For some reason people feel the need to show off their crafty side via social media during the fall more than any other time of year, but as we all know those shared pics aren't to be trusted.
Because the shot could be staged, it could be the best shot out of a hundred taken, or that person could secretly be a professional pie maker instead of acceptably average like the rest of us.
So why do people feel the need to lie about their skills via Instagram? Because they can, and because the people in their circle want to believe their "friend" is truly talented.
But in reality only a few gifted souls manage to carve their pumpkins like a pro every year, much less properly stage and photograph their work to make it look poster worthy.
The rest of us end up with a splitting headache and a lackluster pumpkin presentation.
People also love to exaggerate about how much fun they're having now that it's fall, gushing about their trip to the pumpkin patch like they've just visited some squash-based wonderland.
I know the first day of fall was technically on the 22nd, but it always starts to feel real for me on October 1st. It's my favorite month of the year! Football, cool weather, scarves, baked goods, pumpkin spice everything, Halloween, and my birthday! #afterlight #madewithover #bestofover #fall #october #happy
When in reality going to a pumpkin patch is more likely to make you feel like this guy: