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.