Why Did a Pastor Refuse to Pay a Restaurant's Automatic 18% Gratuity?
Using religion to get out of giving a tip isn't going to make you any friends. Earlier this week, a server at a restaurant in St. Louis anonymously posted a receipt to the website Reddit that's NOT making a pastor look good. The pastor ate with a 20-person group, so like a lot of places, the restaurant automatically added an 18% gratuity to the bill.
The group had the server split the bill into smaller checks. And one check went to the pastor, who clearly skipped class on "Christian charity" day. Because he CROSSED OUT the automatic 18% tip, replaced it with ZERO, and left a passive-aggressive message: "I give God 10%, why do you get 18%?" Then he signed the receipt "Pastor."
On his portion of the bill, the 18% tip translated to $6.29. And the server said it wasn't a performance issue, "They had no problem with my service, and told me I was great. They just didn't want to pay when the time came."
(Reddit / Gawker / Consumerist)