Happy Thanksgiving American disinfonauts. For some light relief amidst all that heavy eating, salivate over the idiocy of callers to the Butterball help line, courtesy of the Guardian:
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Turning a 12lb bird into a meal for 10 while juggling friends and in-laws is a task that would have a St Lawrence, patron saint of chefs, reaching for the Xanax. People need help. Last year, about five million home cooks reached out to the talk line through 1-800-Butterball, butterball.com, live chat, email and social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. On Thanksgiving day alone, the talk line answered more than 10,000 calls.
In the weeks leading up to the big day, the phone lines at the Chicago-based center are busy with callers wondering what type of turkey to buy, how to prepare it and most often how to defrost it.
People can get quite creative with their thawing solutions, said Johnson.