Google has peered into our
souls search histories to present some observations on common pre-Thanksgiving hopes and fears. Last year, the nation's most-Googled terms on the day before Thanksgiving were "ham shop," "pie shop," and "liquor store," the New York Times reports. Makes sense! But New York City's top searches were "bus stop" (fine), "Natural History Museum" (it's where people go to watch the Macy's balloons as they're inflated, so, okay), and, mysteriously, "tailor."
Maybe the mad dash to alter outfits comes when New Yorkers realize there's a month of parties on the other side of that long weekend. Or lining up a tailor is a show of optimism ("I'll make my clothing tighter!") before the food coma (and reality) sets in.
· New York Today: Thanksgiving Patterns [City Room/NYT]