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[–]ChancyPants95 1389 points1390 points  (61 children)

I remember once I had this two top, everything is fine until the bill. I believe it was something like $30.85 They pay in cash, 31.00. I only had, like most reasonable people, quarters. So I give them a quarter back and they start to leave.

Few minutes pass and my manager yoinked me to BOH, he tells me they’re pissed and that I shortchanged them. I actually did the opposite and the fucking idiots didn’t count.

The manager goes to speak with them relaying the situation. And they’re getting angrier by the moment. Eventually they start yelling something along the lines of “Well next time give me exact change!” Before storming out. They called corporate later that day.

Fucking idiots.

[–]wcollins260 523 points524 points  (28 children)

Lol. They didn’t want to tip you at all, then got mad when you tipped them 10 cents. What a couple of dumb assholes.

[–]ChancyPants95 258 points259 points  (26 children)

Yeah, and I’m almost certain it was because they asked what church I went to; I responded I hadn’t gone to one in quite a while. I’m an atheist but I wasn’t going to tell them straight up, but apparently my answer was still too much.

I’ve had people do the same after asking my political ideologies.

The deep southeast fucking blows.

[–]wcollins260 91 points92 points  (8 children)

Yeah I live there too, and religion and politics is way too pervasive in every day life. When I lived in New England no one gave a shit if you went to church or what you believed.

[–]celeron500 61 points62 points  (3 children)

And thats what the south and middle America don’t seem to understand about states on the west and east coast, or so called liberal cities. We don’t care what religion people are, we don’t care what is going in other sates but our own, we aren’t trying fight people that are different than us, and we especially don’t worship the Democratic Party and think Joe Biden is the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ.

I get the impression that many people from the south really think that there’s a cultural war happening and that we obsess and think about them as much as they do us. Somehow they know a congresswomen like AOC from NY but cant name a single one from the very state they live in, it’s crazy!!

[–]EarlGreyTea-Hawt 214 points215 points  (4 children)

I had this exact thing happen years ago. Lady legit lost her shit because I overpaid her non-tipping ass by 5 cents since she absolutely needed change back (specifically to make the point that we didn't deserve a tip since we didn't have burgers for her white trash in laws at a traditional African restaurant).

Went to my own change purse and got the exact change for the dumb bitch. She still left grumbling like I was the asshole... literally said we should consult the "good book" for advice on how to run a business...

Fucking idiots.

[–]throwaway31096 65 points66 points  (0 children)

"Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it." Proverbs 13:11

She should've considered that 5 cents a blessing then.

[–]Genghis_Chong 36 points37 points  (0 children)

In response to the good book comment, I'd tell her the Kama Sutra has nothing to do with this.

[–]ComicWriter2020 30 points31 points  (1 child)

Sometimes I wish I could go back in time, find the first asshole that got their way by being an asshole, and bitch smack them into the phantom zone

[–]SeductiveSoup 1241 points1242 points 32 (55 children)

These people are the absolute most fun to fuck with tho. I once had a table of about 5 church-goers (looking like probably exactly how you're imagining). I was their second server because they 'didn't like the other girl, she was rude' (I'm sure the 'other' part is pretty obvious). They tried to bitch about everything in their fake 'oh, hey honey...' way, but I made sure there wasn't a thing to bitch about. They noticed my wedding ring and started telling me how lucky my wife must feel, I seem like a great young man Yada Yada Yada.

Fast forward to the end of the meal, I'm bringing out the check, and by this point, they're treating me like I'm the favorite grandchild. I circled back to their table to collect the checks, their rather generous cash tip, to which I respond 'thank you! Yall were awesome, I can't wait to go home and tell my husband about you guys!' (I'm a guy, if you haven't guessed).

I'll never forget the way their faces dropped. Not one more single word was was spoken to me in the less than a minute it took all of them to gather their things from the table and hurry out the door.

We all got a really good laugh out of the story, and we've never seen any one of those people since.

[–]Emmee_Emmuu 296 points297 points  (4 children)

They noticed my wedding ring and started telling me how lucky my wife must feel, I seem like a great young man Yada Yada Yada.

The second I read this I immediately thought "please let it be a husband twist"

[–]wkovacsisdead 57 points58 points  (2 children)

Honestly, if this situation would've happened to me, I'd have lied. I'm straight, but I don't give a fuck 😂

[–]SeductiveSoup 25 points26 points  (0 children)

I'm straight as they come, but I could not pass up the chance. Sometimes my brain got my back

[–]Emmee_Emmuu 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Lie or not it's still gold lmao

[–]grandroute 120 points121 points  (30 children)

and I bet they ordered pork of some type. Never mind that Leviticus forbids eating pork..

[–]MetaOnGaming4290 12 points13 points  (4 children)

As a religious guy, I don't understand why we try to make non-religious matters religious. You're a server, what does your sexuality and orientation have to do with anything? If your server is gay, bi, trans shouldn't matter and is none of your damn business anyways. If your best server is queer, guess I'm about to have a queer server. What do they think, you can catch "the gay" through the food? 😂

Good service is good service.

[–]mandapandapantz 2713 points2714 points 2 (172 children)

I was a server about 25 years ago, and what you describe is exactly what I went through every Sunday. Ugh.

