My mom said she was out of pumpkin. She had enough to make pies for Thanksgiving, but then her frozen stash was depleted. My sister, who usually has tons of pumpkins, had a major crop failure this year, so I stopped at the corner store and picked one up.
I wasn't able to strap it to the rack; I was afraid Eselin's big elastic bands would cut the little beast in half, so I put the pumpkin on the rack and walked home with one had on the handlebars and one on the pumpkin.
One must do what one can to ensure pies for next year!