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Your Letters: A Shower Of Money In San Diego

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Your Letters: A Shower Of Money In San Diego

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Plenty of listeners cried foul after host Scott Simon's conversation with Tom Goldman last week. Goldman told the story of a food server at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, who accidentally dropped all the money she had made that day, releasing about a thousand dollars that fluttered into the grandstands Host Scott Simon reads listener comments about that story and more.

SCOTT SIMON, Host:

Time for your letters.

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SIMON: Plenty of listeners cried foul after my conversation with Tom Goldman last week. He related the story of a food server at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego who accidentally dropped all the money she'd made that day. About a thousand dollars fluttered into the grandstands.

TOM GOLDMAN: And the people in her section shouted to those below, they said: That was the server's money. So a bunch of these fans chipped in and collected every last dollar. This woman is a mother of four and a full-time student. She was awed by this.

SIMON: Aw. And lucky she wasn't at Yankee Stadium.

SIMON: Many comments about John Ydstie's story looking at why the salaries for men in the United States, adjusted for inflation, are lower than their earnings in 1973.

JOHN YDSTIE: I'm afraid we have a lost generation out there of young people who aren't well prepared, who can't find work and they're never going to realize the American dream.

SIMON: Boyd Ingalls of St. Louis writes: I've continued my studies past graduation and am working towards a new license. I am 52 years old. My wages are currently at the median. There must be a whole bunch of us out there. We are dying to know why we aren't earning more.

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SIMON: We welcome your comments. Go to NPR.org and click on the Contact Us link. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter at nprweekend. I'm at nprscottsimon, all one word. This is NPR News.

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