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Woman Invents Mask With A Hole For A Straw And Is Immediately Roasted (20 Tweets)

People are pushing back on not only lockdown, but on basic safety precautions like wearing masks. Personally, I see wearing a mask as an opportunity to save money on sunscreen and lipstick. Oh, and also it might stop me from getting a mouthful of coronavirus. Other people see it as a sign of weakness because they’re the kind of people who think they can shoot a communicable disease with an AK-47.

For a woman named Ellen Macomber, a mask is only one thing: a barrier between her mouth and alcohol. That’s why she invented masks…with a straw hole in them. The seamstress is from New Orleans, and she told Fast Company that she had the idea because so many people suggested it to her. 

“We’re all in New Orleans, and here in New Orleans, we like to drink,” she said. I’m sorry, is this actually a cry for help?

The mask doesn’t have an open hole at all times, according to Macomber.

“We were thinking of doing a lip appliqué, where it would flap open and close but you’d have to touch your face. I was like, ‘Well that won’t work because you have to touch your mask,”‘ she explained. “That’s when I was like, ‘Dude, we just drill a little flap, an extra layer, and you angle the straw to get in. So the hole is never completely open.'”

But there is still a straw going in an out of it, and being exposed to the air and people’s sneezes and who knows what else. You might as well just share on Big Gulp in a horse trough. 

Macomber’s face mask straw hole idea is being soundly mocked on Twitter. There were a lot of jokes to be made, and about half of them were about faulty condoms. Enjoy!