The Friendsgiving Struggle

Have you ever planned a Friendsgiving?

If you answered yes, then you know the struggle. The debate over what to bring and whether or not that dish is ‘liked’ is a whole argument by itself. Then comes the issue of who’s bringing what.

That’s when all hell breaks loose.

The stress involved in planning a Friendsgiving can cause migraines and stress. For example, the topic of bringing cranberry sauce caused a major fight between two friends, resulting in them never talking again. One would think that every person brings a dish and that’s that, but this is NOT the case.

The heated feud usually starts the second someone says “I’ll bring this.” There is a 50% chance the following person will say “NO! I’m bringing that.” From there, things only get worse. The cycle of fighting over what to bring continues, and so do the tears. The struggle of determining who brings what, roughly takes anywhere from 8 to 10 hours. Once everyone agrees on what to bring, the uncertainty of whether or not that person will really bring that dish lingers in everyone’s mind. The mental distress Friendsgiving causes can make one go clinically insane, but at the end it’s worth it.

Having a big gathering with your good friends over amazing food is something everyone should experience. Despite the painstaking process of planning it, Friendsgiving is an amazing new tradition.