The Rude Sunday Sunday Crowd At Restaurants

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  1. saturneptune

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    I did not want to derail a thought Rev Mitchell brought up in another thread, but here is a typical scene at a restaurant after church.

    http://www.worshiphousemedia.com/mini-movies/7871/Faith-Without-Love

    It is a fact that the group that goes to a restaurant after church on Sunday morning is some of the rudest, meanest, and cheapest tippers there are. We should be the kindest, most understanding, and best tippers there are. If you cannot afford to tip, then you cannot afford to go out to eat. The waiters and waitresses depend on tips to survive, and make below a minimum wage as a base salary.

    These folks work hard. They are there to make your dining experience the best they can. Every time you need more catsup, a drink refilled, more bread, a steak that was not cooked right, etc, they come and go to satisfy your every whim. We do not live in a perfect world, and things go wrong. It is our reaction to them as Christians that destroys the Christian witness every Sunday in front of a lost world.

    There are regular arguments amongst the crew of restaurants about who has to work the shift on Sunday after church. It is a pattern all across the nation.

    My hat is off to those that have the patience to put up with the arrogance, rudeness, and sharp remarks day after day. I could not do it. The guy in the above clip would be wearing the glass of tea, and the woman would have the pecans from the salad stuffed up her nose. There is not enough tip money on this earth IMO to put up with this crowd. No doubt they will return to church Sunday night and gossip about their experience at the restaurant.

    Either give these people a break or go home to eat.
     
  2. Earth Wind and Fire

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    Hypocrites is the operative word. Wonder if they know how difficult it is to wait tables especially when your short handed. They make an open display of their Christianity by public prayer & then try to get this kid in trouble? NICE!!
     
  3. Herald

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    I have often viewed workers in the service industry as a wide open field for evangelism. There is a Bob Evans near my house that I frequent often for breakfast. I tip about 25%. Why? Because being cheap is not exactly a Christian virtue. I try to brighten the day of my server with a sincere greeting. They know me by name now. They also know I am an elder/preacher. Often times I have been able to discuss some aspect of the Gospel. If I tipped poorly or was rude then I would undermine my credibility and ruin any opportunity to share Christ.
     
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    Was that supposed to be a re-enactment of an actual situation or was that the real thing?
     
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    Yes, shame on 'believers' who do this, and on those who leave the lame 'money' tract with a lame tip or none to go along with it. :sleeping_2:

    I am also thankful for some who've come here to proclaim their example in opposition to the OP example.

    I'd say the link is staged to make a point and is not actual.
     
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    No, "Blessed oh Lord & these thy gifts" types.....not to worry!
     
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    That's good because I was beginning to wonder why they sat down to eat if they really had to be somewhere.:laugh:
     
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    I blame it on those darn Methodists.

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  9. Earth Wind and Fire

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    The old joke is.....

    An Episcopalian is a Presbyterian with a trust fund.

    A Presbyterian is a Methodist with a college education.

    And a Methodist is a Baptist with shoes.:tonofbricks:
     
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    This kind of rudeness goes on in all job's where you have to deal with the public.
     
  11. quantumfaith

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    :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

    Actions such as these, will often speak a louder and more clear message than any 3 points and poem message. Kudos
     
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    Bingo and if we need to be more worried about our testimony and being a witness than what kind of service we receive.
     
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    True - but most employees are at an actual minium wage - as opposed to a waittress who only is paid 2-3 dollars an hour. Most of her income is tips.

    And in some states a waitress has to pay tax on "presumed" tip income - even if she doesnt recieve that much.
     
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    Didn't even have to look, as I used to live it as a waitress while I was an atheist.

    The next time you go to stuff one or two dollars in a chic tract and lay it on the table after you just had excellent service just remember, waiters and waitresses who keep their jobs usually do so because they're really good at remembering stuff. :flower:
     
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    Why is it that so many Christians eat out on the Lord's Day? This thread wouldn't exist if Christians would not go to restaurants on Sundays.
     
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    And if we all weren't in such hurry to get to the buffet after we got done with church those poor waitresses may have had a chance to go to church themselves. Just thinking out loud.

    madre and I only go to three or four places on a regular basis. We get to know the waitstaff quite well and have a couple of regular stops where the folk scramble to get our table. We have lived most of our adult life together with neither the pot nor the window. I remember how much the little things meant in those lean years. Finding a bag of zucchini on the back porch was such a blessing. I vowed to never forget.

    A lot of these ladies are scraping out an existence and I have been blessed enough in these later years to enjoy a meal out with my better half. madre and I have committed to being generous with our tips. These folks wait tables for a living. You can't fault them because the law says they can work for a few bucks and hour plus their tips. They still have folk that count on them to bring something home to keep a roof over their head and food on the table.

    Quick story.....

    madre, myself and a friend went to one of our regular haunts. The owners came out and chatted and ended up picking up our tab of around $70.00. We had already budgeted for the meal and tip so we gave the whole lump to the waitress. Years later and she told me how that tip was almost to the dollar what she needed to make up what she was short on her rent.

    She's come to know the Lord. I've buried both her folks and half her kin. God brought a fine young man into her life and I stood before them when they said their vows. She doesn't make it to church as often as she would like because, ironically, they have to prep extra hard at the restaurant before the church crowd shows up.

    Two bucks and a tract telling her she's going to hell doesn't sound like much of a testimony to me.
     
  17. quantumfaith

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    That sounds like a WHOLE other thread. :)
     
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    If it is your personal conviction that as a Christian you should not eat out on Sundays then don't do it. The rest of us will go have a good meal.
     
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    I'm just saying that a whole lot of trouble by professing Christians having bad testimonies on the Lord's day could be avoided if believers would simply not eat out on that day.

    In how many of your areas are many restaurants actually closed on Sundays?
     
  20. quantumfaith

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    We 'used to" have these so called "blue laws". They have completely disappeared. Grocery stores and restaurants began to be open in the 80's. Just recently (a couple of months ago) Sunday alcohol sales was changed and approved.
     

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