Show Notes for Thursday, May 09, 2024


Dear John,

Tipping is confusing. And I admit I'm lost on what should and should not deserve a tip. Help me out here. I took my family through the drive-thru at a fast-food restaurant. We ordered about $75 worth of food. It was a big order, so they asked us to pull up to the side door while they got it all together. No problem. We waited about 10 minutes, then they came out to the car with our food. I took it, rolled up the window, and drove off. Done. As I was pulling away, my wife and our 12-year-old daughter told me I was a jerk for not tipping. My daughter said she's so embarrassed because everyone at school will think we're cheap. I asked how much I should have tipped. My wife said $15. My daughter said $20. At a fast-food place. For a $75 order. Since when are we supposed to tip a fast-food worker for bringing us food and filling our order? When does it stop? I'm so confused, and kind of pissed.


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Best Cities for Naked Gardening

Rank City

1 Miami, FL

2 Philadelphia, PA

3 New York, NY

4 Austin, TX

5 Asheville, NC

6 Los Angeles, CA

7 Pasadena, CA

8 Sacramento, CA

9 Albuquerque, NM

10 Pittsburgh, PA

Worst Cities for Naked Gardening

Rank City

1 Anchorage, AK

2 Sparks, NV

3 Duluth, MN

4 Layton, UT

5 Billings, MT

6 Orem, UT

7 Provo, UT

8 Daly City, CA

9 Missoula, MT

10 Reno, NV

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