A man identifying him as a pastor has left a message to a waiter on a receipt, complaining about having to give a tip.
A photo of the credit receipt, shown above, has made its way to Reddit, with user gateflan complaining about the man of God asking for special treatment.
“My mistake sir, I'm sure Jesus will pay for my rent and groceries,” the caption reads.
The post has been upvoted over 11,000 times, and the 3,800 comments it has attracted reveal that it struck a nerve.
“I give God 10%, why do you get 18?” the customer wrote on the receipt, signing his name as “Pastor.”
The 18 percent gratuity had been added automatically, but was scratched off and replaced with a “0.”
Is the pastor right to fight an extra charge he did not approve of? Tell me what you think in the comment section.
[Update, February 8 2013]: The blog post above erroneously states that the pastor mentioning God on an Applebee's receipt is a man. As my readers point out in the comments section, an investigation has revealed that Alois Bell is a female pastor. According to Patheos, she heads the World Deliverance Ministries Church in St. Louis.