The new Sweetgreen on Summer Street in Downtown Crossing is giving out free salads today and people really want those free greens.
I like free stuff too, but never understand people who earn the equivalent of $25/hr, $50/hr, and more spending 20-30 min in line for a $9 lunch (or a $3 slice of pizza, or $4 ice-cream).
Granted, it's a beautiful day outside, so there's that.
There's a name for this phenomenon, it's called "penny-wise, pound-foolish"
Why the hell would you burn an hour or more waiting in line for... a free salad? Something that probably costs $10 or less on any other given day?
I never understand this phenomenon, whether it's free ice cream from Ben & Jerry's or free Slurpees from 7-11 or whatever.
It's a completely irrational decision, and I just don't understand it.
I've never had to wait in line for more than a minute on Free Slurpee Day.
Likely salaried workers whose comings and goings aren't tracked too closely because they are on call all the darn time.
Or a good portion of the office went together as a field trip.
It's not that ridiculous when you think of it as an excuse to have a long break.
....you DO win friends with salad.
If the price is right.
How much does a salad cost anyway? Why would any adult wait on a line that long if they didn't have to?
I blame Trump.
At the one on school st is that long even when they don't give out free salads.
Adam, this might be worth an official update to the post.
Not the same location
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