Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Subway Conversion Chart

Actual conversation at Subway...

Me: I'd like a 12-inch BMT on white.
Sandwich Artist: 12-inch? You mean a footlong?
Me: Yes, there are 12 inches in a foot.
I suppose that was kind of rude of me, but I felt safe because they make the sandwich right there in front of me. I wouldn't do that at a drive-thru. No point getting into a mathematical semantic argument with the guy on the McDonald's intercom over a "one-fourth pounder", because you can be sure that you will get a Quarter Pounder with extra loogie.

And just because its already in your head....
Five dollar.
Five dollar footlong.


  1. Anonymous Says:

    I have a game I play with the girl who answers the phone at my pizza place. Their large pizza is 16 inches, but no matter how I order it, she calls it the opposite when she reads my order back to me. If I call it a 16", she'll call it a large. If I call it a large, she'll call it a 16". I've never asked if she does this on purpose to confuse people, or if she's insane. But it has to be one of those two.

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  3. Anonymous Says:

    Also, at Barnelli's, the last question they ask you at the register is always "is that for here or to go?". So I like to say "hi, this is TO GO" before I even start giving them my order. Never fails though, they still ask me at the end.

    Maybe I'm the one who's insane.

  4. jmetz Says:

    Must be what they are teaching at Subway University. Same thing happened to me up north in Alger. Maybe sniffing sandwich dough all day long kills brain cells?