Some people wait in line for five hours just to get their fix at Austin’s famous Franklin Barbecue. And who can blame them? The establishment is less than 10 years old but has been cited as the nation’s best.
Of course, President Obama is not “some people.” After a campaign-style speech in Austin on Thursday afternoon, the commander in chief made a stop by Franklin Barbecue and was quickly ushered to the front of the line.
It’s common practice to let a president cut to the front of the line at a dining establishment. After all, the president arguably has the busiest schedule on the planet. Plus, having a president standing in one place only creates headaches for everyone else who is just trying to get some food.
The real etiquette test comes in how the president and his staff carry themselves after cutting to the front of the line.
In this case, it seems Obama handled himself well — paying for the meals of the two customers behind him in line — Bruce Finsted and his daughter Faith.Read More »from Obama cuts line at famed Texas barbecue joint (but pays for lunch)