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Obama becomes the first person ever to jump ahead at restaurant

Barack Obama may have lost a few approval rating points with this move.

The president was seen cutting the line at Austin's Franklin Barbecue Thursday afternoon, while in town to raise money for the Democratic Party.

Lives at the eatery are infamously long, and have been known to stretch as long as three hours wait.But Mr Obama did no waiting today, as he showed up at the restaurant, shook a few hands and made his way straight to the register to order more than $300 worth of meat.

'I know this is a long line. I feel real bad, but – I’m gonna cut' Obama said.

 

Even restaurant owner Aaron Franklin said the move was unheard of.

'That's out thing, no one skips the line...except Obama,' Mr Franklin told the Statesman.

Mr Franklin and his daughter took a picture with the president, who he said 'seems like a nice dude'.

And to the president's credit, he did pay for the order of a local father and daughter who were directly in front of him.

While the restaurant seemed more focused on getting to see the president than they were on the fact that he cut them in line, others on Twitter were not as enthused about the president's line manners.

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