Over 3 million people are expected to fly home the day before Thanksgiving, getting there just in time for turkey, conversation, family—and perhaps more than a few awkward grocery store run-ins with old classmates.

Playing “Who’s more successful now?” with your former student council president in line at the checkout counter, or being forced to listen to your father’s armchair impeachment predictions are just as much of a holiday tradition as eating cranberry sauce and watching the National Dog Show. As such, those who celebrate Thanksgiving have come up with DIY coping mechanisms, no psychology degree required.

Read the full article by Alaina Demopoulos from the Daily Beast here.