A man claiming to be a pastor apparently tried to stiff a waiter on a tip, explaining that his work for God absolved him of having to leave one.
A photo of the receipt, posted to Reddit.com, shows a bill for $34.93 with an automatic 18 percent gratuity (or $6.29) added above a blank space for an additional tip.
“I give God 10%,” the diner wrote on the receipt, scratching out the automatic tip. “Why do you get 18?” He then wrote “Pastor” above his signature, and an emphatic “0” where the additional tip would be.
So, I know religion has been used to justify all sorts of things, but this may be a first for why someone is stingy. It’s also quite the reversal to the Prosperity Gospel, it seems.
On the other hand, the person who made out this payment is probably not the brightest bulb in the drawer. As noted in the news story, “[t]he automatic gratuity, however, had already been added to the total.”