If you’ve followed me for a while you might know that I have an issue with Costco straws. They are unwrapped-contagion-waiting-to-happen-straws. It doesn’t make sense to me because they provide Kirkland wipes at the door to disinfect your cart……and all the Costco employees are covered in hair nets and face nets and white gloves. The straws negate ALL of that effort.
Just so I’m clear here…..it’s just a suggestion for them. It’s a free world and they can do what they want obviously. I don’t want any million straw marches……or government straw regulations……or secret straw petri-dish testing by Dateline. And why would they spend more money just to appease one customer? But Dear Costco, you sell wrapped straws in your store!
I could just bring my own straw (BYOS)……but for now I just go without a straw……but that doesn’t help the millions of people who aren’t as “germ-aware” as I am. Plus, you should see me trying to meander my cart around the store holding an open container…..that’s a hazard in itself.
Canadian Costco stores have wrapped straws……and flu activity is decreasing in Canada. Flu activity is increasing in the U.S……so I’ve deducted that there might be a direct statistical correlation to flu activity and Costco straws!
Anyway, I’ve started leaving “suggestions” at multiple Costcos. I asked the cashier if she would mention it to other employees. She agreed that the straws were gross and told me I should contact corporate.
“Yeah I’ve done that….I’ve even tweeted them a few times.”
The other Costco store probably has a wall of my comments……I’m the “crazy straw lady”. I give my phone number every time. I’m surprised no one has ever wanted to make contact…..
Tonight, as I walked past all those innocent people drinking out of their contagion-straws in the Costco food court, I imagined the CDC shutting Costco down and had a panic attack. I think I need to start getting a little more creative with my notes…..I’ll start by taking lessons from Emily (via PassiveAggressiveNotes):
Maybe a drawing will make all the difference.
Dear Costco, I’m not doing anything for you ever again.
P.S. running away.
Change the straws…..change America.
(yeah I totally stole that from Tracy Morgan in his Super Bowl commercial…..)
….or make the lid a sippy cup.
That will be my new hashtag: #changethestrawschangeamerica