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Subway employees and the word 'mate'.

by thesagittarian12 on May 26, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

It's something I've noticed when I eat at Subway here in Sydney. The person serving you will invariably, if you are both male, call you 'mate'. I have no problem with the word, but would prefer being called the more respectful 'sir'. It makes me wonder whether Macca's just might be a better lunchtime option.


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