I write to you in hopes that you can help me out of a sticky situation. I told my lovely wife that we would celebrate Thanksgiving with her parents, but it occurred to me that I don't like spending time with her family. What is the best way to avoid the whole situation, yet keep everyone happy?
Best regards, Stanley Round
Isaac Bayer answers...
Greetings Mr. Round.
It is a pleasure to finally have an opportunity to talk to you. Firstly, I must say it’s somewhat strange that you would seemingly suddenly “realize” you don’t like spending time with your wife’s family. However, with that point aside, let’s get you some sound advice. I too find myself around plenty of people where I would just rather turn around and head back home. I wish it was that easy. The truth is, Stanley, sacrifice is going to be key here. Fake an injury, or better yet, inflict moderate harm upon yourself and obtain an actual injury. Your next step is to dial 911, and make sure they step on it. The less time you have to explain to your wife about this situation the better. Your best bet now will be to keep any answers vague, and once the ambulance gets there, simply tell your wife to enjoy the time with your family and that you’ll meet her later. At this point, you’re probably in the clear.
Good luck Mr. Round.