Then there's the times that I request not to have a straw but the bartenders or waitress forgets, so they take it out and throw it away. Ugh.
But now I'm back on the anti-straw path again, so don't worry.
Reading this article helped a lot - not that I needed much to be firmer in my communication with my lovely drink servers.
And I've already posted about these cool stainless steel straws that we use at our house:
BUT, I just came across these stainless steel SPOON straws:
I'm totally adding this to my imaginary wish list!