Mexican Thanksgiving.

During one phase of my life, I worked the line at a cookie factory called Dough to Go. My jobs included hoisting 50lb bags of sugar and flour, operating mixers, measuring ingredients and, best of all, putting fork marks in peanut butter cookies as they flew by sixteen at a time on a conveyor belt. I was the only white guy on the floor and probably the only guy who spoke English as his first language who was not in the front office.

One day, right before we shut down for Thanksgiving, the guy sitting across the conveyor belt from me gave me a strange look and asked me, “Whiskey, we were wondering what is Thanksgiving about?”

I was about to answer him outright when I decided, instead, to ask him. “What do you guys think?”

This is, I swear to God, is what he said: “Some people in hats with buckles were lost in the woods and a magical turkey led them to safety in an Indian village…then they ate him”.

And behold the magic turkey that will lead us to safety.

And behold the magic turkey that will lead us to safety.

“You guys nailed it,” I said, and went back to making fork marks.

Happy Thanksgiving from MilkandWhiskey. We are thankful anybody reads our stuff.

6 thoughts on “Mexican Thanksgiving.

  1. Well, now I know what I want Thanksgiving to be about. We could stick sparklers in the turkey to show how magical it is. That would liven up the Holiday. No more boring speeches about what we are thankful for at my house.

  2. Reblogged this on Milk & Whiskey and commented:

    Here’s our traditional Thursday rerun! Hope some of our new readers like it. For our old readers, it’s like finding five bucks in a coat you haven’t worn in a long time. It was always your five bucks, but hey now you remember it!

  3. And I am thankful you and MILK write this stuff. (Or, that you wrote it years ago and then keep regurgitating it so us new readers can also enjoy it.) I am binge reading my fave blogs at the moment and you’re next, so any future references I will totally GET, being a proper card carrying fangirl and all.

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