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My Turn column by Nick Thomas

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From page A5 | February 20, 2013 | 4 Comments

EDITOR:

The “my Turn” column by Nick Thomas did not deserve publication in any form. Especially when it “knocks” many food businesses in our area with allegations by a self-admitted thief. He attacks In and Out Burger for “being just plain wrong” for calling its hamburger a “double-double” and then states it has two burger patties (double) and two slices of cheese (double).

What a brain dead idiot. He claims allegations of Subway sandwiches selling a “foot-long sub” that was found in some cases to be “11 inches long.” Then without measuring, and admittedly “anticipating,” the sandwich he just consumed might have been short, he brags about leaving $4 for a $5 sandwich.

So he stiffed them (stole) 1/5 of the price for a sandwich that he had claimed in some cases could be 1/12 short of what was claimed. So, he is a bigger thief by more than double. He probably did not pay the tax either.

Had this jerk done that to me I would have reported him for “defrauding an innkeeper” or simply stuffed 1/5 of a sandwich down his shirt (which would have been more rewarding for me). Accusing Hardees of “consumer swindle” by advertising “a $6 dollar burger” that actually costs $6.30 with tax is so off the wall this jerk does not deserve to be published in any publication.

This fool needs a career change. I will help that a little by sending this letter to every publication he claims to write for. If this was meant to be humor, it wasn’t. It was, however, an admission of intentional fraud and theft, the very thing he complains about, and a great example for our kids.

His blog says it all: “getnikt blogspot.” I’ll bet Subway would find that appropriate since they got “nicked” by the him. Please throw the bum out. There are plenty of honest, non-thieving writers to choose from.

JIM RIORDAN
Cameron Park

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  • jonFebruary 15, 2013 - 9:55 am

    This is tongue in cheek humor, which apparently escapes some readers. The story is clearly pointing out how dumb people are to sue over something so trivial. Heeelllloooo!Enjoyed this story over lunch eating the new Subway product: the almost, nearly, virtually approaching, just about but not always Footlong sandwich.

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  • Jim RiordanFebruary 20, 2013 - 10:29 am

    Jon, if this were just humor, he should have said: "I 'thought' about leaving $4.00". People would have gotten the point. I stand on my position that if it were "meant" as humor, stating that he stole does not fit that description. I would like to hear from the local owners of the fast food restaurants whom he made what you thought were "humorous," disparaging remarks. Subway has already responded that the meat cheese, etc. is always what was advertised or more. You may be laughing, but I'll bet the businesses were not laughing.

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  • Jim RiordanFebruary 20, 2013 - 10:33 am

    Sorry, s/B "restaurants about whom"

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  • billzzFebruary 20, 2013 - 6:10 pm

    The original story about the eleven inch Subway sandwich was so beneath the level of ordinary human understanding that I did not think it worth a mention. I worked in a deli, when I was young, and my son did corporate finances for the headquarters of one of the largest fast-food franchises. Anyway, it's called "portion control" and it does not make much difference what the shape of bun is. It's all done by weight. So much flour, water, yeast, whatever, and the machine disgorges a hunk of dough, which goes into the oven. Now if it is an inch short, that only means that it is an inch wider, because it is the same quantity as the next one which may be an inch longer, and an inch less wide. And to add to the foolishness of the original commenter, "portion control" means mostly the stuff that goes on top. It's the same two packs of chicken, the same two packs of cheese, the same four tomato slices, and a sprinkling of whatever else. It's the same. It's the same. It's the same. They would go out of business if it were not the same. One famous NY deli, tired of their random employees putting extra stuff on famous customers rolls (because they were all starving actors, looking for a job) gave up and charged by weight. Whatever the customer wanted, they got, then at the end of the line, they had a scale, and they paid by the weight. Anyway, this is not worth much discussion, but it will be discussed anyway. I expect a class-action lawsuit on the short roll, proving, once again, that we have too many lawyers with too much time on their hands.

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