Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 491

Pumpkin-flavoured everything

It’s that time of year in the USA. It’s Pumpkin time.

If you’re not seeing pumpkins, you’re tasting pumpkins.

You can now find pumpkin-inspired beers, teas, marshmallows, soy milk, Pop-Tarts, and Pringles. #gross

Stop with the pumpkin stuff!

Stop with the pumpkin stuff!

Add to that pumpkin room scent, pumpkin deodorant, pumpkin yoghurt, pumpkin cereal, pumpkin donuts etc etc. It’s pumpkin-crazy out there in America! This is what it’s come to: since Starbucks debuted the unbelievably popular Pumpkin Spice Latte coffee drink back in 2003, every fall season brings yet more products trying to capitalize on the PSL’s success.

I’m going to see if I can get away through the whole of October without eating anything pumpkin-related. I suspect this will be a hard task. It’s kind of reached saturation point, surely!

A Very British Thing

This week I’ve had a viral infection. Did I go to the doctor’s? No, I did not. Because, it is a Very British Thing not to want to bother your doctor. We kind of turn up, apologise for wasting their time, and then underplay our symptoms, pretending everything’s okay, and thank them profusely for seeing you and assure them you will be better soon and make a joke about how you hope they won’t ‘see you soon’ when they say goodbye.

My American friends have tutted at me and told me to get me to a docs. So, eventually I did. But I felt like this:

A Very British Thing

A Very British Thing

See more British problems here 🙂

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4 Responses to Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 491

  1. Mindy Helms says:

    Hope you get better soon! 🙂

  2. Maryjenmary says:

    I agree that we sort of overdo the pumpkin and fall spices thing. One piece of pumpkin pie is more than enough. Luckily, raspberries are still available to eat instead.

  3. tim spahr says:

    feel better! hugs!

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