If you go to a McDonald's in Britain, your server may be dressed better than you are (one of the new uniforms is worn by the woman on the left):
Uniforms at McDonald's have been given an overhaul by a designer better known for glamorous dresses worn by celebrities.
Bruce Oldfield, who boasts Catherine Zeta Jones, Bianca Jagger, Jerry Hall and Jemima Khan among his client list, has created a range for the fast food giant's 67,000 UK staff.
The collection includes a black and mocha polo shirt, black cargo-style trousers, a black and mocha baseball cap and black belt and apron.
When I worked at Mickey D's -- high school, first job after the theater usher's gig -- the uniform was white shirt and the funny paper hat. It was a big deal when I got to change from the white hat to the red one -- "assistant manager" while still in my teens, and a whole 15 cents an hour more. The manager there tried to talk me into getting in on the ground floor of that owner-operator thing. "Are you kidding?" I told him. "I'm going to go into newspapers and do something with my life." If only . . .