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Tipping a big no-no at waiters' race

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 00:57

Apr. 28 - Some 400 waiters and waitresses test their on-the-job speed by racing through Buenos Aires with a tray containing drinks. Tara Cleary reports.

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Tension mounts before the start of Argentina's very first waiters' race. The women get service underway. Contestants carried a glass of wine, a bottle of water and a bottle of soda over a 2-mile or 3-kilometer course … and not a drop could be spilled. The men's race ended in dramatic fashion and winner in a photo finsih was Juan Anibel from San Juan province. SOUNDBITE: Juan Anibel, from the province of San Juan, winner of the overall race as well as the 46 and older category, saying (Spanish): "It was exhausting but thanks to God I won the trophy for my province." And the fastest waitress was Liliana Powell. SOUNDBITE: Liliana Powell, winning waitress, saying (Spanish): "I got a little tired, but I overcame. I didn't come to win. I came to be with my friends, but I am leaving very happy." And it looks like theses waiters are keen to return next year to dish up some speedy service.

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Tipping a big no-no at waiters' race

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 00:57