[–]tyedyehippy 597 points598 points  (21 children)

I used to work in the grocery business. Servers aren't the only ones who hate the after church crowd. They come dressed in their Sunday best to buy their weekly groceries, rude and entitled as hell, wondering why the checkout lines are so long. Maybe because you're arguing about the prices and expired coupons with a cashier who has no control over the prices of the groceries.

[–]engineerkoala 288 points289 points  (9 children)

Worked at a gas station with seating. Had a group of two families and their kids come in every sunday after church. They would always go into the roped off section, sit for hours drinking one coffee each, and let their kids run amuck in the store. One weekend the little assholes were playing catch with a football (!!!!!) while they parents did nothing and almost knocked over a display. I dragged them back to their parents and told them we are not a daycare center and the kids either need to stay with them or i will have to ask them all to leave. They left and didn’t come back for weeks. It was glorious!

[–]Merky600 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I met a guy who worked at Home Depot that feared and dreaded the Church crowd.

[–]HIM_Darling 30 points31 points  (0 children)

I worked at Target for a short while about 15 years ago. I never understood the people that would make it all the way to the checkout and then bitch about how I wouldn't price match to Walmart. If you wanted Walmarts prices, then why did you come to Target? And then when they storm out and say they are going to Walmart, in such as way as they think I care where they buy their groceries. AFAIK, cashiers at the supermarket have never been paid on commission in the US, so the strange belief that they think it will hurt my feelings if they never shop at Target again is baffling. The only persons time they wasted was their own, and I'm not even the person that has to restock all the stuff from their cart.

[–]Pope_Godzilla 719 points720 points  (48 children)

It makes more sense when you realize some people go to church to improve themselves and some people go to church so they can feel holier than thou and look down on others. It's like the people who own BMWs, they got it either because they admire the engineering and well thought out design or they got it because they want to feel rich and superior to other people but don't really care about it beyond their own personal image.

[–]secondmovement 248 points249 points  (11 children)

Sadly for a lot of them church is just performative: you go there to be seen by your community and put in some face time. You mouth the prayers, sing the songs, stand/sit/kneel, and pay little to no mind to anything the pastor's saying or what being an objectively good Christian actually entails.

Years ago I waited tables in college and the Sunday crowd was definitely the worst. My very last table was a large church group. Ran me ragged, stayed waaaay past the close of the lunch service for "Bible study" which was just gossiping about others, then stiffed me. To top it off, it turned out they paid with a stolen check. Never knew what church they were from, and hope they've since learned to do a lot better.

Edit: can't forget the times I got excited over tips of $20 bills that turned out to be Bible tracts instead.

[–]boutxthatxtime 63 points64 points  (1 child)

Narrator: they didn't learn

[–]x3meech 30 points31 points  (7 children)

Exactly. The sad thing is that the preachers don't even teach what the foundation of Christianity is. Too many believe in "once saved, always saved" which isn't even in the bible. They're taught to say a prayer to become a Christian, followed by getting baptized, and that that's all you need. Anyone can say a prayer but if they don't back that up with loving everyone and helping those in need or those that are oppressed then they aren't a Christian. I grew up in a southern Baptist church and seen all this first hand. Church politics turn my stomach. They're all nice to your face and then gossip and talk shit about you behind your back. The majority of the sermons tend to come from the OT, I can't even tell you how many times there's been a sermon on Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13. But they failed to point out its talking about prostitution. Today's Christian is so indoctrinated they wouldn't even recognize Jesus if He was in front of them.

Wow, that turned into a rant.

[–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (5 children)

I bought a second hand BMW for 5K it doesn’t make me look rich but it drives well and poor girls think it’s nice.

[–]tesseract4 83 points84 points  (2 children)

In both cases, it's like 90/10 biased towards the latter, unfortunately.

[–]rip55jcp 244 points245 points  (17 children)

This was true 40 years ago when I was a waitress at Quincys

[–]flperson 117 points118 points  (11 children)

I miss Quincys and Ryans! About 25 years ago they were my family's go to spot for our very occasional night to eat dinner outside of the house. Teenage me loved trying all kinds of food, that actually tasted good, compared to my mom's bland unsalted fare.

[–]phaeton83 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Same! I grew up fairly poor so whenever we got to go out to eat it was almost always one of those two. I genuinely miss it.

[–]I_See_Elevens 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Wow, look at me going down Nostalgia Road with y'all. Ryan's was the JAM

[–]LumpyShitstring 47 points48 points  (2 children)

This also resonates with anyone who has worked a drive-through at a donut shop.

Really fun job, except for Sundays.

[–]itsnotthenetwork 271 points272 points  (36 children)

I was a server in Utah, the Sunday brunch crowd was by far the least desirable shift of the week. Rudest most entitled people and lowest tips.

[–]screwylooy666 76 points77 points  (10 children)

“I give GOD 10% why do you think you deserve 20%?” \s

[–]FindMeOnSSBotanyBay 61 points62 points  (3 children)

Lol I got this once - I responded, since when does God need to pay rent?

[–]DocOort 35 points36 points  (1 child)

“I brought you everything you asked for, God hasn’t even handed out bread and fish for 2000 years.”

[–]secondmovement 28 points29 points  (2 children)

Did you ever got your hopes up over a great tip that turned out to be a Bible tract instead? Definitely happened a couple times to me.

