Data Suggests Maine Is One Of The “Most Miserable Places To Have Thanksgiving” In The Country
Real estate company Estately compiled data and found that Maine is one of a handful of states in the country where you can expect to have a miserable holiday.
According to the Bangor Daily News, bloggers at Estately did some analysis on Thanksgiving holiday data and then determined which states in the country where you can reasonably expect to have a terrible time. Maine ranked very high.
Estately determined their 'miserable state' rankings using several factors. They include:
Family members getting drunk and causing a scene.
The probability of getting sick, through disease or other causes, thanks to your turkey.
The likelihood of political arguments breaking out over the dinner table.
Possibility of family members favorite football team losing.
And family members being preoccupied by something other than family time, including black friday sales.
After all the numbers are compiled, there's some good news and bad news. Maine isn't the worst state to have Thanksgiving in, that crown is Ohio's to wear. However, Maine does roll in as the 8th worst state in the country to share the holiday, due in large part to turkey sickness and binge drinking. Political arguments at the table also pushed Maine towards the top.
All of the other New England states rank somewhere in the middle of the pack when it comes to happiest/most miserable. Must be something about your Uncle Bob pounding Bud heavies and swearing at the TV that makes Maine thanksgivings particularly terrible. Safe travels and let's not speak of Donald Trump at the table.
You can check out the more in-depth analysis of the numbers and a map of where every state ranks here courtesy of the Bangor Daily News.