Sunday, June 10, 2012

Straws

At least where I live, if you order a beverage at a restaurant it always comes with a straw sticking out of it. I wonder where this practice originates from.  I seriously doubt very many people drink through a straw at home, so why the need for a straw when dining at an establishment? And, the related question is do people actually want the blasted straws or do they just get them because the waiters are robots? And, may restaurants provide straws that are too short commiserate with the glass the beverage comes in--probably because they buy the cheapest straws Bargain Barn provides.  We've gotten rid of the weird tradition of putting parsley on plates. Maybe it's time to reconsider straws as well.

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