It’s Halloween, and everyone’s got a hollowed-out, smiley-faced pumpkin on their stoop. Millions of pumpkins sell this time of year, and millions more will sell next month in preparation for everyone’s favorite post-turkey dessert, pumpkin pie.
I can’t think of any other use for pumpkins (“casual use”, if you like) outside of these two holidays.
So…if these two holidays were suddenly to disappear, would anyone bother buying pumpkins? Is it all a conspiracy by the United Pumpkin Farmers Of America to begin with?