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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

‘I give God 10%, why should you get 18?’ Pastor to waiter

I love this pastor, this mandatory tip can be a little annoying sha! lol. So a photo of the receipt above was posted on Reddit today. It shows a bill for $34.93 with an automatic tip of 18% ($6.29) included above a blank space for an additional tip.

The customer who got bill wrote on it: 'I give God 10%, why do you get 18?', he then scratched out the automatic tip, wrote an emphatic 'O' in the additional tip and signed it Pastor.

Lol. No time, no time!

115 comments:

Rebecca Bex said...

b4 nko

Rebecca Bex said...

b4 nko

Myne Whitman said...

Hahaha, he's just being cheap, and his bill is not even that much. If the service was no good, then fine.

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Anonymous said...

lololol......Abi o....Correct Pastor

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Is it just me or what, because I don't see much humour here to this

Fhame said...

Pastors $єf ηa Hustler, η þє̲ wash..

BONARIO NNAGS said...

loooolz very funny.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

cutie said...

I L♥√ع d̶̲̥̅̊α̲̅τ̲̅ pastor jare

OMOTEA said...

Linda and you call this news???SMH 4u big time

Anonymous said...

Linda we re in naija,so stop forming pls

Anonymous said...

U hate dis tips keh. Linda pls stop being silly n naughty

Moi Moi said...

Thoughtful and hilarious

Anonymous said...

This pastor is a bit of a dick

Anonymous said...

The tip is not "manditory", and you are just a village girl from a third world country Linda, you won't understand the importance of a tip.

Anonymous said...

Mandatory tip? Noone's got to pay service charge. Its optional. Get ur facts right love.

Anonymous said...

Na wa o!.. Oyibos them na thieves them be o!.. Make dem try dis for 9ja naah!.. Na their body go tell them!..

@doyexy on twitter said...

Okay,am going off topic,i need a job o!!

Anonymous said...

Please i have just this question for the pastor.. The 10% he gives to God, how does it get to God?

June said...

asin that tip 'ish is so annoying... I live in the UK, any time I go to the States this tip really annoys me, especially when I feel the service was very crappy then they would bring the bill with by force tip... arrggg annoying...

Anonymous said...

This is very hilarious!!! what kind of waiter would define how much he/she wants as tip??

forensic brain said...

Smart thinking Pastor...I love that.

CHINEDU EZEOMA DIKE said...

lol! lov dis pastor.emphatic no meeehn.haba tip again,what hapns to d salary ur been paid?

Anonymous said...

You do understand that the tip is what pays the waiters right? As in they don't really make any money except through the tip. And yet, I am sure you will be the first to claim that you don't believe in slavery

Anonymous said...

Dem dey craze, dem work money put for ur pocket if u no come get ko??

Anonymous said...

NA wa o, was that insult necessary?

Anonymous said...

Do u know waiters r generally paid less than $3/hr? Minimum wage is about $9 & change. They make their money from tips. & 18% tips is tagged on for a party larger than 8. The pastor is a douche bag.

Anonymous said...

for the first time, i had a good laugh at the stuff posted on this blog....usually its the ehhnns and ahhh's usually associated with hearing shocking or serious tatafo...well done linda

Blunt Queen said...

No he is not

Anonymous said...

I live here in the US. (Seattle WA)
The way I do it if I feel the svc was not deserved than NO TIP.
I have had a waiter followed me out for not tipping in NYC. I told him to call 911.

I agree with the pastor...

Chioma Eburukakwa said...

To the Anonymous that commented earlier, you are actually the one that should do some fact checking.

Yes, tips should not bemandatory. But because the waiters are paid around $3 an hour instead of the usual $7-8 for minimum wager, tips have become necessary for them to supplement their income.

Secondly, a mandatory gratuity (what an oxymoron) has been added by restaurants for larger parties because they do usually undertip. There are subtle ways to get out of paying it, but it is not as easy as walking up to the manager and voicing your refusal, "because tips should be optional". This is America, the land of technicalities.

Anonymous said...

He should have had God serve him the food then!....cheap bastard! Pay the money, you probably got it off some poor church goer

Chidozie Mario said...

Smart Pastor, but do we really tip God?
Every Woman Needs One Of These...

Kaduru said...

Your 10% to God is not a tip, and its also not God's salary so pls dont sound like you are doing God a favour.Give and it shall be given o.Oga pastor.

Anonymous said...

Where is tax? Do I pay tax and still pay tip?

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha...nice one! Was thinking the same things.

ekundayo said...