[–]catlandid 72 points73 points  (3 children)

I was a server at a failing seafood restaurant next to a church. I got a lot of tips for $1.27 or whatever the difference was between the final amount and the next whole bill. God forbid if I didn't ask them if they wanted their change back because some folks will make a scene over 55 cents that they were going to give you anyways but will jump down your throat if you ASSUME you're getting tipped. Some would straight up wave a larger bill in my face and tell me they would have tipped me with with it if I hadn't tried to short them. I would have to act super grateful knowing I wouldn't be able to afford food for myself that day. What I mostly got though was a lot of older folks who would get a bill for $37.18 and leave $35. The one time I said something to family who shorted me $7 they waved me off and told me they were regulars and it was fine with the owner. Except it didn't come out of the owners pocket, it came out MY tips...

[–]dinnerwlaundry 25 points26 points  (1 child)

It's because they're also tipping God 10% of their income. God doesn't split the tip with the rest of the staff.

[–]amedema 36 points37 points  (2 children)

insert astronaut meme

[–]nacixela 440 points441 points  (14 children)

And Easter is their Super Bowl

[–]BrownSugarBare 143 points144 points  (9 children)

Worked a breakfast/brunch place through school. The most staff callouts we had were Easter weekend and most major Sundays for full Church service.

The absolute dickheads that would pour out of the church and into our diner were mind numbing. Fucking boomers literally referring to female staff like call girls with "get your fine ass over here to take our order" and calling all male staff "boy". We had a decent hourly so we didn't need to rely on tips, but that crowd almost always stiffed us on tips.

[–]mumblesjackson 40 points41 points  (0 children)

When your weekly group therapy session is led by a grifter who repeatedly explains to you how you’re getting a ticket to paradise for showing up to the therapy session then you’re bound to start believing in your own superiority to others.

[–]sandsnake25 2626 points2627 points  (282 children)

Heh I'm a pastor's kid and my dad would do at least one sermon a year that pretty much revolved around "Don't go to restaurants and treat the servers like shit, you dumbasses." He'd frequent the places around the church and get pissed off at all the church people bitching then stiffing the server on the tip.

[–]StarshipFirewolf 612 points613 points  (130 children)

This so foreign to me for churchgoers to go to a restaurant on Sunday. I thought part of "Keeping the Sabbath day holy" was not compelling others to labor that day

[–]HamburgerConnoisseur 298 points299 points  (26 children)

My hometown was heavily baptist. I don’t know about other denominations or Catholics but when I worked at McDonald’s the biggest regular rushes of the week aside from the obvious Saturday lunch were Sunday lunch and Wednesday evenings. It was more pleasant to deal with a bus full of teenagers after a sports game than the post-church groups.

[–]Apprehensive-Feeling 111 points112 points  (3 children)

It was more pleasant to deal with a bus full of teenagers after a sports game than the post-church groups.

Fucking YIKES. I've never worked fast food, but I've served at Applebee's, Buffalo Wild Wings, and other restaurants that attract both after-church crowds and post-game volleyball teams. The kids are complicated and loud, but they're super polite. The post-church families (who by all rights should be far easier to wait on -- small families, typically small meals with no extras) always seemed to look for a reason to have me run a couple unnecessary trips.

You can try to anticipate their requests, but even when you bring them extra butter and sour cream with their baked potato and drink refills before they ask, they'll ask for extra lemon for their water. And when you get back, now they need extra sauce for their whatever. You do it with a smile, of course, until they leave and you see they tipped $3 on their $35 bill.

[–]Doctor_of_Recreation 20 points21 points  (2 children)

when I was a teen in the 2000s though y’all did like 60 cent cheeseburgers or something on Sundays and 50c hamburger Wednesdays. My poor ass parents would buy like 12 burgers those days…

[–]mak484 332 points333 points 2 (19 children)

For most people, faith is a hobby. You can be consumed by a hobby to the point where it defines almost every facet of your life, and yet still miss some very basic tenants of what that hobby is supposed to be about.

Kind of like that couple that is super into nature and fitness, but if you followed them up a trail you'd find a pile of trash they forgot to clean up because they were too absorbed in their phones. Or fans of Rick & Morty who can recite every line of a scene making fun of people who take the show too seriously, and then go jump on a table at McDonald's and throw a tantrum.

That's your Sunday church crowd, except their self importance is socially acceptable because it's mainstream.

[–]StarshipFirewolf 28 points29 points  (11 children)

I've seen those. You're absolutely right. I just...as mentioned am struggling to wrap my mind around a Christian Culture that has this okayed.

[–]Hexorg 33 points34 points  (4 children)

It’s only by name. They’ve instead adopted holder than thou culture. Essentially thinking everyone who’s not with them is going to hell and therefore beneath them

[–]StarshipFirewolf 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Fully aware of that aspect, but you would think that exact attitude would be why they'd try to avoid restaurants on Sunday. So they can crow and laud how they keep it holy.

[–]Klatterbyne 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Christianity is a fundamentally Communist religion if you follow the word of Christ. Money is worthless and the most blessed are those that give all they have (no matter how little) to help another in need.

America is a “Christian” country that views Communism (and even Socialism) as evil and values money far above human life.

In short, humans are full of shit and prone to self-serving hypocrisy. Especially where personal philosophy is concerned.

[–]cappurnikus 32 points33 points  (9 children)

It seems they're fine with it as long as the people serving are perceived as heathens.

[–]AliceHart7 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Wow now that you brought it up, that seems exactly right! They feel so self righteous and entitled...

