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女服务员收到上帝的礼物别克车作为小费

2019年08月19日 奇闻轶事 暂无评论 阅读 153 次

美国餐厅小费一般是15%到20%,但是阿肯色州一家墨西哥餐厅的女侍应,竟然获两名常客赠送一辆2019年的别克(Buick)多功能车当作小费,让她大为吃惊。
据海外中文媒体报导,玛莉亚‧艾琳娜‧巴拉甘(Maria Elena Barraga,音译)是罗吉斯市(Rogers)的“Abuelos”餐厅侍应生,日前她服务完大卫‧哈里逊(David Harrison)跟希莉亚‧哈里逊(Shelia Harrison)夫妇之后,就获得这个意外惊喜。

根据阿肯色州民主人报(Arkansas Democrat Gazette)的报导,这对夫妇是该餐厅的常客,在2日这一天,他们在饭后要求与巴拉甘谈话。

巴拉甘说:“我起初很害怕,因我以为遇上麻烦,但他们告诉我他们多么欣赏我和喜欢我,然后给了我一个礼品袋。”

礼品袋里面居然是一辆2019年的别克Encore多功能车的文件与车匙,车主的名字就是巴拉甘。

育有两个年幼儿子的巴拉甘表示,她起初拒绝接受这份慷慨的礼物,但是大卫请她接受,“因为上帝带领他这样做”。

巴拉甘说:“我没有把它看作小费,而是把它看作上帝的礼物。”

巴拉甘原来驾驶的车为2005年的雪佛兰Trailblazer多功能车,所以当她开着新车回家时,两个孩子非常吃惊,“他们以为旧车出毛病了,所以我租了一辆车”。

虽然巴拉甘告诉他们事情经过,可是孩子以为妈妈在开玩笑,到现在都还很震惊。

 

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story.lead_photo.captionMaria Elena Barragan sitting in the vehicle that was gifted to her from the customers

A waitress at Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant in Rogers credits divine intervention after two regulars gave her a brand new car as a tip.

Maria Elena Barragan said she had just finished serving restaurant regulars David Harrison and his wife, Shelia Harrison, on Aug. 2 when her manager told her the couple wanted to talk to her before they left.


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"I got scared at first because I thought I was in trouble," she said. "They pulled up some seats at the table and told me how much they appreciated and loved me and then they presented me with a gift bag."

Inside the bag, she found papers to a 2019 Buick Encore in her name. "I told Mr. David Harrison that I couldn't accept it that it was too much and he said 'Elena it is because God led me to do it,'" Barragan said. "I didn't take it as a tip. I took it as a gift from God."

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Maria Elena Barragan was gifted a car by restaurant regulars David Harrison and his wife, Shelia Harrison

After her double shift at work, Barragan quickly called her kids and told them to meet her in the parking lot because they were going to McDonalds.

"They were like, 'But Mom it's late and we already ate' so I told them we were getting shakes and to meet me out there," she said.

Barragan's previous vehicle was a 2005 Trailblazer, so when she drove home in a 2019 Buick Encore it sent her kids for a loop. "They thought they were getting kidnapped," she said with a laugh. "When I stepped out of the vehicle they couldn't believe it. They thought something had happened to the old car and that it was a rental or something. They thought I was kidding. My kids are still in shock."

NW News on 08/10/2019

Print Headline: Waitress at Northwest Arkansas restaurant given car as tip

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