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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Subway- The Way It Used to Be

Ok, I used to work at Subway, but that was back in 90-91 when life was simpler. There was only white or wheat; footlong or six-inch. There were only like six different sandwiches: turkey, ham, BMT, the crappy one with the crappy meats, meatball, and roast beef. We cut up our own tomatoes, lettuce, and green peppers. If someone asked for extra tomatoes, you didn't just look at them like they were a terrorist trying to smuggle six ounces of shampoo onto an airplane, you just gave it to them. And you gave them more than one. The only thing I was ever stingy with was the hot peppers and that was because they were HOT PEPPERS and I just couldn't fathom that anyone would really want those on there. The only condiments available were(in separate bottles) vinegar and oil (blech), mustard, and extra thick mayo. And I wasn't a "sandwich artist," I just worked there. We used to cut the sandwiches in the "U" shape so the stuff didn't fall out. They don't do that anymore either. That was why they called it Subway, by the way, because it was revolutionary to cut the bread like a "tunnel" so the stuff didn't fall out. We cut them with these weird knives that looked "kid safe." But I guess now they decided they can save money by not doing that because less stuff fits in there if you cut it the flat boring way. Oh yeah, we didn't wear gloves. We touched money, the bread, food, meat, and whatever else we came across. We did have a little sink where we washed our hands after we touched the money (most of the time.) And we cooked bread and those yummy cookies all day long.
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Made By Tammy said...

I remember when life was simpler!

storybeader said...

I like Subway too. And their new little things, forget what they call 'em, they're good too.

Anonymous said...

Simpler, and we didn't even know it!

As a teen, I worked in a small store (sorta like a 7-11) that had a deli counter. Worked both sides. Saved enough money to buy a beautiful lamp from the store next door on lay-a-way.

We lived in Delaware back then.

L said...

Very interesting. I remember the U shaped cut in Subway subs. You are right about the tomatoes... The last time I was there they put only two tomatoes on one half of my foot long. I found this confusing. I said "Um... can you put tomatoes on the other half of my sandwich as well?" He looked at me like I was weird but put tomatoes there for me. Why would I be weird for wanting tomatoes on my entire sub and not just half????

Mama Z said...

I'm sure in another 10 years we will look back on 2008 and think that was such a simple time! :) How fast times change....

Jen Hintz said...

I once asked the kid at subway to cut mine old-style, and even with me and 3 other people explaining it, he still couldn't figure it out.