Common and Safe
Some people think that glass straws are dangerous because they can break. Yes, glass could be dangerous if you were to have it break in your mouth, in your hand, or in your beverage; but this is very unlikely. The glass we use is so strong that you can’t bite into it. You’d have to drop or bang it on something harder to break it.
There are many other items used in the kitchen made of glass that have the same risks: measuring cups, coffee pots, glass bowls, and drinking glasses. Each of these items could break if they hit up against something harder, but we all use them regularly and it is rare that one breaks. The bottom-line is that under every day normal usage, glass items are safe whether you are drinking from them or handling liquids and foods that you will consume later. Maybe the ultimate example of glass being used everyday and being risky are eye glasses. We seem to think those are safe enough for everyone on the planet to use on a daily basis.
Breakable is Better
Things that last forever are not always the best for us (think about all the toxic plastic straws that will be harming our planet years after we are gone). Most of us need change or we get bored. Things that are breakable, fragile, or temporary can sometimes be the finer things in life that leave us better off: ice cream cones, pets, the seasons, love, and even life itself.
Take love for example. Just because you can get your heart broken, doesn’t mean you should shy away from opportunities to fall in love and be deeply vulnerable with another person. Falling in love is an experience that brings forth aliveness and happiness in one’s life. In other words, falling in love is worth the risk of getting your heart broken. Without your heart being open and vulnerable, you could never experience love.
Glass Straws are Guaranteed
Likewise, Glass Straws offer so many benefits that they are worth the risk of breakage. But how do you deal with loss? When your lose a loved one, you can’t replace them and it may hurt for a while because you loved them. When something glass breaks, you usually have one option – go buy a new one. In most cases, you can’t just call up the company that made the product and ask for a new one. It can get a bit frustrating when you are one drinking glass short of a coordinated table setting, or your prescription glasses fell to the ground and now you can’t see.
This is where Strawesome sets itself apart from other glass product manufacturers. We are willing to stand behind our glass straws and provide you a free replacement if your straw breaks (even for those one-of-a-kind ones)! You can read our replacement policy here. So not only are our glass straws safe and better than plastics, but our Lifetime Guarantee is unlike any other glass product you can buy.
Keeping with the analogy of straws and hearts, we want to give away the awesome hand-made glass heart shown in this post’s photo. To be eligible to win, share an experience that on the surface seemed dangerous or worthless, but turned out completely contrary. We will pick a random winner on January 11th, 2013.
Happy New Year!
– Brian Surowiec