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I was shamed acquiring modeling supplies yesterday.

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So, while decanting spray cans, I have discovered that straws from McDonald's work best because they are much larger diameter that your average straw. So when I swung into the Mickey D's drive through yesterday I asked for a couple extra straws for the hobby stash.

Lady working the window gave me the stink eye and I got a "Umhuhh...I know what you're about to do...."  And then it dawned on my that cocaine users like the McDonald's straws as well for the larger diameter.  :icon_eek:   "Oh, no! I'm not doing that...LOL!!"  

"Oh yea honey, my son likes to put three straws into his cup too...."  Funny thing was there was a police car right behind me in line. 

 

FWIW, 30+ years ago when I was a much younger and naive man working in a body shop I always wondered why all these customers cars had cut up McDonald's straws in them.  :rolleyes:

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Talk about progress. I remember when it was the little McD coffee stirrer spoons that's folks would use to put recreational substances up their nose. :lol:

Maybe it's just giving them a reason to discontinue straws and save a buck or two...

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Try living in a state where straws are banned!!

I wanted to get a box of cocktail straws the really thin Long  ones so I can make 1/35 and 32nd scale bamboo!!!!    Nope can’t get them anymore.   Also had an incident like yours. 

went into a dive shop.  To grab some surgical tubing. They use it for spearguns and pole spears.   Asked for 2 feet of it.  They didn’t want to sell it to me. They thought I was using it to Tie My arm off for meth or herion use.  I told him it was for work. We use it between the Bunsen burner the gas supply.

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Next time maybe try an RC hobby shop. They use silicone tubes for fuel lines. Comes in all sorts of colour. 

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Or an Aquarium Store.

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I'm a bit fed up with the straw ban, considering it began with a project created by a young student who admitted to making up a number he thought sounded impressive.

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3 hours ago, [CAT]CplSlade said:

I'm a bit fed up with the straw ban, considering it began with a project created by a young student who admitted to making up a number he thought sounded impressive.

My understanding it was based on a photo of a sea turtle with a straw in it's mouth?  

 

On the surgical tubing, RC and Aquarium tubing is to small  That's way I have to go to a Dive shop

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4 hours ago, Vandy1 VX-4 said:

On the surgical tubing, RC and Aquarium tubing is to small  That's way I have to go to a Dive shop

Maybe flexible rubber gas tubes for propane/butane bottles are a solution. Here in Spain you can get these everywhere.

Cheers Rob

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All I know is those 'paper' straws are disgusting, and the guy who dreamed that one up needs to go on vacation.............a LONG one !

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No one uses the good old coke nail anymore.

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