Not gonna lie… I’m guilty of a couple of the rudest behaviors at Thanksgiving dinner. I never thought of some of these as rude until I looked back at the times I DID these things. Then I had the “Oh YEAH!” moment of recalling a family member being less than pleased in that moment. Thanksgiving is a time for getting together with friends and family, but it doesn’t mean everything in 100% smooth sailing.
This isn’t on the list, but this is also definitely a no-no. My co-worker told me his family drove Up North to his uncle’s for Thanksgiving dinner the day after, Friday. The uncle had Thanksgiving dinner the day before and gave them all leftovers! Plus, they were there to help him with work in his house! After they finished the work, they ended up going to McDonald’s. That uncle is not on the “nice” list for those shenanigans.
A friend of my sister always shows up for gatherings with HER OWN TUPPERWARE. She doesn’t like to cook, so she eats and takes some home. I would not personally show up with my own tupperware (even with family) unless I was explicitly told to bring my containers and expect to take home leftovers, but that’s just me.
Etiquette experts have weighed in to give us their top answers on what you SHOULDN’T do this Thanksgiving.