The family dinner is a test of one’s skills in dodging difficult questions from relatives about unemployment, your love life and future – made more difficult by the fact that you’re jobless and single with what feels like a potentially bleak future. Usually, the best thing to do is to hide behind the potatoes (or any root vegetable) and try and deflect the questions by giving vague answers – and if you don’t throw up before the end of the meal, it’s a success.
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