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Stunned waitress gets Porsche as tip in Sweden
Express India ^ | Thursday, August 18, 2005

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 didn’t 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 man’s 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”.


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1 posted on 08/18/2005 10:17:54 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

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.


2 posted on 08/18/2005 10:18:45 AM PDT by RockinRight (Democrats - Trying to make an a$$ out of America since 1933)
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To: nickcarraway

I want to see the smile on her face when the Socialist's slap a tax on her for it.

Enjoy it!


3 posted on 08/18/2005 10:20:14 AM PDT by deadeyedawg (Crush our enemies, listen to their lamentations, and drive them before us!)
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To: RockinRight

4 posted on 08/18/2005 10:20:56 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: nickcarraway

I think that's really cute!


5 posted on 08/18/2005 10:20:59 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Officially around the bend, at least for now.)
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To: RockinRight

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.


6 posted on 08/18/2005 10:21:26 AM PDT by Riley (STOP CASTING POROSITY!!)
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To: nickcarraway

It was a Hooters...wasn't it?


7 posted on 08/18/2005 10:21:39 AM PDT by DCPatriot
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To: RockinRight

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.


8 posted on 08/18/2005 10:22:02 AM PDT by doug from upland (The Hillary documentary is coming -- INDICTING HILLARY)
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To: nickcarraway
"“At first I was a little suspicious but I didn’t get the feeling he was hitting on me or anything, he just seemed really nice,” she said"

Yeah right.


But I concur, we need pictures.
9 posted on 08/18/2005 10:22:14 AM PDT by tfecw (It's for the children)
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To: deadeyedawg

Bet me too it. And the will, you know.


10 posted on 08/18/2005 10:22:27 AM PDT by CasearianDaoist
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To: nickcarraway
Asked if he had any regrets, he replied, “only that she brought her Dad”.
11 posted on 08/18/2005 10:23:09 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: RockinRight
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.


12 posted on 08/18/2005 10:24:23 AM PDT by Bommer
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To: nickcarraway

Ahhhh,
what a sweet story!


13 posted on 08/18/2005 10:24:24 AM PDT by najida (I hate Maytag. I hate Equifax. I hate Hewlett-Packard. I'm just one big ole ball of hate >:>)
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To: Riley

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.


14 posted on 08/18/2005 10:24:55 AM PDT by StolarStorm
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To: RockinRight

15 posted on 08/18/2005 10:25:56 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: Stand Watch Listen

Well, she's cute (as most Swede girls are) but not all THAT cute. The first daughters are cuter.


17 posted on 08/18/2005 10:27:12 AM PDT by RockinRight (Democrats - Trying to make an a$$ out of America since 1933)
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To: nickcarraway

"Ah ha! It says here that the only way to get rid of a demonically-possessed car is to give it away!"


18 posted on 08/18/2005 10:28:29 AM PDT by Rastus (How come you're so wrong, my sweet DemonRAT?)
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To: StolarStorm
"Rich people are usually the worst tippers "

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.

19 posted on 08/18/2005 10:31:09 AM PDT by bayourod (Blue collar foreign laborers create white collar jobs. If they come they will build it.)
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To: doug from upland

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.


20 posted on 08/18/2005 10:33:41 AM PDT by Jack of all Trades
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To: nickcarraway

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...


21 posted on 08/18/2005 10:37:36 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: nickcarraway
?....'Stunning'.......waitress gets Porsche as tip in Sweden?

?....pictures?

22 posted on 08/18/2005 10:37:58 AM PDT by maestro
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To: doug from upland

...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.


23 posted on 08/18/2005 10:41:37 AM PDT by Range Rover (Kerry is STILL a Fraud)
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To: Stand Watch Listen

That's not a Porsche...


THIS is a Porsche!

24 posted on 08/18/2005 10:42:49 AM PDT by Snardius
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To: Jack of all Trades
It probably only needs about $10,000 in parts to make it drivable.

Which is $9000. more than ANY 924 is worth!
25 posted on 08/18/2005 10:44:10 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: Stand Watch Listen

wow that's some porsche.


26 posted on 08/18/2005 10:47:51 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (see my FR page for a link to the tribute to Terri Schaivo, a short video presentation.)
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To: bayourod

LOL! Good business plan. Hmmmm.......


