A St. Louis Applebee waitress, Chelsea Welch (pictured above), was canned Wednesday, after uploading a picture on Reddit of the dining receipt from pastor Alois Bell (pictured below) who refused to tip and instead scribbled on the bill, “I give God 10 percent why should you get 18,” according to the Smoking Gun.
The January 25th incident took place after an unidentified waitress was assigned as the server for a large party of five adults and five children, which reportedly included Pastor Alois Bell (pictured below), a minister at a fledgling church, Truth in the World Deliverance Ministries.
When Bell was given the dinner tab, she noticed that an 18 percent gratuity had been added, which is customary for the restaurant chain when there are parties greater than six. The 37-year-old pastor crossed out the automatic tip on the receipt and wrote in a “0″ with a slash through it along with the aforementioned religious message (pictured below).
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After Bell’s server vetted the receipt, she showed it to Welch, who then took a picture of the receipt and uploaded it social media site Reddit’s atheist section as a “lighthearted joke.” Welch explained her actions to Consumerist.com, “I thought the note was insulting, but it was also comical. I posted it to Reddit because I thought other users would find it entertaining.”