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Pastor’s comment on receipt: ‘I give God 10%, why do you get 18%’

Posted on January 31st, 2013 at 17:28 by John Sinteur in category: Pastafarian News -- Write a comment


While she does admit leaving the note at a St. Louis Applebee’s displayed poor judgement on her part, the pastor, who has only identified herself as Pastor Bell, came forward to KTVI to clear up the matter, saying she did actually end up leaving a tip.

“What (the photo) doesn’t show is the money that I left and that we all left on the table,” Bell told the T.V. station.

Bell claims she left $6.29 on the table — the same amount that was scribbled out on the receipt — and that her credit card was also charged with an additional $6.29. Bell said everyone else at her table also left tips in cash.

I don’t believe a word of it. Here’s why:


Some time on Wednesday, Chelsea says the customer who had left the receipt contacted her Applebee’s location, demanding that everyone be fired, from the servers involved to the managers.


“But because this person got embarrassed that their selfishness was made public, Applebee’s has made it clear that they would rather lose a dedicated employee than lose an angry customer. That’s a policy I can’t understand.”


“If this person wrote the note, obviously they wanted it seen by someone,” she points out. “It’s strange to me that now that the audience is wider than just the server, the person is now ashamed.”

  1. A PASTOR wrote that note?! Some days it seems you should just rename the blog It’s a Sad, Sad World.

  2. _That’s_ where we’ve been going wrong! Expecting religious leaders and clerics to behave better than other people…Good grief!

  3. And that Applebees is in deep publicity doodoo as well. They fired her for posting a receipt with signature online, and here is a screenshot of the same store doing exactly that. That picture was removed from their facebook, of course, the moment their hypocrisy was pointed out to them.

  4. one says anything about what kind of service the waitress gave. Maybe she was a lousy waitress and did not deserve a tip. Everyone just jumps to her defense without know the pastor’s full side of the story. If I get a bad waitress, I tip them a nickel. Then they know I didn’t foreget the tip. If they don’t like being a waitress, then they should get out of the service business.

  5. I will continue to go to Applebee’s. I’m sure they won’t miss anyone else’s business who makes the stupid decision not to go there again. They didn’t write the message on the ticket.

  6. Sally – the tip in question was a mandatory one due to table size.

    And regardless, all the other first world countries are looking with surprise to the US, wondering what the hell is wrong with mandatory minimum wages.

  7. And Sally, again, learn to read. People are not boycotting Applebee’s because of the note on the receipt. They are boycotting because they fired a waitress for something to did themselves as well. They’re a bunch of hypocrites.

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