Thursday, November 14, 2013

How Much Would Jesus Tip On A $93 Tab?

Via Relevant Magazine, one discovers that some Christians apparently believe that the answer is nothing if the server is a lesbian.
A few weeks ago, we reported the very sad case of a gay waiter in Kansas City who was stiffed on his tip because the Christian couple he was serving could not in good conscience tip a gay man. You might hope such an incident would be isolated, but you'd hope in vain. Now, a woman in New Jersey has posted a picture of a note she was left by a family at the Gallop Asian Bistro. The check (for $93.55) had a slash drawn through the tip line, and a note that read, “I’m sorry but I cannot tip because I don’t agree with your lifestyle and how you live your life."
I'm guessing these folks would be willing to cast the first stone at the woman caught in adultery or refuse water from the woman at the well.

Can we establish once and for all that one can refuse to tip if the service is bad, It matters little if teh server is straight, gay, lesbian, transgender, or mineral. Other than that, refusing to tip on a $93 bill is rude.

The short article concludes with a bit of Christian behavior:
Thankfully, as is the case in Kansas City, numerous Christians have come forward to condemn these actions and even compensate her for the tip she should have received. Hopefully, that'sthe sort of trend we'll be seeing more of ... 
I'd prefer a trend that eliminates stiffing people who work hard and are not covered by any minimum wage protections.

2 comments:

P&R said...

Embarrassing - to me, anyway.

But what leaves me scratching my head is, how did they know? Personally, I don't often discuss sexual proclivities with the wait staff when I go out to eat. Weather. Food. Some sports team maybe. Are they in school? But, are you having sex in an approved manner?

Kal Lis said...

I asked the same question. Lately, the server has been someone handing me a paper bag out out of the window as I drive by, so there's no conversation or tip.