At the Red Lobster the other night – and btw, if you like that restaurant, you might enjoy Stuart O’Nan’s novel Last Night at the Lobster, but let’s not digress – our beverages came with interesting straws, and I did want a photo to show you. My cell phone has a camera and I could probably figure out how to take a picture, but I'd have no idea how to get it out of the phone after that. It's not a smart phone, it's a dumb phone.
So Amy laid her straw on the menu for contrast, and photographed it so that the tip showed. It was, as you can see, firmly and irrevocably
The other end of those straws, though, was completely open.
So that was good.