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Car Washing at Walmart in Ajijic, Lake Chapala

Normally, my gardener washes my car for me but I woke late this morning and was very happy under the duvet with the cooler weather.

So I did not have time to have him wash it before I had to leave for a 9:00 am appointment.

After my appointment I went to Walmart to pick up a few things and was approached by a very nice, beautifully articulate young man who asked if he could wash my car.  I asked him how much he charged and he said $40.00 pesos so I said “OK”.  He then asked if he could ask me another question and as he was very pleasant and polite I said “Yes”.

He said that all the car washers at Walmart were offereing a special deal to make some extra money for a friend’s family who has lost a 14 year old girl.  He said the family had nothing with 12 people living in the house and he said although the car washers had nothing ether they had more than this family.

His English was impeccable and I asked him to explain what deal they were offering.  There was something about this young man that had my attention as I could see the care and concern in his eyes for this family who were trying to get some money together for a funeral.

Naturally, I could be totally wrong about that but I don’t think so.

The offer was two car washes, one wax and also the application of a product that made water bead off your car and windshield and he also cleaned my headlights from a yellowy color to clear which was a visible improvement.

He said he was asking $490.00 pesos for this deal but would he very happy with anything I could offer him.

His name is Victor and he is tall and a little heavy set with a lovely, polite manner and I was very impressed with what he was trying to do for his friends who has suffered this tragedy.

There are many extremely worthwhile charities in Ajijic, Lake Chapala, but, for me this was worthy of my attention. We do donate to other charities but somehow this heartfelt plea touched

 I am sure Victor would be very happy to do the same excellent job on your car that he did on mine.

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