Millennial Guide To Surviving The Holiday Hunger Games Also Known As Family Question Time

With Thanksgiving being celebrated around the United States today and the holiday season now coming into focus, every millennial knows exactly what to expect during family gatherings, and lets just say that it’s not presents.

The bombardment of questions is heading your way, but fear not! Here’s our guide to surviving the most anxiety ridden holiday questions.

Stop looking at me like that. Photo Credit: Malcolm Slaney/ Flickr (CC By 2.0)

“Stop looking at me like that. You all have problems too!” Photo Credit: Malcolm Slaney/ Flickr (CC By 2.0)

Q) How’s school?

This go to question delivered by those relatives that you see once a year and who have probably forgotten your name. In short they don’t care about your answer. Best solution? A short answer that segues you into moving away. Try, “Oh it’s great! Have you tried the pie?” or “It’s awesome, give me a second, nature’s calling!”

Q) What are your plans after graduation?

This relative at least cared enough to remember that you’re graduating. Be cautious though, graduation is right around the corner and Christmas isn’t the only time presents are warranted! Try something like, “I’m excited to be done, what’s the best address to send a graduation card to?”

Stop asking me these questions. You don't really care about these questions. Photo Credit: Beth Scupham/ Flickr (CC By 2.0)

“Stop asking me these questions. You don’t really care about these questions.” Photo Credit: Beth Scupham/ Flickr (CC By 2.0)

Q) Are you still single?

Everyone knows there’s no good response to this question, so have fun with this answer. Anything from “My dog ate my boyfriend,” to “My waffle maker only makes 1 waffle at a time….so” is a perfect way to dissent from an awkward holiday moment!

Q) You’ve gained/lost a lot of weight!

Just for the record, this isn’t a question and the cheekiness of the statement may prompt a sarcastic response. But remember it’s the holidays, so take the higher ground and why not give yourself a compliment too? Say something akin to, “ Thanks! I really love the way I fill out this outfit,” or “I know! My hard work has really been paid off!”

We are so sick of our kids that we are going to cling to every word that you say. Literally every single word. Photo Credit: Lady May Pamintuan/ Flickr (CC By 2.0)

“We are so sick of our kids that we are going to cling to every word that you say. Literally every single word.” Photo Credit: Lady May Pamintuan/ Flickr (CC By 2.0)

Q) When are you getting a promotion?

This is one of those questions that may come off as rude unintentionally. This relative probably just really wants to get to know you, so take your time to answer this question fully. You may even discover what’s actually holding you back from that promotion you deserve!

Happy Holidays millennials and may the holiday questions forever be in your favor!

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