"Fran, you got ten bucks?"

As the crowd chuckled, an employee of Capriotti’s offered to comp Biden one of his subs.

Biden, buying the food for his weekly lunch with President Obama, said no, he’d pay the full fare.

“I’m not taking it,” Biden said. “You know what, I’ve been going to Capriotti’s on Union Street (in Wilmington) for the last 40 years. I have paid every time I’ve gone.

“In Delaware, you pay. It’s simple.”