Biden Buys Lunch—After Borrowing 10 Bucks

VP comes up a little short at DC sandwich shop
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 22, 2013 10:01 AM CST
Vice President Joe Biden carries a bag full of food as he talks with reporters outside Capriotti's Sandwich Shop in Washington Thursday.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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(Newser) – When the vice president makes a surprise stop at a sandwich shop to buy lunch, it's sure to make a few headlines. When said VP comes up short on cash and needs to borrow $10 from an aide, it's sure to make a lot more headlines. Such is the case with Joe Biden, who visited the newly opened Capriotti's in DC yesterday—a chain based in his home state of Delaware, reports USA Today.

When it came time to pay the $56.25 bill, Biden checked his wallet, then turned to aide Fran Person and said, "Fran, you got 10 bucks?" The store offered to put one on the house, but Biden declined, notes CBS DC. “No, no, no, I’m not taking it,” he said. “In Delaware, you pay. It’s simple.” Also of note: One of the to-go sandwiches was apparently for Biden's boss in the White House. (Read more Joe Biden stories.)

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