I got in line at Starbucks and saw the sign.


Son of a hooligan.

I didn’t even realize what day it was.

There are two kinds of people in life: those who love the #PSL, and those who #DONOT. As for me, I fall in the latter group.

The truth is, I hate pumpkin spice lattes and every other pumpkin-spiced abomination that has spawned from them.

As a general rule, I don’t like anything that everyone else loves.

For real.

I didn’t read Harry Potter for like, TEN YEARS.

I’m not an easy sell. The more popular it is, the more I dislike it, and #PSL is near the top of the list. It has its own twitter account which is, in itself, enough for me to hate it.

In case you [are super lucky and] have somehow missed out the “magical mojo” that makes up the #PSL, here’s a little background. The #PSL debuted 12 years ago and Starbucks has sold more than TWO HUNDRED MILLION of them since then. The #PSL became the root of a whole pumpkin spice movement, where everybody jumped on the pumpkin spice wagon. Yahoo News even calls #PSL a lifestyle brand, synonymous with North Face, yoga pants, uggs, and the basic girl.

It has totally won the popularity contest. Now, not only can you buy or make your own knock-off pumpkin spice lattes, you can also get pumpkin spice chicken sausage, pumpkin spice margarine, pumpkin spice coconut milk and about a gazillion other ridiculous pumpkin-spiced things. Well, maybe not a gazillion, but there are at least 46 other pumpkin-spiced foods that shouldn’t exist. You guys, that is 46 too many.

Every year people sit around and wait for it to come back and when it does they won’t. stop. talking about it. I am convinced that any day now fall will become the Mount McKinley of seasons, and we’ll end up with Winter, Spring, Summer, and #PSL. It’s so sad.


You know what’s even more sad? The #PSL will be here until Christmas.


I can hardly contain my excitement.


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