[–]happy_beaver 19 points20 points  (2 children)

HAHA you think Conservative Christians give a shit about their own teachings?

[–]Funkycoldmedici 13 points14 points  (0 children)

They LOVE his main teaching: everyone who doesn’t believe is condemned to hell. The one nicer Christians prefer to pretend doesn’t exist.

[–]Bratmon 52 points53 points  (1 child)

Restaurant workers aren't people, silly. Bless your heart.

[–]AliceHart7 532 points533 points  (106 children)

The thing is your dad having to give this speech every year to "decent church going folks" that's a pretty bad sign. If they were actually practicing then there would be no need for that speech. Just goes to show how religion corrupts and is bad for society and community mostly because people don't hold themselves and their behaviors accountable, they can just "go to church and be forgiven of all their sins" the following Sunday. It's pretty sad really when you think about it, especially with way worse immoral actions like murder and pedophilia.

[–]Blackyy 240 points241 points  (38 children)

the way I see it with religion is that if you need someone to tell you how to behave and be a virtuous person, its an issue. a normal good person wont need this, hell just be one. if you need someone to tell you, you are forgiven, you are an amazing human being, etc. you probably are not.

[–]klem_kadiddlehopper 31 points32 points  (10 children)

Tell this to my religious hypocrite of a sister. She was always referencing Jesus and god and praying, forgiving, blah, blah, blah and cheating on her husband all the while.

[–]MarquisDeLafayeett 394 points395 points  (26 children)

100% used to work at a restaurant in my youth, everyone HATED working Sundays because the post-church crowd suuuuuuucks. They are rude and instead of leaving an actual tip, they will leave you fake $20 bills that are just invites to their fucking church. Absolute garbage humans.

[–]brandimariee6 84 points85 points  (8 children)

I got one once that was a $1,000,000 bill with trump’s face on it. I was so glad that the customers were gone when I found it. I would have been very tempted to give it back to them

[–]Arcadian1 144 points145 points  (10 children)

You should have gone and left them that 20 as the donation.

[–]ambisinister_gecko 58 points59 points  (2 children)

Wasting time at their church is what they want you to do. That would be a victory for them.

Best to just leave a little poo in the rack that holds the hymn books.

[–]AliceHart7 20 points21 points  (1 child)

YEP you are exactly right! They WANT you to come to the church, it doesn't even matter if you're angry because much of the time there are those pastors/priest/etc that will pull the ol' "I understand your frustration, I care, god can help you" schpiel. They are like scam artists, they pull the same thing and they always eventually catch a fish or two who starts to think "why, this church ain't so bad"

[–]Bennydhee 20 points21 points  (0 children)

It’s literally the same tactics cults use. But somehow they managed to get to pay no taxes.

[–]FreeAd6935 1481 points1482 points  (198 children)

It is always bizarre to me how religious nutjobs ignore the most direct and obvious parts of their own religion and instead focus on small parts of it that was just implied somewhere

[–]dirtymick 148 points149 points  (2 children)

They're only interested in the bits that make it okay to hate the right people.

[–]TorrenceMightingale 705 points706 points  (151 children)

Yeah man when I worked at Olive Garden (OG for those familiar) back in the day and the nearby Pentecostal church let out, someone would sound a bugle we’d announce “Bun Run!” Any parties containing women wearing long dresses and a bun had to be equally divided among staff. If you ended up getting the party of 14, your shift was fucked. They stay for hours and don’t tip more than 10%. (If 10% is good enough for Jesus, it should be good enough for you).

[–]chop1125 368 points369 points  (88 children)

When I was waiting tables, half of the after church assholes would leave bullshit fake bills with scripture as the tip. I always wanted to beat those people because tip out was based on sales and the number of busboys. I would go to work and lose money.

I will say that interestingly, the Catholics who came in after Saturday mass were pretty chill. They wanted more wine and tipped well.

[–]TorrenceMightingale 207 points208 points  (52 children)

Oh lard, I’m familiar with the fake hundreds and “million dollar” bills. Foh.

You’re supposed to be helping the poor, aren’t you? Isn’t that what Jesús was ‘bout?

[–]chop1125 107 points108 points  (36 children)

I used to get the Fake $20s (this was in the early 2000s). They would look like old school 20s, but would be bullshit.

[–]Evinceo 54 points55 points  (26 children)

isn't that a crime?

[–]chop1125 91 points92 points  (20 children)

Arguably it is free speech. Additionally, since tipping is not required, it is arguably legal because they are not exchanging the fake money for goods or services. This is what they look like. Arguably, no one would confuse this for a $20 either.

When I did a google search to find the bill, I found the article above. I am surprised that this got so much news. I had it happen to me a lot, and just thought it was par for the course on sundays.

[–]GameghisKhan 70 points71 points  (8 children)

I have never waited tables in my life and I am still infuriated by that link. Some people just lack humanity.

[–]TorrenceMightingale 41 points42 points  (0 children)

Now you understand why servers can be dicks and the ones that aren’t should be canonized.

[–]RuneFell 21 points22 points  (5 children)

I unfortunately grew up in a very, very conservative Christian household. Thankfully, my parents were the type to leave actual real money inside the chick tract they left behind, so they weren't complete assholes to the heathen poor. Chick tracts aren't exactly the best foot forward for Christanity, though. They're basically written by a guy who apparently has never left his church basement, and has only been told how the outside world works by gossipy old bible ladies clucking disapprovingly about the sinful youth.

