I just read an article about the things wrong with the holidays, and to be honest it was pretty insightful. Which brings me to what is probably THE most annoying holiday thing ever. Pumpkin Spice. I mean WTF is it with Pumpkin spiced everything? I don’t understand this fascination with pumpkin flavored, scented or colored anything. As I sat at a stop light on my way to work this morning and thought to myself, what next what else could pumpkin spice permiate to ruin the holidays? Then I looked up and saw it, Martin Tire on the corner of Lee Trevino and Rojas is offering a pumpkin spiced oil change……only in El Paso (okay it was kinda funny). I couldn’t take a picture because as I reached for my phone the light turned green. Now I realize this was done in jest, because even though I don’t like pumpkin spice I do appreciate a great sense of humor.
But really what is so special about pumpkin spice flavoring that we are practically creating an entire holiday season around it. Never mind the pesky little thing about Christmas and Jesus (yes that was sarcasm) I mean did one of the three wise men being the baby Jesus a pumpkin spice latte or was it pumpkin spice instead of frankincense that was given? I for one HATE pumpkin spiced anything, I don’t even eat pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving and along with cilantro wouldn’t care to taste it again as long as I live. But in defense of pumpkin itself, I love the different types of pumpkins that offer us so much. Like butternut, acorn, winter and my favorite spaghetti squash, those I can deal with even love.
But this entire Pumpkin Spice crap, we have so many other flavors to celebrate the holiday season without getting all batshit crazy about Pumpkin Spice. I for one nominate PEPPERMINT MOCHA EVERYTHING! I would rather drink a peppermint mocha latte than anything pumpkin spiced. I’m sure pumpkin really isn’t spiced and if it were maybe it would be better if marketing departments everywhere could be convinced to sell chocolate, rum and sugar cookie flavors, now that maybe I’d try. Now if I could only get those guys at Martin Tire to offer a Peppermint Mocha oil change……This is the Huntress915 over and out.