• Who Has to Sit Next to Uncle David at Thanksgiving?
  • November 16, 2018 | Author: David W. Henry
  • Law Firm: Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C. - Orlando Office
  • At every Thanksgiving of every size there is some jockeying for position at the table. Seat assignments matter. If you are relegated to the “kids’ table” you just have to deal with it. At the grown-up table there is usually a weird uncle or cousin that you don’t want to sit next to for a variety of reasons that are indelicate or obvious. At the family Thanksgiving I attend, I started to wonder who that guy might be because we have a lot of brothers, uncles, cousins, kids and grandparents. Then I remembered what they say in poker: if you don’t see any suckers sitting at the table, you’re the sucker. Ooooh no . . . maybe I am the weird uncle? Self-awareness is valuable but sometimes painful.