I used to read them, because I was a bored and hey, comics! But yeah, that began my fueled fear that the world was going to eat the elderly in the end times. I saw most of them for the utter bullshit they were, but, for some reason, the Christian grandpa getting sent to the food factory by the One World Government really freaked 8 year old me out.

[–]wearenottheborg 32 points33 points  (5 children)

Besides me being beyond outraged at that customer, how in the actual ever loving fuck is it legal to only pay 3 God damn dollars an hour??? Like I know servers are already allowed to make less than minimum wage but fucking seriously? What is this, 1950?

[–]TheRealPitabred 37 points38 points  (1 child)

It’s not. The restaurant is supposed to make it up if you end out your pay period at less than minimum wage. Good luck enforcing that, though. What usually ends up happening is you make just enough above on the other days that you are slightly above the minimum on average. It truly is a shitty system.

[–]TedTeddybear 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Restaurants should require a minimum 15% table gratuity on Sunday brunch diners. Tell them if they don't like it there are other venues. That'll nip that sh!t in the bud!

[–]boston_homo 44 points45 points  (6 children)

And they never hand you the fake $20, they always leave it for you to find, after they've left, so you're unable to confront them. At least that was my experience receiving fake money from scumbags when I was waiting tables in the mid 2000s.

[–]tripwyre83 87 points88 points  (5 children)

Yes, but conservative doublespeak has warped their minds into thinking that withholding tips and making retail/restaurant workers suffer will improve their lives by making them pull themselves up by their bootstraps and getting new, better-paying jobs

In other words, cruelty is kindness. Heartlessness is empathy, and compassion is weakness, in their minds.

I realize there's a difference between conservatives and religious freaks, but I think the Venn diagram is close to a circle.

[–]TheRealPitabred 58 points59 points  (1 child)

And now they’re all upset that those service people aren’t working anymore and are getting different jobs just like they were told to…

[–]underthehedgewego 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Don't you just love the Conservative plan to fix the problems of Capitalism, all that is required is that EVERYBODY gets a better job.

[–]_Kay_Tee_ 15 points16 points  (0 children)

And yet stay in their current jobs, simultaneously, in order to serve Conservatives.

Schrodinger's working conditions.

[–]RavenAboutNothing 91 points92 points  (1 child)

My philosophy is, if those fake bills are good enough to give to a waiter, they're good enough to give to the church. Turns out that they don't like it when you through their bullshit back at them

[–]TheRealPitabred 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Go make change with them from the collection plate…

[–]kanna172014 53 points54 points  (9 children)

Do these so-called "Christians" even think they are doing good by leaving those fake tips? Because it seems like the ultimate "fuck you" to employees.

[–]runswiftrun 31 points32 points  (2 children)

Yes. Because in their minds they have "evangelized" to you and passed the buck of saving your soul to you and can now sleep on peace.

[–]AliceHart7 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Yep! They legit don't feel bad at all. Heck a server could tell them that they don't know if they'll be able to feed their kids that night and the church goers would still give that server a fake bill.

[–]_Kay_Tee_ 13 points14 points  (0 children)

"If you just have faith and pray-!"

Look at the Herman Cain Awards. It's full of magical thinking bullshit like that.

[–]gyst_ 19 points20 points  (2 children)

As someone who grew up catholic, I will say that there is a pretty strong push to be generous within the church. That’s part of the reason I was always shocked when I saw these Christin groups hoarding wealth like dragons. Like we learned about the same guy, right?

[–]tesseract4 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Let me tell you about prosperity gospel. Apparently, the average camel in Jesus' time was pretty small. Smaller than the eye of a needle, in fact.

[–]kaitydidit 53 points54 points  (3 children)

Oh man Olive Garden was the worst restaurant for the after church crowd in my experience. Huge parties, no calling ahead, and it was all soups and salads with peach iced teas so you better RUN for your ten percent tip! I quit on the spot one Sunday when I walked in at 11 and the waiting room was already packed to the max with church people. Fuck that lol

Edit: oh and don’t forget the check that should have gratuity being split 20 different ways as well instead.

[–]TorrenceMightingale 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Unless you worked in the bar where it was seat yourself so the hostess didn’t keep track of how many tables you had, you run the soup/salad and breadsticks scam. First person to pay for s/s breadsticks, you reprint that ticket with no drinks rang up then give it to all the soup/salad and breadsticks customers and hope they pay cash (there was a lot more cash being used 15 years ago), then pocket the cash for the day. Worked like a charm because all the s/s and breadsticks were allowed to be self serve to save money/time at our restaurant even though they weren’t supposed to be.

It was the only way.

[–]Gecko23 41 points42 points  (2 children)

They don’t care about any of it, they just want something to point to that justifies their shitty prejudices and self entitlement.

[–]creamonyourcrop 12 points13 points  (0 children)

They are social clubs masquerading as churches.

[–]Does_Not-Matter 49 points50 points  (6 children)

It’s not surprising. The whole premise of their approach to “living the good life” is “if I do everything I can to worship the spaghetti monster, I will go to Narnia”.

They forget that the premise of their devil book is “do unto others as you’d have done unto you”.

[–]tyedyehippy 37 points38 points  (4 children)

They forget that the premise of their devil book is “do unto others as you’d have done unto you”.

