Beware of Christians in large numbers, especially when they’re feeding after church .
Let’s get real a minute. Some of you embarrass the rest of us so badly we don’t want anything to do with you. My story? Several years ago after eating at Mexican-style restaurant after church one Sunday a friend received a foreign quarter in his change. His demeanor with the poor cashier became very hostile, his voice dripped contempt, and he rather loudly demanded “american money” (funny thing, Canada is in America). The cashier was having a hard time understanding so the demand got repeated, louder this time, and by then I was ready to hide for a few days. He used his supposed patriotism to be a complete jerk.
Picture this: Someone who is supposed to be a loving Christian, taught to be patient and kind, having a fit over TWENTY FIVE CENTS. I’m still ashamed. The kicker is, I don’t think he’d even care.
What started this? The people serving you are sick of you, you holier-than-everyone snob Sunday Luncher. The person serving you on Sunday probably wishes they were scrubbing toilets or looking for mines in a field using a hammer. And there’s finally a website made just for you.
…As I walked back to my van, I felt sick inside. I couldn’t believe that I was treated so poorly by my fellow “believers”. And I also thought to myself how glad I was that it was me who got picked for this delivery instead of someone else who might not have known Christ already. I thought about the next time these uber-rich Christians order pizza, what if they treat the next delivery driver as poorly as they did me?
…They all got their orders right. Even the ones who insisted on lunch food rather than breakfast food. They all got their extra butter and jelly and margarine. They all got as many coffee refills – and water refills and soda refills – as they wanted. And more. I worked my heart out, and my feet off, making sure that those 20+ people had the best service I could give. They were at my tables for over an hour, which meant that I had no other diners to serve. And when they left, I received a whopping $2 – or maybe $2.50.
And a couple of church bulletins.
FOR BOTH TABLES.
And there are scores more stories saved about you and me and how we REALLY do lunch and what the people serving us think.
My final word: When you sit down to lunch at a restaurant you know a tip will be expected by your server. You sat there in acknowledgement and agreement to pay your server for their work, which is biblically mandated. You agreed. If you do anything other than meeting that obligation, I don’t care if you don’t like their hair, their accent, their tattoos, their piercing, whatever- if they have served you well and you fail to meet your obligation to them you are a FRAUD, a cheater, and a liar.