Paper straws

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December 3rd, 2019 at 9:39:41 AM permalink
SOOPOO
Member since: Feb 19, 2014
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My supermarket (Wegmans) now gives you a paper straw with your Starbucks like products. I get a double shot of espresso over ice with a half teaspoon of half and half 4-5 times a week. I HATE the plastic straws they give you so much I now get my drink in what I can only describe as a sippy-cup. The straws begin to disintegrate almost instantaneously. And the texture against my tongue is unpleasant. Who the f... thought this is an acceptable alternative to a plastic straw?
December 3rd, 2019 at 10:50:41 AM permalink
AZDuffman
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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Cafeteria at work has paper. Hate them. What happens when lions are not held in check.
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December 3rd, 2019 at 10:50:52 AM permalink
odiousgambit
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When I was a kid there was a thing going around that you were a queer if you drank using a straw [geez]. I have two brothers and they said they remember nothing like that, so it seems it was a thing some ass started in my own narrow age group, and extremely narrow numerically as well, just a few other kids - I have to think.

In any case I internalized this and to this day eschew the straw except for rare occasion. I therefore cannot relate to what the fuss is all about today.
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December 3rd, 2019 at 11:06:37 AM permalink
ams288
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When gambling in Vegas now, itís like asking the cocktail waitress for their first born child when you ask for a straw at some casinos.

I am VERY anti-paper straw. They suck.
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December 3rd, 2019 at 11:16:11 AM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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People still use straws? Haven't used
one since I was a kid. Don't drink
pop or coffee..
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December 3rd, 2019 at 11:24:10 AM permalink
petroglyph
Member since: Aug 3, 2014
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I bought a pack of "bendy" straws from Amazon. I also collect straws from ff joints that have a large caliber opening to suck thicker liquids [smoothies] through.

BYOS
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December 3rd, 2019 at 12:36:58 PM permalink
DRich
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Adults should not be using straws.
December 3rd, 2019 at 1:07:32 PM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: Evenbob
People still use straws? Haven't used
one since I was a kid. Don't drink
pop or coffee..


I use one for my bedtime water. Also fountain drinks.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
December 3rd, 2019 at 1:44:23 PM permalink
rxwine
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I remember paper straws of old being like SOOPOO described, but the new ones I've used seemed to hold up okay. So far.
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December 3rd, 2019 at 2:34:07 PM permalink
Gandler
Member since: Aug 15, 2019
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Quote: SOOPOO
My supermarket (Wegmans) now gives you a paper straw with your Starbucks like products. I get a double shot of espresso over ice with a half teaspoon of half and half 4-5 times a week. I HATE the plastic straws they give you so much I now get my drink in what I can only describe as a sippy-cup. The straws begin to disintegrate almost instantaneously. And the texture against my tongue is unpleasant. Who the f... thought this is an acceptable alternative to a plastic straw?


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