Apparently, Wal-Mart was selling straws in fun shapes including a shape that could be mistaken for a somewhat undersized erect penis.
A woman named Denise mentions in the comments that, had they been packages in holiday wrapping, could easily be considered bells rather than balls.
The poll on WSAZ asking readers whether they see a child friendly shape like a rocket or a “male sex organ” (seriously, the organ has other important uses as well) is currently running 2:1 in favor of kid-friendliness. Of course, put in the hands of a bachelorette party at Drink (the original fun bar?) and you could probably flip those results.
Wal-Mart handled the situation well. They said they meant no harm and offered the woman a refund. They also pulled the straws while they determine whether they’re worth carrying in light of the press this product has received.
Thanks to Cariann for sending this in.