Fast food for lunch? Join a one-day strike to say "No Wai"

December 5, 2013 11:42 AM

I just came back from Asia, so I have Asia on the mind. What do you know--on Monday night football, there was the NY Giants' Justin Tuck doing the prayer-bow Thai move after sacking RGIII.  

justin.JPGIt was the wai, the Thai gesture of appreciation.

I know the move well. I saw Ronald McDonald doing the move in Patong Beach, Phuket.

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Fast food is a multinational corporate phenomenon, to my dismay. I certainly didn't patronize Ronald abroad. Not even his new Thai bubble drink.
 
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Street food and a fresh coconut was plenty fast enough for me.  
 
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In Thailand the average income is $4,000 a year. Fast-food pay may make sense there. But not in the U.S., where some individuals and families are trying to make it on $8.25 an hour--part-time.

I'll have more to say on income inequality in a later post.

But for now, there's a massive one-day boycott scheduled for today to push for a more livable wage for workers here in the U.S.

The call is enough to lose your appetite for a day--at least. 
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