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Rich Isn't Everything (Friday, July 20, 2007)

While picking up lunch at Quizno's this afternoon, I had the unique opportunity to see an American Express Centurion card (a.k.a. "the Black Card") in person for the first time. It was easy to recognize, because in addition to being black, it was thicker than a normal card and made of metal. They have lots of neat benefits, like a $2,500 annual fee and a minimum of $250,000 of spending on the card, just to qualify. So this guy, obviously wealthy, walks into Quizno's and tries to order his sandwich from the cashier, blissfully unaware of the flashing neon sign that says "Orders" at the far end of the counter, nor does he notice the fact that the line is moving towards him, rather than away from him. The cashier humored him, and shouted the order down the line. I commented that with a Black Card, he should be able to have Quizno's delivered, and he responded that he could buy Quizno's. I restrained myself from responding that, rich or not, he should learn how to read and follow directions. Entertaining.

—Brian (7/20/2007 12:57 PM)
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As you might imagine, that type of person really pisses me off. I'm disappointed you didn't say your final line.

I wouldn't have humored him. Or, I would have, in the way where I cheerfully say, "Ok, sir, but I can't take your order down here. The line actually forms around there. Thanks!" (big smile)

-- Tracie (7/20/2007 1:56 PM)

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