I just found out that Louisiana has "drive-through daiquiri joints". Yeah. You drive up to the window, place your order for any of a variety of mixed drinks, from daiquiris to Long Island iced tea, and the attendant hands the drink to the driver, yeah, to the driver!, the person who is driving, in a styrofoam cup, with a piece of tape over the straw hole. The tape keeps it legal. That way, it's not an open container. A straw is served on the side.
What do you suppose the purpose of the straw is? I mean, if you're going to take it home, wouldn't you just pop the top off and drink it from the cup? Or pour it into a glass? How naive am I?
The story in the UK Guardian says
A medium sized beaker costs $5.25 (£3.60), and for those who are determined to take drive-through drinking to the ultimate level, a gallon-sized tankard is available for $23. "They're very popular," says the manager.What's the DWI/DUI arrest rate in LA? Accident rate? Insurance rate?