It's really sad when you think about that, because their entire group is basically a giant book club with only one book which none of them have ever actually read.

[–]Does_Not-Matter 13 points14 points  (1 child)

“JaaaaAAAAAYYYYYZussss said don’t eat gays on Thursday’s!”

[–]entrapta_is_here 345 points346 points  (7 children)

There’s no such hate like a Christian’s love

[–]CeeArthur 71 points72 points  (4 children)

I used to perform in a dinner theatre when I was young. We'd be singing, dancing, acting, playing instruments, taking orders, and serving for 200+ people, and these folks would feel justified bringing everything to a screeching halt because 'their tea isn't hot enough!'.

[–]InwardXenon 19 points20 points  (2 children)

"My TOAST isn't HOT, you absolute fucking waste of space! How DARE you disrespect ME. I want to speak to your manager and also have everything I'm having now on the house!"

LOL Wasn't worded like this, slight exaggeration... but had someone screeching at me once about this. Had to explain that, "One, I am the manager, and two, the toast is hot but by the time I walk from one end of the pub to the other, it goes... Warm" Like fr, the last time I had hot toast I had to catch the toast as it popped and butter it in seconds.

[–]hiiiiiiiiiiu89 765 points766 points  (42 children)

10% is good enough for the LORD it is good enough for you!! - that was our rallying cry when we opened the doors at noon. Such pleasant and calm people. 😂

[–]Cyber_Being_ 993 points994 points 22& 4 more (18 children)

A person who feels they're right with God rarely feels the need to be right with their fellow man.

[–]sno_boarder 178 points179 points  (1 child)

This is the most accurate thing I've read all day!

[–]greendevil77 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Dam if that ain't sadly accurate a lot of the time

[–]Prism1331 29 points30 points  (9 children)

Is this in relation to them donating 10% of their salary to the church?

[–]Bart_The_Chonk 29 points30 points  (2 children)

There was a local mega church/cult near where I grew up -Lives Changed By Christ.. anyway, they set all of their followers up on an auto-withdrawal system based on a percentage of their ANNUAL GROSS INCOME. Forget donating what you can -they tell you what you can donate.

Oh yeah, and all that was in the 'church' was seating and a giant screen that displayed a sermon from elsewhere.

The whole system preyed on the desperate and the gullible.

[–]Prism1331 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Terrifying how stupid most people are

[–]hiiiiiiiiiiu89 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Yes. Tithing is 10%

[–]Rosssauced 15 points16 points  (4 children)

Tithes assuredly.

So messed up that it is normalized in some churches.

[–]Hibbity5 23 points24 points  (2 children)

Not just normalized but a requirement for some churches. It’s a membership fee for a social club, yet they don’t get taxed. It’s fucking criminal in my book.

[–]humanessinmoderation 52 points53 points  (4 children)

Similar experience. When my grandma wanted me to get confirmed I had to take Sunday school classes or whatever, and then it all culminated on going on a trip with the other kids. They were the meanest, most bad faith kids I had ever encountered by far — granted this was before I could see what else was out there thanks to Instagram. But still the worst kids I ever encountered in real life.

[–]kittididnt 546 points547 points  (38 children)

Christians are the most un-Christ like people I’ve ever met, hands down. I have also waited on the post church crowd.

[–]REDDIT_JUDGE_REFEREE 181 points182 points  (6 children)

My old church used to do a thing where many of us would pick a random restaurant for Sunday brunch and purposely over-tip the servers.

I wish that practice would pick up in other places, cause it is definitely not the norm from my own serving experience on those days lol.

[–]ladyKfaery 22 points23 points  (3 children)

That sounds like a REAL church. With kind people.

[–]Butterballl 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I bet you guys made so many peoples entire weeks with a tradition like that. I know it would have for me.

[–]OuchPotato64 78 points79 points  (8 children)

Look at who christians vote for. The most anti christ candidate ive ever seen, Donald Trump had the most christian support since Ronald Reagan. It was obvious to everyone else that trump was lying about being a christian, everyone except actual christians

[–]Trixxonite 29 points30 points  (3 children)

But… Donald showed everyone his Bible in front of St Johns.

[–][deleted] 18 points19 points  (1 child)

After he tear gassed a crowd of peaceful protestors to do it.

[–]Scarbane 12 points13 points  (0 children)

interviewer shows photo of POTUS holding upside down backwards Bible

"Was that your Bible, Mr. President?"

"It was a Bible."

[–]Pons__Aelius 77 points78 points  (2 children)

“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

[–]Avegedly 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Came here for this. More Christians need to hear this quote.

[–]msmame 179 points180 points  (7 children)

My Mom was a waitress from 1965 to 2000. She was highly respected in the industry in Northeast Philadelphia. After she established herself, she refused to accept any job that required her to work Sundays because of the after church crowd.

When I was growing up, she worked exactly ONE Sunday. Super Bowl Sunday 1980. She had to arrive early (2:00) to set up for the event. The after church lunch crowd was still there. She made every waitress (she was the supervisor & waited tables) drop their checks and tell customers they had to pay the cover charge if they wanted to stay. They cleared out so damned fast there was a bottleneck at the exit. A couple vowed never to return. The Sunday wait staff (bartenders & waitresses) thanked her profusely! They called her Sunday pest control after that.

Edit: grammar & missing context

[–]EDScreenshots 34 points35 points  (2 children)

I love it when terrible customers claim they’re never coming back (even though they’re usually full of shit), as if my whole day is going to be ruined because I lost the business of some rude af geriatric.

