Amirite? Of Course I Am

Ah the onset of Autumn as these last wispy dog days of summer float by. These very warm September days don’t even feel like summer is ending, rather it feels like we are smack dab in the middle as the high temperatures are still pretty gosh durn high.

But alas, October is right around the corner. And by god, the advertisers of the world won’t let me forget it for a moment.

I’m not ready for it, but Autumn is being crammed into my face. My nose is smushed hard in it while I hear “Who’s been a bad customer? Who’s been ordering non-flavored beverages and food? Who’s going to pay out big money for pumpkin flavored everything? You are, that’s who!”

Just as Christmas shows up in October, pumpkin everything shows up in late August.

And it ain’t right.

Along those same lines, here’s a handy link:

The 12 Most Unnecessary Pumpkin-Flavored Products

That’s ok, I’ll suffer the slings and arrows of fake pumpkin flavor until about November 1 when it will all switch to peppermint all the things.

Then Cadbury Easter eggs will arrive in January.


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  • Ur Bro

    In the Philippines the Christmas carols are already playing in the malls and stores, and decorations are going up… Christmas is a big deal there….. But it is hard to get used to White Christmas and Winter Wonderland in a country that has 90+ degree temps year around…

    • Karen Fayeth

      Big Bro – I had no idea. And yeah, kind of odd to sing about Winter Wonderland in the balmy Philippines. I asked my former coworker in Costa Rica about this. She looooves Christmas. I said “Isn’t it weird to sing about snow when you are wearing shorts?”

      She sighed and said, “Yeah, but I just love it.”

      So there you go.

  • Scott

    Ha ha, yeah, I noticed the stores stocking bags of candy before the reunion. BEFORE THE REUNION. Please don’t let my beloved Halloween become the desperate, commercial, over-sensationalized thing that OTHER big holiday has become…at least we still have Thanksgiving that, oddly, no one seems to care much about still.

    • Karen Fayeth

      Scott – OMG, you are right, I did notice Halloween candy at the grocery stores. So, so wrong.

      And yes, we have Thanksgiving, but I think even that gets bastardized a little bit. I see Whole Foods selling full turkey meals at the hot bar about a month before the actual holiday. Boo!

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