A drowning man will clutch at straws… I guess to drink up all the water around him? Oh, straws, like hay straws. I’m such an idiot. Sometimes I read things so literally. I had this image in my mind of a drowning guy with a bunch of straws, trying to slurp up the ocean around him, and for some reason it made me think of eating at a Friendly’s restaurant, circa 1991, for a friend’s birthday, and drinking/eating from an enormous ice cream soda concoction with multiple straws. So now whenever I think of people drowning, I’ll think of Friendly’s. Which I often confuse with TGI Friday’s. It may have been at a Friday’s. I’m not in touch with anyone from that birthday party anymore, so I’ll never know.
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