 27, 2008 at 4:22 am

    ps: my new blog address, tho woefully abandoned lately: … xo

  • 3 Kay Dennison // Nov 27, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    LOL!!!!! I love this

  • 4 fp // Nov 28, 2008 at 1:39 am

    Great post. Happy thanksgiving, Betsy.

  • 5 TA // Nov 28, 2008 at 4:58 am

    Something like this? Outsource turkey preparation to Chinese cook. Have turkey delivered Just In Time, on credit. Default on payment, but do take credit for the great cuisine. Let uncles Ben & Paul pick up the bill on the way out.