Skip to comments.Stunned waitress gets Porsche as tip in Sweden
Posted on 08/18/2005 10:17:52 AM PDT by nickcarraway
Stockholm, August 18: A waitress in Sweden thought her elderly customer was joking when he offered her his Porsche as a tip, but he kept his word and gave her the keys to the car, daily Aftonbladet reported on Thursday.
I thought at first he was joking with me, 19-year-old Josefin Justin told the paper.
Justin was waiting tables at the Njuraanger cafe in sundsvall in Central Sweden when the man, who had recently retired and was dining with a group of gentlemen, asked her age.
When she told him, he said I would get his Porsche as a tip.
At first I was a little suspicious but I didnt get the feeling he was hitting on me or anything, he just seemed really nice, she said.
She got his phone number and the next day when she called him, he said he remembered his generous offer. Accompanied by her father, she went to the mans house to pick up her new car.
It turned out to be 1979 Porsche 924 worth 4,000 dollars.
It needs a little work, a paint job among other things, but we checked it out and everything was fine, Justin said.
The man, who asked to remain anonymous, told the paper he could not really explain why he gave her the car.
I was just sitting there in the restaurant and looked her in the eyes and saw an angel and thought to myself the Porsche, she should have it, he said.
Asked if he had any regrets, he replied, no, absolutely not.
I GOTTA see a picture of this waitress. No meal is worth that kind of tip...she has to be amazingly hot and this guy's trying to be her sugar daddy.
I want to see the smile on her face when the Socialist's slap a tax on her for it.
I think that's really cute!
Depends on how much you have. If I had money coming out of my ears, I'd probably do something like this once in while myself, just for fun. It's kind of cool making somebody's whole week.
It was a Hooters...wasn't it?
They are substantially overvaluing that piece of crap car. I had two of them in the late '70s. PIECE OF CRAP. By the time she realizes how much she has spent keeping it on the road, she is going to realize that the guy stiffed her on the tip.
Bet me too it. And the will, you know.
what a sweet story!
The kind of person that has the personality to earn a lot of money would not likely give away something that didn't benefit them in any way. Rich people are usually the worst tippers and the stingiest of people... and yeah I know a lot of wealthy people personally.
Well, she's cute (as most Swede girls are) but not all THAT cute. The first daughters are cuter.
"Ah ha! It says here that the only way to get rid of a demonically-possessed car is to give it away!"
But very few poor people tip in Porsches.
The guy probably owns the only Porsche repair shop within a hundred miles and goes around giving out Porsches knowing that they will spend more time in his shop than with the owners.
Cast your bread upon the waters and the Porschses will return ten fold.
Let's see, clapped out, sixteen year old Porsche from a dead model line, for free, I'd have to think about that offer. It probably only needs about $10,000 in parts to make it drivable.
He neglected to tell her it needed a brake job, new tranny, alternator, the passenger side power window crapped out a couple of years back...
...Hmmm...I guess I should be thankful that some inner voice told me not to buy one a few months ago that some guy was selling for $1k. It looked nice - good paint job, interior was pretty good. Rather have one with a rear engine.
THIS is a Porsche!
wow that's some porsche.
LOL! Good business plan. Hmmmm.......
some people really do tip like that. "just because"
i had a guy in a bar i worked at ask me what was the largest tip i had ever made. when he left, he doubled it.
fortunately for me, a few days earlier i had sold a guy 2 bottles of Dom and got a 40% tip on it..
From what I recall, that thing was a real pig. What did it have for an engine? Wasn't it a warmed over Audi 4 banger or something?
I think you are right. Porsche did doll up some of them as 924 turbos with 944 style fender flares. Quite rare.
The 924 was a real black-eye for Porsche though.
Yuck, those are the cheap ones. She should sell if for a few thousand bucks and get rid of a headache. Because that car is going to nickel and dime her forever.
I especially like the tail on this one...
That's when it reached the tipping point.
Yes, and the cars not bad either......*rim shot*
The front Porsche is not bad, either.
Ahem...Porsche is a two syllable word and the "e" is not silent...Por-SCHE
If you can't pronounce the name, you are forbidden from driving one.
I will be in Sweden for two weeks starting Tuesday. I wish this guy had kept the car a little longer and given it to me, so I wouldn't have to rent one. My eyes are rather angelic, too.
Charles...is that you?
Well I think it was really nice of him. He had the car, didnt use it and found a nice person to give it too. There doesnt have to be any other motive than that.
He was happy to have made her day, and she was happy to be given a generous gift. It can be as simple as that. : )
I think you mean "Høøtërs" - this is Sweden, after all.
When I was waiting tables, I had all kinds of offers. All kinds.
I took up some of them. I got to fly in sport planes, ride in sailboats, and even got job offers...one as a stock broker.
If I weren't pursuing a career in comedy as well as paying the bills with a regular job, I would be back to waiting tables. If you get in a good place, it can be a lot of fun.
Its a gift horse.
It may only be a 4K porshe but she has transportation and it is all hers.
Who knows, this "feel good" story may get her 15 minutes converted to a modeling career or perhaps Porshe HQ will notice it and see her as a good promoter.
Either way, it was a good deed even if nothing else comes of this. (though I did think it was just neato that her father went along to chaparone the pickup.)
That's a 26 year old car...not 16...
this isn't a woman:
THIS s a woman!
I was thinking to myself as I came upon your post: when I was selling auto parts the same part that fits an Audi Fox and a VW Rabbit also goes on a 924 but the cost is 3 times with the Porcse part number instead of the Audi/VW number.
I would actually let this beauty sit in the drivers seat...without the keys, of course.
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