Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Man vs. Mankind

Back from my hiatus and determined to publish a new post more often than I have been the past couple of months. So, here goes:

As I stopped to plunk down my money to pay for my Starbucks coffee earlier this week, I couldn't help but notice the tip jar and then it hit me...

One glaring difference between Starbucks and McDonald's is that many Starbucks have a tip jar on the counter whereas McDonald's (probably the king of franchises) has those clear plastic donation boxes with proceeds going to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Why do so many people feel the need to tip when there's a tip jar but not drop chump change into these donation boxes?