We live by this quote at Christmas:
“Every morning in Africa, a Gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a Lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest Gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a Lion or a Gazelle… when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.”
You either get to the table and get eating or get taken out (and I don’t mean for dinner and a movie). People are very passionate about their mashed potatoes and Bean Salad let me tell you! You may think the role of the “slowest Gazelle” is being played by “Fluffy” the Turkey and therefore you are safe, but in my family, the “Lions” never miss an opportunity to take out the weaker and the feeble in an effort to get that drumstick.
That is why we no longer allow utensils at our Christmas dinner. We are completely unarmed. That way no-one sustains any lasting scars …