Giving thanks for everyone leaving me the heck alone!!!!
Six Chix, 11/18/23
One of my all-time favorite activities is to bring a book to a restaurant I really like and enjoy a meal by myself. There's something about the combination of feeling peacefully alone but also in public with others that's really great. And, much as I treasure holiday meals with my family, there are some years where the stress of travel makes me dreamily imagine a more solitary Thanksgiving. Which is all to say that I hold no ill will against this woman and totally endorse her holiday plans. But ma'am, you have to admit that your behavior is somewhat out of the ordinary! I don't think telling the restaurant staff that you're bringing home leftovers in a doggie bag -- for your cat! [record scratch] -- is going to faze them at all or make them think less of you. Just lean into it!