Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 42
  1. #1

    Here is some amusement over God and tips

    Applebee’s fires waitress who posted receipt from pastor complaining about auto-tip

    By Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News
    Senior Media Reporter







    By Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News | The Sideshow – 1 hr 42 mins ago








    (Reddit via Consumerist)
    An Applebee's waitress who posted a receipt with a note from a pastor complaining about the automatic gratuity added to the bill on the Internet was fired on Wednesday after the pastor complained to her manager.
    Chelsea Welch, the waitress, wrote in an email to Yahoo News that the pastor (who has since been identified as Alois Bell) told Welch's manager at the St. Louis-area Applebee's that the ensuing firestorm had "ruined" her reputation.
    "I give God 10%," Bell wrote on the receipt, scratching out the automatic tip and scribbling in an emphatic "0" where the additional tip would be. "Why do you get 18?" (There were more than eight people in Bell's party, triggering the auto-tip.)
    Welch, who snapped a photo of the bill from a fellow server and uploaded to Reddit, defended her right to post the receipt. "I thought the note was insulting, but also comical," she told Consumerist.com. "And I thought other users would find it entertaining.”
    Bell, a pastor at Truth in the World Deliverance Ministries Church, was not amused, and she called Welch's manager to complain.
    “[It was] a lapse in my character and judgment,” Bell told the Smoking Gun, adding she did not expect her easily recognizable signature would be, as her friend informed her, “all over Yahoo. You went viral!”
    [Related: Pastor leaves waiter note on receipt: ‘I give God 10%. Why do you get 18?’]
    “My heart is really broken,” Bell added. “I’ve brought embarrassment to my church and ministry.”
    A spokesman for Applebee’s said it apologized to Bell for violating her "right to privacy" and confirmed that Welch “is no longer employed by the franchise."
    Welch was surprised that Applebee's fired her, "especially because there was nothing specific in the employee handbook admonishing this behavior."
    "I had no intention of starting a witch hunt or hurting anyone. I just wanted to share a picture I found interesting," she said. “I come home exhausted, sore, burnt, dirty and blistered on a good day. And after all that, I can be fired for ‘embarrassing’ someone who directly insults their server on religious grounds.”
    Welch also isn't buying Bell's embarrassment. “If this person wrote the note, obviously they wanted it seen by someone," she said. “I’ve been stiffed on tips before, but this is the first time I’ve seen the Big Man used as reasoning."
    "Sell crazy someplace else, we're all stocked up here". Jack Nicholson
    The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity. ~André Gide
    My Bucket
    Hidden Content

  2. #31
    I wouldn't have fired her, but that's just me.
    When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."

  3. #32
    Dang, 18% on a $34 check? I thought tipping 20% was high on anything over $40.

  4. #33
    Guess it all depends on your satisfaction of the service and the meal.
    "Sell crazy someplace else, we're all stocked up here". Jack Nicholson
    The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity. ~André Gide
    My Bucket
    Hidden Content

  5. #34
    Americans blindly tip.

    Other Western Countries actually pay waiters and waitresses the same minimum wage that everyone else gets, they don't get $4.00 less per hour like they do in about 40 States, they make a true minimum wage.

    Some countries still do not feel comfortable when you tip, it's best to find out who those are when you visit. In the 80's I had gratuities returned to me when I was in New Zealand.

    The other thing is that Canadians are notorious cheapskates compared to Americans. There is an old saying amongst Travellers ......


    Q: What's the difference between a Canadian and a Canoe ??

    A: A Canoe tips.

  6. #35
    My question is why they hell would you eat in a restaurant where it is standard practice to tip your watiress if you did not want to. This preacher should have stopped for fast food instead. Not very giving/loving behavior on her part.
    Drug and smoke free trading.

    Hidden Content
    Hidden Content
    Hidden Content

  7. #36
    Here is the video clip with the waitress

    http://xfinity.comcast.net/video/Pas...o/?cid=hero_sf
    "Sell crazy someplace else, we're all stocked up here". Jack Nicholson
    The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity. ~André Gide
    My Bucket
    Hidden Content

  8. #37
    I'll be sure to write the following on my next tip....

    "I give god 0%, so please accept your well deserved tip"

    lol, why does god even need money?

  9. #38
    Isn't this pastor a palm reader or something like that?

  10. #39
    I thought you said there was no god?


    Quote Originally Posted by JustAlex View Post
    I'll be sure to write the following on my next tip....

    "I give god 0%, so please accept your well deserved tip"

    lol, why does god even need money?
    "Sell crazy someplace else, we're all stocked up here". Jack Nicholson
    The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity. ~André Gide
    My Bucket
    Hidden Content

  11. #40
    Quote Originally Posted by JustAlex View Post
    I'll be sure to write the following on my next tip....

    "I give god 0%, so please accept your well deserved tip"

    lol, why does god even need money?
    Will you be sure to explain it to the severely confused waitress who didn't read this story and now thinks you're nuts?

Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •