Every time I purchase something which comes in liquid form at a 7-11 in Bangkok, the cashier always gives me a straw. It does not matter what the liquid is, or what the size of the container is. Each liquid item gets a straw.

I have to wonder though – do Thais really consume all of these items with straws? Do Thais drink beer through straws?? Do they drink water from big bottles like this one through straws??

I’ve never seen any Thais doing this. So why do 7-11 employees give me straws when I buy beer? Is this some kind of plot? If so, what is the purpose? I’m really confused.