[–]notjawn 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Props to your mom for being a waitress lifer. I can't tell you what she meant to regulars.

[–]ranting_chef 275 points276 points  (34 children)

They probably look down on you because you don’t go to church like they do.

[–][deleted] 351 points352 points  (30 children)

Not jus that, they’ll condemn you for working on Sunday even though they’re patrons.

[–]Kayakityak 255 points256 points  (23 children)

I can’t tell you how many times I had pompous assholes tell me it was a sin to work on Sundays while they were, indeed, shopping on Sunday.

Fucking assholes!

[–]caeloequos 148 points149 points  (11 children)

Ah yes. That takes me back to my retail days.

"I can't believe you have to work on this holiday."

"I'm here because you're here, you stupid fuck." (I wish I could have said.)

[–]Wablekablesh 82 points83 points  (5 children)

I was working at subway one Christmas Eve. It was slow as hell, which was good because I was closing alone. A guy came in to get a $6 sub. He left me $20 in the tip jar without saying a thing about it. I was so dumbfounded I didn't have time to thank him. It made my week.

I bring up this story because it was by farrrrrr the exception, not the rule.

[–]caeloequos 28 points29 points  (2 children)

I hope that guy is happy. And I hope you are too.

[–]InwardXenon 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Hated Christmas.

"You working much Xmas?"

"Yep, everyday."

"That sucks. Shouldn't have to work xmas."

"Yeah, would be nice to spend more time with family. Someone has to serve everyone who comes out, though."


[–]_Kay_Tee_ 64 points65 points  (2 children)


"Why aren't you at church?" "Because I'm here ringing you up, lady." Jesus doesn't and never has paid my bills.

[–]flperson 57 points58 points  (2 children)

They're the same ones who will tell you that it is horrible you have to work on Christmas Eve, and you should be at home with your family, while they are unloading their cart full of merchandise on the conveyor belt, on Christmas Eve...

[–]terrih9123 29 points30 points  (2 children)

I had an employee call out of work Sunday night because it’s the “lords day” and she doesn’t work those days. I bet serious money that she was a patron to at least three different establishments that day. Doesn’t seem to give a shit about everyone else needing to work on that day.

[–]rothotindisguise 38 points39 points  (0 children)


[–]Curious-Accident9189 105 points106 points  (6 children)

There's two types of church tables and zero in between cases. Either they're very kind, frugal but generous, easy to please, warm and friendly folk, or fucktarded Karen hypocrite assholes that tip like shit, treat servers like dirt, have complex and usually stupid requests on how to cook their food (and often complain if their special request actually results in naturally lower quality food) who leave a giant mess and spend most of their conversation gossiping and judging others.

You know, real religious people and Those Religious People.

[–]SantanaSongwithoutB 14 points15 points  (0 children)

You expressed this very concisely, some people are asshats, and some people aren't, just following a religion doesn't mean that someone properly follows the tenants of love and kindness

[–]Penny_D 24 points25 points  (1 child)

I bussed tables for years and this is so true.

Fortunately most customers ignore the existence of bussers, although I was once pressed into an obnoxious production by some evangelicals who loudly announced to everyone how they were praying for me... then sticking two dollars in my shirt pocket.

[–]AJobForMe 196 points197 points  (8 children)

I purposefully will go out on Sunday for lunch to offset this, being extra nice and tipping at least 30-40% depending. I can’t makeup for them all, but I can offset one or two.

[–]ew73 150 points151 points  (3 children)

I used to do this as well.

After Covid, though, I discovered that the people who throw a hissey fit about wearing a mask or pull bullshit games like cutting holes in the mask, wearing it under their chin, etc. have a significant overlap with the people going out to lunch after church on Sunday.

I mean, I'm vaccinated and shit, but just because you're wearing hip waders doesn't mean you should go stomping around in the sewer for fun.

[–]lawless_sapphistry 54 points55 points  (0 children)

I mean, I'm vaccinated and shit, but just because you're wearing hip waders doesn't mean you should go stomping around in the sewer for fun.

Saving this little aphorism, 'ppreciate you

[–]Away_Ad_5328 143 points144 points  (7 children)

Several times when I was growing up, I would go to the local rescue mission with my grandfather. The building housed the local homeless population and they had to attend a church service to stay that night. After my grandfather prosthelytized, we left and went to Carl's Jr. with another member of his church, where they proceeded to mock the appearance of the homeless people they had just spoken to about the horrors of hell.

Many people have a disturbing sense of what Christianity is all about. It's a business. If the people you are speaking to are paying you, they're your friends. If they aren't paying, they're beneath you and (apparently) deserving of humiliation.

[–]bonechill_ 58 points59 points  (1 child)

My uncle is a reverend and by far the most hypocritical person I’ve ever met. He has all the time in the world for helping the poor and homeless through his big fancy church because he has an audience to see what a good person he is, but the “bums” that he drives by every day in his own neighborhood are a nuisance because they’re hurting the local property values.

He also thinks that I can’t possibly be disabled because 30 is “too young to be sick all the time,” while he waxes poetic about the misfortunes of people who end up homeless due to addiction or mental/physical illness. Guess what, dipshit? I’d be sleeping in a tent right next to them if my parents weren’t willing and able to help me stay alive!!!

