Steve Jobs turned away from busy San Fran Pizza shop

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  1. iDisk macrumors 6502a

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    Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs, one of the richest people on the planet, couldn't get a table at a popular Italian restaurant in San Francisco, Calif. last week, as the billionaire didn't have a reservation.

    Jobs was photographed on Saturday at the busy Flour + Water restaurant, wearing his trademark black mock turtleneck and blue jeans. The eatery confirmed to SF Weekly that Jobs was unable to get a table and left with an empty stomach.

    "Having more money than God didn't help Jobs last Saturday night, when he and a companion tried to get a table," SFoodie editor John Birdsall wrote. "Flour + Water publicist Liam Passmore says Jobs lined up with other table hopefuls before the restaurant opened Saturday. Turns out the people immediately in front of Jobs got the last seats. So what did the man in black do? He left."

    The spokesperson said that they would like for Jobs to come back to their restaurant, and will offer him a table next time.

    The popular San Francisco destination, located on 2401 Harrison Street, is one of the hottest spots in the city. In January, the San Jose Mercury News noted that reservations are hard to come by for the establishment, but it's "worth braving the crowd" for the Italian cuisine.



    Even though the restaurant confirmed Jobs' appearance, some skeptical Internet commenters remained convinced that the photo of Jobs leaving the restaurant was doctored.

    "Most of the people in there are Photoshopped in," user "Ryan" commented. "The person who did it lined up in the shadows with the shadows of the telephone wires instead of the shadows in the telephone pole. Steve Jobs, dude in blue, girl in white -- all cropped in. Even shadows of people behind the camera are cropped in."



    Proving that fans of Apple and Jobs are among the most passionate when it comes to anything regarding the company, another user, "fred," did an illustration with the photo to prove that the shadows in the photo were, in fact, accurate.

    http://photos.appleinsider.com/jobs-100805-2.jpg

    http://photos.appleinsider.com/jobs-100805-1.jpg
     
  2. heehee macrumors 68020

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    They forgot to mention where he peed last Wednesday. :rolleyes:
     
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    Give me a break. I don't need to know where the guy eats.
     
  5. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    You and me both.
     
  6. kernkraft macrumors 68020

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    "This is a non-issue". Jobs was doing it wrong, anyway.
     
  7. DylanLikesPorn macrumors 6502

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    All the same, I applaud the restaurant for good business practices in not giving him a spot just because he's somebody.

    Apple itself could take a lesson from that. Although it was the employees' decision, not Apple itself.
     
  9. RawBert macrumors 68000

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    No wonder he's so thin. The poor guy's starving.
     
  10. SlovakApple macrumors 6502

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    Now we are three.
     
  11. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    If I were him, I would buy the restaurant.

    "HA! Turn ME away, will you?"

    Then again, I am vindictive like that. :)

    If I were that rich, I would be one of those "eccentric" (crazy) rich guys who does off the wall stuff like that.
     
  12. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Nah, if I was that rich, I'd flaunt it.

    Turn to the customer at the nearest table and say "I'll give you $10,000 each, in cash, right now if you will let me have your table."

    What a story they would have to tell! Everybody wins!
     
  13. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    I like your style! That way, you don't have to worry about the annoyance of owning a restaurant.
     
  14. ethical macrumors 68000

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    So you'd be Bruce Wayne? lol.

    I think I'd like to be like that. Although in reality I'm sure a large majority of his money is tied up in bits and pieces, and not easily accessible via the nearest ATM :p
     
  15. Consultant macrumors G5

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    agree!

    Maybe he'll offer the iPhone 5 prototype!
     
  16. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    He already bought up the world's supply of black turtlenecks. What else do you want?
     
  17. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    Just offer them a stock swap or something. :)

    Or you could be like the lottery winner in West Virginia who routinely carried $100k plus in cash around in a briefcase. Then it got stolen from his truck.

    I guess the briefcase o' cash would be the bribe money for bribing other people out of their table.

    Edit: I got curious, so I went searching. Jack Whittaker is the guy's name, and he had $545k in cash stolen from his car. Who carries around that much cash? Check out his Wikipedia entry. This has absolutely nothing to do with Steve Jobs or pizza places, but I always find stories like this morbidly fascinating.
     
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    does he really wear nothing else?

    talk about weird
     
  19. benflick macrumors 68020

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    Exactly what I was thinking.
     
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    Nice :D
     
  22. ethical macrumors 68000

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    Definite photoshop.

    It's a black turtleneck, then they drew crease lines on it and coloured in a white collar :p

    Woah! That guy's had one heck of an up-and-down life!
     
  23. Xavier macrumors 68020

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    We'll after collecting his salary for 3 years, he still didn't have enough on his person for a slice of pizza lol :p ($1 annually)
     
  24. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, I feel sorry for the guy. His life is like a train-wreck. Sadly, a lot of lottery winners end up like that. There is a TV show on A&E or some network like that called "Lottery changed my life". It is train-wreck TV at its worst. I want to look away, but find myself gawking. Many lottery winners on that show ended up like him. It either drives the winners crazy, or the people around them crazy.
     
  25. highres macrumors 6502a

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    The pic looks authentic. I do photo retouching for a living and the photo of Steve Jobs outside of the restaurant does not look retouched, all the shadows and highlights are in perspective and look ok. All the lines drawn that were dropped in as proof are a joke and prove nothing.
     

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