Today I am tickled pink about this morning’s purchase of stainless steel straws. Here’s a poorly kept secret for you: I hate straws! Having worked in the food serving industry, I know just how many of these bad boys get thrown away daily; it is insane. My wish for restaurants would be to serve beverages without straws; straws only by request! That would be a start. When I order my beverage, I always follow with a, “No straw, please.” You’d be surprised at how many funny looks I get. How is this an odd request?
Unfortunately since breaking my jaw a week ago and having my jaw wired shut, I am now dependant on straws to get my adequate nutrition throughout each day. Stainless steel straws to the rescue! This is a six week haul and I couldn’t bear to spend it with those plastic evil doers. I feel better about my liquid diet already. They did come in a recyclable package, which I would have rather done without, but I still see this as success.