I don’t really understand why you would list this as a peeve. Some delis serve their sandwiches loaded up with massive amounts of meats and it’s probably because that’s the way their customer base likes them. Customers who don’t like the piled-high sandwiches probably don’t order them, opting for something else instead, or maybe they make a special request to limit the meat on the sandwich.
It’s a simple matter of excepting that we all like some things and dislike others. I’m sure there are certain sandwiches you don’t like, but I doubt you would list them as a peeve. If you simply don’t order a piled-high pastrami/corned beef sandwich because you don’t like how they build it, your peeve will magically disappear.
Jman, I’ve seen this argument before. From what I’ve seen, it is usually that the diners would prefer a smaller, but less expensive sandwich. A lot of delis don’t leave you a size option. Sure, taking the rest home for a sandwich makes sense—-if you are going straight home. But to pay $18 dollars for a sandwich, have half of it to take home and need to leave it in the car for 5 hours, it won’t be very appetizing by the time you get to part two.
I agree with every word you wrote. My point is that I would treat the situation the same way I would with ordering/not ordering a sandwich which I dislike. I don’t like head cheese or olive nut spread, so I don’t order it. If I discover that someone makes a sandwich differently than what I prefer, I exercise my option to order something else. If a deli sees a piled-high sandwich as one of their signature sandwiches, and they refuse to offer a smaller version, I can either order something else or I can head for the door. It’s my choice, but I don’t feel that I need to be peeved about it.