YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE!
By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace
QUESTION: I don't care for turkey, and I have a relative who annually reminds everyone in the family that I don't like it. It's becoming tiresome. Should I just endure this yearly annoyance?
CALLIE'S ANSWER: Maybe tell that relative you do not like that attention. They should be able to understand why it is embarrassing.
LILLIE-BETH'S ANSWER: It's too bad you can't quietly dislike turkey. After all, no one notices its absence from individual plates, as people are too busy with their own.
Ask your relative to stop mentioning it. I assume you're not calling attention to your dislike, so there's no need to be in the spotlight.
Unfortunately, though, you don't have that much control over your family members' actions. You can only state your case and make the request.
HELEN'S ANSWER: If you don't like turkey, you don't like turkey. Hopefully, another meat is provided during the holiday dinner.