As the entire world continues to get a mild contact high from the fumes of the smoldering economic ruins—gotta find some benefit— it's good to know that the rich and famous are there to do their part to assuage our collective pains.
Exhibit A: Wayne Rooney. Multi-millionaire. World class footballer. Cheap bastard.
Satan Manchester United striker—hey, they're the ones that made the Red Devil their mascot—took his lovely wife Colleen out for dinner, and proceeded to use a 50% off coupon when the bill came. This despite the couple being worth as estimated £35M.
From the News of the World article:
He and wife Coleen got their £27.80 food bill slashed to just £13.90.Let's just assume that last question isn't rhetorical and perhaps provide a possible answer.
A source told the News of the World: “Everybody loves a special offer. Wayne and Coleen are no different. They come from working class roots and if they had the voucher then why not use it?"
How about: Because you have all the fucking money, so as others struggle to pay rent and stuff, maybe try helping the restaurant and it's employees stay solvent by parting with .000004% of your net worth?
What's really appalling is how the piece fawns over the pair for being a "normal down-to-earth couple" before going into some details over their income. The highlight being perhaps the £3.5M Rooney has raked in (thus far) for a 12-year, five-book deal.
Most normal people don't get multi-million dollar (or pound) multi-book deals, particularly when they are borderline illiterate from having spent their youth in football academies instead of, you know, school.
America, is this a great country or what? Okay, it's England, but still. If the Rooneys are really that cheap, perhaps they should stay in and have dinner at home. The one that's probably cooked by their private chef (yep, just like regular folk).
On the plus side, Gusto, the restaurant, has probably gotten more than £13.90 in free advertising out of the deal.