So I went into my Subway for some lunch today and I noticed a huge sign out front that says: "5$ for Any Footlong Sub". The guy in front of me in line orders a foot long Pastrami. I have Jack with me so I am trying to keep him occupied and am ordering my sub when I hear the lady who is at the cashier say something to the guy about the price of his meal.
He understood it as being $5, but they mean every sub, except the pastrami and the philly cheese steak. I look over at the poster that is posted on the window and read it to myself, "$5 All Foot longs, All Day, Every Day".
The guy is arguing with them about the price, and he is pointing out the sign about $5 and they point out a much smaller sign that states that the deal applies to all subs, EXCEPT the pastrami and philly cheese steak.
I pipe in that the big sign says All Foot longs, and that that should mean all foot longs. They just shrug like they are sorry, but not willing to budge. The guy just refuses the sandwich and gets them to make another sandwich. Meanwhile, the foot long sandwich is just sitting there, probably to be thrown away (what a waste). Arguing is pointless sometimes if people just don't care, so I didn't push it. It wasn't my fight anyway.
I paid for my meal and left, thinking to myself that there is definitely something sketchy about what just happened.
If you have a sign that says clearly what the deal is, there should be a sign equally as big that shows the exceptions.
I took a picture of the front of the store that shows what I am talking about. The big sign is obvious, the small sign that signifies what the exceptions are to the deal is much smaller. (Can you spot the exceptions? Its the little white letter-sized page posted on the door)
BTW- Notice the Two huge displays that advertise the new Pastrami sub that accompany the $5 Footlong poster - and you wonder why there was confusion.