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    You Assholes Love Pumpkin Spice So Much How About You Try The Real Thing

    In which I force my colleagues to eat raw pumpkin.

    Look around you. Pumpkin is everywhere. It's omnipresent.

    This. I hate #pumpkin. I can't even imagine. #toofar

    Every autumn, every food/drink/thing pays homage to the Pumpkin God by adding the sacred Pumpkin flavor.

    This pleases us, the common people.

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    Surely, if everyone loves pumpkin flavoring so much, they will enjoy ACTUAL PUMPKIN?

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    So I sent this email to my unsuspecting colleagues:

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    Amazingly, 16 people fell for my ruse. Shortly thereafter, via the magic of peer pressure, they were forced to eat the gross, stringy part of the pumpkin.

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    Most of the reviews were not rave. Alex and Isaac:

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    Chelsea and Tommy:

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    Elaina and Brett:

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    Andrea and Grace:

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    However, there were a few ~pumpkin purists~ among them. Loryn and Jessica:

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    Anita and Keely:

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    And one who had priorities other than taste. Matt and Andrew:

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    Here's the final total:

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    Turns out most people do not like real pumpkin. We are all so fake. Does this upset the Pumpkin God? Will He strike us down? Or in His wisdom will He allow us to survive the season, only to decimate us before the Eggnog King? Only time will tell. In the meantime, enjoy your pumpkin, sheeple.

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