Words of Joy: Kevin James on Thanksgiving — And Pants

published Nov 1, 2017
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I try to wear pants with elastic waistbands as much as possible. I work from home most days, so that’s pretty easy to do. (Hello, pajamas from the waist down!) Usually, though, for nice family holidays — okay, really just for Thanksgiving — I put on some pants. I pull on a pair of jeans in the morning and, wait for it, wear them the entire day! As in, all day. I drink coffee, cook dinner, serve drinks, eat dinner, clean up, and lounge around — all while wearing jeans!

This is a big deal for me, mostly because all that eating and drinking makes jeans even less comfortable than usual. So when I stumbled across this quote from Kevin James on an episode of King of Queens, I just had to share it with you guys. Because I’m guessing more than a few of you feel the same way I do.

You can print it out (for free!) and hang it up in your kitchen or with your other Thanksgiving decorations.

“Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants.”

It’s funny because it’s true! His friends go on to razz him about how there aren’t many good days to be his pants (jokes!), but that’s not the point. The point is that we all overeat on Thanksgiving — and then our pants hurt!

As much as we eat on other American holidays, Thanksgiving is the most food-centric one. The food is the main event and everything else (the football, the parade, etc.) is secondary. Pants should come way after all those other things. Or, if they have to be part of the big day, they should at least have an elastic waistband.

Do you agree? Are you wearing sweats to dinner this year?