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St. Louis Pastor Refuses to Pay Auto-Gratuity, Asks Server Why She Deserves a Bigger Tip Than God

Young_ChitlinYoung_Chitlin YCN Chief/FCC Member/#RedVelvetSquad Member/IC Task Force GeneralASUville, PhoenixPosts: 22,097 ✭✭✭✭✭
By: Neetzan Zimmerman

Unhappy with having to pay a restaurant's auto-gratuity of 18% for parties of eight or more, a pissed-off pastor used his receipt to express his indignation.

"I give God 10% — why do you get 18?," the man wrote above the auto gratuity line before crossing out the pre-printed tip and signing the receipt "pastor."

The St. Louis-area server who posted a pic of the receipt on Reddit said the pastor was dining with a party of 20, and asked to have the $200+ bill broken up into smaller increments in a failed attempt to avoid paying the 18% tip.

"They had no problem with my service, and told me I was great," the server said. "They just didn't want to pay when the time came."

Redditors have been trying to track down the less-than-charitable Christian, but have so far been unable to identify the culprit.

At least one pastor was forced to issue a response denying responsibility, and the server herself has asked fellow Redditors to stop posting personal information of random people "who don't deserve a Reddit mob banging down their Internet door."
¡No contaban con mi astucia!
5 Grand wrote: »
I see a lot of people saying they'd "give" family members money.

Thats not what you want to do.

You want to set up a trust fund so they get a monthly payment. You can set up a trust fund so your mother gets, say, $10,000 a month for the rest of her life. According to my math, $10,000 per month for 20 years is $2.4 million. That's better than giving her $2.4 million up front because she can blow it all in a matter of days and then she'll want more and you'd feel obligated to give it to her.

So if you win, don't "give" anybody anything. Set up a trust fund.

Now that I think about it, I could set up a trust fund for my brother. I'd give him $10,000 a month. He's about 45 now so $10,000 per month for 40 years is only $4.8 million. That makes more sense than giving him the money in one lump sum.

AggyAF wrote: »
Anyone else think it's crazy only about 10 posters regularly post here and we got damn near 500 pages?

All the other sports threads on here are people with hobbies. This is football - the beautiful game. We eat, sleep and drink football.

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  • Young_ChitlinYoung_Chitlin YCN Chief/FCC Member/#RedVelvetSquad Member/IC Task Force General ASUville, PhoenixPosts: 22,097 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    ¡No contaban con mi astucia!
    5 Grand wrote: »
    I see a lot of people saying they'd "give" family members money.

    Thats not what you want to do.

    You want to set up a trust fund so they get a monthly payment. You can set up a trust fund so your mother gets, say, $10,000 a month for the rest of her life. According to my math, $10,000 per month for 20 years is $2.4 million. That's better than giving her $2.4 million up front because she can blow it all in a matter of days and then she'll want more and you'd feel obligated to give it to her.

    So if you win, don't "give" anybody anything. Set up a trust fund.

    Now that I think about it, I could set up a trust fund for my brother. I'd give him $10,000 a month. He's about 45 now so $10,000 per month for 40 years is only $4.8 million. That makes more sense than giving him the money in one lump sum.

    AggyAF wrote: »
    Anyone else think it's crazy only about 10 posters regularly post here and we got damn near 500 pages?

    All the other sports threads on here are people with hobbies. This is football - the beautiful game. We eat, sleep and drink football.

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    soul rattlershtoopidBlackAX410
  • The Lonious MonkThe Lonious Monk Man with No Fucks Given Posts: 24,768 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Why don't Christians see this is the reason Non-Christians hate them?

    Let them tell it, it's because other see something special in them and are jealous. Nah, it because they see you are an asshole and don't want to deal with it.
    Niggas think that they own things and man sits high upon thrones
    But when you die, tell me what the fuck you own.
    When your skin, flesh, and bones find a permanent home
    as food for worms or fossils trapped in stone. - Rza in "What's Going On?"

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  • The Lonious MonkThe Lonious Monk Man with No Fucks Given Posts: 24,768 ✭✭✭✭✭
    SMH at Pastors and their family riding round in Benz & BMW. Always having a serman on tithes and offering. You do t pay you go g to hell. Talmbout bout I started off poor but look at me now. But I not bragging look what god has done for me and the congregation eat it up. Wondering why they're not getting these kind of blessings. Indeed to open up me a church.

    Boy I hate those sermons with a passion. I left the last church I went to because all they talked about was tithes. Going to church felt like watching one of those PBS telethons.
    Niggas think that they own things and man sits high upon thrones
    But when you die, tell me what the fuck you own.
    When your skin, flesh, and bones find a permanent home
    as food for worms or fossils trapped in stone. - Rza in "What's Going On?"

