Panel Round One
PETER SAGAL, HOST:
We want to remind everybody they can join us most weeks right here at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Ill. For tickets and more information, go to wbez.org or you can find a link at our website, waitwait.npr.org. Right now panel, time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Mo, Goodwill is running a Valentine's Day promotion to encourage giving this weekend, as they are asking people to donate what?
MO ROCCA: Love.
SAGAL: That's so nice, but that's not what they're doing. In fact, in some ways it's the opposite.
ROCCA: The opposite of love is hate, so...
MAZ JOBRANI: So what would you have?
ROCCA: If you hated somebody, you'd give them, like, a shawl or like a...
ROCCA: You'd give them...
ROXANNE ROBERTS: Hypothetically, let's say you broke up with someone...
ROCCA: Yeah, oh...
ROCCA: ...God, yeah.
ROBERTS: You know, and maybe someone, you know, you hadn't seen for a long time and, you know, there was a toothbrush and there was maybe a sweater.
SAGAL: Maybe that person left some stuff at your house.
ROCCA: Giving - oh, giving stuff that belongs to an ex.
(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)
SAGAL: Thank you, Roxanne and thank you, Mo.
SAGAL: Goodwill is suggesting that to celebrate Valentine's Day, you donate your ex's stuff to Goodwill.
ROCCA: That is...
JOBRANI: Don't most people just throw it out the window?
SAGAL: Yeah, well, this assumes you haven't done the classy, mature, restrained thing and just piled it up on the front lawn and burned it.
ROCCA: OK, so you're dumped, then you give your ex's stuff to Goodwill.
SAGAL: That is their argument.
ROBERTS: What if you are the dumper and you still have - you're supposed to send their stuff back, right? That's the right thing to do.
ROCCA: You can't do that. You can only do it - Goodwill should make it clear that it's only for people that were dumped.
ROCCA: Like, why should the dumper be able to - to ruin someone's life and feel charitable?
JOBRANI: That's a good point.
SAGAL: You're right.
ROCCA: Think about this - you can deduct your cruelty now.
SAGAL: You can.
ROCCA: You can actually dump someone and deduct that.
SAGAL: Could you...
ROCCA: I'm sorry I dumped you, but I needed to deduct you for my taxes.
(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "GIVE IT AWAY")
GEORGE STRAIT: (Singing) That picture from our honeymoon, that night in Frisco Bay, just give it away. She said give it away. And that big four-poster, king-size bed where so much love was made just give it away. She said just give it away.
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