Spending Thanksgiving at my parents has a ton of upside; First of all, they are much more financially secure than I am. This means I know I am going to get some good meals. It’s not just the quality of their Turkey or the several sides they prepare either. They are also much better cooks than I am; When it comes to cooking, I am a heat and serve kind of woman. I might throw on some seasoning and perhaps some kind of garnishment. When my parents cook, they are involved in their cooking; There is one disadvantage to having Thanksgiving at their house, and that is that they like to run their A/C to epic proportions. I live in a hotter region of the country, so it usually feels good to have their A/C on full blast, at first. However, after an hour or so, I am freezing because their thermostat is set so low. I never say anything, of course, because I am a guest in their house, and I believe telling them to change their thermostat setting would be wrong. I always hope there is some kind of malfunction with their HVAC unit when I arrive, even though I think that will never be the case; My parents have an HVAC service plan where a professional A/C corporation comes out once a year. I also hope for a cold front as I believe that would encourage them to simply open the windows as opposed to running their A/C. I would then be able to wear a overcoat when I come over without looking foolish.