. . . so please clean up after yourself! This really drives me crazy; people go out and have to leave their trash all over the place.
I went to McDonald’s with some friends and, as we got up to leave, I noticed that I was the only one picking up my trash.
Me: Um, aren’t you guys going to pick up your trash?
Friend #1: No, they have people to do that.
Me; No, they don’t.
Friend #2: Yes they do; they have janitors. In fact, if we clean up after themselves, they’ll lose their jobs!
Me: No, I used to work at McDonald’s, and they don’t have janitors. They make people who have other jobs here clean up after you.
Friend #1: See? They have people to do it.
They then proceeded to literally drag me out of the restaurant so that I could not pick up their trash or mine. These are the same people that leave their half-empty drinks and popcorn bags and candy wrappers all over theatres. Most theatres that I know don’t hire people specifically as janitors. Why should they? They can make the cashiers and refreshment stand people and ticket-takers do that. And you know who cleans up after the slobs at Rocky Horror? The cast. And we aren’t even paid to be there. In fact, ever since cast dues were instituted, we pay to be there. But we have to make sure that the theatre is clean before we leave so that they’ll let us come back.
Why is it so hard to clean up after yourself? To pick up your trash, walk three steps to a trashcan, and throw it away?
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