Until recently, I didn't let this pumpkin spice craze bother me much. That has changed.

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This past weekend, I accompanied my wife, Judy, to Costco. I used to enjoy our Costco adventures. Mostly because I could wander and check out all the free samples. I'd always leave satisfied after pretty much having lunch and dessert while my wife shopped.

On this particular adventure, every free sample stand I went to had some kind of pumpkin spice theme. Pumpkin spice coffee, pumpkin spice cookies, pumpkin spice chip dip (that's just sick). You name it, and they'll think of some way to bastardize it with pumpkin spice.

I googled pumpkin spice and found my suspicions were true. Pumpkin spice deodorant, pumpkin spice body lotion, pumpkin spice caramels, pumpkin spice fragrance oils, pumpkin spice breakfast biscuits and even pumpkin spice lip balm. I didn't check but I'm pretty sure they probably have pumpkin spice condoms.

So, is it just me? Probably. Enough with the pumpkin spice.

Thanks for letting me vent.  I feel better now.