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I didn’t think I’d find a set of swizzle sticks at the first shop I checked necessarily, but I still couldn’t find a set at the second or third or even the ninth or tenth place. In fact, most people I asked had no idea what I was talking about — cocktail twizzler sticks? — and one woman at Pier One wanted me and everyone else in the store to know that she had no idea what I was talking about BECAUSE SHE DOESN'T DRINK, and she said it just like that, with the caps lock on, with as much disgust as if I had just asked her if they sold edible panties. I tried to explain that swizzle sticks are the long, skinny utensils you use to stir a cocktail, and I am not even making this up, she goes, "You mean, a spoon?"

What is this spoon you speak of?

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Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 08:12AM by Registered Commentermdog | Comments5 Comments

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I think I own the very set of swizzle sticks she purchases later in the story. (AND I DON'T EVEN DRINK.)

May 15, 2007 at 12:56PM | Unregistered CommenterSarah

honestly, i don't understand the swizzle sticks. but i will now and forever refer to them as "cocktail twizzler sticks."

May 15, 2007 at 01:07PM | Registered Commentermdog

My first thought was of those straws with sugary, fruit-flavored powder inside. What are those called? (These are legal....)

May 15, 2007 at 04:41PM | Unregistered CommenterSarah

pixie sticks!

i'm pretty sure that both twizzler sticks AND swizzle sticks are legal.

May 15, 2007 at 04:53PM | Registered Commentermdog

Ah, yes, I was referencing the powder. Lest anyone think I enjoy illegal recreational drugs. (Which I DO, LOTS of... oh, no, I don't.)

May 15, 2007 at 08:11PM | Unregistered CommenterSarah

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