Report: Washington state not the best at everything
at 4:25pm by David Kroman
Washington state is number one (at least in the hearts of Washingtonians) in so many things: marijuana, wine, apples, seafood, tech, aviation. Seattle has the highest rate of adults with a college degree. Sea-Tac set the bar with a $15 minimum wage. And Washington has more glaciers than all other contiguous states combined. It’s safe to say we like being number one.With that in mind, Washington received a huge blow to its winning reputation today — our beloved state ranked as the 12th most miserable place to have Thanksgiving. That’s right: According to the Estately blog, there are 38 states that are better for Thanksgiving. The ranking was based on:1. Likelihood of food poisoning (5th)2. Likelihood of relatives binge drinking (20th)3. Likelihood of political arguments at dinner (23rd)4. Dietary restrictions impacting meal quality (30th)5. Likelihood of favorite NFL team losing on Thanksgiving (3rd)6. Likelihood of guests/cooks abandoning meal for Black Friday sale (46th)Actually when you look at, we’re pretty average in most categories. And we can be proud of our Black Friday ranking — no stampeding for this state. But we are exceedingly more likely to have the day ruined if the Seahawks lose (which seems unfair because 44 states have 0 football teams even playing on Thanksgiving). And apparently we all need to make sure that our raw turkey is far from our spinach salad. Use a separate cutting board please!—- D.K.