Everyone is upset with Subway today because, well, occasionally their footlong subs don't always measure out to a complete foot long. But Subway isn't the only place you can find retailers coming up short.
Here's the Subway story: an Australian man uploaded a picture to Subway's Facebook page, showing his supposedly footlong sub next to a tape measurer — and the tape measurer shows the sub is only 11 inches.
Feeling inspired, the New York Post investigated Subway "restaurants" in New York City and found that only four of seven footlong sandwiches met the full measure. Now more people are measuring their subs and crying foul on Subway's Facebook page because their lunch is lacking the full submarine length advertised. The old adage proves true once again: length matters.
But Subway isn't the first restaurant or retail chain to fib when it comes to size. Not nearly:
The Myth of Pants
You think you're a skinny minny with that 30-inch waist? Probably not. Depending on where you buy your jeans, you're probably a few inches fatter than your pants will tell you. Abram Sauer investigated the world of vanity sizing in men's pants for Esquire and found most stores aren't accurate when it comes to waist sizes. Old Navy turned out to be the worst offender — their pants advertising a 36-inch waist were, in reality, a 41-inch waist.