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Take a number: Steve Jobs turned away from busy San Fran pizzeria

Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs, one of the richest people on the planet, couldn't get a table at a popular Italian restaurant in San Francisco, Calif. last week, as the billionaire didn't have a reservation.

Jobs was photographed on Saturday at the busy Flour + Water restaurant, wearing his trademark black mock turtleneck and blue jeans. The eatery confirmed to SF Weekly that Jobs was unable to get a table and left with an empty stomach.

"Having more money than God didn't help Jobs last Saturday night, when he and a companion tried to get a table," SFoodie editor John Birdsall wrote. "Flour + Water publicist Liam Passmore says Jobs lined up with other table hopefuls before the restaurant opened Saturday. Turns out the people immediately in front of Jobs got the last seats. So what did the man in black do? He left."

The spokesperson said that they would like for Jobs to come back to their restaurant, and will offer him a table next time.

The popular San Francisco destination, located on 2401 Harrison Street, is one of the hottest spots in the city. In January, the San Jose Mercury News noted that reservations are hard to come by for the establishment, but it's "worth braving the crowd" for the Italian cuisine.


Even though the restaurant confirmed Jobs' appearance, some skeptical Internet commenters remained convinced that the photo of Jobs leaving the restaurant was doctored.

"Most of the people in there are Photoshopped in," user "Ryan" commented. "The person who did it lined up in the shadows with the shadows of the telephone wires instead of the shadows in the telephone pole. Steve Jobs, dude in blue, girl in white —all cropped in. Even shadows of people behind the camera are cropped in."

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Proving that fans of Apple and Jobs are among the most passionate when it comes to anything regarding the company, another user, "fred," did an illustration with the photo to prove that the shadows in the photo were, in fact, accurate.

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