President Barack Obama bit off a little more than he could chew when he offered to buy lunch for two patrons he cut in line at an Austin, Texas barbeque restaurant.
The Houston Chronicle reported that Obama was wrapping up a speech at the Paramount Theater in Austin when he and his travel team decided to head down the street to a barbeque restaurant called Franklin’s.
As is the privilege of world leaders, Obama cut the short line and ordered for his entire group. Of course, he did the right thing and offered to pay for the food of those patrons who had already been waiting. Little did he know, the people behind him were hungry. Really hungry.
The lucky lunchers? Houston resident Bruce Finsted and his daughter Faith, of Austin.
Their order: three pounds of beef, two pounds of ribs, a half-pound of sausage and a half-pound of turkey for themselves and two other family members already seated.
When Obama heard their order, he cracked: “Hold on now. How many folks are you guys feeding? Just kidding.”
That polite gesture quickly turned into a $300 bill. Doesn’t President Obama know that you don’t offer to pay until after someone has ordered? Welp, he’ll just have to chalk it up as a (very expensive) lesson learned.You can reach me at email@example.com. Follow me @dougsaffir