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I give god 10% why do you get 18%

Posted by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:41 PM
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Pastor Apologizes For Snide Remark On Meal Receipt

St. Louis woman says she got waitress fired for online leak

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JANUARY 31--The St. Louis pastor responsible for the credit card receipt heard ‘round the Internet termed her snide scribblings a “lapse in my character and judgment,” adding that the Applebee’s employee who posted the receipt online was fired yesterday after she lodged a complaint with restaurant managers.

In a TSG interview, Alois Bell said that the online firestorm created by the receipt has left her stunned. “My heart is really broken,” said the 37-year-old Bell. “I’ve brought embarrassment to my church and ministry.”

The Applebee’s receipt, which was posted earlier this week to Reddit, includes Bell’s handwritten notations referring to an 18 percent tip added to the bill (for groups larger than six). “I give God 10% why do you get 18,” wrote Bell, who scratched out the tip and added a zero in its place. She also wrote the word “Pastor” above her signature.

The January 25 meal came after an evening service at the Truth in the Word Deliverance Ministries church, said Bell, who added that five adults and five children were in the group that dined at Applebee’s (a traditional post-service destination for church members). The subsequent bill was divided up amongst the parties.

Bell, seen above, said her notation on the receipt was a “lapse in judgment that has been blown out of proportion.” Despite scratching out the tip added to the bill, Bell claimed that she left a $6 tip in cash, adding that she subsequently discovered the 18 percent gratuity had been charged to her credit card.

Bell said she learned yesterday that a copy of the receipt was online when a friend called to say she was “all over Yahoo. You went viral!” In response, she called the Applebee’s to complain about the dissemination of her receipt, which includes her easy-to-read signature.

In a follow-up conversation with an Applebee’s manager, Bell said she was told that the waitress was immediately terminated.

According to The Consumerist, the receipt was not uploaded to Reddit by the Applebee’s worker who waited on Bell’s party. Instead, the server showed it to waitress Chelsea Welch, who photographed the receipt and later shared it online. Welch told The Consumerist she was fired yesterday. In a statement, Applebee’s spokesperson Dan Smith reported that, “Our franchisee has apologized to the Guest” for violating the patron’s “right to privacy.” The individual responsible for the leak “is no longer employed by the franchise,” Smith added.

A mother of three, Bell heads a 15-member church that rents a storefront space. Bell said she has a separate full-time job--which she declined to describe--and tithes 10 percent of her earnings to the church.    

According to her biography, Bell “gave her life to Christ in 1997 while she was pregnant and homeless with her youngest son.” Living at the time in a Catholic homeless shelter, Bell recalled that she was laying in her bed one afternoon when “the Lord touched her heart and she invited him in.”



 I find it strange how the woman was apparently proud enough to write her nasty little note and scratch out the tip but is now pissed and admits it embarrasses her and the church that it was released to the public. 

Also, I very much doubt she left a $6 cash tip. She's just saying that to try and save face. So now not only does she try and stiff the waitress but she also called and got a lady fired. Kudos to her. I don't know the whole thing doesn't seem very becoming of someone supposedly very religious.

I do think that the waitress shouldn't have posted the receipt though but calling and demanding she be fired sounds a bit much to me. 


here she is preaching she gives me a headache



edit: it was unprofessional of the waitress to post the receipt and she should have made sure the name was blurred out. So I'm not super upset about her being fired it just seems really petty of the "pastor" to not leave a tip, write a super catty remark on the bill and then call and demand someone get fired. She doesn't sound like someone I would want to know let alone have as my pastor but that's just my opinion.

It's Cassandra Cat! 

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:42 PM
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LOL. I think it's funny as hell. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:43 PM
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The waitress was unprofessional and deserved to be fired. Waitress job or not you do not copy receipts and make fun of them or the person they belong to
audreesmama
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:43 PM

Applebee's has a strict no-media policy. The waitress was in violation of this, as was stated in another article. She was not allowed to take a photo of the receipt, and she was not allowed to post it online. Whether or not it's right to fire her or not is irrelevant--she violated company policy, and was fired over that. 


                                       

keversole
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:44 PM
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i'd quit that church if she was my pastor. that was not a very godly thing to do

audreesmama
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:45 PM

And this is why I don't go to church :-). 

Quoting keversole:

i'd quit that church if she was my paster. that was not a very godly thing to do



                                       

angelachristine
by Ruby Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:45 PM
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oh i agree with that part. I just think the "pastor" sounds like a witch who tries to stiff people on their tips and then calls demanding people be fired. She just sounds like a really hateful woman and I don't believe she's sorry at all she's just sorry she got found out. lol


Quoting Anonymous:

The waitress was unprofessional and deserved to be fired. Waitress job or not you do not copy receipts and make fun of them or the person they belong to



It's Cassandra Cat! 

aikimomof3
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:45 PM

My question is: What could a party of more than 6 people ordered that only came out to $34????

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:46 PM
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Meh. Whatever. & actually the original picture had none of her information on it. The "pastor" should be ashamed of herself. I highly doubt she gives 10% consistently. The waitress had a lapse on judgment, shouldn't have been fired for it. But whatever.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:46 PM
That's the biggest problem I had. The original story said they kept asking for free food & drinks & then ordered off of the a la carte menu. Cheap asses.

Quoting aikimomof3:

My question is: What could a party of more than 6 people ordered that only came out to $34????

angelachristine
by Ruby Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:47 PM

it was a split ticket $34 was her share of the bill


Quoting aikimomof3:

My question is: What could a party of more than 6 people ordered that only came out to $34????



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