It turns out that plastic straws are so evil that THE Democrat majority leader of the California legislature wants to fine restaurants $1,000 and to jail its waiters and waitresses if they provide plastic straws without first being asked for them by the customer.
It's not clear if handing out four to a party of four would be four counts. Would each person at the table need to ask separately? Would the state that part of the law as a trap? One member of the party could ask and the waiter could respond by placing multiple straws on the table.
"Book 'em, Danno! No soup tip for you!"
But on the plus side, the world would enter a new state of shangri la once the rampant straw problem were gotten under control. For example, it has been shown that in one test restaurant, they haven't had a single beheading since the practice was put into place.
Pray for me.