Thursday, November 26, 2009

Butterball Pre-Cooked Turkey

Our World Teach friend, Brad, is from Dallas, TX.  He is assigned to 3 Miles Secondary School in Bartica as an IT teacher in a classroom with no computers.  Therefore, he teaches computers with a book and a chalk board.

Yesterday, he was in Georgetown and bought a Butterball turkey for Tyler and I to cook for Thanksgiving.  Last night we put the bird in our fridge.  Taking a closer look, we realized that the plastic packaging read, "Fully Cooked Turkey, " followed by a sticker with an exciting message, "Just put it in the microwave and heat it up!" (click here).

Guyanese don't celebrate Thanksgiving like we do in America.  There is no designated day for Thanksgiving.  Instead, whenever they have a party or celebration for something or someone, they tend to call it a thanksgiving.  Turkeys are also not that common here - hence the need to buy an American turkey in Georgetown.

I really don't know what else to say about this, except that it reminds me of last year's Thanksgiving when I saw an add on Craigslist for (and I paraphrase): "ONE FREE TURKEY - we had two and can't eat them both."

America is crazy.  Just look at what will happen tomorrow.

I'm thirsty for a Sam Adams.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

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