Saturday, March 8, 2008

the final straw


All too often I find myself posting about some debacle or other, so I thought tonight I'd see if my Obsessive-Compulsive jubilation is transferable...

We buy these enormous boxes of fat straws from this wretched Costco-wannabe called Cash & Carry. (My bad luck is such that some reader is the owner, in which case please accept my standard-issue apology for being a hostile careless bitch whose top priority is making people laugh.)

They are the same straws used by Dutch Bros. (Starbucks rules!), and I've come to discover that I cannot drink coffee, tea, smoothies, or anything, without one. Ideally, I like a pink straw, but the color assortment also includes green, orange, and yellow, so it's my own little neurotic lottery each morning. I pretend not to pick a pink one on purpose, and as if that's not bad enough, I am always really surprised and delighted to get pink. (Yes B, I know you're calling Scott.) I've gone the past few days with no straws, and let me just say I have lost all ability to drink without one, and have soiled like eight shirts. It's a retardation.

Believe it or not, we haven't even arrived at the weird part. Today when I went to Cash & Carry to buy more, I saw that they have boxes of all pink ones. Wow! I had no idea. I immediately reached for it, but then I saw my old humble assorted box staring longingly at me as well. Talk about Sophie's Choice right? The all-pink box filled me with joy, but I knew I wouldn't enjoy them as much if I was guaranteed pink. (This just gets weirder and weirder.) I ended up buying both, and when Todd asked why I did that (he's been instructed a thousand times to buy the assortment), I stuttered that I prefer pink, but I also like the chance factor. When he asked which kind I would use first, I explained that I would put a fistful of the assorteds into our cup, and then a fistful of pinks, to, um, increase my odds.

5 comments:

Sam said...

I envy you! I have faced similarly inconsequential decisions, ones that just tear at you. And there is no way I could ever articulate why the decision was so difficult.

You rock!

THE PHONES said...

I forgot about Cash and Carry. We used to go there when dh worked for a restaurant.

gail said...

all pink! all pink! all pink!

Adam said...

"Sophie's Choice" is hilarious!

...that is to say, your reference to it is hilarious, in this particular situation. I didn't mean that the book/movie Sophie's Choice was amusing in any way... what kind of sick fuck would think that?

...aw shit.

Cheyenne said...

i would, obviously, enough so to make a comparison to incite laughter.

or is my being a sick fuck the given?