Are straws for Wimps?

gohman85November 16, 2001

Do only wimpy guys use straws? Does anybody drink alcohol thru a straw?

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colleenoz

I read recently where chemists experimented with subjects drinking beer through a straw- they got drunk faster as the straw effectively misted some of the alcohol across the throat lining and so it was absorbed into the bloodstream faster, IIRC......
In my personal opinion straws are really only for milkshakes.....
CJ

    Bookmark   November 20, 2001 at 5:54AM
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solsthumper

Hmmmm, your question has conjured up a disturbing mental image of Clint Eastwood's "Dirty Harry", doing what Dirty Harry does best, while casually sipping through a straw....nope, don't want to imagine that again. ;)

    Bookmark   November 20, 2001 at 9:50AM
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lindac_netins_net

A Zombie is best drunk through a straw.....and believe me.....anyone who drinks a Zombie is no wimp!!
Linda C

    Bookmark   November 21, 2001 at 4:42PM
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Gina_W

slushy drinks (frozen margaritas, pina coladas) are best with a straw, otherwise you get a faceful of ice!

    Bookmark   December 7, 2001 at 7:55PM
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downsouth_ivillage_com

I have to use a straw due to sensitive teeth with any cold drink that has ice.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2002 at 10:35AM
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Marie_TX

I have read that fashion models always use a straw, even for water. It's because of the lipstick or something, I guess. -- Marie

    Bookmark   January 8, 2002 at 5:28PM
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michele_in_ATL

I use a straw at every restaurant. I have this thing about other strangers lips being on the glass that I am drinking from. One really can't know just how well they clean thier drinking glasses.

    Bookmark   January 13, 2002 at 8:49PM
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JZ_yahoo_com

I am with Michele,
I ALWAYS use a straw at Restaurants, even with beer and water.Putting my lips on the cup seems gross to me.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2002 at 7:06PM
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solsthumper

I suppose drinking through a straw to prevent lips from coming in contact with the glass sounds like a sensible idea.... but then, how do you eat at restaurants, do you bring your own silverware and plates?
No sarcasm intended, just curious.

Sol

    Bookmark   January 24, 2002 at 2:01PM
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Ski_Diva

At least the utensils and plates go through a dishwasher and get properly cleaned.
I used to work at a restaurant/bar and I have seen the way glasses are cleaned- all they do is dunk it a couple of times in a sink full of water and then dunk it in another sink full of water with a little bleach in it and then they dunk it in another sink full of water! Half the time there was still lipstick on the glasses! So then they just wipe the lipstick off with a towel, which by the way they reuse on all the other glasses that have lipstick on them. GROSS!!! Therefore, I always use a straw.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2002 at 3:46PM
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