Drinking with or without Straw?

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Indonesia
September 17, 2009 4:57am CST
Hi there friends When in restaurants, drinking some juice, or diet coke, i like to drink it by a straw, there's also uniques straw available on several places, but it helpful for me to drink, so i don't make my lips getting wet, so how about you? do you drink with straw or directly from the glass or the bottle?
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18 responses
• Philippines
18 Sep 09
Hello maximilian, I like to use straw when I am drinking in a restaurant or just outside the house. That is when I am drinking juice or sodas. But when drinking water I would drink it directly from the glass or the small water bottles. At home, I also drink directly from the glass. I also like the unique straws that is given in some restaurant, some times, I would keep it.
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• Indonesia
15 Oct 09
hi red_amethyst! Unique straw is something that i like to use and keep it is fun to drink especially with clear, long and curly straw, i can see the water from the glass to mouth through the straw, it's fun hehe, but sometimes i meet a difficulties when drinking a juices if it's not well blended
• Philippines
17 Sep 09
Yep sometimes i drink with straw and sometimes without straw it depends on the situation, well in restaurants i used to drink in straw when in house without straw, but beware some straw are very dirty they have dirt inside the straw, which maybe is recycled, but straw are good especially the good ones that are in good restaurants.
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• Indonesia
15 Oct 09
really?? i don't know about it .... usually i drink with a seal straw, so i think it's already clean ...
@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
17 Sep 09
Hi friend! Whichever way to drink my refreshment, I really don't mind. I can do it through straw or directly from glass. While you are right that sipping through straw will prevent your lips from getting wet, it does not really matter to me if my lips get wet so whichever way to drink that is no big issue to me. I have been used to a cowboy lifestyle anyway! Have a nice day!
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• Indonesia
14 Oct 09
Hi salonga! Haha, that's really you! i like it, i just don't like when i drink, i leave my lipstick speck on the glass
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@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
17 Sep 09
When I am dining in a restaurant or just eating in a fast food chain, I want to drink using a straw because it is easier and more comfortable to do. I do not have to lift the glass that much to drink. I think it is more enjoyable to eat using a straw and it is safer, in terms of cleanliness of the glass.
• Indonesia
14 Oct 09
hi maroseqf, using of straw for clean reason is good thinking, while we eat we can also drink, but i hope you eat with a spoon and fork, not with straw, sorry kidding well if i'm in fast food restaurant that didn't provides a spoon/fork to eat, using a straw to drink is really helpful, while i eat with my barehand, because i can hold the glass after finishing the meal and after cleaning my hands, so the glass won't get dirty
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• Philippines
17 Sep 09
if dine out in restaurant i normally use straw but if im at home then no need for straw. but if im outside drinking bottled of water sometimes i use straw too. i dont want to drink juice or water directly from the glass if eating outside. i guess other people do too.
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• Indonesia
14 Oct 09
well seems that there is some people like drinking juice without straw, personally i like using straw when drinking juice, so it won't make my lips getting sticky
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@sandymay16 (1619)
• Philippines
17 Sep 09
HI, I sometimes do and sometimes don't. When in fastfood restaurants where they use disposable cups or glasses I usually use straw because it's the norm LOL and the crew usually put straw with the food tray. Then in some restaurants where they use nice glasses for beverage I don't use straw. But when I drink straight from a can like canned juices or soda of course I use straw.
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• Indonesia
14 Oct 09
So it's depend on glass but i see you are much more like to drink without a straw, since it depends on the glass form
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@daliaj (5689)
• India
17 Sep 09
I prefer to drink using straws. But, if I get some juice from a local shop, they won't provide straws. Some shops give straw if I particularly ask for it. The shop owners are cutting down on the price. It is a nice feeling to continuously get the liquied up to the thorat. I am a messy person, whenever I eat something or the other will fall on my dres. So, straw is good for me to keep my dress neat.
