Waiters share horror stories about Sunday church crowd. Pastor agrees and launches his own website
Christians can be Scrooges, too. Preaching Christ Church pastor Chad Roberts admits that the church crowd is often stingy when it comes to tips. He’s apologizing for fellow believers’ actions and his website, ‘Sundays Are The Worst’ offers servers a place to vent.
By Carol Kuruvilla / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
The ‘Sundays Are The Worst’ website invites servers to share horror stories about the church crowd.
Folks like Bell are why Tennessee Pastor Chad Roberts set up his website—Sundays Are The Worst— where wait staff can share horror stories about Christian ‘Scrooges.’
“It’s a way for our church to tell the serving community that we’re sorry for what you have to go through on Sundays and that we really do appreciate you and what you do for our community,” Roberts told the Times-News.
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Tennessee pastor Chad Roberts is hoping to show servers that not all Christians are rude.
After launching the website on March 2, Roberts worst fears were confirmed: It gets pretty ugly on the Lord’s day.
One anonymous waitress wrote in about a Sunday experience that convinced her not to give Christianity a shot.
“For me, what made the experience so bad wasn’t just the rude behavior from these adult women, or the cheapness of stiffing me on the tip, or the sneakiness of leaving fake money on the table, or the assumption that I was beneath them because I didn’t discuss my beliefs with them, or any of the other things that added up into that experience,” she wrote. “What really got me was that I was in a place, that very day, where I was considering going to church. A friend of mine had just committed suicide, and that very church had been recommended to me for grief counseling. I never went, I worked through it on my own, but the point is, those rude, presumptuous, and honestly mean women were the ONLY thing standing between me and the church that it was so important to them that I attend.
“Now on Sunday mornings, I sleep in, and that works nicely for me.”
This waiter reportedly got a $3 tip after serving a table of 13.
This full-time student reportedly works about 30-35 hours every week. The poster accused the Sunday crowd of being condescending.
Roberts said that his church members are planning to write out apologies to every single poster. They will also send a server a Food City gift card that can be used for groceries or gas.
The campaign will last until Easter Sunday, when Roberts is asking his parishioners to double their tips.
“The two goals we have with this are number one, that Christians would begin to realize that their attitude really matters when they go to eat,” Roberts said. “The second goal is that particularly unchurched servers would understand that not all Christians are rude, impatient, lousy tippers. That’s what we want to communicate.”