Cons: the fall obsession

Tony Black, Staff Writer

Fall: the only season made more important than it actually is. Even though there’s nothing special, what-so-ever, about it.
It’s probably the biggest time of the year people go crazy over nothing important or worth the time. A pumpkin spice latte can cost up to $5 and new sweaters, which aren’t needed, rack up that autumn bill.
These autumn addictions are also a good way to lose focus on what’s important, such as school and work. Students couldn’t care less about their homework when they know Starbucks brews up their favorite, overrated, over-priced, drinks; and is not even five miles away. And forget working after school, when venturing to the apple orchard four days a week is more important. Not.
Forget fall, focus on life.
Obsessing over fall just pushes the idea it’s almost time to lug out shovels and snowblowers. Winter is close behind. There’s nothing to look forward to after November, because the dreaded Michigan winters are upon us.
There’s no need for that adored “summer beach bod” everyone worked so hard for. All that labor thrown away, because everyone gave up. Fall is the time to obsess over the colors and gain weight. Goodbye gym, hello couch, fattening Yates donuts and cheesy Halloween movies.
Caring about pumpkin spice lattes, sweater weather, cuddling (for some reason, fall is the only time that’s important?) and Halloween movies like “Halloweentown” and “Hocus Pocus,” isn’t necessary.
Sure, movies are fun and it’s okay to care a little. But the way people talk about fall makes it seem like a bigger deal than it actually is. It’s good to look forward to something every year, but come on people— it’s just another few months out of the year.
People go loco for nothing special or worth the time. Fall is nothing but another season people, so let’s not lose our minds over it.
Here’s something to do: drink the pumpkin spice latte once, call it a day, and go back to the normal daily routine. You’ll thank me later.