This is actually a SC story that happened to one of my best friends and co-worker yesterday on her shift. (I had the day off) It was so rediculous that I just had to post it here.
S: Dear friend and co-worker
SM: Sucky man
SW: Sucky woman
S told me what happened was that during a rush period at Subway the credit card portion of the register went down suddenly. (the network which takes the credit/debit/Subway Card transactions). When that goes down, the only transaction we can take is cash. This is sometimes fixable by rebooting the computer system. (which is what they were working on trying) Other times there's nothing we can do and it's a Subway-wide problem.
Keep in mind that there is also an ATM machine literally right around the corner from our Subway building. This comes into play later.
S: I apologize for the inconvenience but the credit/debit part of our system just went down so we can only take cash. There is however an ATM machine right around the corner that you all can use to get cash if we cannot get this problem fixed right away.
SM: So this means I can get my food for free, right? This has been such an inconvenience and you should let me have my food for free!
S: *shocked* No, it means you will have to go around the corner and use the ATM machine and come back with cash to pay for your meal, or you can wait and see if the network can get brought back up if you want to use your card.
SM: This is so much bullshit! I want my food for free for this! Call the owner and tell him to give us our food for free!
S: I'm sorry but there is nothing we can do right now until we can reboot the computer, and you are not getting free food over this. You can use the ATM machine and pay with cash.
SM: Blah blah blah me me me want want want free food blah blah!
S: *really not in the mood for this now* (in a sickeningly sarcastic way on purpose) Yes, let me call up the owner and ask him if we can give *everybody*
in this store free food!
In the end, SM ends up getting so pissed that he throws his sandwiches back onto the counter in S's direction and leaves in a huff. Because apparently the short walk to the ATM machine right around the corner was just too much for him.
*S does call up the owner and let him know that the network went down and that a few customers were demanding free food. The owner doesn't really give two shits about his employees, but the one thing he will go against the customer on is any threat of them getting things for free in his store. He told S that there is no way any of those customers would be getting anything for free and that they could just use the ATM around the corner.
This is when SW enters, or should I say, exits
Little did S or anyone else know at the time, while she was on the phone with the owner, there was SW in line for the register and she ended up sneaking away with her 3 sandwiches, a bag of chips, and a milk without paying for it!
To make a long story short, the dude just wanted free sandwiches and got pissy when he realized that wasn't happening and threw a 2 year-old worthy temper tantrum.
The woman got away with a fast one. It happened so fast that there was nothing S or my other co-workers could do at the time. I'll have to ask S how they caught her doing it. Either checking the cameras or seeing her exit through the door.