27 posted on 08/18/2005 10:50:15 AM PDT by StolarStorm
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To: nickcarraway

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..


28 posted on 08/18/2005 10:52:07 AM PDT by absolootezer0 ("My God, why have you forsaken us.. no wait, its the liberals that have forsaken you... my bad")
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To: moehoward

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?


29 posted on 08/18/2005 11:03:53 AM PDT by Jack of all Trades
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To: Snardius
It doesn't get better than this. The Porsche 962.

30 posted on 08/18/2005 11:06:01 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: Jack of all Trades

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.


31 posted on 08/18/2005 11:09:30 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: Stand Watch Listen

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.


32 posted on 08/18/2005 11:12:08 AM PDT by Peace will be here soon
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To: Snardius
My sentiments exactly. But I really like this one...


33 posted on 08/18/2005 11:12:35 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (If Islam is the Religion of Peace, they should FIRE their PR guy!)
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To: moehoward

I especially like the tail on this one...

34 posted on 08/18/2005 11:18:35 AM PDT by Snardius
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To: nickcarraway
"I was just sitting there in the restaurant and looked her in the eyes and saw an angel and. . . ."

That's when it reached the tipping point.

35 posted on 08/18/2005 11:21:04 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Will be in Sweden August 23 - September 5.)
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To: Snardius

Yes, and the cars not bad either......*rim shot*


36 posted on 08/18/2005 11:21:34 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: Snardius
You mean the back Porsche?

The front Porsche is not bad, either.

37 posted on 08/18/2005 11:23:02 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Will be in Sweden August 23 - September 5.)
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To: Charles Henrickson
You mean the back Porsche? 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.

38 posted on 08/18/2005 11:28:18 AM PDT by Snardius
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To: nickcarraway

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.


39 posted on 08/18/2005 11:28:25 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Will be in Sweden August 23 - September 5.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Charles...is that you?

40 posted on 08/18/2005 11:31:17 AM PDT by Snardius
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To: nickcarraway; Monty Python

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. : )


41 posted on 08/18/2005 11:32:30 AM PDT by Rose of Sharn (I get the best answers when i talk to myself!)
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To: DCPatriot
It was a Hooters...wasn't it?

I think you mean "Høøtërs" - this is Sweden, after all.

:^)

42 posted on 08/18/2005 11:32:41 AM PDT by general_re ("Frantic orthodoxy is never rooted in faith, but in doubt." - Reinhold Niebuhr)
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To: nickcarraway
"“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."

sigh.... Oh well, she can drive it until it breaks down. Hopefully she will get enough use out of it to make it worth what she will have to pay to have it towed to the dump afterwords. I am surprised the electrical system works at all. The one I know of never did.

If he really thought she was an angel he wouldn't have saddled her with this piece of junk. The paper should call her next week and see if she is still happy with her new car. Hopefully she will be.
43 posted on 08/18/2005 11:33:16 AM PDT by monday
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To: absolootezer0
Heres a picture of the same type/year porsche she was given.

44 posted on 08/18/2005 11:42:46 AM PDT by Rose of Sharn (I get the best answers when i talk to myself!)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


45 posted on 08/18/2005 11:43:48 AM PDT by Sensei Ern (Christian, Comedian, Husband,Opa, Dog Owner, former Cat Co-dweller, and all around good guy.)
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To: monday

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.)


46 posted on 08/18/2005 11:47:23 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: Jack of all Trades

That's a 26 year old car...not 16...


47 posted on 08/18/2005 11:51:28 AM PDT by RockinRight (Democrats - Trying to make an a$$ out of America since 1933)
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To: Snardius
Kinda like saying that

this isn't a woman:

THIS s a woman!


48 posted on 08/18/2005 11:53:00 AM PDT by RockinRight (Democrats - Trying to make an a$$ out of America since 1933)
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To: doug from upland

ROFLMAO!

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.


49 posted on 08/18/2005 11:53:34 AM PDT by ChefKeith (If Diplomacy worked, then we would be sitting here talking.)
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To: RockinRight

I would actually let this beauty sit in the drivers seat...without the keys, of course.

50 posted on 08/18/2005 11:56:47 AM PDT by Snardius
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