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The Pope’s Shoe Game Is So Serious, He Does The Shopping Himself

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Pope Francis needed some new kicks, so he did what anyone would do: he went out and bought some. Now, when you or I go out and buy ourselves shoes it’s no big deal, but when Pope Francis does it’s a BIG deal because he’s the freakin’ pope and most popes don’t run their own errands; they have people who will do those things for them.

Of course, his visit did not go unnoticed. It’s hard not to notice the guy wearing a pope outfit, right?

Imagine the surprise of fellow shoppers when Pope Francis shows up at a pharmacy close to the Holy See, the jurisdiction of the Catholic Church in Rome, to buy shoes.

If you’re wondering why the pope, who turned 80 on December 17, bought shoes at a pharmacy, it’s because the shoes he bought are orthopedic and help reduce the pain caused by his chronic sciatica.

The Argentine-born pontiff graciously posed for snaps that were then shared on social media.

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Thank heavens for smartphones with cameras because it’s not every day that the pope shows up at your work.

This wasn’t the first time that Pope Francis acted just like one of us. Last year he sauntered outside of the Vatican to see an optician and get a new pair of glasses.


READ: Proof that Pope Francis is Flyer than Your Favorite Rapper

Find out more about the pope’s shoe shopping expedition here.

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People Are Not Having It With This Woman "Discovering" Chopped Cheese Sandwiches

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People Are Not Having It With This Woman “Discovering” Chopped Cheese Sandwiches

A chopped cheese: $3.50 at the bodega; $8 at Whole Foods.

At the place where the sandwich was born, there are words of caution for imitators to keep the price down. http://via.pix11.com/EtOyu

Posted by PIX 11 on Wednesday, December 21, 2016

People in NYC are outraged by the “Columbus-ing” of the chopped cheese sandwich.

What was most likely intended to be a little video about cheap eats in NYC has taken on a different life after people in Harlem discovered that a neighborhood staple had recently been “discovered” by a journalist.

In a video by Business Insider, reporter Sarah Schmalbruch ventured to Harlem to give viewers the lowdown on what she called “New York City’s answer to the Philly cheesesteak.” Schmalbruch said it’s a sandwich “most New Yorkers don’t even know exist,” which seriously annoyed New Yorkers who grew up eating chopped cheeses their whole lives.

YouTuber Jeffrey Almonte posted a reaction video in which he called out the host for being completely ignorant about what goes on in his ‘hood. It has more than 180,000 views on YouTube. *Warning: Contains strong language.*


Alomonte pointed out why he has a problem with Schmalbruch calling the $4 sandwich a “steal.”

“‘For four dollars it’s a steal,'” Almonte wrote on INSIDER’s Facebook post about the sandwich. “Top of the line gentrification language right there. Now they’ll raise the price knowing all the becky’s [sic] and yuppies think it’s too cheap smfh.”

And, to add fuel to the fire, Whole Foods started selling a version of the chopped cheese sandwich out of a Columbus-themed cart.


This is just one of the things you cannot make up.

People have responded to the tweet with dismay…

https://twitter.com/_naiduk/status/810964720006156289


…and utter disbelief.


After Goldstein’s tweet made the rounds, the Whole Foods location that was selling chopped cheeses announced it is no longer serving them.


READ: When a White Girl Realizes Huaraches Weren’t Invented by TOMS

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