This photo is going viral:
And here’s the background:
The pastor was part of a party of 20 who ate at this server’s restaurant. Like many American restaurants, this particular one has a policy of adding an automatic 18% tip for large parties. It’s something the computer does automatically, not something the server has any control over. According to the server, the pastor and his party tried to get around the automatic 18% tip by asking for separate checks, even though the same man was paying for the whole table. The server says that everyone was happy with the service; they just didn’t like the idea of a compulsory tip. The result? The pastor scribbled out the tip, leaving none at all, and adding the note, “I give God 10%. Why do you get 18?”
Having worked as a waiter, I’ve had that happen to me, too. Once someone left me a bible tract, saying that it was much more precious than money. I asked them how many of those would add up to my rent payments. The owner of the restaurant saw what happened. She stormed out of the kitchen and told the pastor and his family to get their sorry asses out and not to come back ever.
I wonder what makes these people think they’re doing a good job of selling their faith to others if they act like cheap poltroons.
HT to JMG.