Updated: Nov 21, 2017 8:23 pm
Thanksgiving Eve is perhaps the biggest party night of the year, but it certainly doesn't come without its headaches. Heading back home for the holidays can be a joyous occasion, but it can also be pretty freakin' miserable when it comes to running into old "friends" from high school. Sure, you want to socialize, but you don't exactly want to get buddy-buddy with the dudes who were stuffing you into lockers and copying off your math homework for four years.
If you're like us and you want to go out and have a good time without the pressure of dealing with asshats you left behind on graduation day, you might want to follow this advice closely. If not, have fun letting the former captain of the football team pants you all over again. There's nothing like teenage humiliation in your mid-twenties.
For all the ways to avoid your "friends" on Thanksgiving Eve, keep scrolling!
Now, we'd hate to encourage binge-drinking culture because it's dangerous AF and generally results in poor decision making/vomiting. However, the more you drink the more interesting other people become. Even if you do run into to those two d-bags from gym class who always called you, "Pansy Pete", you might just find them amusing and be able to crack a few jokes amongst old compadres. For instance, take a big swig of your drink, punch the bigger d-bag on the shoulder and say, "Hey man, do you still sleep with your letterman jacket? Cause it seems like you do!"
Stay The F*ck Home
Novel concept, we know! But no one is holding a gun to your head. Unless it's your first Thanksgiving Eve being of age, is it really worth getting blitzed and feeling like a bag of d*cks the next day? We don't think so. Your poor mother slaved over a hot oven all day, for what? So you could wake up at 3 PM with a pulsing headache and a bunch of complaints? We think not. If you're not in the mood to interact with people you no longer associate with, stay in with people you like or hell, alone! Nothing wrong with that.
Hide In The Bathroom
Is this a mature move? No. Is it pretty legit? You bet. If you want to escape conversation with people, run to the bathroom. Women do it all the time, so why can't men? Just say you have to take a crap, no one is going to want to discuss that further, we promise. If the bathroom is especially crowded and you don't want to have to simulate the noises associated with...going number two, just whip out your phone and scroll through Instagram or something.