As a born cheapskate, I was thrilled when a random Disney cast member (that’s what they call everyone who works at Disney World, from dancers to floor-moppers) gave my kids each a Mickey straw.
I was extra thrilled when I saw that they usually cost .59 cents each.
Three kids times .59 cents – that’s a $1.77 value, folks!
But then we brought them home. They’re enough fancier than regular straws to make this mama justify the tiny bit of luggage space they consumed.
And they were a souvenir. A FREE souvenir.
A free souvenir that, technically, could be useful. I mean, we use straws.
But . . . how exactly do you get a curvy straw clean? Really, really clean? Clean enough to re-use, when re-using was the only justification for keeping them in the first place?
Blech. I despise questions like that.
I stuck them in the dishwasher, as I do with every other thing that I can possibly stick in there.
And the picture above shows how they came out.
No more Mickey. Just a really weird, twisty-turny, uncleanable, straw-like object.
Is it bad that I was giddy for the “excuse” to pitch them? We didn’t need them. They were sure to get on my nerves very, very soon with those uncleanable twists and turns.
Yay for decisions I don’t have to make.
Free tip: Don’t put Mickey Straws in the dishwasher.--Nony