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Bull sh!t. 13.20 a person at home doesn't take into account the leftovers and turkey soup that feed your family for much of the next week. And the figures they come up with are absurd. $10 bucks to make mashed potatoes??? I can buy a 10 lb bag of potatoes for 2 bucks, another 2 bucks for a pound of butter and 4 bucks for a gallon of milk, That's only 8 bucks and it would make enough mashed potatoes to feed 2 dozen people with half of the milk and butter left over for other dishes.
Oh no, you can't dine out then all of those poor souls who will be waiting your table will not be able to spend time with their families!! Where are all of those who denounce the stores opening early on Thanksgiving? I guess it is ok to dine out but not shop. Really? Can't you do both with your family?
$15 to make pumpkin pie at home?!? Does that include hiring a farmhand to grow the pumpkin for you?? $10 for mashed potatoes.... who comes up with these figures?
All costs are not considered. As it mentions, tax and tips at the restaurant. Also, the costs of getting to and from the restaurant. The cost of employees having to miss their holiday to serve you, as another poster stated. How about the cost of that employee missing a fantastic paying work day that they desperately needed if the restaurant closed that day? So, all in all, the cost is not vastly different not matter which way you go. Do what makes the best holiday for you and those you love!
Interesting how this article is slanted as cost effective vs the retailers greed for working on the same day!
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