Fenty’s staffers gots iPhone line cuts?
According to a Consumerist tipster, Mayor Fenty’s staffers cut the iPhone line at a downtown AT&T store.
So we’re all waiting outside and some of the people around me notice a double parked car with a driver and a few dudes outside all on Blackberries talking and looking into the store. A little while later, a guy comes out with three bags and gives them to the driver. AT&T was only allowed to sell one iPhone per customer. Then the same guy disappears back into the store, into the back room. The manager comes out to update people and someone asks him what just happened and we find out that the phones are for D.C.’s mayor, Adrian Fenty. The guy comes out again and quickly gets into an SUV parked in front of the store. By this point, more than a few people are asking questions, and after a guy behind me yells out “fix the schools first,” the guy gives him the finger and sneers, “there’s only 15 left.”
At least Philly Mayor Street was decent enough to both wait in line and then give up his spot when a passerby questioned him on the city’s murder statistics.
But hey, it’s DC, our mayors are used to getting special treatment whether in or out of office (*cough-Marion-Barry-cough*).