Asparagus should be thick. I don’t care what they call the skinny ones, (wild asparagus, baby asparagus), they’re just not lust-worthy. Asparagus is in true season right now and marvelous (but check the size).
Draining a quantity of asparagus on a clean tea towel on a rack in the sink is gentle. Dumping in a colander might break them and damage the tips.