Wednesday, January 30, 2013

pastor refuses to tip and blames God

 This story about a pastor refusing a tip has been making the  rounds.  I'm glad the MSN version of the story has cropped the Rev's name from the photo, as apparently many have been googling his name, likely to chew them out.  It sounds like, from the waitress' post that all Google searches have led to the wrong pastor being chewed out..

  One commenter left this suggestion for the waitress:
"You should attend his services and ask for a chance to speak. Very professionally and politely call him out."....

The waitress' post was entitled My mistake sir, I'm sure Jesus will pay for my rent and groceries.

The Huffington Post story outs the pastor's be good!!

And before you complain about the required 18 percent, read the story.  It's only on large groups (20).
The pastor and his friends apparently asked for separate checks as an end run.

Having worked as a  waiter many moons ago, I always overtip ..18%+

I give God 10% — why do you get 18?” the customer wrote on the receipt, signing it “Pastor [redacted].”
“My mistake sir, I’m sure Jesus will pay for my rent and groceries,” the Reddit user posted along with the above photo.
The “pastor,” who had the server separate the bill for the group’s 20 members, was reportedly unhappy that the restaurant included an automatic gratuity of 18 percent on the party’s bill.
When we first reported this story, we cautioned that the photo might be part of a hoax designed to stir up some sort of anti-Christian, anti-religious sentiment (as people have pulled similar cons in the past). But it turns out the story is authentic. The pastor is very much a real person, she very much left a “snide” comment on her Applebee’s receipt, she very much complained to management about the Reddit photo, and the waitress is now very much unemployed.
“A pastor says when she left a snide comment on a receipt, she did use bad judgement, but she did leave a tip,” a Fox News affiliate in St. Louis reports
“My heart is really broken,” said Pastor Alois Bell. “I’ve brought embarrassment to my church and ministry.”
The 37-year-old pastor explains..


  1. It's not a "tip" if you are asked for it. The whole tipping thing has got way out of control, it used to be 10% years ago. I don't care for what the pastor said, but the restaurant industry surely has something to answer for in the debate on tipping.

  2. Um, pastor: "Whatever you do unto the least of these, you've done unto me." Looks like you just gave God zero, buddy. Nice going.

  3. Also, the difference between 10 percent and 18 percent on this receipt was $2.80. I'm sure he would have paid far more than that to avoid all the grief he's getting now for this!

  4. Be sure to read the sequel:


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