Greed: an unavoidable emotion when leftover turkey, stuffing, and apple pie are on the line. But whose greed will ultimately prevail?
Most would say that the host, the almighty creator of Thanksgiving dinner, is automatically entitled to the leftovers. He or she did, in fact, slave over the kitchen stove while the remaining partygoers huddled around the television set and beer cooler. It’s only right that the Thanksgiving salvage belongs to the one that produced it? Isn’t it?
But what about this whole being a gracious host thing? Didn’t the host sign up for this gig in the first place? Graciousness is clearly defined in the dictionary as a Thanksgiving host that provides his/her guests with stowaways for the ride home. If this wasn’t the case, no one would come back.
Some will advocate compromise, the truly Thanksgiving thing to do. But bear in mind, compromise can be messy—there’s always a better piece of pie.