One Thanksgiving Ted Alexandro was amused to discover that his mother had purchased several items from Boston Market and planned to pass them off as her own. When everyone sat down to eat, the mischievous comedian and his sister began dropping subtle hints. "Do we get two sides with the turkey?" Alexandro asked his mother. "What's the policy?" "Just take what you want and pass it!" she whispered back, prompting Alexandro to ask another question: "Can I see your manager -- 'cause I'm not sure I like your attitude."
[Thanksgiving did not become a national holiday until Lincoln declared it in 1863. The Pilgrims ate neither turkey nor pumpkin pie.]