By Mylie Foxclaw
Finally, I would have the perfect thanksgiving in my life. I had a date and I would prepare a romantic thanksgiving dinner for the two of us. I had the menu in mind; in fact I had planned each and every single detail and could already visualize it all!
But nothing went according to the plan. Since I wanted everything to be perfect, I needed to get started early. The mashed potatoes and dessert were ready and the turkey was in the oven. This was the first time I was cooking turkey and I had googled so many recipes to be sure I was on the right track. I checked the oven and saw that it was nearly ready. I started to tidy around quickly and then I saw the saucepan on the table. Oh no! I had forgotten about the stuffing!
I was no pro in the kitchen but I needed to fix this mess. I quickly switched the oven off and took the turkey out. “Let’s add the stuffing fast and put it back in the oven!” I muttered to myself. I started to get to work when my phone beeped. I checked the text, smiling to myself. It was him and he sent me a lovely message saying he could not wait to see me tonight. I continued to stuff the turkey and was almost done when I heard the beeping sound again. I looked around for my phone, wondering where it was. I checked under the table, behind the saucepan, over the fridge, etc. That’s when I heard it starting to ring, I looked around and screamed in horror as I realised that I had dropped my phone in the stuffing and then I was stuffing the turkey, so it could be inside! I panicked and started to remove all the stuffing, knowing the clock was ticking!
“If I can spot it, it will be much easier!” I exclaimed and I leaned down and tried to peek inside. I inched closer until my cheek was rubbing against the warm turkey. I did spot something lighting inside but I was not sure. I parted the turkey’s legs so I could get a better look. I pushed my head inside and I heard it ring. But that did not come from my turkey! It was a distant sound. I started to pull out but got stuck! It took me a long time until I was finally able to get my head out of that turkey! As I emerged out, gasping for breath, I noticed that my phone was in the saucepan next to my now tattered turkey.
This was awful! I called the nearby butcher’s shop to order another turkey but they ran out of stock. I started to google quickly and saw an advert that said turkey delivery and immediately called and gave them my address. I went to wash my face and the doorbell rang. I grabbed my purse and quickly paid the delivery boy who told me he left the turkey in my yard. I thanked him and went out to fetch it. That’s when I almost fainted. They sent me a live turkey!
I called the shop and they told me that they were no butchers. As I checked my watch, I realised that I was running out of time and this turkey would have to do. I went to fetch my knife and starred at the turkey nervously.
“Listen, I’m sorry but I have to do this or my thanksgiving dinner will be a real flop,” I muttered to it as I stood there with my knife.
“Glu Glu!!” the turkey responded.
“Okay… here we go!” I shouted and took a few steps back before charging forward, screaming like a real warrior but as the knife got closer to the turkey, I froze in my tracks. “I can’t do this!” I cried out, tears filling my eyes as I dropped to my knees in front of it, “You’re too cute!”
I dropped the knife and stared at the turkey while it continued to cry out, “Glu Glu! Glu Glu!”
I decided to name the turkey, Glu-Glu. I checked the time and decided that I could order pizza instead; my date would not mind. That’s when my phone beeped. “Nooooo!” I cried out as I read the text. He got an emergency at work and could not come! I was so upset.
I stared at Glu-Glu and she stared back at me. Well, I did not want to spend thanksgiving alone, so I went to get ready and Glu-Glu and I had a nice thanksgiving dinner that consisted of dessert and coffee. It was definitely not the thanksgiving I wanted but Glu-Glu and I had a nice time and we decided to fight for the turkeys rights!