This blog of mine has over 450 followers and I really hope that someone who reads this has or knows someone who has decision-making powers at a restaurant/café/coffee shop, what have you. This whole push for straws to be used less at restaurants is great. It’s great. I’m all for the environment and reducing my carbon footprint. My husband would tell you otherwise but I really am. I love this planet. I’m just not a big fan of living on it.
Back to the topic – straws. Not having straws available to your customers is discrimination against disabled people. There was a time in my life not so long ago that I could not drink a beverage without a straw and a tight lid due to the severe tremor which occurs mostly in my dominant hand, but small tremors also happen at times when using my non-dominant hand. There are people living in this world who CANNOT drink independently without using a straw. If you are an establishment that chooses to stop handing out straws with drinks unless asked for, good for you. If you don’t have straws available to your customers if asked for, THAT’S DISCRIMINATION.
A new coffee shop I recently found which I love has a sign that says #nostraws or something. They’ll be receiving a letter from me.