Thanksgiving Turkey

Photo by Charles Deluvio on Unsplash

My son’s family won’t be visiting this Thanksgiving. So rather than spend it alone, I’m trying out the new virtual buffet. They promised an enjoyable family dinner even if you are the only one physically present. The only requirement – wearing their patented, virtual reality glasses.

The self-driving bus pulled into the parking lot of Mama’s Buffet, my city’s version of the virtual buffet. I and a handful of other single, older adults filed off of the bus and into the white building with pink trim. As I waited in line, the scent of roasted turkey and stuffing made my stomach growl. I watched each person in front of me accept their VR glasses and led off to separate dining pods.

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