please pass the gravy (tuesday trivia)

Fun Fact: The average American consumes 4500 calories on Thanksgiving.

There’s nothing quite like stuffing three days worth of food in your face in one sitting, right? Sure, you might be stuck wearing sweatpants for a few days since your pants won’t button over your bloat. Or your digestive system will go into shock and revolt against you. Exciting side effect  to look forward to? Explosive diarrhea. 

Which leads to a Bonus Fun Fact: Thanksgiving is the busiest day for plumbers.

…. I think it’s a good time to come together and say a prayer for all of the plumbers out there who have to deal with a lot more gravy than what’s served on their plates this week.



  1. Little anecdote: A friend of my husband’s once had to call a plumber, as his system had the audacity to create a smelly mess in his basement. When the plumber arrived (wearing boots, as it was snowing . . . though maybe boots are always a good idea), my husband’s friend noted as the guy was checking out the scene that there was a hole in the back of one of the boots, and things were seeping onto his white (not for long) sock. As the plumber checked out the situation, he called out, “Somebody had corn last night for dinner.” My husband’s friend lurched out into the snow and . . . had an involuntary personal protein spill.

  2. That’s made my day in more ways than one. Fortunately, I won’t be needing a plumber. If we did have a blockage, it could be disastrous as we have a Klargester and well, it doesn’t bear thinking about. My day wouldn’t be complete without mentioning poo.

      1. It is the poo machine at the far end of the garden. It gobbles it up, the bacteria does its work and hey presto, water goes into the stream and off to the river and the sludge is emptied once a year. It is a fascinating piece of machinery.

        You are not alone. It doesn’t take me long before I’m talking about poo although I also like Pooh.


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