Your Post-Election Survival Guide

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Learning to Talk with Your Family
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Learning to Talk with Your Family

In two weeks you're likely to be eating turkey across from your Uncle Red Hat. You know, the one who told you so, who hates the media, who believes Mexicans are going to pay for a wall, and who thinks Trump can bring back the steel and coal industries destroyed by the gays. Your best option here is to learn to be polite. Eat quickly, say you're too full for dessert, and politely excuse yourself — or throw him off the scent by loudly proclaiming, "How 'bout dem [insert his favorite football team]" and hope he's distracted for the rest of the evening. In either case, bring a bottle of something brown to slowly sip.


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