Ha! I just realized that rather than saying, as that ridiculous ruling does, that institutions are people too, that I wrote a musing saying that people are institutions!
But people change lives in the process of going about their daily work. Someone who serves your coffee with a smile changes your day.
So can we talk about why we can’t raise that minimum wage?
I love that this woman brightened mornings for so long, but did she want to — or did she have to because you don’t build up a great retirement on $2 an hour. Tips in central PA are probably not lavish for breakfast.
I know. Can’t I just clap for this woman’s wonderful service? She did such hard work for such a long time.
You know, once you start working on the web, it’s sometimes hard to pull things out.
I love that people do wonderful jobs. I’d just like if they’d be well and truly compensated for it. I’d like if our elders got some options. and if the people who make our lives sweeter got some acknowledgement in both cash and compliments. I’d like it if it weren’t often women in these situations…
And… all of that doesn’t change that she changed the world for many of us, who went in to get our breakfast served with a smile…