Thursday, April 23, 2009

OK, this is kind of weird, but...

I'll just come right out and say it.

I can't get the wrapping off of soda straws anymore.

Seriously. Did they suddenly make the paper stronger, or what?

Every time I get a straw from McDonald's or Eros or Speedway, I can't seem to open the straws anymore. You know how you just whip the wrapping off? Can't do it.

I usually end up having to tear a path all the way around the straw, then shove both pieces off but that only works about one in three. The other times I have to literally peel the paper or plastic off the straw all the way down.

I don't know why - I'm certainly not too weak (I can carry a good sized suitcase all the way through the airport, no problem). I should be able to handle a straw.

This just happened to me, over the past four or five weeks. But I've been unable to simply open up a soda straw.

Very odd. And very frustrating. It's like my brain just won't let me open one.



Michael O'Connell said...

Well, the good news is that of all the things people start losing the ability do to as they get older? If given a list, and that one was on it, I'd probably pick that one. :)

Uh...I know I'm in California and all and we don't have the same food chains, but I really don't think I'd feel comfortably eating at a place called "Eros". Though the uniforms for the serving girls could be interesting...

Michael O'Connell said...

Wait...delayed joke...

"Well, I guess you DON'T suck."

(get it?)

KC Ryan said...



I don't get it.

Oh, well. Yeah, I thought the same thing on Eros when Maggie introduced me to the place. It's basically a coffee shop with darn good food for a reasonable price.

KC Ryan said...


Never mind, I got it.

Sheesh - getting slow in my old age.