Feb 5, 2013
Over the weekend my son Mason showed me the firing of the Applbee's waitress over a receipt that went on line from a preacher who cheaped out because of a tip.
Boy did my blood boil. First of all what does "God" have to do with it? It clearly states on the menu that parties of 10 or more add an 18% gratuity. This was not the waitresses rule, this was Applebee's.
Furthermore, Applebee's should have backed up the employee, not the customer. Incidently, where did that saying "the customer is always right" come into play? Sounds like an excuse to abuse the establishment and get something for nothing. Boy do I know what that's like.
Also, I understand that someone else submitted that receipt, not the waitress. Man, did she get screwed, not only by the preacher, but my her employer. Again, I know how she feels.
OK, lets take a different look at the scenario. I remember in the early 70's in the Catholic Church you were expected to give at least 10% of your monthly earnings each month to the church. I'm sure it's about 20% now. Believe me, if you want to stay in good standing with the church you better cough it up.
Now lets take a look at this preacher. Who's paying her salary? Hmm, let me think. That's right, the parishioners, aka YOU. Whoever you are.
A waitress, business man, service person, housekeeper, you keep these churches going, at a cost. So preacher, the next time you decide to go out to eat, go to McDonalds, Jack in the Box, or any eatery that doesn't accept tips. Come to think of it, don't you pass the basket on Sunday's for money and aren't churches exempt from taxes?
Maybe we should all become preachers and live the high life. I think this women needs to apologize and while she's at it go to confession. She's in need of some penance. This just confirms why I don't believe in clicks, groups, cults and of course churches. By the way, Applebee's you lost my business.