Blogger Charles Clymer makes a plea for decency by recounting in the Huffington Post a recent visit to McDonald's. A man sitting at a nearby table spilled his drink, let it pour onto the floor, and then simply moved to another table. "Don't clean it up," he told his wife. "That's what these people get paid to do." Clymer's response: He asked the manager for a mop and bucket, and cleaned up the mess himself as the couple watched.
The wife looked chagrined and apologized, but the husband said nothing and left the store. "These people" are often hard-working, low-wage workers who do not double as slaves, writes Clymer. "It doesn't matter your station in life: You do not get a pass on being considerate to others," he concludes. "Don't be that person who gets publicly embarrassed because you were a jerk." Click for the full post. (Read more minimum wage stories.)