The Thanksgiving holiday brings with it my fledgling, second annual contest. I'm altering the competition this season, so please reacquaint yourself:
Document the most offensive or ignorant comment spoken by a relative during your holiday interactions.
CLARIFICATIONS AND EXAMPLES
The categories are wide open. While "Offensive" is generally meant to describe racist comments, it is open to interpretation, and may skew based on your politics. "Ignorant" is also purposefully ambiguous.
If your uncle calls the president-elect the N-word, the comment unequivocally qualifies as "Offensive".
If your uncle calls the president-elect a muslim, the comment is "Ignorant", but may qualify for "Offensive" bonus points.
If your mom asks "what's a 'Mad Men'?", the comment is unequivocally "Ignorant".
1.> The comment(s) must originate from a relative or family friend old enough to know better.
2.> Baiting your relatives is encouraged. Tornado Slide recommends breaching the topic of universal health care.
3.> To participate, please post the qualifying comment(s) in the comment section below, or email the comment to me. Please include a brief background (my grandfather fought in WWII, my family is from Oklahoma, etc.)
4.> Submissions will be accepted through Friday, December 5.
5.> Awards will be given for both the "Offensive" and "Ignorant" category.
6.> I am the boss.
GOOD LUCK, KIDS!