Subway customers are whipping out their measuring tapes after Internet postings that claim a short-shrifting of the worldwide chain's famous footlong sub, putting the Milford, Conn.-based company in the hot seat.
The controversy began Tuesday in Australia, when a very precise customer, identified as Matt Corby of Perth, ordered a footlong sub and then pulled out a tape measure. Corby found the sub measured only 11 inches long and took his outrage to Facebook, where he posted a photo of his sub alongside the tape measure on the company's page with the caption, "subway pls respond."
The page with Corby's photo appears to be no longer available on Facebook. Screengrabs taken of his image and reposted online show the photo quickly received more than 131,000 likes and thousands of comments.
So this picture took the internet by storm yesterday. Some dude in Austrailia (we'll assume it's Crocodile Dundee because he is Austrailia) went to Subway and decided to measure the 5 dollar foot-long he purchased and found it came up an inch short. So he did what anyone who wants answers does, he posted the picture on Facebook. Which as a side note is my favorite part of this article. That his profile and the original picture are gone. I just picture some sort of Subway task force led by Jared taking this bro out. Like Seal Team 6 only instead of masterful tacticians it's composed of under-achieving NFL defensive linemen. But the point is that before this guy's facebook page went sheets, a million people copied the picture and it went viral.
Now the reaction was 50/50 for the most part. Half of the people who commented were outraged, half of the people were telling the people who were outraged that there are 'bigger problems in the world than Subway subs being 11 inches.' And then you had the obligatory 5% of people who type 'who cares' into every Facebook update that appears on their Newsfeed. Well I'll tell you who cares, Strange Brew! We should all care about this. Because, yeah, there are bigger problems in the world, but this is where those larger problems come from. It starts with fake five dollar foot longs. Then before you know it you've got fake dead girlfriends. And while you're looking at that you've got a crippling national debt and a credit rating lower than Singapore's.
PS: It's amazing I made it out of this blog without an immature joke.
Double PS: I will say this though, Subway is still alright in my book. I, for one, will not take a shot at somebody for lying about inches. #glasshouses
Triple: *Almost* made it.
Quarduple PS: Maybe this particular sub was just in the pool?