There is a bar out there what will do this

Surfing around found myself entranced by this post over on Reddit:

Sure the design of the cup makes you feel like a child— which might be what the bar wants. Perhaps there are other designs out there that would hold up to the rigors of food service but I have yet to find one that fits the bill. Maybe one fully made of glass, with a wide straw opening?

Then of course you could use metal straws.

I have yet to see a bar actually washing the inside of them properly so your mileage as a bar person will vary depending on what the boss got for the place.

You could also use paper straws, which seem to be the preferred solution for bars everywhere.

People will complain they go soft too quickly… but that’s because you’re leaving the straw inside. You can put it on the bar on a napkin, or on a saucer if provided one.

Me? I’m all for sippy cups.

A lot of jobs are like that. A lot of *life* is like that.

They get hired and they come in with stars in their eyes. Everything they know about “being a chef” they learned from TV. And the instructors at the community college sure aren’t going to say anything to break the news to them. So they come in on their first day ready to help the chef plan out the next menu together. And the sous sends them into a corner to chop 5 gallons of onions. Every day is more scut work, and people yelling and cursing, and there are no breaks and they can’t work fast enough and no one will tell them where anything is. Before long, you can see the bitter disillusionment set in.

Then they think, it must just be this kitchen; I landed in a terrible kitchen, that’s all. I just need to find a normal kitchen where they will appreciate me for being me team task management. So they start looking around and asking around, and discover they had completely unrealistic expectations about cooking as a career, and that they made a huge mistake. Maybe they should move back home before their bedroom gets turned into an office…

This was written over at Reddit a couple of weeks ago.