Ethics: They Brought Tofu Turkey for Thanksgiving!

What would you do Wednesday!

In light of Thanksgiving being here, I thought I would have a little fun with today’s ethics post.

You are having Thanksgiving dinner for the first time with a couple from church who you are trying to get to know better. You are responsible for side dishes while they are bringing the turkey and ham. Another couple, who are long-time church friends are bringing the desserts.

Thanksgiving day has arrived!

You are looking forward to the wonderful sides and, especially, some good, fresh-baked turkey. You begin setting up the table as the afternoon dinner guests arrive. All the sides and desserts are laid out.

A few moments later, the turkey and ham arrive – or so you think.

The couple from church whom you don’t know too well yet bring in a covered platter. They explain that they decided tofu turkey was healthier than both ham and turkey. Instead, they made two large tofu turkeys for the Thanksgiving meal.

The platter is uncovered revealing two large, flat pieces of tofu – or something – shaped like a turkey you would see on a kids drawing.

What would you do?

  • Be hospitable and enjoy the “turkey.”
  • Be hospitable, but eat extra side dishes.
  • Scrounge whatever meat you can find in the fridge.
  • Note to never have these friends bring the turkey again.
  • Explain that God made turkeys out of meat to eat and give the tofu to the dog.
  • Or…

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 John November 27, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Oh….I can’t post it on here, but I have a story for you!

2 jleeinSC November 27, 2013 at 9:22 pm

At first I thought you were giving a take on the classic tofu scene from Everybody Loves Raymond:)


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