Thanksgiving is a holiday centered around food. Cooking, eating, and cleaning are the three mainstays of the holiday, and sometimes it can get overwhelming. Cooking for a large crowd requires tons of effort, time, and money. Even if you’re cooking for a few people, there is a tendency to cook way too much food.
So one Twitter user proposed a very legitimate question:
— BLACK&SEXY.TV (@BlackandSexyTV) November 1, 2017
Of course, Twitter answered accordingly…with jokes:
y'all talking about cover charges for family Thanksgiving?!
the generational trauma IS the cover charge.
— drake's durag (@ottergawd) November 1, 2017
When grandma tells me it’s $30 to come over for Thanksgiving pic.twitter.com/onq9uoADUM
— Eagles 7-1 (@DaveLeAssEater) November 1, 2017
Me sneaking into Granny's room to steal the $30 out her purse to pay her for my Thanksgiving meal pic.twitter.com/EQWt0lsQ0m
— Slevin Kelevra 🇺🇸 (@ToeKnee2GX) November 1, 2017
When you finally make it inside and realize auntie charged $30 but your serving only worth $17.60 with the sweet tea. pic.twitter.com/kepTQsOJkJ
— Daddyo (@TheDakari) November 1, 2017
When ya Auntie got the house smelling lovely with Thanksgiving dinner but you worried your card gonna get declined pic.twitter.com/Q81mrBXT2I
— Charlotte Mane (@HumbleTeej) November 1, 2017
$2k Thanksgiving package: you got the house to yourself and everybody else gotta eat outside
— EL FOOSAY (@SheHatesJacoby) November 1, 2017
Nana on her way to Black Friday shop after charging $30 a plate pic.twitter.com/LO9Mly4OJv
— Young Person (@EricTrillman_) November 1, 2017
Me, at Thanksgiving, with a full plate I didn’t pay $30 for : pic.twitter.com/Zdd4FCK1pE
— kam (@JeSuisKam) November 1, 2017
Is there a Thanksgiving re-entry fee if you and your cousins “take a walk” after dinner? I️ need to know.
— No Relation (@TheCosby) November 1, 2017
Me when my cousins can't afford the $30 Thanksgiving cover pic.twitter.com/arSEwzEo35
— ash (@amacattackkk) November 1, 2017
But some people were actually considerate and realized that cooking and feeding a crowd of people is hard to do:
Bottom line tho, we all should contribute without someone asking or charging fees to get in.
— Hunk (@Mr1738) November 1, 2017
If you can’t pony up $30 to eat a big ass thanksgiving spread that was prepared for you without you lifting a finger….that says a lot
— нarry нoolιgan (@HitDaBoogiez) November 1, 2017
Mac & cheese with the good cheeses will set you back a cool $40-50 alone so… Mess around & host a dinner you can’t afford if you want to.
— Angela Davis (@TheKitchenista) November 1, 2017
2 ?s: 1) where do y’all go out to eat that costs less than $30?
2) what do you bring to a thanksgiving potluck that costs less than $30?
— bad girl kiki now (@KiaSpeaks) November 1, 2017
I wonder what percentage of folks commenting on this $30 plate business have ever so much as cooked a side for Thanksgiving cause ya girl is seeing some very uninformed comments pic.twitter.com/kbYSewVR5M
— wikipedia brown (@eveewing) November 1, 2017
$30 might be kind of light for that Thanksgiving menu. Somebody’s buying the food, and cooking it.
— #RIEDJO (@TheBigPrice) November 1, 2017