The Thanksgiving Chicken

I have told this story many times. It occurred in 2011, and was written down just recently for you all, in honor of the season. I find it hilarious, but I thought I should warn you that an animal was, in fact, harmed in the making of this story. If you dislike non-vegetarian acts or descriptions of death, please do not read any further.

The second year I worked as an English teacher in China, my American friends and I decided to have a Thanksgiving celebration. In China, it’s almost impossible and very expensive to get a turkey, so we opted to get a chicken. Everyone contributed something different, and because I had a different work schedule than everyone else, and couldn’t cook the day of our celebration, I volunteered to do some of the shopping the day before, including buying and prepping the chicken, which I would then deliver to my friend for cooking. Read more