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Q&A: 'I'd rather ______ than shop on Thanksgiving'

Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 9:16 AM ET
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So Black Friday has become Thankshopping Thursday.

Bah humbug.

The National Retail Federation predicts 33 million people will shop on Thanksgiving, either in stores or online.

Who are you people?

I asked folks on Twitter, "Fill in the blank: 'I'd rather ______ than shop on Thanksgiving.'"


The answers were hilarious. Here are a few I can print.

"I'd rather smoke crystal meth." (@VinceintheBay)

"Lay my tongue on the counter and have you hit it with a hammer." (@paulgowen)

(Read more from CNBC: Eight tips to help you stick to your holiday budget)

"Prancercise." (@ElviraLumpcoal)

"Remove my tattoo with molten cranberry sauce." (@LanceRancid)

"Visit my in-laws." (@IvanTheK)

"Format my hard drive." (@oaul_kramarchyk)

"Spend hours trying to access the Healthcare.gov website." (@MandysMounds)

"Sit through an entire season of Cubs baseball." (@weedgirl24)

(Read more from CNBC: Gifts to make sports lovers cheer)

"Judge a retirement home twerking contest." (@natsound)

Holiday storm vs. holiday shoppers
Jim McDonald, Northern Trust, says retailers are breathing a sigh of relief; rain will probably push sales. Jeffrey Kleintop, LPL Financial, weighs in on the holiday shopping season.

"Watch a Hannah Montana marathon on the Disney Channel." (@DonCarrMAC)

"Listen to my drunken tone deaf relatives sing holiday songs." (@FMvinnie)

"Volunteer as a tribute for 'The Hunger Games.'" (@j2lovesfriday)

"Be the Thanksgiving turkey." (@Upbeatinvesting)

Not sure the turkey would agree. He'd love you to go shopping.

—By CNBC's Jane Wells; Follow her on Twitter: @janewells

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  • Based in Los Angeles, Jane Wells is a CNBC business news reporter and also writes the Funny Business blog for CNBC.com.

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