A Laugh and Upcoming B2B and B2C Tips

Hello everyone! My client list has grown exponentially over the past three months and I’ve shirked my professional blog here to attend to my clients’ needs. I promise some fresh content in the next thirty days- going over tips for profitable B2B and B2C communication.  And until then, here’s an opportunity for a big laugh from my recent column.

As printed in the Black Mountain News November 2013.

A Pregnant Turkey & Other Thanksgiving Stories

I asked and you answered! Your most hilarious Thanksgiving memories…

Dave and I always were up early and getting 2 turkeys ready for the grills because it was family reunion time. One turkey went on just right. But the other one slid off the tray as Dave was taking it out to the grill and it rolled down the mountain. So after retrieving it, it got a bath and seasoned again and back on the grill. Unfortunatelya couple of other family members saw the whole trip down the mountainand we all laughed as we ate it later in the day.” Dana Cadwell, Black Mountain, NC.

We werehaving our typical, traditional Thanksgiving dinner. We were all stuffed on Mom’s good cooking, but of course, no Thanksgiving dinner is complete without a slice of pumpkin pie. So Mom brought the pie triumphantly out, serving us each a generous piece, and topping and it with whipped topping. One by one, we all took our first bite, and one by one, an odd look crossed each of our faces. Mom quickly took a bite of hers, wondering what was wrong. “Oh,” she gasped in horror. “I forgot to put the pumpkin in the pumpkin pie!” Apparently, we were eating egg, milk, sugar and spice pie instead. Tamara Duncan Shoemaker, Harrisonburg, VA.

Five or six years ago Ryan and I decided to play a joke on his brother, Mike. Before we cooked the turkey we stuffed a cornish hen inside it. When it came time to do the carving my father-in-law, Wade, recruited Mike to help him out. As they carved up the turkey Wade started acting uncomfortable (he was in on the joke). We could hear Wade saying things like, “I think this one might have been pregnant” and “your mom will die if she finds out!” Mike slowly started backing away from the turkey determined that he’d have no part in whatever was about to play out. By the time Mike turned around his face was all sorts of confused and he was stuttering about how it wasn’t his fault and he didn’t know it was pregnant. The rest of us wereDYING WITH LAUGHTER. When we all finally stopped laughing, we reminded Mike that turkeys lay eggs. We talk about it every year. “ Jennifer Williams Vann, Atlanta, GA.

Hoping your Thanksgiving is filled with joy, community, and laughter. For next month tell me about your favorite kind of Christmas mail. Send responses to jennyschermerhorn@gmail.com

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