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• Indonesia
13 Oct 09
Ouw so it depends on the restaurant provides luckily in my country the restaurant always provides straw , using a straw to keep your dress neat, that's good thinking
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@arthi_88 (1518)
• India
17 Sep 09
I personally enjoy drinking without a straw..But in some places where you can't behave in that manner I drink with a straw!! Drinking with straw doesn't get our lips wet but I find the picture when someday drinks with a straw very funny( no pun intended) so I prefer not to appear like that! Have a nice day!
• Indonesia
13 Oct 09
well for some women, it is a need to use a straw, especially when they use a lipstick, so it won't left on the glass
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@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
23 Sep 09
When it comes to being in a restaurant, I will always drink from a straw as it is a lot easier. From time to time though I do not use one especially if drinking from a can or a liter bottle, etc. But drinking from a straw makes less mess and can be a lot easier for sure.
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• Indonesia
15 Oct 09
easier way to avoid a mess while drinking
@prinzcy (5057)
• Malaysia
18 Sep 09
If I am a restaurant (fast food or not) and the drink is in a glass, I'll definitely use a straw unless it's not provided. Besides, I might make a mess accidentally. That would be embarrassing. If it's in a cup then it's fine to drink just like that (no one use a straw in a cup except for my younger brother ) But a bottle is a different story. Sometimes I used a straw and sometimes I just gulped down just like that. It depend on my mood.
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• Indonesia
15 Oct 09
I don't drink with straw from the cup also, but your brother is a unique person, maybe he like to play with the straw when drinking, so it doesn't matter for him whether he drinks from cup, glass or bottle don't get embarrasing about making a mess accidentally, you are not alone
@xtedaxcvg (3190)
• Philippines
17 Sep 09
I like drinking without straws. For me, straws only restrict my monstrous way of drinking. I usually do big gulps and would finish 3-4 glasses of iced teas. I only use straws when I drink sodas while driving.
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• Indonesia
14 Oct 09
I can't drink in big gulps, i can get hiccupped while drinking, it is one of my reason to use straws
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@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
17 Sep 09
Good morning, maxilimian....I actually do not prefer to use a straw, BUT do so in the summer months, when drinking from anything in a can, that you cannot see into! We have many "wasps" that fly into your drink, unbenounced, so you use a straw to avoid getting stung in the mouth..or throat, which can lead to serious health issues! Nice to hear from you, maxi...and have a great day!
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• Indonesia
14 Oct 09
Morning pergammano, a wasps? wawww , i just know it this things from you, it's new for me, then must becarefull also when drinking ... good info
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@SHAMRACK (8532)
• India
17 Sep 09
Dear friend, I would like to drink without straw if it is not too cold. If it too cold and it much smooth liquid I would prefer a straw. But mostly at home I drink without straw. I use straw when I have to drink out side that too mostly I do not prefer it.
• Indonesia
14 Oct 09
I like cold, but whenever i drink outside i usually use straw, so it doesn't matter if it is cold or not i like ice also
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• United States
17 Sep 09
If I go in a restaurant, or if I buy takeout from McDonalds. Then I will use a straw Other then that I do not use one. I never use one at home. I see no sense in using one.
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• Indonesia
14 Oct 09
Right, now i realized that when in home, i never use straw but usually i use it, when drinks outside
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• United States
17 Sep 09
I too drink from a straw when I go out to eat at a restaurant. I do not drink from a straw when I am at home I drink directly from the glass.
@Tantrums (949)
• Philippines
17 Sep 09
I usually drink using straws if they're served in bottles and if they're served in restaurants, I don't trust the cups in resto's.
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@shibham (17025)
• India
17 Sep 09
hi maxilimian.. i never use starw while drinking water or cold drinks. i find it awkward so i take it directly from bottles. thanks
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
16 Nov 09
Glass if I am extremely thirsty and need a quick quench. Straw if my mouth is full of food and I cannot open it to drink from the glass. Also, depending on the kind of container that the drink is held in. If in a bottle, of course straw lah. But in a cup, will depend on above mentioned.
• Indonesia
19 Nov 09
i can imagine that if mouth is full of food, what is the meaning straw lah? sorry i can't find in my dictionary by the way i didn't drink with straw when drinking with cup, usually i get my coffee milk
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
19 Nov 09