It's important to give tips because l hear the waiters are poorly payed so their income majorly comes from the tips. What just occcured to me is that l truly calculate 15% most times and even try to add 'jare' when the tip is small or I am happy with the service. Once in a blue moon, l dont give tips. THe pastor kinda made sense but didnt have to take it too far! It's the norm but not compulsory.

GB09 said...

This pastor is not serious, waiters get paid barely anything, they make almost all their money from tips and the 18% is not mandatory its just a recommendation. The pastor isn't showing that he's a Man of God, even if he won't give much he's just helping me see why I don't have much faith in humanity anymore.

Anonymous said...

Any tip added to your main bill is MANDATORY in the US. Linda is not wrong

Anonymous said...

Get you facts right too, she's so right, tips are compulsory once added to your bill.

Anonymous said...

Mandatory Tip is common in choice restaurants, night clubs, bars and lounges in the united states. This information is for you dick heads that still lack civilization. You guys won't stop embarrassing yourselves. Y'all grow up wherever y'all at. Ya dig?!

Anonymous said...

I haven't heard about this mandatory tip of a thing.na wa 4 dis pple o!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Toksyb: na dem sabi o

Anonymous said...

U're a joker!

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for ur life!U are asking how the 10% gets to God!U are so naïve,if u like don't pay ur tithes(that's if u r a christian oh)Give Ceaser what belongs to ceaser!Pay ur tithes and don't bother how it gets to God,it isn't ur duty to know so!When God blesses u,does it ask u how it will get to u?Read ur bible.SMH

Anonymous said...

This iis by force corruption!! In Nig where we say corrruption is at its peak, no one is asked for tip for waiters even if it is not ccompulsory

Anonymous said...

I no understn aunty linda.

Anonymous said...

Uncle "1st world" u are reading a "3rd world blog" SMH!! All dis village people, once they win "American Slavery lottery" we nor go hear word again.........T......

Anonymous said...

Not tipping a deserving server is a dick move.

Thou shalt not be a dick!

Anonymous said...

Good job pastor..those waitresses would give u d stink eye for not tipping a lot of money....men appreciate my $2,I worked for it

JustPorsh said...

WTF is wrng wif u!

Anonymous said...

Is it by force to serve!18percent by force tip...i no go gree 2

BLOGLORD said...

lol

Sasha Diamond said...

Way to go Pastor! I almost feel like wacking dem over d head whenever I hear dis by force tip business. And u olodo dats asking how wat we give to God gets to God, u r really an olodo rapata!

Anonymous said...

Lol,Compulsory tip???

vivien obidike said...

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James Melbin said...

God will save that ur mouth, eh!

Ebere Obioma said...

Buh its verry verry annoying! it dosen't only happen in the US, even in SA, i was forced to pay some Rands as tips and the way the waitress went abt it was hillarious; as in telling me "i dont receive any salary at the end of the month, the tips are my salary". IF not that she explained and aroused my pity, believe me, heavens would let loose cos i was ready for her. SMH. All dese nonsense dosen't happen in Naija thats why i love my country.

Anonymous said...

As in eh me too o lool. Anny

mary said...

@11.30, mr/mrs exposed ...pls shut the fuck up and take several seats..I have been to many resturant in london where the "tip" is mandatory . Its not optional and they even write it below on the menu. Maybe u need to go out more often

Anonymous said...

Leave am, na waiter/ waitress e be na why e dey moan

Anonymous said...

In the uk many resturant add complusory service charge not only in the us... Walk into even the crappy chinese in picadilly square / china town. They all add tip to the bill

Anonymous said...

Lol....mean!!!!lol....

Anonymous said...

Pls read wat Linda blogs about. Its up there on her profile. If you want news pls buy a newspaper.

Omotee! said...

Just bcos its America doesn't excuse the crappy mandatory tip. It shouldn't be called tip, call it service charge or something that makes sense. I've paid for the service I got, why should I tip u by force?

Em said...

Ur comments r always daft mr prince charming... Kmt

Omotee! said...

Oh just shut it!

Anonymous said...

Yeah. I'd just you. Guess u sold your sense of humour.
Nelly Ib

Anonymous said...

These waiters live on tips. If the pastor was empathetic, he would know that. That's how u know anyone that has the spirit of God living in them, by what they do. Isn't he supposed to be a role model for others? SMDH.

Anonymous said...

