I bought a pumpkin for my daughter this morning.
On my way home, I was in a mood to notice how people have pumpkins on display. Sure, it's a given this time of year to see so many pumpkins. But I realized a simple truth. For most people, putting the pumpkin on the stoop or porch is all they'll do with the fruit.
A few people will still carve a Jack O-Lantern. But this seems to be a dying art as we all are too busy to even find a knife, let alone cut into a pumpkin and clean it out. I don't know anyone who actually uses a real pumpkin to cook a pumpkin pie from scratch. Everyone uses canned pumpkin.
So really, all we're doing is buying a fruit for display. Weird, huh? Now, don't get me started on Christmas Trees...