Thoughts on a drinking straw

At some point in life someone invented the drinking straw, which is used everywhere.  Marvin Stone invented the ‘modern drinking straw’ in 1842.  Prior to the drinking straw it would have been impossible to drink out of a fast food style cup with a plastic lid.  It would also be difficult to drink those fancy island drinks like long island ice tea, Pina colada, and strawberry daiquiris.  There is no doubt in my mind that the drinking straw does serve a purpose in our society.

In searching around for different straws, I found this: Tiffany & Co. is selling a $350 rose vermeil crazy straw.  Tiffany’s is looking to make everyday objects extraordinary.  I am not sure what type of person would spend $350 on a drinking straw, but can assure you I am not one of those people.  In your search for civil accomplishment, you will want to avoid ridiculous purchases like this one.  This may sound obvious, but it is similar to someone spending a few $1,000 on a gold necklace.  The funny thing is, the $350 Tiffany’s drinking straw has more function than a gold necklace.

There are a few items I purchased that did not make complete sense and if I went back, I would probably not have purchased them.  For example, I purchased Timberland Boots in high school for $150+.  I only wore these two or three times because they did not match any outfit I had.  They were a blue suede color and now looking back on it, not a very good investment.  Are there any items you purchased that ended up being worthless?

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