Pastor Refuses to Tip Because It's Not Fair to God

Oh boy. A man who identifies himself as a "pastor" (right there on the check) decided that the whole "gratuity" thing is stupid. Apparently, the restaurant that he and a party of 20 dined at adds an automatic 18 percent tip to a total bill (rumored here to be about $200). When the diner found that out, he asked to pay for everyone on separate checks, thinking he could dodge the restaurant's auto-gratuity policy. But he couldn't, and that's when the pastor decided this was a spiritual matter. He scratched out the 18 percent tip on his check ($6.29) and wrote "I give God 10%. Why do you get 18"—and then, to make his point perfectly clear, wrote a big "0" on the tip line. And then wrote "pastor" next to his name, thus fulfilling his duty as a gentle shepherd instructing his flock on how to love a dark and needy world. The move has made the man some powerful enemies over at Reddit, who are on a hunt to track him down (one pastor took to Twitter to defend himself against accusations that he was the culprit) ...

15 Comments

jeremylittle

If you're upset that you're giving your server more than you're giving God, then why not give more to God instead of slighting your server? Just a thought.

hannah.williams97

I'm a Christian, and this entire argument is flawed. You give God 10% of everything you make. First of all, most people don't go out to eat that often. Secondly, when you tip, you're only giving 18% of the bill, not everything you make. This guy is comparing apples to oranges.

“...Then give Caesar what is his, and give God what is His.” -Jesus; Matthew 22:21

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