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I cannot bear another summer full of mason jars

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  • We just use old pasta , salsa, and curry jars because we are cheap AF and jar glass is way sturdier than dollar store drinking-glasses glass. Plus, it's nice to have a lid for somethings. 🤷‍♀️ Out of the 20 or so "drinking jars" in my cabinet, only 3 are ball jars and I have no clue where they came from. Also, my dad always drank milk from a glass jar with a handle while all the other cups in our house growing up were plastic and made water taste weird 😐. Thus, it became associated in my mind that

    We just use old pasta , salsa, and curry jars because we are cheap AF and jar glass is way sturdier than dollar store drinking-glasses glass. Plus, it's nice to have a lid for somethings. 🤷‍♀️ Out of the 20 or so "drinking jars" in my cabinet, only 3 are ball jars and I have no clue where they came from. Also, my dad always drank milk from a glass jar with a handle while all the other cups in our house growing up were plastic and made water taste weird 😐. Thus, it became associated in my mind that if you wanted a refreshing ass cup of ice water or a delightful glass of milk for your cookie, you drank from a glass jar so as not to inflict the senses with inferior plastic and it's after taste. Anyone else grow up this way?

  • Has this author never been to the South?

  • Saved, recycled and used all variety of glass jars as glasses growing up. Still do it now. Jars are great!! Wework and fancy places do it to be cool and hip. Some of just grew up being frugal and not liking plastic.

  • Mason jars are honestly the superior form of storage for anything. Herbs, food, liquids, decorations, the list goes on.

  • I seem to remember the common use of mason jars with lids for sweet tea . The jars were kept in ice water so there was always a cold drink. Of course this was long before trendy ice tea in plastic bottles or cans.

    The fact that it is now a decorative cliche doesn't spoil the memories.

  • These are some first world problems right here.

  • “That is one of the joys of summer drinking: the world is so vivid, the heat so inescapable, that it temporarily frees you from the burdens of self-invention. You are allowed to sink gratefully into cliché and discover anew its joys.

    There is, however, one cliché that is significantly less joyful but more powerful than all the others.

    It is the mason jar.”

  • What I can't stand, everything being bland and the same, and the constant judgement of things and others. If you want to use mason jars, please, do it. A little character in life never hurt any one <3

  • “As long as Marie Antoinette’s setting up a peasant cottage...” yes, long history, but let people enjoy their jars. There were times when it really was all I had on hand

  • I feel like this article completely discounts the environmental upside of using mason jars. They're multi purposed, very durable, and glass. Glass is more efficiently recycled. Sure they may be tacky, but they may also be doing their small part to reduce plastic pollution and future waste.

  • Smuckers glass peanut butter jars are the “high class” jar option I spring for. More minimalist than the mason jar, and with no branding 😎

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