I was eating dinner with a friend of mine from Muirhouse, his son was eating his fried rice across from me with a plastic spoon. That's when I noticed that the majority of the time I ate with my friends from the neighborhood, we would get takeout which came with plastic cutlery. Heroin culture is deeply rooted in Muirhouse. One of the most commonly used objects when preparing heroin is a spoon. There is a saying you're born with a silver spoon in your mouth, which means you were born into a wealthy family. The way I see it, the plastic spoon is the opposite of a silver spoon.