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Much Ado About An Inch, Or -- When A Footlong Isn't A Foot Long

Discussion in 'The OT' started by SayWhat?, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. David Ortiz

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    Maybe they'd do it that way on request.
     
  2. Stewart Vernon

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    The thing about people being nitpicky about getting an 11-inch footlong...

    is that... if I tried to pay $4.50 for the $5.00 "footlong" I would not get away with that.

    So... it works both ways. If sometimes getting a 1-in short footlong is supposed to be accepted... then sometimes I should get to pay $4.50 for it!
     
  3. fluffybear

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    I guess the extra inch doesn't mean anything to me. I'm not eating an extra inch of needless bread and I'm just as full. I'd be just as happy if they put the same amount of meat they currently do in a 8 or 9 inch roll..
     
  4. TMan

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    I guess what matters most is whether they've changed the actual amount, by weight, of dough baked for a footlong. If it's the same "mass" of dough ingredients, but for whatever reason doesn't quite bake/leaven/rise to the same size as it once did, then I'd say the size difference is irrelevant.

    Still too little meat, though. :D
     
  5. Stewart Vernon

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    I personally am not bothered by it either... Just pointing out the irony that some would lament the inch-complaint as being "silly" while not being willing to give that same inch if it was the other direction.

    If sometimes I get 1/12 less... then sometimes I can pay 1/12 less, right?

    :)
     
  6. fluffybear

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    As long as you are willing to pay extra for those times when you get more ;)
     
  7. caseyf5

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    Hello fluffybear,

    If that lawsuit is won by the plaintiffs then the next to be sued should be the lumber industry. Has anyone purchased a real 2" by 4" piece of wood? Last time I checked it was 1&1/2" by 3&1/2". Where is my missing wood? :confused: <snark>.
     
  8. SayWhat?

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    ^^ True, but when you buy 1/2" EMT conduit, you get more for your money:

    Trade size: 1/2 Inside Diameter: 0.622 Wall: 0.042 Outside Diameter: 0.706

    http://www.home4c.com/conduit.htm
     
  9. trh

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    Wait until baseball starts. Two law suits with one product.

    I'm pretty sure the foot-long dogs they sell aren't 12".

    And I really really hope they aren't made with dog meat.
     
  10. SayWhat?

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    Some are made with meat a dog wouldn't eat.

    But on the side of the lawyers who will be sure to get a stack of $100 bills at least a foot tall, don't the menu boards at Subway say 6" and 12"? Even if 'footlong' is a non-specifc term, '12"' isn't.
     
  11. fluffybear

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    All I ever recall seeing are the words "Footlong" on the menu boards..

    I suspect we would have seen this lawsuit years ago if 12" were on the menu board.
     
  12. Stewart Vernon

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    Also a good point!

    People who complain about being shorted, don't often come forward when they are given extra.

    Seems like Subway could countersue for all the times a person walked out with more toppings :)
     

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