- RSVP as early as possible, give a firm handshake to the Dad and look them in the eye.
- Nothing is tackier than being late, so aim for being early.
- Dress to impress. You don't have to wear a suit, but try to look put together and don't forget to shave.
- Offer to bring something; whether its a bottle of wine, a loaf of crusty bread from your local bakery, or a store-bought pumpkin pie.
- Steer clear of any conversations involving politics, religion, or sex.
- Lend a hand and offer to help clean up dinner. Even though they will probably turn you down, offering will earn points.
- Join the gang. If her family watches football or the parade every year, make sure you join in with the fun.
- DO NOT forget to give thanks to the rents before leaving. If you don't, you will seem ungrateful and they will remember it...forever.
November 09, 2007
If this is the year that you and your girlfriend have finally decided to spend Thanksgiving together, then chances are you are going to be sharing a table with her parents. You may think that you have nothing to worry about, but, you're wrong. Following a few simple tips can mean the difference between being invited back for Christmas or being kicked out of her parents' house by her gun-toting dad.