The life of a healthy eater is hard unless the occasional allowance is made, so this past Saturday found me in the local Subway, standing in line for one of my favorite weekend treats.
What was unusual about this Subway, however, was that there was an all white staff.
For the first time since I’ve been a customer of Subway restaurants I was served with pride. The morale was high; the supervisor, strict but personable and the customers were moving through the line like lightening!
As my sandwich was being prepared, the staff bragged about how their “line” was the quickest and most efficient. Judging from the banter, it was clear that there was some sort of rivalry between the different shifts (or lines, as they called them.)
When it came time for me to pay, I noticed that the cashier (who was also the supervisor) had forgotten to add the bacon to the price of my sandwich. I let him know of his oversight and he responded with a shrug and a wave and said, “Naah, don’ even worry ’bout it, it aint nothin’.”
I was very impressed and inspired.
Despite the constant barrage of propaganda, public-school indoctrination, intimidation, sensitivity training, legislation and faux-gospel messages…whites are still white.
If you’re ever in north-eastern North Carolina, stop by a subway and see it for yourself.