Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Are Drinking Straws Really Necessary? Looks Kinda Gay If You Ask Me.



If you think about it, it's pretty strange that when you go to a restaurant and they give you a water or a soda that they also give you a straw. You don't use a straw at home but when they put them in front of you most people open them and use them.

Not me though. Maybe because when I was 18 I was drinking out of one and my brother-in-law said, "You look pretty gay drinking out of that straw." Then he imitated me. And if you think about it, most dudes look pretty fem drinking out of straws. I never saw Clint Eastwood drinking from a straw. It's OK for you ladies but if you're a dude? I suggest you just get whatever's in that glass the old fashioned way.

Of course the exception is a Slurpee. And sometimes a milkshake.

And why aren't crazy straws as popular as they used to be?

Oh, and those cocktail straws? I don't think they were ever meant for a person to sip out of. Right? They're more for stirring.

And why do a feel like this stupid post is something that Andy Rooney would write?

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

You... you say "gay" like it's a bad thing?

Dr Zibbs said...

Anonymous - If you're gay - that's fine. But as a straight man I don't want to look gay. And by "gay" I mean girly. I'm using the 70's meaning of the word.

So uh...are YOU gay?

TC said...

it's because they know some of their employees probably have shitty/penisy/crotchy unwashed hands and touch your glass. It's so your lips don't have to!

TC said...

oh and it's funny that you said "I'm using the 70's meaning of the word." I always say "gay in the eighties way".

Dr Zibbs said...

TC - "penisy." And everyone always mentions the thing about not having to touch the rim of your glass but if the rim is dirty aren't portions of the inside dirty too?

Dr Zibbs said...

TC - Yeah. 70's..80's. They both blend together for me.

sybil law said...

Hahaha - Andy Rooney!!
I prefer the straw, but I'm a girl, so that's okay. Also, they do have crazy straws - mostly only given out to kids at restaurants, but I have yet to see them at bars. That's a good idea for bars, though.

Dr Zibbs said...

Sybil- yeah chicks can get away with it because it looks kinda cute.

Note to self: market weiner shaped straws.

TC said...

http://www.bachelorette.com/penisstraws.html

Furtheron said...

generally I use them since... I've seen (in the UK) how poorly glasses are cleaned, you can't do them by hand in the UK (I don't know why) but they just wack them in the dishwasher, not uncommon to get a glass with lipstick still around it, now if it doesn't remove that do I want Herpes?

Given I always drink soft drinks I always have the straw option... fine with me :-)

Rachelle said...

I kinda got the same thing, as Anonymous, Doc. I think I've become a little sensitive to it because a couple of weeks ago, I watched a girl with Down's Syndrome get quietly righteous on a teenager in the food court who called her friend's outfit retarded. It was... educational.

That said, I'm pretty sure I once heard my grandma describe herself as "gay in the 40's way", so whatever.

Dr Zibbs said...

TC - I KNEW someone would steal my idea.

Fuerheron - Good point.

Rachelle - Please record that encounter next time.

Scope said...

And I'm Roaring in a 20's sort of way.