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  • Ajackson17Ajackson17 On the shoulders of Giants and Elders in history UniversePosts: 22,357 ✭✭✭✭✭
    He was no man of God, if he dont want to tip than dont go out and eat!
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  • nawledge_godnawledge_god DJ Kat Show shirt wearin' ass nigga Chiraq RefugeePosts: 5,443 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Some Niggas Will Do Anything To Get Out Shelling Out A Few Dollas
  • The ProdigalsonThe Prodigalson Posts: 8,680 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2013
    Cheap as pastor. I alWays tip big. There are benefits with that shit wether niggaz know it or not. I get extra food more alcohol or what ever.
    lord_infamous
  • Joker_De_La_LoverJoker_De_La_Lover PISTOL GRIP PUMP IN MY LAP AT ALL TIMES Working On My LowriderPosts: 43,173 Regulator
    Fuck tipping
    Fuck you, I'm a mod
  • The ProdigalsonThe Prodigalson Posts: 8,680 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Fuck tipping

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  • dc's teflondondc's teflondon Posts: 5,895 ✭✭✭✭✭
    the pastor already paid the 18% tip because it was included in his bill..so him writing made no sense..the blank tip part was for an additional tip on top of the $6.29 he already tipped
    NothingButTheTruth
  • King EraunoKing Erauno Posts: 6,733 ✭✭✭✭✭
    he real. its not the pastor's fault that the server opts to work for 2.34/hr and expects more money.
    BK Product7figz
  • The ProdigalsonThe Prodigalson Posts: 8,680 ✭✭✭✭✭
    the pastor already paid the 18% tip because it was included in his bill..so him writing made no sense..the blank tip part was for an additional tip on top of the $6.29 he already tipped
    Pretty much but he wasn't bright enough to realize that the gratuity was already included in the bill. They just showed how much he paid into it.

    Purr
  • Why should you tip servers in the first place? They have a job, the owners of the restaurants should pay them a decent hourly wage instead of paying them crap and expecting customers to pay them for their service.

    Or the restaurant can just pay them a percentage of the total receipts they get for the day/week.
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  • The Lonious MonkThe Lonious Monk Man with No Fucks Given Posts: 24,768 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Why should you tip servers in the first place? They have a job, the owners of the restaurants should pay them a decent hourly wage instead of paying them crap and expecting customers to pay them for their service.

    Or the restaurant can just pay them a percentage of the total receipts they get for the day/week.

    Why do silly people always make this point? Do you not understand that if Restaurant owners paid the servers more instead of relying on tips, those wages would just be reflected in your bill anyway. In other words, you'd still end up paying that money, there just wouldn't be any option on how much you could give. So basically, that mandatory 18% gratuity you see at most restaurants for big parties would simply become a service fee associated with eating in the restaurant or be spread out in a raising of the prices for all the food.
    Niggas think that they own things and man sits high upon thrones
    But when you die, tell me what the fuck you own.
    When your skin, flesh, and bones find a permanent home
    as food for worms or fossils trapped in stone. - Rza in "What's Going On?"

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    Olorun22
  • BoldChildBoldChild Born alone, die alone. Posts: 11,415 ✭✭✭✭✭
    You give the church 10% of your entire paycheck, you give the waitress 18% of the cost of the meal.

    Don't get me wrong though, I ain't down with tipping.
    gem$tone
  • Matt-Matt- stew Posts: 21,585 ✭✭✭✭✭
    don't believe this is real
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  • CopperCopper The WickPosts: 48,603 ✭✭✭✭✭
    ....what kinda religous mufucka dont wanna pay for service?
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  • The ProdigalsonThe Prodigalson Posts: 8,680 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2013
    CopperKing wrote: »
    ....what kinda religous mufucka dont wanna pay for service?

    That's just it. He's religious and not a true follower of "God". Religious people are the worst kind of Christians.
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  • Sonny_CochranSonny_Cochran Posts: 75
    edited January 2013

    Why do silly people always make this point? Do you not understand that if Restaurant owners paid the servers more instead of relying on tips, those wages would just be reflected in your bill anyway. In other words, you'd still end up paying that money, there just wouldn't be any option on how much you could give. So basically, that mandatory 18% gratuity you see at most restaurants for big parties would simply become a service fee associated with eating in the restaurant or be spread out in a raising of the prices for all the food.

    That point would only be silly if I didn't already know the price of the food would be increased. Which is the way it should work.

    Doesn't bother me, everything you purchase has the costs associated with labor and production already factored into it. Restaurants should do the same, and if the price of food rises, that really isn't a big deal to me, but you shouldn't expect people to pay extra on their bill to pay their employees. Those servers maybe serving me, but they're not working for me, they're not my employee, they do not get any benefits from me.

  • The Lonious MonkThe Lonious Monk Man with No Fucks Given Posts: 24,768 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Why do silly people always make this point? Do you not understand that if Restaurant owners paid the servers more instead of relying on tips, those wages would just be reflected in your bill anyway. In other words, you'd still end up paying that money, there just wouldn't be any option on how much you could give. So basically, that mandatory 18% gratuity you see at most restaurants for big parties would simply become a service fee associated with eating in the restaurant or be spread out in a raising of the prices for all the food.

    That point would only be silly if I didn't already know the price of the food would be increased. Which is the way it should work.

    Doesn't bother me, everything you purchase has the costs associated with labor and production already factored into it. Restaurants should do the same, and if the price of food rises, that really isn't a big deal to me, but you shouldn't expect people to pay extra on their bill to pay their employees. Those servers maybe serving me, but they're not working for me, they're not my employee, they do not get any benefits from me.

    Sooooo basically you're saying it's ok for them to mandate that you pay a certain amount in order to pay for service, but it's wrong for them to give you the option to pay what you want for the service. Well, if that makes since to you then go ahead and roll with it.
    Niggas think that they own things and man sits high upon thrones
    But when you die, tell me what the fuck you own.
    When your skin, flesh, and bones find a permanent home
    as food for worms or fossils trapped in stone. - Rza in "What's Going On?"

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