Monday, February 4
Pastor Apologizes for Getting Waitress Fired!
Who knew the pastor was a black woman? In my head, this was a racist ole white dude.
Anyway, the pastor in St Louis set the Internet on fire this week after what she scribbled on a restaurant receipt went viral. Last Friday, pastor Alois Bell, 37, went to a local Applebee's with some friends, when the check came an automatic gratuity was added. So, she wrote on her credit card receipt: “I give God 10% percent, why do you get 18."
Another waitress (Chelsea Welch) saw the check and posted it online for it "comically immature" nature. On Wednesday, Alois called the restaurant to complain, claiming Chelsea's actions "ruined" her reputation. Chelsea was fired. Now, in an interview with KPLR, Alois calls the situation a "lapse in judgment." She adds: "It was dumb of me and I can say that because I take responsibilities for all my actions.” As for Chelsea, there's an online petition urging Applebee's to rehire her and strangers are sending her financial donations.