Ok, this post is pretty limited in scope. I just want to know if anyone here in InternetLand agrees with me or if you think I'm totally nuts.
I was at the Subway on 14th and I. Not the McPhereson Square stop. The sandwich place. It's my favorite since, insanely, a bunch of restaurants in this neighborhood don't take credit cards. Seriously. In 2007.
In a Sisyphean attempt to eat healthier, I got a turkey breast sub, no cheese, on wheat. I also ordered that healthy meal option where for $1.80 they throw in a 21oz soda (Diet Coke) and a healthy side. I had the choice of baked potato chips, raisins, or apples. (If you're hesitant to try Subway's apples, I understand. But know this: they're delicious. I have no idea how they keep them so "fresh." I probably don't want to know.) So I choose apples.
The apples are stored behind me in the bottled soda fridge. I pay my $8.13 and grab a bag of apples. The cashier/manager stops me.
Manager: "Apples are another 11 cents."
Rusty: "You're kidding, right?"
Manager: "No, I need another 11 cents. Apples are extra."
Rusty: "Um, the sign says they aren't extra. And I already paid."
Manager: "The sign is wrong, I need another 11 cents."
Rusty: "Well, I already paid."
Manager: "Well, then you can't have the apples. Have the raisins instead."
Rusty (lying): "I don't have the eleven cents."
Manager: "Then pay me next time."
Rusty: "There are at least three Subways within a few blocks from here. There won't be a next time."
And then I storm out with my apples.
Yeah, I got him good.
So, am I crazy to never go into that Subway ever again? That's crazy right? I mean, on one hand, there really are a ton of Subways in the area. I just did a quick search and found five in the 20005 zip code. On the other hand, it's 11 fucking cents.
No, I did the right thing. Principle! To demand my money after the transaction has been completed is nutty. And if you're willing to give him the extra 11 cents, where does it stop? A quarter? A dollar? No. That is madness.
I stand by my decision. Also, it's probably best not to be seen in public with me.