Dats nt being cheap,if throwin moni around means being rich 2 u den u must so broke

Anonymous said...

paying tips is not mandatory and the pastor just expressed his opinion, its a free world. and those waiters will salute you specially just to get something from you not that they really wish to.

Anonymous said...

paying tips is not mandatory and the pastor just expressed his opinion, its a free world. and those waiters will salute you specially just to get something from you not that they really wish to.

Anonymous said...

The pastor was part if a group of 20 people that had their bill split that's why they had the automatic 18% gratuity. Not surprised Linda has this attitude, Nigerians don't tip the way oyinbo ppl do. We tip drivers and security ppl but not barbers and waiters.

Anonymous said...

Correct Pastor Na sharp guy.

Anonymous said...

I think I 've had a similar experience at KURAMO BEACH (LAGOS ISLAND). I jst went there 2 relax n 've a nice tym over a bottle of malt. It was really a nice day until d Malt Seller brought his bill. Na dat tym yawa com gass, kalasa burst on top, cos d bill was terrible. It went thus...
Malt=250 (1 bttle of malt o) table=500, Service=1500, Total=2250. I bluntly told d man dat he was nuts n entirely warmed up 4 him. He ranted n raved bt I was already on my way out. It was d guy dat I went wit who saved d situation by giving him #400. Well d man felt I was an actor, hence he thought he could play me. Honestly I get flared up by such annoying bills.

Anonymous said...

I dont see too, its even annoying

Anonymous said...

On a serious note why would a restaurant employ waiters and expect diners to pay or help pay part of their salary? They employed them the waiters i mean and they should be paid for services rendered!!! i just don't get the reasoning behind it.

SUE JORDAN said...

WHY DIDNT HE GIVE 7% OR 5%...BUT HE WANTS TO KEEP TAKING THE SAME 10% FROM HIS CONGREGATION MONTHLY....

Anonymous said...

Yawn

Anonymous said...

U mean 8ppl shared a bill of $33US? *confused smiley..

confessor said...

Ye also in SA,buh I had 2 ask d girl 'y sld we patronize u and still pay ur salary?they sld blame der management

Anonymous said...

I don't get u, is Linda's blog CNN website? If u r looking for news why don't you go on CNN or BBC website? Hiss.

Anonymous said...

N y r d restaurants allowed to pay them less than minimum wage.afterall the restaurants are making money from the job the waiters are doing.who ll buy their food if there r no waiters to serve.its jst wrong!!!

Anonymous said...

Abeg lemi hear word, in UK some people are paid minimum wage too but they don't force tip on any one... If I like the service and I have spare change I tip if I don't have change I don't, and the waiter wouldn't be bothered. But in the US they will eye you.

Anonymous said...

Lol nice one...

Anonymous said...

Ok madam "Y'all" we get it u r American.... Ode lol

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately tips are mandatory in the USA. Waiters are paid $3 or so an hour and tips is where they make their money from.The government should step up and make it mandatory for restaurant servers be paid regular wages.That way you only tip if you want to. Their salary is not a problem of the customer and should not fall on our shoulder.

That being said,anyone going out to eat in USA knows that you have to tip.and if you know you are not going to tip, do not go out.It is as simple as that.

Anonymous said...

Dude, that line is tired. Why is it that a restaurant will go to the trouble of advertising for, interviewing and hiring waiters, only to tell them "you're on your own o"? Which other employer would hire staff for no wages- is it even legal? Oya now they should kuku stop paying teachers and have parents tip them for good service. The last time I checked America was still advertising themselves as 'the land of the free', so waiters are free to work anywhere they like. Imagine if everybody boned for working as an unpaid waiter/ess.....restaurant owners will regularise Sharp Sharp.

And don't get me started on rude New York cabbies and the way they demand tips as a right...

Anonymous said...

No, the pastor isn't a douche bag, the restaurant owner is for paying their employees way below minimum wage, despite the fact that the restaurant business is a high margin business.

solomon nobleman said...

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solomon nobleman said...

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Anonymous said...

anon 11:30 PM

You really need to resort to insults dont you? Only a village goat recognises another.

Anonymous said...

This restaurant is in Houston Tx! i know it. charge freakin 18% and den additional tip! OLE OSHI!

Anonymous said...

Ode it on yahoo news....

Anonymous said...

Shut up... It not only in houston tx that such tip is demanded...

Anonymous said...

The joke is for people that understand how restuarants abroad (esp US) operate.

Suckitup said...

