This past Tuesday, a man named Luis Martinez decided that he was hungry enough to go get a late night snack, and made his way towards a Subway shop on South Semoran Boulevard.
As it turned out, his decision was anything but an inspired one. This was because the Subway worker who was supposed to fetch him his dinner threw a fit over the man's dietary choices: a Philly cheese steak with American cheese, onions and ketchup.
To be more precise, it seems that is was the ketchup which caused the subway worker to go bananas on account of his never having had to sprinkle ketchup on anybody's Philly cheese steak before.
“He wants ketchup on the Philly cheese steak and I have never put - we don't even have ketchup at Subway - I've never put ketchup on anybody's sandwich,” subway worker Lawrence Ordone supposedly said.
reports that, faced with Lawrence Ordone's reaction, Luis Martinez explained that, as long as he could not have his Philly cheese steak the way he liked it, then he would not have it at all.
This caused the subway worker to get even angrier, and witnessed say that the two came fairly close to getting into a fight.
“He shoved a chair to the side, like knocked it down to come at me, and I said, 'This is going to be serious. I was scared. Next thing, I'm thinking a gun's going to come out,'” Luis Martinez recalls.
Lawrence Ordone admits that things got a bit out of control, and yet argues that Luis Martinez is also to blame for refusing to buy the meal unless it were served with ketchup.
As this Subway worker put it, “There's ketchup three aisles down. You can go buy your own ketchup, and I promise to God, you can put as much as you want on it and nobody's going to say nothing.”
Following this confrontation, Lawrence Ordone got fired from his job and could even face legal charges for his causing Luis Martinez to experience significant distress.