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Giant glass mug cracked! Safe to drink!?

kathoskathos Registered User
edited November 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
I got my dad a giant A&W mug (those big glass ones) a few years ago and he'd been drinking out of it ever since. He loves that godamned thing.

A few days ago he left it in the living room and there was a little bit of juice left, it... congealed. So I thought "BLAST IT WITH HOT WATER!" so I did, and then to put in some cold water-....

*crack*

Yup. Cracked. I felt around and the cracking is on the inner part of the glass (I mean like, INSIDE the glass, you can see the cracks but can't feel them).

Is it safe to drink out of or should I go try to find an A&W that still sells these things? (My answer is no-drink but I don't know if they still sell these things, I haven't seen an A&W since I bought that glass)

I've kept it in my room (he's visibly upset and might 1% chance still try to drink out of it) just in case.

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  • zilozilo Registered User
    edited November 2009
    Yeah, I would definitely throw the mug out and try to find a new one. It couldn't be that hard.

  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Businessman!Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Yeah, think of it this way. 12 bucks plus S and H is probably cheaper than a potential hospital visit. Just be safe.

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  • SaddlerSaddler Registered User
    edited November 2009
    Ever seen the show Oz? The prisoners kill each other by putting tiny bits of glass in the food, which wreak havoc with the digestive system. Clearly that is the exact thing that will happen here. ;-)

    But actually, yeah, just find a duplicate. The internet is great for stuff like that.

  • Sir Red of the MantiSir Red of the Manti Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Never drink from a broken glass, that's just common sense. Even if glass isn't breaking off the thing, the tiniest of cracks and fractures can slice a person's lip up.

  • Funguy McAidsFunguy McAids Registered User
    edited November 2009
    As a teenager I used to always eat in at A&W then walk out with my awesome big glass mug.

    Built up a nice collection. I doubt an A&W employee is likely to say anything even if they do notice.

    Is there even a notice saying that the mugs aren't for the taking?

  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    As a teenager I used to always eat in at A&W then walk out with my awesome big glass mug.

    Built up a nice collection. I doubt an A&W employee is likely to say anything even if they do notice.

    Is there even a notice saying that the mugs aren't for the taking?

    there doesn't need to be a notice saying NO STEALING in every restaurant you enter

    please do not advocate stealing, thanks

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  • Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Raneados wrote: »
    As a teenager I used to always eat in at A&W then walk out with my awesome big glass mug.

    Built up a nice collection. I doubt an A&W employee is likely to say anything even if they do notice.

    Is there even a notice saying that the mugs aren't for the taking?

    there doesn't need to be a notice saying NO STEALING in every restaurant you enter

    please do not advocate stealing, thanks

    Plus, in my experience, they use plastic mugs now.

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  • Funguy McAidsFunguy McAids Registered User
    edited November 2009
    Raneados wrote: »
    As a teenager I used to always eat in at A&W then walk out with my awesome big glass mug.

    Built up a nice collection. I doubt an A&W employee is likely to say anything even if they do notice.

    Is there even a notice saying that the mugs aren't for the taking?

    there doesn't need to be a notice saying NO STEALING in every restaurant you enter

    please do not advocate stealing, thanks

    Plus, in my experience, they use plastic mugs now.

    Well this was in Canada where they still often have the glass ones.

    Root Beer is awesome in a frosty glass mug.

  • PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA
    edited November 2009
    Please to be using the report thread system guys but also yes I don't know how well the defence of "well no one told me not to" would work. Plus it's like totally cool to just steal shit instead of paying right

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  • Captain VashCaptain Vash Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    In all fairness tons of restaurants offer kitschy glasses or plastic cups that you get to keep afterwards. it is totally not unreasonable to think you could keep the glass. especically when everything else you order comes in a disposable container.

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  • PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA
    edited November 2009
    It's a two dollar rootbeer served in an obviously expensive, heavy glass mug. Guess what, if you eat in for breakfast they give you metal utensils and real plates. Are those free with the four dollar breakfast? That's not reasonable, that's stretching to justify behaviour that you know was reprehensible. And that's also now a dead tangent.

    Buy a new mug. Broken glass is bad for you. If you steal shit, you suck.

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  • CorvusCorvus Caw? VancouverRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    In all fairness tons of restaurants offer kitschy glasses or plastic cups that you get to keep afterwards. it is totally not unreasonable to think you could keep the glass. especically when everything else you order comes in a disposable container.


    There's a bit of difference between a trashy plastic cup and big honking glass mug.

    And yeah, never drink out of a cracked glass, just chuck it out, or use it as a pen holder or something, and hit up your local A&W to see if they sell the mugs.

  • Captain VashCaptain Vash Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Pheezer wrote: »
    It's a two dollar rootbeer served in an obviously expensive, heavy glass mug. Guess what, if you eat in for breakfast they give you metal utensils and real plates. Are those free with the four dollar breakfast? That's not reasonable, that's stretching to justify behaviour that you know was reprehensible. And that's also now a dead tangent.

    Buy a new mug. Broken glass is bad for you. If you steal shit, you suck.

    My bad.
    You see I have never been to an A&W.
    I did not realize that these were obviously quality items we were talking about here.

    on topic: bad glass is bad. I think the rule of thumb with all glass eatery is, if it cracks, throw it away!

    though the pen holder idea is not a bad one if you're a fan of the franchise.

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  • AriviaArivia Registered User
    edited November 2009
    Corvus wrote: »
    In all fairness tons of restaurants offer kitschy glasses or plastic cups that you get to keep afterwards. it is totally not unreasonable to think you could keep the glass. especically when everything else you order comes in a disposable container.


    There's a bit of difference between a trashy plastic cup and big honking glass mug.

    And yeah, never drink out of a cracked glass, just chuck it out, or use it as a pen holder or something, and hit up your local A&W to see if they sell the mugs.

    I was in an A&W a week ago and they were. Just find a freestanding one that's not part of a mall and you should be good.

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  • Phil G.Phil G. __BANNED USERS
    edited November 2009
    Yeah, I know my local one sells them, so you should be fine.

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  • DeathPrawnDeathPrawn Registered User
    edited November 2009
    Another question that might be worth asking is if your dad's attached to the idea of a big glass mug or specifically an A&W one. I bought a big glass mug in the same style from a restaurant supply store for about $2.

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  • PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA
    edited November 2009
    I can almost guarantee it's that it's an A&W mug. Don't throw it out, he may still wish to keep it on display, but buy a new one.

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  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Eating small pieces of glass will not harm you too much, this is how side show performers are able to munch on light bulbs, but why deal with that? It clearly looks broken and now has new stress points.

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Well, the side show performers actually chew on the glass to make the edges rounded so they don't puncture their internal organs. They know what they're doing... to accidentally swallow a sliver of pointed glass would be a terribly bad thing.

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  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    It's really more of making it as fine as possible I do believe. This comes from some experience with side show performers. I am open to being wrong on this particular feat though.

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  • Funguy McAidsFunguy McAids Registered User
    edited November 2009
    Ok i'd just like to say that I thought saying as a teenager was enough to indicate that it was an immature move because i was a 'teenager' at the time. That was 10 years ago and I wouldn't do it now, nor recommend it.

    I thought people would automatically correlate teenager with acts of wrongness and stupidity.

    I should've explicitly stated not to steal.

  • PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA
    edited November 2009
    This thread is pretty far off topic and I think the point is clear:
    Don't use a broken mug, replace it by some means that don't involve just taking one from the restaurant.

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