New York Columnist Says He Spent $78 On Burger In Newark Airport
This is a pretty funny story as a columnist for the New York Times has gone viral after exaggerating (if not lying) about his tab at a Newark Airport restaurant. Writer David Brooks posted a picture of the burger and fries that he ordered at 1911 Smoke House BBQ which he claimed was $78. Brooks then said that this is the reason that “Americans think the economy is terrible.”
The problem is that, soon after his rant, Brooks went viral for all the wrong reasons. First, people online looked up the restaurant and checked out the menu. They quickly discovered that Brooks’ meal actually cost $17.
So where did the writer get $78 from? That’s where the plot thickens. Apparently, Brooks ordered two double-whiskey’s which were priced at around $29 each. This means it was the booze that made the bill expensive…and not the burger.
In any event, this should teach you a good lesson…feel free to complain about stuff online…heck…sometimes it gets you free stuff. But make sure you’re honest…because the Internet Detectives will catch you if you’re lying!
David Brooks of the New York Times has found this out the hard way! As for me…I’m lookin’ at that burger in Brooks’ post and I’m getting a little hungry over here! I’m always in the mood for a good burger or some sweet barbecue…the next time I’m at the Newark Airport…I’m going to 1911 Smoke House BBQ…it looks GOOD! I’m Davey Mac and I’ll see ya later in Jersey!