Most people agree, there’s nothing like a home-cooked meal. Still, heading out to a restaurant is also a fun treat, every once in a while. From decadent desserts to the waitress taking away our dirty dishes, it’s simply great! Plus, its a great alternative to those who can’t, or don’t like to, cook their own meals.
However, while heading out to a local burger joint might be fun for us, its work for the cooks, managers, and waitresses, like Melina Salazar, from Texas. Over her years as a waitress, Salazar learned to deal with difficult situations along with even more difficult customers. But some customers are harder than others, like Buck, a WWII veteran who seemed to hate everything around him. In the end, though, Buck would change Salazar’s life forever.
1. Loving Her Job
Melina Salazar was a middle-aged woman working as a waitress at Luby’s, a cafeteria-style restaurant, in Texas. While most don’t consider “waitress” a dream job, Salazar felt differently. Over the years, Salazar learned to love her job and became incredibly good at it. Without a doubt, she was one of the, if not the, best waitress in the place.
Salazar always focused on excellent customer service, treating every single customer with respect and sympathy, no matter how difficult the customer behaved. According to her co-workers, she’s always smiling and trying to cheer everyone up. But, by setting herself apart from the rest of the staff, Salazar also opened herself up to her most difficult challenge yet…