The pastor is a foolish man. It's only Nigerians that behave like uncivilized human beings. If you go to certain cities like New York City and you go to a good restaurant, it is mandatory that u offer the waiter who has served you a specific amt of tip. Even if he didn't want to pay the 18%, he shud have been courteous enuff to have given a tip of less than that. With all the money these pastors steal from their church members, to give a tip of $6 is still hard. Freaking ridiculous!

Anonymous said...

He/she is right. Those waiters get by on tips. They pay them sooooooo poor even in the US. The good thing about it is that the waiter tries to be nice cos he knows if he doesn't serve you well, you won't drop but a happy customer who enjoyed his service can tip him equivalent of his 2weeks salary.

Anonymous said...

@kaduru Did u just say give and it shall given unto you? Ok,so I guess everyone that works in the service industry shld be tipped! #nonsense #tipkotipni lol

Anonymous said...

nawa for some of the yeye americans commenting. ITK, *HISS*, ODES

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I know, but you can decide to ignore it here in the UK, but in US the way they gave my friend side eyes Ehen lol, she gave the tip by force... It's very different over there,


....June

Anonymous said...

Abeg, na debate!?

Anonymous said...

Dis one don enter bad belle o! Hikpo!!

Anonymous said...

This could really be annoying sometimes....Some African restaurants charge up to 20% in Chicago as tip....And i say charge, cos without your knowledge, they add it to your bill once you give them a card to swipe!

Anonymous said...

looked up this cheap fake pastor alois bells youtube videos with all the comments of outrage.i found this very hilarious and it sure make plenty sense. "since you give GOD 10% you must have his address then, could i have it i want to mail him a postcard!!!!! Or does he stop by your place to pick up that 10%.. let me know when he's coming by I want to meet him!" Hope she responds to this particular request

Anonymous said...

looked up this cheap fake pastor alois bells youtube videos with all the comments of outrage.i found this very hilarious and it sure make plenty sense. "since you give GOD 10% you must have his address then, could i have it i want to mail him a postcard!!!!! Or does he stop by your place to pick up that 10%.. let me know when he's coming by I want to meet him!" Hope she responds to this particular request

Anonymous said...

okay, the waitress has been fired for posting the receipt on line because the pastor complained!!!

Anonymous said...

Linda here's the latest follow up, the waitress has been fired.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/applebees-waitress-fired-pastor-receipt-193820748.html

Anonymous said...

Na u na sabi..

Pregnancy Concierge said...

Yes he is. He should have left SOMETHING no matter how small. If u can't afford tip, buy a loaf of bread and eat an air sandwich at home. He should not make the mistake of going back to this restaurant coz they'll spit, or even worse, jizz in his food.

Olumide Opeyemi said...

Not a bad idea, to express yourself.

ChiChiLuv said...

This man should step down from the pulpit, please. He is not worthy of being called a man of God. The bible says 10%, the restaurant says their wait staff should get 18%...what did the bible say about OBEDIENCE again? Or what about that little bit about helping those in lower stations of life?


What is that little saying about when in Rome? If you live in a country that there is no tipping required in restaurants then fine that is probably because the wait staff are being compensated well for their service, I know in Europe it is not mandatory HOWEVER if you are in the US where it is required, respect your damnself and tip! You wan travel, abi? Then act like a well travelled knowledgeable visitor of another country or keep your cheap skate self at HOME!!!

Wait staff make BELOW minimum wage and so tips are a way to supplement their incomes. The minimum tip is 15% and if the service is really great, the customer can add more at his or her discretion. If the service is bad, you can also decide to NOT leave a tip either, nobody will arrest you for it!

Anonymous said...

It shudnt b compulsory joor. Ʊ knew abt d job b4 Ʊ went Fø̲̣̣я̅ it,isn't it? If Ʊ dnt lik it that some ppl dnt give Ʊ tips, why dnt Ʊ quit and get a beta one?
And dear anon., nigerians give tips mor than oyibo ppl,well esp here in naija. Hav only seen an Indian part wit some moni, but americans and bristish won't,walahi!

Anonymous said...

Why r u guys just soo mean to him , he is entitled to read and comment on this blog as much as he like . I don't who u guys think u r , thinking u have the right to bully someone . If it wasn't for people like him blogs would not be as successful as they are , and all of u that r insulting saying this or the other u guys to must come on the blog a lot to them . @anon 6:24 sorry Ohh broda tokunbo kmt

Anonymous said...

Plz shutup dat tin u call a mouth,it happens in Niaja too,go and eat in one of these affiliated US restuarant in niaja den u knw tip is included eg 'Orchid Bistro' and co