What would Jesus do?
A Missouri pastor decided to pass on tipping her waitress at Applebee’s because the 18% gratuity for her party was more than the 10% that, “I give God.”
The server snapped a photo of the pastor’s written explanation and fellow waitress, Chelsea Welch, uploaded it to Reddit. Applebee’s management fired Welch after Pastor Alois Bell complained that her reputation was ruined by the posting.
A friend of Bell’s told her that she was went viral and now the Truth In World Deliverance Ministries Church pastor says that her note on the receipt was a lapse in judgement. Bell said that, “I’ve brought embarrassment to my church and ministry.”
The gratuity was not added by the server. Applebee’s register automatically adds it for parties over 8. The total bill for Pastor Bell’s party was $34.93.