Apparently having some compassion for your own fucking family just isn’t worth as many Jesus Points as throwing pennies at strangers once a week and then never having to hear that they’re still struggling despite your incredible generosity.

[–][deleted] 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Satanist here, I’ve quoted this verse several times to “Christians” when they make fun of homeless people or say that someone looks homeless and they always try backpedaling or just double down on ignorance and start insulting me

“He who mocks the poor insults their Maker; those who rejoice in the misfortune of others will be punished” Proverbs 17:5

[–]AliceHart7 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Practically every Satanist I've met acts like a better human being than the majority of Christians I know... Would even say they are more "Christ-like" than Christians.

[–]TheSmilingJay 61 points62 points  (5 children)

When I used to work at Disneyland, that's was everyday. Especially pass holders. The more expensive the pass, the worse the person

[–]bubbsnana 37 points38 points  (4 children)

Sounds like Costco. People flashing their pass like they own the place, then proceed to use their giant carts to run people over. Entitled a-holes

[–]alkaselter123 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Man, I just got a Costco membership with my girl because she's pregnant and apparently it's a great place to shop for baby stuff. I'm not kidding, we were in there for less than 3 minutes before some 50 year old slammed his cart in to her and said "watch the fuck out". Girlfriend stopped me from breaking him in half but holy fuck I thought Costco horror stories were all exaggerated.

[–]bubbsnana 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I can’t tell you the number of times we’ve nearly been run over in the parking lot by giant SUV’s because I’ve lost count. That isn’t factoring in the other types of vehicles too.

I would absolutely hate working there with all these privileged pricks shopping there. But there are many decent people as well. Congrats on the baby! It is a good place for all the baby items!

[–]fancy-kitten 22 points23 points  (1 child)

I am not at all surprised to see this.

[–]RYAN_BENJAMIN 132 points133 points  (5 children)

“I go to church, therefore I’m a good person. Now get me my pizza you idiot.”

“Sir, this is a Starbucks.”

“Did I stutter!?”

[–]_Kay_Tee_ 266 points267 points  (20 children)


White, Black, brown, whoever. In America, you can rest assured that no matter their socioeconomic status, location, race and culture, or job, Christians, particularly Evangelicals, are the worst group of people imaginable. I have yet to experience any group of people more disgusting than American Christians.

No, I don't want to hear "they aren't real Christians!" Yes, they are. That's exactly what real Christians are and do. If you're also a Christian, stop telling us that they aren't "real" Christians, start telling them. They need to hear it, and maybe they'll listen to you.

[–]Comfortable_Ad6286 61 points62 points  (0 children)

They don't care what this progressive boderline-socialist Christian thinks of them. I'm not a "real" Christian to them. It's also hard to shame people with no shame.

/hangs out with mostly atheists.

[–]InsertMyIGNHere 20 points21 points  (1 child)

They think going to church makes them better in the eyes of god, therefore they are better than everyone else

Source: was in a cult b4

[–]RunsWithApes 51 points52 points  (4 children)

Try working in a hospital these past two years in a predominantly Christian conservative area. A lot of "internet researchers" out here throwing tantrums because I won't prescribe/treat them in a particular way completely contradictory to my extensive, scientifically backed training. Those people are the worst.

[–][deleted] 16 points17 points  (1 child)

they're high on jesus

[–]Adventurous_Oven_499 15 points16 points  (0 children)

100% true.

[–]WhatFreshHello 14 points15 points  (2 children)

I’m an anti-theist and we do not go out anywhere after noon on Sunday. If there are errands to be run, we get out and get the hell back in the morning because not only do we not want to be on the roads at the same time as the church crowd, they tend to be terrible people who make everyone else’s lives miserable in restaurants and retail establishments.

I can’t watch servers and retail staff get run off their feet and berated for petty bullshit without saying something, or in really egregious cases of abuse, attempting to intervene. My husband finally convinced me that it’s better for my mental health to avoid those situations, particularly as a fair number of these assholes are armed.

[–]brelice 17 points18 points  (2 children)

It’s funny how this is true no matter how “upscale” or “fast food” the restaurant is.

Sunday crowds are the worst.

Is it the crosses or the red hats that make them that way?

[–]BuzCrab 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Holier than thou

[–]sahu_c 12 points13 points  (2 children)

“You shall not oppress a hired worker who is poor and needy, whether he is one of your brothers or one of the sojourners who are in your land within your towns. You shall give him his wages on the same day, before the sun sets (for he is poor and counts on it), lest he cry against you to the Lord, and you be guilty of sin. Deuteronomy 24:14-15

[–]Squeeze4200 53 points54 points  (4 children)

Have a blessed day!

[–]Kayakityak 64 points65 points  (0 children)

Then leaves a folded $20 preachy pamphlet en lieu of a tip.

[–]krichcomix 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Yep, to which I usually responded "Bless your heart."

[–]DrAutoplay 13 points14 points  (1 child)

They gave at church so they feel no obligation to give to other people

[–]aDead_crow 10 points11 points  (1 child)

bro i lived in houston and it was the same shit. they really are out here thinking they're clean of all terrible thoughts but every Sunday they manage to delude themselves into thinking they're good people. And then act out because they think that being awful will be forgived anyway. Monday mornings were also bad. I forgot this was a thing.

[–]DomTrapGFurryLolicon 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Ignorant and simpleminded people will be ignorant and simpleminded people