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McDonald’s Dearly-Missed Plastic Straw Is Now Selling For Thousands Online
By Yimin Huang, 29 Apr 2019
Image via Ratana21 / Shutterstock.com
Despite the attempt to save the environment, the eco-friendly paper straws that McDonald’s UK has come up with have backfired.
Patrons have complained about the horrible texture the straws have given them, especially when drinking milkshakes, comparing the redesign to essentially a rolled-up sheet of paper.
Now, McDonald’s plastic straws are selling in the thousands on eBay, which includes a £1,000 (US$1,293.87) listing and £5,000 (US$6,471) option, in response to the clamor.
One notable seller on eBay names the product ‘McDonald’s Plastic Straw SUPER RARE’, accompanying the product with a satirical caption detailing how traditional plastic straws will soon become a “legend,” and that the buyer’s grandchildren would look up to people today “like God” for being alive before the “snowflake generation.”
The merchant also encourages customers to sign the petition for McDonald’s to bring plastic straws back if they would rather not spend thousands on a straw. Thus far, the protest has received over 42,000 signatures since time of publish.
McDonald’s still stands its ground on keeping the paper straws. In time to come, perhaps McDonald’s UK and Ireland’s CEO Paul Pomroy would be able to come up with an environmentally-friendly straw that does not compromise customers’ overall experience.
Buy McDonald's plastic straws on eBay for £5,000— Ms Ene'eze (@RukkyAbdullahi) April 28, 2019
[via LADbible, image via Ratana21 / Shutterstock.com]
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