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Post by Reamsie on Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:51 am

As much as I am disgusted by the actions of the so called "Christian" Pastor I understand why the waitress was fired and agree with it. You just can't post a receipt with a customer's name on it. But I have to admit inside I'm kinda applauding what she did. Here's a link to more of the story. The link to the actual story:

Pastor Apologizes For Snide Remark on Meal Receipt

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. Pictured below, 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.

In addition to her fledgling ministry, Bell has authored three slim books--covering topics like fasting, prayer, and religious teaching--that are available for purchase through an online vanity press. One 28-page volume examines spiritual nourishment, complete with references to candy and junk food. The $10 paperback is titled "Watch the Hand that Feeds You."

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.”

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Post by melodiccolor on Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:23 pm

Both people were wrong and used poor judgement. The pastor caused some hurt with her thoughtless comment but the waitress who posted it after being shown by the waitress who was affected by the comment was also wrong. Hurting someone out of indignation, punishment is usually not a good response either. Seems there was a lot of hurt to go around over that.


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Post by Zen on Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:24 pm

Pro tip if you're going to post that on the internet, always black out the name of the person on the thing.
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Post by Reamsie on Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:55 pm

Now there is an online petition and facebook page to get the waitress rehired.

I was just thinking: The waitress gets 18% because God didn't refill your ice tea four times. Very Happy

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Post by Dreamspace on Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:27 pm

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.

Willfully forking over 10% of your check as a mother of three working as a waitress, and the local pastor slights her. Talk about gratitude.
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Post by Zen on Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:58 pm

Reamsie wrote:Now there is an online petition and facebook page to get the waitress rehired.

I was just thinking: The waitress gets 18% because God didn't refill your ice tea four times. Very Happy

XD online battle!

I like eating at applebee's too T_T
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Post by Bluedream on Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:46 pm

Mmmm...'Two for 20.00 lunch' is great at 'Applebees! And...leaves ya money for a good tip!
[pssst...no.2 in the 5th race...lol!]

Always leave tips...always! Cause...well...it's just 'nice'!
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