Letters: Tipping; N.D. Flooding
ROBERT SIEGEL, Host:
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MICHELE NORRIS, Host:
Yesterday, we also aired a story from Planet Money about tipping and why we give an extra couple of bucks to a waiter or a late-night bellhop. One reason, the story explained, is that we feel guilty about someone serving us.
SIEGEL: As a waitress of 12 years, I still maintain that a tip demonstrates the respect - not guilt, as your story indicates - that a customer shows toward the work a server provides.
SIEGEL: I spoke to Kim Fundingsland of the Minot Daily News, who had stayed behind to cover the disaster.
KIM FUNDINGSLAND: The sirens are going off right now, by the way. So that means there's nobody left, and yeah, it's just left to wash away. It's just so sad, so sad.
SIEGEL: Well, Kelly Beck(ph) of Maricopa, Arizona, and a native of Minot, was moved to tears by our interview and writes this: My brother and his wife live across the street from the river and had to say what they assume will be a final goodbye to their home yesterday.
SIEGEL: His wife, pets, and closest friends and family were all in a safe place. And Beck goes on to say this: All I can do is hope and pray for everyone in my hometown. Thank you, NPR, for bringing me a bit of hope for the people of Minot.
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