On Thanksgiving Do You Prefer the Exception or the Rule?

On Thanksgiving tomorrow you will either experience the exception or the rule.

The rule for Thanksgiving is a big family dinner with turkey, dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce and all the other fixings.  The rule for Thanksgiving is watching the parade and football.  The rule for Thanksgiving is taking time off to spend with family and friends.

The exception is the opposite.  The exception is having dinner alone or with one other person.  The exception is eating dinner out at a restaurant.  The exception is Chinese food for dinner.  The exception is watching reruns of Law and Order.  The exception is working overtime.

Which type of Thanksgiving experience do you prefer?  What type of life do you prefer? Do you enjoy experiencing the exception or do you complain about it?