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Waitress Given 2000 Buick For Tip

Monday, December 31st, 2007


2000 BuickI think that it’s safe to say that when you have a kind heart and nice smile you can change the world. At least you can try to change your world. Melina Salazar was just an ordinary waitress who did her job everyday and put up with all the customers that she had. One of her regular customers was WWII vet – Walter “Buck” Swords – who was described by Melina as “kind of mean”.

He would swear at her and yell at her – but she would still serve him with a smile and give him everything he needed. In return Walter willed her $50,000 and a 2000 Buick after he passed away in July. I’m sure the old man had tipped her well in the past – but nothing could beat this one.

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8 Responses to “Waitress Given 2000 Buick For Tip”

  1. alex Says:

    Wow…that’s a huge tip! I really enjoy reading your blog; it always has great dialogue. I was wondering if your readers have heard anything about online carbon calculators. Especially with with emissions. I am not an environmental nerd but I came across a couple, and with everyone going green these days I thought I would check out my footprint. I took my test at WWF.com, and the EPA site along with http://www.earthlab.com. Does anyone know about any other ones? Let me know, and it would be cool to hear any thoughts on these things. Oh and I think Earthlab.com is the best site it has the easiest calculator to use and they are doing stuff with the super bowl, spinning football and global warming together is pretty impressive.

  2. Lovin' My Car Says:

    That’s a great story – especially since I used to wait tables in college. I can appreciate how hard it is to keep angry people happy. Thanks for the pick me up!

    Hey just FYI – the folks at Warranty Direct have put together an awesome blog that offers up all the information you could ever want to know about car warranties. You should totally stop by!

    Cheers,
    Jessica

  3. autostry Says:

    Now that is what I call an unusual tipper! I wish I could meet the guy personally and ask him why he gave the Buick as a tip.

  4. V.E.G. Says:

    I am glad Walter M. Swords gave his tip to Melina Salazar in his last will and testament after his passing and went Home to be with the Lord. Swords has no family of his own and he has a heart of gold.

  5. The Daily Times Says:

    An interesting view of the automotive industry. Where do you see the future of the industry, will it ever recover or will there be major casulties?

  6. Floor Mats Says:

    I guess I must change my job. I may get car if I become a waiter.

  7. cars Says:

    lol i wonder where did this waitress work at? I sure hope that someone would gimme his/her buick lol

  8. Auto School Says:

    I love that story. I am sure she was happy about it. Reminds me of that movie with the waitress and the cop with the lotto ticket. Didn’t think it actually happened in real life!

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