Can you make a turkey and ham without the ham?

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So I roll into Subway today and stumble into this conversation in progress.  Keep in mind that I'm not sure how long this has been going on.

Customer:  "Can I get a turkey and ham sandwich?  But can you make it without the ham?"

Subway:  "Um, I don't think so.  You have to have a turkey and ham sandwich."

Customer:  "Aw, darn, I really just wanted it without the ham.  Are you sure?"

Subway:  "Just a sec.  Hey Joe (advanced sandwich artist), can we make a turkey and ham without ham."

Joe:  "Nope, we still have to charge you for the turkey and ham"

Customer:  "Ok then."

Subway:  "Well, you could just get a Ham sub"

Customer:  "But I don't want ham, maybe you didn't understand."

Subway:  "Oh"

Me:  (can't help myself) "Could you make him a turkey and ham and just put the ham on mine?"

Subway:  "Do you want a turkey and ham?"

Me:  "No, I want the ham sub, but I'll wanted double meat.  Can I have his?"

Joe:  "I suppose that could work."

Customer:  "Sounds like a plan to me, thanks!"

And that, my friends, is why people should pass a test before they reproduce.  And this proves my problem-solving skills are not limited to the mortgage game!  LOL


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Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector
They make turkey-ham, not so bad really. Tastes kind of like ham, made of turkey. If they had that at the sandwich shop, all problems would have been solve. They could have made the customer turkey and ham but used only turkey. Strange modern world we live in.
May 11, 2007 11:00 AM #1
Todd and Danielle Millar
Glenn Simon Inc. - Edmonton, AB
Fifteen years of excellence!
I think the guy should have just ordered a turkey sandwich??  They are just kids trying to do their best, at least the kid has a job!  It doesn't mean he is genetically deficient because he follows rules.
May 11, 2007 11:03 AM #2
Tony D. Howell
The best place EVER! - Wilmington, NC
Todd...he could have ordered a turkey breast sandwich, but he didn't and I wanted his ham!   And I don't think he is genetically deficient for following rules, but if he had any intelligence he would have suggested the turkey sandwich in the first place.  But hey, this was just my amusing story for the day.  Lighten up!  :-)
May 11, 2007 11:07 AM #3
Susie Roscoe
Signature Realty Associates - Brandon, FL
Real Estate Specialist | Brandon, FL
PULLLEEEAAASSSEEEE tell me/us you are making this story up!!  Entertaining to say the least...
May 11, 2007 11:08 AM #4
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services
What a Turkey that guy was -- and you are funny -- a real Ham!
May 11, 2007 11:22 AM #5
Photo Photo
Chicago, IL

I am happy to respond to this. I am truly in a Subway boycott. I will do my best to explain this, but it makes sense to only 1 out of every 3 people...for the other two, I apologize. 

I used to eat Subway about 1-2 times a week. I was a big fan of a Chicken onion teriyaki...I think that was the has been a while. About two years ago I went to Miami on business and went to a Subway and ordered my usual. They asked me, "what would you like on it?"

My response was, "Everything that usually comes on it." I was pretty sure this was something that they could do...seeing that it is their menu. However, they looked at me with complete confusion. And asked the question again. I responded, "Everything."

Then, I was completely shocked to see this "sandwich expert" put everything they had in those little plastic trays on my sandwich.

I know I said everything...but if they were supposed to put mozzarella on this specific sandwich, ordered off the menu they designed, why would I be getting provolone and some other odd cheese combinations that were not intended to intermingle on my sandwich. Following the cheese, it continued with an onslaught of vegitables, condiments, oils, spices...etc.

 Now, I know this seems odd. I can appreciate the ability to build my own sandwich, but I don't want to go to a restaurant of any kind and have to redesign the menu for the chef. I liked the sandwich the way it was designed by some culinary expert in at subway headquarters...I imagine it is really high tech there.

 Long story short, I came back home to Chicago and the same thing happened here. I now avoid Subway and go to the many other Chicago sandwich stops that we have. Augistino's is a personal favorite.

May 11, 2007 11:27 AM #6
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
This blog would explain some of the very reasons I don't go to Subways to eat :) 
May 11, 2007 11:38 AM #7
Marc Blasi
Palm Beach Gardens, FL


You are right - that 'expert' was not the brightest bulb on the tree!

Neither was the customer.

With regards to one of the above comments - DAMN! Some people really DO have to lighten up!


May 11, 2007 11:45 AM #8
Photo Photo
Chicago, IL

Haha Marc,

I have probably been waiting since that day for a Subway blog...when Tony came to bat I knew it would probably be my only chance.

May 11, 2007 11:51 AM #9
Becky Troutt
No longer practicing real estate as of 2008. - Bradenton, FL

Is this kinda like when I go to McDonald's and order an egg McMuffin without the egg? 

Those are some nasty eggs!  They can keep my egg, I don't want it.  Save me the time from picking it off.

May 11, 2007 11:58 AM #10
Benjamin Clark
Homebuyer Representation, Inc. - Salt Lake City, UT
Buyer's Agent - Certified Negotiation Expert

What I like to see is people who order a hamburger in lettuce instead of a bun. Yes, I know it is a diet, it just makes me laugh...

May 11, 2007 12:04 PM #11
Tony D. Howell
The best place EVER! - Wilmington, NC

Susie...nope, true story

Ian, sorry about your sandwich tragedy.  Maybe we should write to Jared and see what his take on this is??

Wait...I just found a new picture....LOL


May 11, 2007 12:07 PM #12
Dick & Sandy Beals
Wilmington Real Estate 4U Wilmington, NC - Wilmington, NC


Now you know what to blog about.... a Jerry Sienfeld in the making

Dick Beals

May 11, 2007 02:02 PM #13
Anita Rich
The Rich Group Keller Williams - Studio City, CA
Thanks for the funny light-hearted story!
Mar 28, 2008 07:11 AM #14
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